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.
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:
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.