Frequently asked questions

  1. How long will it take to list my home?
    Listing a home can take from 2-4 weeks or more, depending on how ready your home is to make its best impression to potential buyers. As your listing agent, I will work with you not only to understand the current market in your neighborhood, which will help set the most appropriate asking price, but I will also do an extensive walk-through with you, to guide you on repairs, editing, or staging that might help your house to shine to potential buyers. I have an extensive network of vendors who can assist should there be any work that needs to be completed before the home is listed.
  2. What do you do to market my home?
    Each property is unique, but proper marketing starts with professional photography, videography, Drone video (if appropriate), and a professional floor plan. Once those are commissioned, I have professional brochures created for each listing, and create a marketing plan that typically includes online, and print advertising in newspapers and magazines. Equally important is exposing your home to the Real Estate community. I do this by hosting a Broker's Open, which is typically a luncheon or evening event where I invite top brokers from the area to come and preview your home.
  3. What kind of feedback will I receive?
    I will provide you with updates on what prospective buyers and other Realtors have to say about your home, and will also keep you abreast of new listings that have come on the market in your area and price range, as well as homes that have gone under contract. In addition, I will provide you with aggregated showing data, which will help us to see how many houses have been shown in your price range. This will help us to see how your home is doing, relative to its competition.
  4. How long will it take my home to sell?
    That's the million dollar question!! The timing of listing to closing varies greatly depending upon a number of factors. The asking price of the home, the price relative to other comparable homes, the condition of the home, and the overall housing market in your area. I will work with you to evaluate the market and pricing of your home on a regular basis.
  5. What is "Due Diligence?"
    Once you have received & accepted an offer, your buyer will typically have a Due Diligence period to complete all of their inspections, finalize financing & negotiate any repairs or requests that may arise out of the home inspection. The Buyer will pay you a (nominal) fee for this time period. Before Due Diligence is up, they may walk away from the contract for any or no reason, but they will not receive their Due Diligence fee back from you. Any Earnest monies deposited at contract will be returned if they cancel the contract BEFORE the end of the Due Diligence period. At closing, the Due Diligence fee will be credited back to them.
Please feel free to email me any questions you may have, or give me a call to discuss your individual needs.