You have a lot of good replies here on selling your home. I can get your home sold for you, but the main question is are you SURE you want to sell it? I understand you want to live with the rest of your family, which leaves you two options: SELL IT or RENT it! That home your living in is the biggest investment you will ever make in your life, so why not find a renter and tuner your home into an investment property and make a profit.
I live and work in Santa Ana ad the market has very low inventory right now. Most of my listings in Santa Ana are selling quickly with multiple offers. It is important to use an agent that is local and knows your market!
Brittany Leighton, Real Estate Professional
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Brittany has a successful and extensive background in practicing Real Estate Law. Brittany has been actively assisting home buyers and sellers in Southern CA for over 10 years.
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Brittany understands the importance of clear and direct communication. It is extremely important that as your transaction is occurring and when your transaction is complete, you feel comfortable calling her every day as you need her.
Brittany is an expert negotiator and pays close attention to detail and customer needs. Her clients are always kept well informed during each step of the home buying and selling experience.
Brittany believes that to succeed at your goal you must have the power of focus, the strength of integrity, and the understanding of the journey to achieve that goal.
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It looks like several good agents have applied for the job below.
As a lender I work with a lot of agents.
May I recommend Grant Loel his phone numbers are:
I assume that your home is listed and could not sell .. Well .. GOOD PRICING will cure everything !!! and will help sell your home right away .. ask your listing agent redo the Computer Market Analysis (CMA) for you and listen to what he have to say CAREFULLY.
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Pricing a Home Right in the Market is the Best Answer !!! You also need a Realtor who will advertise your home heavily in all aspects of the market to get good exposure. I have a Large Advertising Campaign that I do and when Homes are Priced right they sell !! Good Luck!!
If you are going to list, use an agent with experience. Price the home right and have a stager to give you steps to get your home ready.
Best Of Luck
First is the home ready to physically to be sold, for example does it have curb appeal. Folks won't buy if you can't get them in the front door. Look at your home and decide which are the advantages to owning this home? Remove unnecessary furniture and accessories this will take full advantage of the room sizes and allow buyers to antcipate the real value in each room.
I could go on but my best advise to you is to hire an agent familiar with your area. A licensed agent will have your home listed not only on the local MLS but on multiple web sites to draw folks to your property. And please allow the agent to hold Open House as often as your commuity allows. Make it easy for agents to bring in clients with short notice.
Price the home to sell now not in 3 months.
2. I recommend contact 1-3 Realtors who have been recommended either though friends of yours or finding Trulia Realtors with many recommendations. The Realtors can give you the sold comps as well as your current competition.
3. Stage your home and make it available to see often. If you keep it messy, chances are you will have a more difficult time selling it quickly for the highest possible price.
4. Price it at or below market value with a waiting period that you will review offers. Go out of town, make yourself un available to review any offers for a week. if you price the property agreesively, your agent can generate excitement and get multiple offers for you. This will only happen is the home is staged and shows well. Getting multiple offers is the best way to sell your home quickly at the highest possible price and the best terms for you.
5. You escrow period doesn't need to be longer than 30 Days. Get is stage, Get is Listed, Get is Sold, get on with your LIfe!
Youâ€™re moving anyway so straighten up by boxing up the clutter. As the saying goes â€œif you canâ€™t sit on it, itâ€™s not decoration and you canâ€™t eat it, itâ€™s clutterâ€. Save yourself time later and money (in the form of increased sales dollars because your home shows better) by packing now.
A clean home turns buyers on in an instant just as a dirty one will send them out the door. Put in the elbow grease or hire someone else to â€“ just make sure your home is scrubbed.
Also, fix the maintenance items that you can. Whatever your budget, even if itâ€™s minimal itâ€™s important to address any obvious defects. When buyers feel a sense of pride from your home it gives them a comfort level that will speed them to the offer stage more quickly.
Good luck Jonathan. I hope you sell it quickly.
Here were the catches:
1. my attorny could do a quick title search and had the time to prepare the documents and do the closing
2. the seller owned the property free and clear with no mortage.
3. buyer was a cash buyer.
4. Property was 50 cents on the dollar.
Other then that the information provided by the others is very very good.
1) List with a reputable Realtor in your neighborhood.
2) Price the home about 5-10% below recent market comparables.
3) Have your Realtor order professional photos.
4) Check your listing for grammatical erros and typos,
5) Watch the offers come in.
Price is 90%s and condition of your home (including photos) is the other 10%.
If you work with an experienced agent, who is a great marketer and you both work as a team on getting the house in great shape and pricing it right, and the house will get the most exposure possible - you will sell your home pretty fast in any market.
Best of luck,
Beachfront Realty, Inc.
You need to list your home with a Realtor. We have the tools and resources to market your home and get it sold.
I would suggest you choose a local Realtor ( at least someone in North Orange County). Local agents have more of a feel for what's going on right in your area, they can answer questions buyers may have that out of the area agents simply can not.
Now, would you have to do a short sale? Do you owe more on your home than it is currently worth? If so you will have to get bank approval, and that could slow the proces down.
If you are able to do a STANDARD sale your home will sale faster.
I wish you the very best, I know how it is to be far away from family.
Kawain Payne, Realtor
You should hire an agent to do this for you the more exposure the more buyers will see it .
I'd be glad to help you with.Please give me a call at (800)578-0751 or email me Ludy@tarbell.com
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Shoot me an email directly if you'd like to talk to me some more. I don't look back on this same Trulia thread for answers posted after mine.
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Having a Realtor that can utilize all the tools available in helping sell your home is key. The Second thing is having a Realtor that will LISTEN to what you want. Many think they know best and discount what the client truly wants. If you want to sell your home and move back with your family than there is a time line you must be working with. I would like to hear all of the facts and try to help you determine what is best for you and your family. The right buyer is out there. We just have to find them through the proper channels. As a young professional myself I understand the important decisions we make for our families.
Let me know if I can help
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You should hire an agent to do this for you the more exposure the more buyers will see it and get multiple offers. Of course it has to be price right. If its priced to high you will not get much interest. You should interview a couple of agents ro see how they are going to work for you.
They will need to know I this is a short sale, regular sale, or a flip sale. If its a condo other things come into play vs a home. Talk to you soon
Ingrid Ski Realtor
Who cares if an agent has cash investors if they are selling you short on market value for your home. Lending is just as good with qualified buyers that can close in 21-30 days with the right lender and certain loans. Make sure you discuss your wants and needs with the Realtors and their ability to obtain that for you.
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Glen S Etherington, Principal Broker, REALTOR
The key to a quick sale while still getting a good price is 3 things; Presentation, Marketing & Pricing.
If your house looks nice, has curb appeal and is well presented inside you will draw interest. Clean, declutter, fix anything that says "work" for the buyer.
Marketing is getting your home in front of the most eyes possible. A great agent knows how to do this and will use all means possible. The local MLS, Trulia and dozens of other websites as well as bright clear pictures with warm and inviting descriptions.
Finally, if you over price your home all the other work will be for nothing. Homes that are priced to attract offers get offers. Many in my market are receiving multiple offers right now. The other surprise here is that by pricing well, you will net more. Over priced homes sit and become "aged inventory" are overlooked by agents and buyers both.
Find a great local agent who understands this and will help you accomplish your goal. Best of luck