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Your home is one of your most important financial assets. We will help you navigate the selling process and protect your interests so you feel confident every step of the way. Here are some of the questions we’re asked most frequently.
We can help you determine your home’s value by conducting a comparative market analysis (CMA). A CMA examines the selling prices of similar properties recently sold in your neighborhood. Neither active listings nor pending listings under contract are included in a CMA, because they have not yet sold, and the offered sales price does not reflect market value. The best comparative properties are those that sold within the past six months and resemble your home in terms of size, amenities, style and condition as closely as possible.
Because no two properties are the same, it requires an experienced eye to adjust value estimates for your home up or down, based on differences with comparable properties; for example, adjustments may need to be made to account for differences in lot size or acreage, the number of bedrooms and baths or overall square footage.
Check out our Home Value Estimator to review homes like yours that recently sold.
Still considered the heart of the home, kitchen renovation projects can be the most beneficial improvements you can make, experts say, whether you’re thinking of replacing faucets and light fixtures or going for a more wholesale makeover that includes granite countertops, new cabinetry and flooring.
Next to the kitchen, bathroom makeovers offer the biggest payback. Consider replacing worn flooring and re-grouting tiles. Rounding out the top five home improvements that will boost home value are 3. replacing major appliances, 4. improving storage options in bedrooms, pantries and entry closets (this can be particularly helpful in an older home) and 5. converting a seldom-used den or office space into a new bedroom, simply by adding a closet. There can be a substantial difference in listing price between a three-bedroom home and a four-bedroom home of the same size.
While you may have personal considerations that require you to sell within a given period, such as a job transfer, you may still have some flexibility to time your listing and take advantage of economic or seasonal conditions.
Time of year is an important consideration for sellers. In most cases, your home, with its landscaped grounds and attractive walkways, will look its best during the warm weather months. Early fall can also be a good time to sell your home.
Other factors that favor selling your home include periods when interest rates are low, facilitating prospective buyers’ ability to obtain a mortgage loan. Pent-up demand and periods of low unemployment also ensure a ready pool of potential home buyers.
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