Sellers

How we will sell your home!

The agents at Swansboro Port Realty are detail oriented and excellent listeners.  We take pride in their ability to thoroughly research your property, current market trends and the marketing strategies needed to accomplish your goals.

Take advantage of our real estate experise!

  • Detailed Comprehensive Market Analysis (CMA)
  • Advice on preparing your home to maximize the features and benefits that differentiate your property from the competitors.
  • Effective Marketing Plan designed to provide immediate exposure to potential buyers and other real estate agents.
  • Agent accompanied showings to qualified buyers and hosted open houses when appropriate.
  • Up-to-date information on local real estate market trends.
  • Creative negotiation skills ensure the best price possible for your property.
  • In depth knowledge of the local real estate market.
  • Feedback throughout the sale process.
  • Direct and Indirect creative marketing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: How is a home’s value determined?

Answer:  A comparative market analysis (CMA) is an informal estimate of market value performed by a real estate agent based on similar sales and property attributes. Ask a Swansboro Port Realty agent for a free CMA today.

You have several ways to determine the value of a home. An appraisal is a professional estimate of a property’s market value, based on recent sales of comparable properties, location, square footage and construction quality. This service varies in cost depending on the price of the home. On average, an appraisal costs about $450.

Question: How do you find a good agent?

Answer: As a seller, you should interview at least three agents, all of whom should make a sales presentation including a comparative market analysis of local home prices in your area. The best choice isn’t always the agent with the highest asking price for your home. Be sure to evaluate all aspects of the agent’s marketing plan and how well you think you can work with the individual.

Question: How do I prepare the house for sale?

Answer: First and foremost, put it in the best condition possible, especially if you are in a market with few buyers and lots of homes for sale. That means taking care of any major repairs that could deter a buyer (such as replacing any broken windows or replacing a leaky roof) if you can afford it. Next, work on your home’s curb appeal. Make sure your landscape is pristine. Mow the grass, clean up any debris and weed the garden beds. Plant a few annual flowers near the entrance or in pots to be placed by the door. Other quick fixes that don’t cost a lot of money but can help you get top dollar for your home:

  • Clean the windows and window sills.
  • Ensure the paint is not chipped or flaking.
  • Make sure the doorbell works.
  • Clean and freshen up rooms, furnishings, floors, walls and ceilings.
  • Clean bathrooms and kitchens.
  • Organize closets.
  • Make sure basic appliances and fixtures work.
  • Replace leaky faucets and lightbulbs.
  • Eliminate the source of any unsavory odors, such as the litter box. Use air freshener or bake a batch of cookies before your open house to ensure the house smells inviting.
  • Invest in fresh flowers to place around the house and next to any information the listing agent has prepared for buyers.

Question: Why should I use a real estate agent?

Answer: A real estate agent is more than just a “sales person.” They act on your behalf throughout the transaction, providing you with advice and guidance to help sell your home.  Real Estate professionals have the capability of using their education and experience to guide you through the legal processes, marketing requirements, setting a price point for your property and navigating through the transaction to ensure you get the best deal possible.