PROFIT & COSTS PREVIEW
When your sale is complete, I want you to be happy with the check you receive, so I will stay focused on your bottom line. I will make sure you know your costs and options before we start marketing your house at the price you choose so you will know how much you will make from your successful sale.
YOU WILL HAVE SEVERAL COSTS
A title company will research all the public records, clear up any questions, and insure your buyer’s ownership rights. This protects you from future liability.
A title company closer will collect and disburse all the money for your closing, and get all the necessary paperwork prepared, properly signed and notarized, and recorded. This protects you from costly delays and mistakes.
As the new owner, your buyer will receive the tax bill for this year when it is collected early next year. At closing, you will credit your buyer for the portion of the year you have owned your house.
BUYER’S AGENT COMMISSION
Almost all qualified buyers are working with real estate agents to help them buy. These agents will be happy to show your house if they can earn as much or more from selling it as they would make selling other available homes. Most other sellers are paying 3% to the agent helping the buyer.
LOAN CLOSING COSTS
Your buyer may only be able to buy if you help them with the costs of starting their loan. We will evaluate all offers based on the bottom line for you, so you will only pay buyer closing costs if paying them benefits you.
You may need to update, fix, or clean, things before showing your house, and your buyer will be inspecting everything before they close, so may need to address additional flaws or issues they find.
YOU WILL SAVE TIME, HASSLE, AND RISK BY PAYING FOR OUR HELP
I AM YOUR CONSULTANT
I ask questions to help you clarify your desires and priorities, and I gather, analyze, and interpret data for you, and I help you navigate the process and identify your options, so you can make wise, informed choices that benefit you.
I AM YOUR MARKETER
I prepare high-quality marketing to highlight the value of your house, and I broadcast your message to the places buyers are looking, and I follow up with interested buyers to encourage them to take action, so you can know that lots of buyers know about your house.
I AM YOUR NEGOTIATOR
I try to get buyers competing with each other for your house, and I apply my skills and experience to negotiate the best offer for you, and I protect your money and your interests like they were my own, so you can get the best possible terms for your sale.
I AM YOUR ADVOCATE
I take the steps to protect you from avoidable risks and surprises, and I lead a team of professionals to make your life as easy as possible, and I coordinate all the people, paperwork, events, and communications, so you can complete your sale and close smoothly.
I cover all your marketing costs and invest lots of my time and money to get your house SOLD, all for just 3%, and you don’t pay any commission until we successfully close. I’ll help you sell your house faster than you could sell it on your own, with far less hassle and risk, and quite possibly for enough more to more than cover the commission and make you more money.
SOME OPTIONAL “COSTS” MAY ACTUALLY HELP TO MAKE YOU MORE MONEY
Improvements without permits, or permits that were opened but never finalized make buyers nervous, but closed permits give buyers comfort and confidence. The hassle and expense of completing the permit process will help you sell faster and for more money.
Your home’s flaws (including well and septic) will be uncovered before closing, so it is better for you to find them first. It is cheaper to fix things before a buyer sees them than afterward. If expensive repairs are needed, you’ll know about them before you choose your price or negotiate contract details. You will be more relaxed, and your buyers will feel more confident if you have already found and addressed the flaws. And, your buyers might not even want to do another inspection!
UPDATES OR AN ALLOWANCE
Would a small investment in updating or upgrading some deficiency increase your home’s value by more than the cost? Would it be better to offer money and let your buyer choose the details instead of guessing?
If your mechanical systems, appliances, plumbing, or electrical systems are old enough that a buyer might worry about them, advertising an inexpensive warranty might boost their comfort and your bottom line.
BUYER-AGENT PERFORMANCE BONUS
Agents will be eager to show your house, motivated to encourage their buyers to choose it, and committed to resolving inspection concerns reasonably if they know you are paying extra for a fast, successful closing. Might paying a bonus make you more money than it costs?