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Rebecca Thompkins
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770-318-5437
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Selling A Home & Selling For Seniors


Step 1: Reason for Selling

It is often more emotional to sell a home than to buy a home, and the reason for selling your home may be a determining factor in the urgency of the sale. The urgency may also have an effect on the price of the property.

Make sure you understand WHY you want to sell your home and convey that information to your Realtor. Being on the same page with your agent will result in getting your home sold faster, for the highest price the market will allow and with the least amount of inconvenience to you and your family.

Step 2: The Cost of Selling

It is very important to first calculate the expenses that may be incurred while selling your home. An Estimated Net To Seller will outline your expenses to get to the closing table. This knowledge is absolutely necessary because it helps you to determine a good price for the house, as well as the potential profit that you can realize.

The cost of selling your home may include things like commission to be paid to the agent, taxes, advertising costs or specific reports, such as a property inspection.

           

Step 3: Price

The most important factor when putting your home on the market to sell is setting the right price. The price at which your property is marketed can make or break the deal.

Over-pricing of the property may result in:

  1.  A smaller buyers' pool
  2.  A prolonged stay on the market that will result in lower offers being submitted

Under-pricing of the property may result in:

  1.  You losing money on your investment
  2.  A buyer offering an even lower amount due to a negative perception of the property or area

Step 4: Location

Although you cannot do anything about the location of your property, it plays a very important part in the marketability of your home. So, it is important to take the following into consideration:

  1.  Is your property priced in relation to other offers in your area?
  2.  What type of neighborhood is your property located in - well-established, up-and-coming, transitional?
  3.  Is your property located in an urban or rural area?

Step 5: Condition of Your Property

The condition of your property is always a factor in how quickly your home sells. It's a fact: acquiring the highest market value and elevating your home above the others in the same price range often comes down to first impressions. Here are some inexpensive ways to maximize your home's curb appeal:

  1.  Keep the grass cut and yard clutter to a minimum.  Apply fresh paint to any wooden fences and your front door.
  2.  Clean windows inside and out.
  3.  Wash or paint your home's exterior.
  4.  Ensure gutters and other exterior fashions are firmly attached.

Step 6: Staging

Did you know well-placed furniture can open up rooms and make them seem larger than they are? Or, that opening drapes and blinds and turning on lights make a room seem bright and cheery? It's true, which is why staging your home to look its absolute best is an important factor in the selling process.

Here are some inexpensive ways to highlight your home's best features:

  1.  Clean or paint walls and ceilings.
  2.  Clean all flooring and fixtures - lights, fans.
  3.  Repair all plumbing leaks.
  4.  Remove excessive wall hangings, furniture and extra personal goods.
  5.  Turn on all lights and open the drapes during the daytime.
  6.  Play quiet background music and infuse your home with a comforting scent.
  7.  Vacate the property when and if it's being show to prospective buyers.

Step 7: Accessibility

Accessibility is a major issue in many parts of the world. Again you cannot do anything about your home's accessibility to specific things, but it does play a role in the price of your property. Your agent will work with you to highlight the places of interest that are most accessible to your home.

Here are a few important areas to think about:

  1.  Public transportation
  2. Medical facilities
  3.  Main roads
  4.  Shopping centers
  5.  Schools and other educational institutions
  6.  Outdoor areas - public pools, parks, playgrounds
  7.  Entertainment

Buying When You're A Senior


Having Mixed Emotions

Buying a residence when 50+ can be both exciting and daunting. The excitement stems from anticipating new beginnings in a fresh environment. It can be daunting because there are so many types of senior residences, finite resources and sometimes emotional hurdles to overcome.

Assessing Your Real Estate Options

SRES® designees can sit down with you and your loved ones to discuss needs, outline options and help you determine the very best 50+ residence option for you. Then, working within the parameters you provide, they can locate a property that fits your needs acurately.

SRES® designees leverage their 50+ education, experience and network to find properties, determine appropriate offers, and negotiate purchases on your behalf.



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