Unless you do this stuff—ya know, buying and selling homes—frequently, it may feel daunting each time you decide it’s time to make a move. My job is to make sure you feel like an expert, like you have—and understand—all the information possible so you can make the wisest decisions and get the most for your money, all along the way. Think of me as your guide and little angel [*que twinkle sound effect*] sitting on your shoulder whispering in your ear.
Say you find yourself in a similar situation as one of my clients. She’s a busy stay-at-home mom with a husband that travels for work most of the time. She has to get her home sold and buy another one practically all on her own. I happened to run into her at the YMCA and she was frazzled.
“Michelle, thank God you’re here!”… or something to that effect ;)… “I have to sell my house and I’ve started a list, but where do I start?”
So, I met her at her home and together we walked through it; I taught her what buyers expect in this area and price point, and what appraisers and inspectors will be looking for. Then we came up with a prioritized project plan, or roadmap, for her to get her home ready to sell and she’s now working the plan, step-by-step and feeling much calmer and like a pro.
Having lived on the west side of Atlanta for nearly 15 years, a valuable asset I offer to both buyers and sellers is the history and expertise I have of each neighborhood’s housing market. I make it my business to know what the city is doing and how it impacts market values. And I’ve actually become a certified Pricing Strategy Advisor by the National Association of Realtors to let my clients know I mean business.
I pull of that together to provide you a long-term plan, a roadmap, to get your property ready for listing, and to prepare you for buying then moving.
So, to answer the question, ‘where do I start?’, start by reaching out me and we can talk about your situation and what you want to achieve. Then, if you’re selling a home we’ll do a walk through and pre-inspection to create a roadmap for you to get ready to sell. While you’re working on that I’ll be working on a custom marketing plan to your specific target audience. And then we’ll be well on our way to getting your home on the market.
Do you have any helpful tips to share about getting ready to sell? General questions? Share them in the comment section.