What to Expect After Listing Your House

What to Expect After Listing Your House

Don’t be surprised if your agent wants to hold an open house right away. It gives a chance for other agents who are working with potential buyers to tour the home.

The beginning of 2016 has turned out to be quite the sellers’ market. From January 2015 to January 2016, existing home sales grew an impressive 11%. If after reading our blog on Top 5 Things to Consider Before Selling Your Home, you are ready to make the jump then we have narrowed down some of the top advice on what to expect after listing your home.

Gather and Spread Information

Any great Realtor knows that to sell a home, you have to know the answers to potential buyers’ questions. Information like the age of the roof, furnace and central air conditioning. Also, any dates of home improvement projects, remodels or installations. All these documents help your Realtor and you. This allows them to list accurately and sell your property online. Once the information is gathered your Realtor will list it and market it. While there are some standards, think about a Realtor that also thinks outside the box. For example, if they have a good presence on social media, their reach to potential buyers grows.

Open Your House

Don’t be surprised if your agent wants to hold an open house right away. It gives a chance for other agents who are working with potential buyers to tour the home. It can be stressful getting your home ready for an open house, but don’t fret, the time and energy pay off. Also, consider inviting your neighbors. While it may seem strange, they can be your biggest assets. Many times they advocate the house to friends or family wanting to move to the area. Even though keeping your house spotless can be difficult, it is worth the energy to get your home sold.

Slowing Down

Don’t get nervous if it seems traffic to see your house has slowed down. The average days a house is on the market in a normal cycle is usually between 60-90 days, depending on your location. Sometimes potential buyers will come back to the house multiple times before putting in offer down. Also, consider even a lowball offer has a chance for negotiation, which can lead to your home being sold. Don’t give up hope and have realistic expectations.

Choosing the right Realtor is necessary. You need someone who will hold your hand through the steps and will work with your schedule to make sure you never feel uncomfortable with showing your house. Contact J.J. Fegan today, with over 20 years of experience, he will guide you through the process and work his magic to get your home sold.

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J.J. FEGAN

RE/MAX LEADING EDGE
303 EDGEWATER DR.
EDGEWATER, MD 21037
Cell: (410) 353-0956
Office: (410) 956-3500

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