Typically, most sellers price their property based on an agent's recommendation or on their emotional investment in their home.
The 1st suggestion is to get a certified appraisal before you list your property. The reason for this is that if the property is priced correctly from the beginning, your property will sell without the need for price reductions. Shorter marketing time means you will possibly save several monthly payments. Many Real Estate agents inflate their estimate of the value to "buy" your listing. Then they start "beating you up" on the price week after week until you reduce the price correctly. I recommend that you start at the right price and save your money.
The 2nd suggestion is to hire a home inspector before you list the property so you can address any concerns a potential buyer might have before they become an issue in escrow. If the repairs are done up front the property will show better, sell for more money, and sell in a shorter amount of time. It also gives you the opportunity to sell the property in "as is" condition. Waiting to do repairs the last week before closing, usually costs you more because you don't have the luxury of time to get competitive bidding.
The 3rd suggestion is to do your termite inspection at the time you list the property for all the reasons mentioned above.
If you follow these suggestions you will have a solid transaction at the time you sign the sales contract. No contingencies and no surprise repairs at the last minute. In addition, I will reimburse you for your out of pocket expense if you follow my suggestions. That means it costs you nothing when the property sells through me.
If this interests you and you have any questions or need clarification, please do not hesitate to contact me.
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