Selling your home is a complex transaction that takes time, effort and expertise. It takes a real estate professional. As your agent, I will work for you and with you throughout the home selling process. It is my job to help you sell your home with minimum delay and to help you make top dollars in the current market conditions.
To get an idea of how much homes are selling for in your neighborhood, please contact our office at
(901) 345-5555 and speak with one of our agents. They can provide you with a detailed analysis of the current neighborhood and an estimated value of your home.
Step 1: Creating a Marketing Plan
Your Peyton Company Realtor can create a marketing plan for your home that will help distinguish it in our local market and attract buyers. This may include advertising in the paper, posting your listing on the internet, holding an open house and more. The Peyton Company Realtors professionals will create a personalized selling program
for you. Our goal is to sell your home at the best price possible in the shortest amount of time.
Step 2: Setting the Price
A key part of the marketing plan is setting the listing price. To determine the best asking price, your agent will review the cost of recently sold homes, evaluate the competition and study marketplace trends. The Peyton Company Realtors? sales agents are specially trained to use this information to help you reach the right asking price. It is also helpful to discuss other terms and conditions, such as timing and items that can be included with the sale of the home. Both of these can make your home more attractive to potential buyers.
Step 3: ShowTime
Now it's time to get your home ready for the spotlight. Well-maintained properties sell faster at a higher price. Think in terms of a home that is sparkling clean, uncluttered and spacious. Curb appeal attracts! Lighten the appearance of your home by opening drapes and painting with light colors. Buyers will form an impression of your home before they enter it and when they do, the inside needs to be sparkling clean. Clean everything and repair or replace anything that looks loose, dingy, rusty, or broken. You can do it now or later during moving time when there is no advantage. Do it now!
Some of the things that need to be cleaned and/or repaired if broken:
Light fixtures Windows
Door Hardware Counter tops
Garage Outdoor furniture
Step 4: Safety
Take necessary steps to keep your home safe for your family and your belongings. Never allow anyone to see your home unless they are with an agent who has made an appointment through our office. All agents have business cards. Lock up, remove or hide collectibles and valuables that can be easily taken during an open house or showing. If you have pets, make sure they are controlled during showings. Talk to your The Peyton Company Realtors Sales Professional about additional tips that may help with safety.
Step 5: Making the Deal
A buyer has made an offer - now it is time to negotiate. Rely on your real estate professional to guide you through this process. He or she will help you arrive at an acceptable price, terms and conditions. Once you have accepted an offer, help keep the deal together by meeting deadlines and criteria, including home inspections, appropriate buyer visits, scheduled deposits and other steps. As the closing nears, you may need to perform repairs if you didn't take care of them in the beginning. The house will need to be "broom clean" for the final walk through prior to closing. When you finally arrive at the closing table, come prepared with the appropriate documents. Your Peyton Company realtor can assist you in determining what is needed. Once the money has exchanged hands and all the papers are signed, it's time to hand over the keys and concentrate on your next big project - getting YOUR new home in order.