It's a great time to be a home seller in New Orleans: prices are high, inventory is low, and buyers are looking, thanks to low mortgage rates. But that doesn't mean buyers aren't also shopping smart and touring a lot of homes before coming to a decision. For you as a home seller, that means it pays to have expert help. To this end, we want to share some thoughts about how our professional REALTOR® services can help save you time, hassles, and money in marketing your New Orleans-area home.
Discuss Your Options
Prior to Listing Your Home
One of the most challenging and important decisions you'll make when selling a home is the listing price. The key is to find a competitive listing price that will draw buyers in—while protecting your home values. We'll discuss the follwing strategies with you:
Your Listing Price
We will suggest a realistic price to ask based on comparable sales in the area, condition of the property, and general market conditions. This price should be as high as possible for you, but one that will facilitate a transaction considering your personal time frame.
Repairs & Updates
With our long experience in construction, remodeling, and interior design, we can help you determine what renovations (if any) make the most sense and will give you the most bang for your buck. We offer a set of experienced, objective eyes and opinions about preparing your home for sale.
Staging & Preparation
Do the improvements that make sense. A little paint can go a long way toward helping you get the best offer possible. Landscape your lawn for a good first impression. Make the bathrooms sparkle. Clean windows, fix leaky faucets, do all the little things to reduce clutter and brighten the house.
Showcase Your Home
Once It's on the Market
Once you list your home and we put it up for sale, we'll handle all the details. We'll make sure that as many buyers see your home as possible, which will help you sell for top dollar in a reasonable amount of time.
First step: entering your home in the Multiple Listing Service, so any REALTORS® in the New Orleans area has access to your property information. Next: we'll create and distribute a web page dedicated to selling your home. Finally: we'll use social media and other online platforms to get the word out.
We'll field phone calls from prospective buyers and their agents, host an open house, and show your home to pre-approved buyers screened either by us or through their own agent. This will help eliminate window shoppers and set aside safety issues that can occur with for-sale-by-owner properties.
We'll get your home SEEN by showcasing it on our heavily-trafficked website. We'll also create a page with a unique URL and advertise this site with major listing services like Zillow, Trulia, Craigslist, HomeFinder.com, and HotPads.com. We'll also contact other top agents in the area and market via word-of-mouth.
After Getting an Offer
For Your Home
After you've received an offer, we'll serve as your conduit to a successful negotiation and keep you on track to close.
We will receive all offers and then report to you. We will also advise you whether to accept the buyer's offer or counter the offer, and then we'll deliver your decision to the buyer's agent.
Now come inspections, mortgage approval for the buyer, appraisal and the title search. We help with all the big and little things that can make or break a sale.
We monitor and report to you any events that may impact your sale and stand by, if you request, to take backup offers on your home.
Closing the Sale!
When all the papers are signed, you receive a check and present your keys to the buyer. At this stage, we accompany you to the closing and help make sure that all goes well for you.
Let's Get Your Home Sold
With our long history of sales success, our contacts, and our negotiation skills, we are highly qualified to help you. If you're ready to sell your Metro New Orleans home, allow us to assist you in every stage of your transaction. Contact us about listing your home and we'll get started by determining a price.