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Sammie, Both Buyer and Seller in 60502

We're first time home-sellers, we own a townhome. Where do we start? We are planning on getting the carpet cleaned first, but what then?

Asked by Sammie, 60502 Tue Oct 25, 2011

We're moving down to Colorado, and we're unsure on what the norm is to sell the house, and where to begin, and what to do.

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Sammie - How did you make out? It's always nice to hear an update from people who had questions.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 2, 2011
Invite a few Realtors to your home to get their recommendations on what's needed to prepare your property for sale and to determine what its present value is. Further, it will give you an opportunity to evaluate if there's a Realtor among the ones you speak with, that you feel would do the best job selling your home.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 26, 2011
Sammie - Like others have said below, get a good agent to represent you. They will guide you through the entire process, start to finish. Our best words of advice... start packing. Less is truly more when selling property, so pack away everything you don't use & put away all personal photos, knick knacks, calendars etc.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 26, 2011
Dear Sammie,

Find a good Realtor in your area and they will be able to help guide you through the process of getting your home on the market. I really would be a little hesitant to sink a lot of money into any fixes or updates until you have talked with a professional. Here are some good questions to ask when you are interviewing listing agents.

- Do you work full time?
- How do you communicate and how often should we expect to hear from you?
- What are your plans to effectively market my property?
- What pricing strategy would you advise?
- How do we interpret the comps?

Beset of luck and if you need any help in the Denver Metro area, please let me know!

Brooke Hengst
REALTOR, CDPE, The Elite Team
Your Castle Real Estate
(720) 988-5952
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 26, 2011
Well as others have said you might want to interview potential listing agents and get their feedback. In any case it's always good to un-clutter and remove or at least reduce any personal, religious or controversial photos and items. Curb appeal is important so you will also want to spruce up your entryway and any rooms that could use a touch-up or fresh coat of paint should be attended to.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 26, 2011
Hi, It's best to start interviewing a few Realtors. Have them all walk through the home and let them make suggestions. This will help get you focused and hopefully ensure a smooth transition. Be sure to have them detail how they plan to market the home besides putting it on the MLS. Along with proper pricing, marketing is the second most important.

Christopher Pagli
Licensed Associate Broker
Accredited Buyer Representative
GREEN Designated Agent
William Raveis Legends Realty Group
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 25, 2011
Consider inviting a few local agents from different realty companies and ask for a cma, comparative market analysis, review the data for a sense of worth; ask opinions as to any repairs/cosmetic work, etc., then go from there....
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 25, 2011
If there is anything that needs to be fixed, fix those first. Cosmetic appearance is very important. You want to give your buyers the impression that you have been taking care of the property all along. Next you need to come up with a price, and find a Realtor, or you can choose to represent yourself. Like anything else, it is all about marketing, marketing, and marketing.. Read more on house selling on my website.

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