Saturday, November 19, 2011
Are you ready to sell your home in Southern California? Then the next step is to find a REALTOR®. Whether you “must sell” or can sell for “elective” reasons, here are important factors to consider.
Not all agents and brokers are REALTORS®. After receiving a real estate license, most agents inSouthern Californiabecome a member of their local board or association of REALTORS®, California Association of REALTORS® and the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, the world’s largest professional trade association. Multiple Listing Service (MLS) will then be acquired to market your home for sale to the perfect buyer for your home as well as assist you in finding your next perfect home.
There are so many REALTORS® inSouthern California. You are probably wondering who and how to choose the right one for you. According to Rwomei Chang and bella e. samel, Southern California Realtors®, “It is ideal to meet with a local REALTOR® in your home.” If that is uncomfortable, you can also meet in the office or a local coffee house which is non-threatening. There is no obligation for you to get a “listing presentation” which outlines the marketing strategy for selling your home, and why to list with the particular individual. The advantage to meeting at the home that will be sold, is to have the REALTOR® see things about your home that will stand out to potential buyers as well as address minor details that could create a more outstanding curb appeal and desirable home for sale.
There are many important reasons to use a REALTOR®. Some of the duties your REALTOR® will perform for you include:
- Guidance through the entire process of selling your home from beginning to end
- Preparing comparable information about the prices for which other properties have sold and analyzing data for you to gain an understanding of your home’s true market value
- Informing you which local customs and regulations for you to consider
- Presenting your home through the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and on the Internet
- Placing advertisements for your home
- “Pre-Qualifying” potential buyers to assure they would be financially able to buy your property
- Negotiating and explaining the sales contract
- Alerting you to potential risks
- Complying with the disclosures required by law
- Providing you with an estimate of the closing costs you will incur
- Helping you prepare for a smooth closing of the transaction.
The oldest definition of real estate is “a bundle of rights.” Get the Orange County Realtor® qualified to make a smooth transition when selling your home and moving to your next adventure.
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