Selling your property is one of the most significant financial decisions a person can make. With the dynamics of the real estate market and the increasingly important role of technology and the internet, who you choose to represent you in the selling of your property is important. An excellent Realtor must have experience, knowledge, and innovation to successfully sell properties in today’s market.
STEP 1: The first step is to determine what you need and want to accomplish by selling your property.
STEP 2: Get the property ready for sale. Your property receives the most attention when it is first listed on the market; you want to make a good first impression.
STEP 3: Understand the current market and your surrounding neighborhood. The internet is a great resource as well as a local professional Real Estate representative.
STEP 4: Find a local REALTOR® who understands the current market. Joshua Miller with Re/Max Parkside is committed to the following services when assisting you in the sale of your home or investment property:
Market Evaluation and Listing Presentation: I will provide you with a Market Evaluation and Listing Presentation which will explain who I am and the services that I provide. It will also provide the benefits of using Re/Max Parkside Real Estate as well as the Re/Max Brand. Included within the presentation will be a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) of your property which is a free analysis of the San Luis Obispo County market and comparable properties. These properties share similar features with your property and are referred to as comps. Comps provide statistical data that, coupled with my knowledge of local trends, allow you to make an informed decision on the listing price of your property. It is important to price your property based on current market data.
Advertising: 90% of buyers use the Internet when searching for a home so your home will be accessible to each and every one of them. I use the latest technologies to give your home maximum internet exposure. Your property will be listed for sale on Realtor.com, Remax.com, Google, Trulia, Zillow, Yahoo Real Estate, Craig’s List, Homes and Land, Homes.com, Front Door, Home Gain, Vast Real Estate, Home Scout, Oodle, New York Times Online, LoopNet, CoStar, ParksideRealtors.com, ListwithJoshua.com as well as many others.
I utilize many forms of print advertising including professional flyers, print ads in publications which include Central Coast Homes Magazine, Realty Connection Magazine, Central Coast Homes and Land Magazine, The Paso Robles Gazette, The Paso Robles Press, and The Telegram Tribune. I also use direct mailing techniques by sending letters & postcards to surrounding properties and our extensive list of contacts.
Central Coast Regional MLS: MLS stands for Multiple Listing Service. MLS is a directory where local realtors post residential and commercial properties. I will input your property into MLS the same day the listing agreement is signed. This means that every realtor in San Luis Obispo County will see your property and let their buyers know!
Brokers Open: I will “caravan” your property to Re/Max Parkside’s top realtors who have helped hundreds of buyers in San Luis Obispo County find their dream home. I will also “caravan” your listing to our large network of top agents from other broker firms in San Luis Obispo County and the surrounding areas. These top agents will then personally market your property to their prospective clients.
Photographing & Virtual Tour: Your home will be professionally photographed with high quality images. These images are then uploaded to the MLS as well as across the internet. A virtual tour will also be created for your property.
Open Houses & Showing Your Home: How is your property going to sell if people can’t come in and see it? While being sensitive to each seller’s need for privacy, I work with the seller to establish dates and times for us to personally show the property and hold open houses.
Legal Advice and Drafting up Contracts: Realtors are not allowed to give formal tax and legal advice, but I can help explain the contract and its legal ramifications. I have the technical knowledge to walk you step by step through the many pages of legal jargon and disclosures that make up the Real Estate contract. While many realtors have you simply sign at the bottom line, I believe in educating you on the home selling process. This way you know exactly what you are signing and how each amendment of the contract will affect your net profit and selling experience.
Inspections & Disclosures: A key part of selling your home is performing the necessary inspections (physical home inspection, pest inspection, etc.) and writing up the necessary disclosures for the potential buyer. This is done for your legal protection and gives the buyer a sense of safety and comfort as they are informed about the property’s details. I can arrange all necessary inspections as well as draft up all disclosures.
STEP 5: Sign the Listing Agreement
From start to finish I will be there as your San Luis Obispo County Real Estate expert to walk you through the entire process of selling your property. Contact me today to discuss any and all questions that you may have and for a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL assessment of your property.