Belinda Helps Home Sellers

Sell Your Home Easily and Quickly for the Highest Possible Price

Selecting the Right Agent

Why Sell with Belinda?

There’s no doubt about it. Your real estate agent has a huge impact on whether or not your home sells quickly, how much you get for your property and your experience throughout the process.

So you’d be smart to ask, “Why should I sell with Belinda?”

The best way for Belinda to answer that is in a Personal Consultation meeting. She will meet you at your home, explain how she works with clients, and gives you an initial idea of what to expect in terms of selling price and timing. This meeting will give us an opportunity to get to know each other; for Belinda to explain her skills and experience; and for you to ask questions and see if there is a good fit. There is absolutely no obligation to proceed.

What to expect

In the meantime, here are a few highlights of what to expect from Belinda as your real estate agent:

  • She listens carefully to your needs and goals and keep those top-of-mind throughout the process.
  • She is accessible. We’re never more than a phone call or email away when you have questions or concerns.
  • She provides you with practical suggestions on how to prepare your home so that it impresses and excites buyers.
  • She recommends a listing price that’s the highest possible, without discouraging buyers.
  • She prepares a game plan to promote your property to qualified buyers to ensure it sells.
  • She prepares the promotional materials, including pictures and property descriptions.
  • She creates excitement in the marketplace about your listing. She tells her other private clients about it and spreads the word to other agents.
  • She works with you to schedule showings and open houses, with as little inconvenience to you as possible.
  • When someone makes an offer on your property, Belinda skillfully negotiates so that you get the best price and terms.
  • She takes care of the dozens and dozens of details involved in selling a home, so you don’t have to worry about them.
  • She helps to ensure everything goes smoothly between signing the offer and closing the sale.

You want your home to sell quickly and for the highest price possible. You also want the process to be trouble-free. That’s what Belinda does for clients every day!

Free Home Evaluation

Curious about how much your home would sell for in today’s market? 

The answers to your home-selling questions are just a click away! Let me help you find the value of your home. By running a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA), I'll find the value of your property on the current real estate market. 

Through the Comparative Market Analysis, I can evaluate the prices of properties similar to yours that have recently sold in your area. This analysis will give you a better idea of your property's market value, one of the first - and essential! - steps as you prepare to sell your home. All it takes is a few quick minutes to complete and submit the form below. Then let my system do the work for you! I'll contact you as soon as I have the results.

Setting your Selling Price

How do You Determine Your Asking Price?

You obviously want to sell your home for the highest possible price. You may even have a number in mind. But, how do you determine if that number is reasonable? You may be concerned that:

  • If you list your home too high, few buyers, if any, will see it.
  • If your price is too low, you could end up leaving thousands of dollars on the table.

Don’t worry. Belinda is an expert at creating a pricing strategy that will pique the interest of qualified buyers – and set the stage to get you the highest sale price possible. She’s also a specialist in the local market. She knows what properties like yours sell for, and can get yours sold at the high end of that range.

Belinda begins by getting to know your property and all its desirable features. Then she makes some calculations to determine its Current Market Value. That value is based, in large part, on what similar homes in the area have sold for recently.

Of course, buyers won’t pay for the sentimental value you place on your home. But special features such as hardwood floors, a newly renovated kitchen or bathroom, or a beautiful backyard patio can have an impact on how quickly a property sells and for what price. Belinda will help you understand all the factors that go into setting the list price, and ensuring it is just right for the marketplace and your goals.

Attracting Home Buyers

When you list your home, it must attract the attention of qualified buyers eager to get into a property like yours. Otherwise, your home may take longer to sell and you may not get the price you expected.

As an expert in the local market, Belinda will get the word out about your listing to all the right people. She knows how to attract serious buyers – so a good offer comes in quickly.

To achieve that success, she’ll implement the appropriate marketing plan. After all, there’s more to selling a home than hammering a For Sale sign on the front lawn. She’ll work closely with you to create a marketing plan which may include some or all of the following:

  • Taking pictures and gathering the details on your property;
  • Writing a compelling property profile and creating effective marketing materials;
  • Uploading your listing to MLS – the Multiple Listing Service that real estate agents and buyers use to search for properties;
  • Placing advertisements in print or on-line publications buyers use to shop for homes;
  • Showcasing your listing on my popular website;
  • Leveraging the internet and social media to promote your listing;
  • Scheduling and promoting an Open House to attract a multitude of buyers.

In addition, Belinda meets with buyers regularly. In fact, the moment your house is listed she gets in touch with everyone she knows who is looking for a property like yours, and encourages them to schedule a viewing. She also taps into her network of other real estate agents so their clients know about your property as well.

Belinda’s job is to get the right buyers to see your home, fall in love with it, and make a good offer.

Handling Home Viewings

Ensuring Viewings are Successful

Private viewings and open houses provide opportunities for buyers to view your property and get a sense of what it is like to live there. Ideally, you will want them to be impressed by what they see – and motivated to make an offer.

As your real estate agent, Belinda ensures we maximize the potential of every viewing and open house. To accomplish that, she advises you on how best to prepare your property; she markets it to qualified buyers; and then, at viewings, draws their attention to the great qualities of your home.

When it comes to scheduling, she coordinates with you to select days and times that are as convenient as possible. Obviously, Belinda encourages you to be as flexible as you can, as that will enable more buyers to see your property. Weekends, in particular, are popular for viewings.

Don’t worry about all the details. She takes care of all aspects of scheduling viewings, as well as planning and hosting open houses.

Tips for a successful Open House

Although Belinda does most of the work, there are a few things you can do to make viewings more successful:

  • Make sure your home is neat and clean.
  • Remove personal items such as family pictures. This makes it easier for buyers to imagine themselves living in the home.
  • Find a place to go, such as a park or shopping mall. Buyers are more comfortable if they can view the property without you there.
  • If possible, remove your pets. You can take them for a walk, or to a local pet sitting service or kennel.
  • Ensure the walkway leading up to your home is clear.

Belinda realizes viewings and open houses can be a little inconvenient. As your real estate agent, she will do her best to minimize disruptions. She will focus on bringing in serious buyers, rather than those who are merely curious. This speeds up the process and increases the likelihood of a buyer seeing your property, becoming interested, and making an offer.

Dealing with Offers

Your Agent Will Handle all the Details

When selling your home, there are few things more exciting than receiving an offer. That means someone is interested in your property and has prepared a formal offer to buy it.

What is an offer, exactly?

It’s simply a legal document that shows the price the buyer is proposing to pay, which may or may not be the same as your listing price. An offer will include other details, such as the requested closing date, and may also include one or more conditions, such as “conditional on the property passing a home inspection.”

Ideally, when you receive an offer, you will want to sell your home to that buyer for the highest price possible. In addition, you’ll want to make sure there are no potential problems that might prevent the deal from closing – such as the buyer being unable to arrange financing.

Taking Care of all the Offer Details

Belinda realizes this may sound complicated. Don’t worry. As your real estate agent, she’ll take care of all the details. For example, she will:

  • Review the offer with you and explain everything clearly.
  • Give you my professional assessment as to the quality of the offer. If there are things that concern me, I’ll point them out to you.
  • Advise you on whether to accept the offer, reject the offer, or make a counter-offer.
  • Prepare a counter-offer, if necessary, that gets you a better deal, without risking the sale slipping through your fingers.
  • Skillfully negotiate with the buyer on your behalf, so you sell your home for the highest price possible.
  • Prepare all the necessary documents, and work closely with the buyer and his or her agent, to make sure the transaction goes through smoothly.
  • Communicate with you throughout the entire process. You’re never in the dark when you work with me.

Selling your home for the best price possible is Belinda’s expertise, especially in this local market.

Closing the Sale

Making Sure Your Move Goes Smoothly

There are few things Belinda enjoys more than telling a client, “Your home is sold.” That means she has found them a qualified buyer, got them the price they wanted, and negotiated a great deal.

That doesn’t mean my work is finished. Far from it.

As your real estate agent, Belinda works closely with you to ensure the deal is finalized and that your move goes smoothly.

She’ll take care of the details. For example, if there are any conditions on the offer to buy your property, such as “passing a home inspection”, she’ll coordinate with you and the seller’s agent to ensure that the condition is satisfied and the deal closes.

Belinda will also be there for you, as your real estate expert, up to the day you move – and beyond. she provides you with the names of recommended lawyers, contractors, movers, etc. from her network of reputable professionals and companies. She’ll also clearly explain what to expect leading up to closing day and give you advice as to how to prepare.

Belinda’s goal is simple: To make your home sale and move a positive experience.

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