What's your home worth?

Your home’s value relys heavily on the current market conditions of your community AND Neighborhood. These market conditions will give you a better idea of what your homes is really worth.

Instant Home Evaluators like Zillow’s zestimate are comprehensive estimates and can be off by as much as 12% which is a LOT in todays market. A FULL CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) on your home can give you a much closer estimate of your homes true value by finding out what homes that are comparable to yours have sold for recently.

A CMA includes information like:

  • Comparative Properties that have sold and closed within the last 12 months
  • Comparative Active listings – properties currently for sale
  • Comparative Pending sales – listings that have sold but not yet closed
  • Comparative Expired listings – properties that did not sell during the listing period
  • A detailed report on your Home and the estimate of its value based on todays market

What can you expect to see in the CMA that we prepare for you?
A completed CMA is presented in the form of a report, which includes the all of the items below, suggested selling price, detailed information about your home, and the comparable properties that were researched to determine its value.

To get a full CMA on your home for FREE – simply fill out the form below with as many details on your home as you can provide and we will get your’s to you within 24 hours or less!

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Selling Your Home

Deciding to sell your home is a tremendous financial and emotional decision. Choosing an establish and trusted real estate company can help turn this stressful, confusing process into a stress-free transaction. Using a realtor means you and your family can focus on starting your new lifestyle without worrying about the hassle of selling your current home.

Step 1: Plan and Prepare to Sell Your House- Putting your house on the market doesn’t happen overnight. Most homes need thorough assessments as well as paint jobs and repairs. As the real estate market changes, you may also want to wait for a particular time of year or market climate before listing your home for sale.

Step 2: Stage Your Home- The difference between a staged home and an unstaged home can translate to thousands of dollars in the sale price. Clutter often makes rooms seem smaller, and overwhelming decorations may prevent a potential buyer from envisioning their own style in the room. This is a time to truly accept that you’re moving forward and allow yourself to picture your home through potential buyers’ eyes.

Step 3: Get a REALTOR- Finding a realtor trained in your local market trends can help ensure you receive the best offer on your home as quickly as possible. Realtors have access to more marketing possibilities than the average home seller, which means that your home listing will reach more potential buyers in less time. Your realtor will also be instrumental in finalizing the paperwork involved with closing on your home sale.

Step 4: Set the Price- Your agent will likely help you figure out the best listing price for your home. Market trends, neighborhood values, and interest rates will all figure into the final number. Seller contributions, mortgage point funding, and home improvement promises may also figure into the deal. A broker is likely to help you finalize this number while including all possible variables.

Step 5: Market Your Home- Your realtor will likely turn to the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) first by entering your home into the online database. Realtors also have client bases they specifically target with mailings, new-listing announcements, and company newsletters. Your realtor’s broker may also become involved by making phone calls, contacting perspective clients, and following up with open house visitors.

Step 6: Sell Your Home- Having an experienced realtor in your corner is especially important come negotiation time. This is more than just a financial arrangement, it’s an emotional one, as well. Selling your home can mean a job change, school changes for your children, and possibly leaving behind everything familiar to you and your family. People will be coming in and out of your home, sizing it up for themselves. Your realtor wears many hats, and helping you with your emotional transition is a priority for them. From fielding phone calls about your home to drafting complex paperwork, your realtor will do anything they can to make your home selling process as stress-free as possible.

Step 7: Closing- Once you’ve finally accepted an offer on your home, inspections will be done to satisfy both the buyer and their mortgage lender. Many sale agreements are incredibly complex and feature a number of qualifications and fine print. Your realtor is familiar with these documents and can help guide you through the process.

Step 8: Moving- Depending on how far you’re moving, you may require the assistance of a professional mover. Large, bulky items like television sets and furniture are not generally accepted by companies like FedEx or UPS. Consider not only the cost to move, but other factors like time and proper equipment. Though professional movers may seem pricey at first, when you look at the time and money to get similar results, you may re-consider. Be sure to get moving estimates in writing and compare several companies. Ask for discounts and be sure to only use licensed, bonded movers. Also make a checklist so that you’re organized and efficient.

Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. We’re always available and looking forward you helping you with any of your real estate needs!

Staging

Having a well staged home is an important step in the buying/selling process as it influences how quickly your home is sold and also the price it fetches. A successful home staging process requires a good plan. Here are some of the steps that would give you excellent results.

Individual Room Checklists

BATHROOMS

Wash the bathroom counters and clear any clutter. Place toothbrush(s), knickknacks, soap, razors and miscellaneous items in a drawer or cabinet.

Hamptons HomesLeave out a new bottle of hand soap or a clean bar of soap together with hand towel.

Hamptons HomesFolding towels in thirds on the rack gives a good impression. Purchase new towels if necessary.

Hamptons HomesLeave shower stalls and tubs empty save for the necessities.

Hamptons HomesAlways keep the toilet lid closed.

Hamptons HomesKeep garbage cans empty and cleaning supplies out of sight.

Hamptons HomesNo drips! Repair all plumbing, faucets, running toilets.

Hamptons HomesClean or repair/replace worn caulking around tubs, sinks, counter tops.

Hamptons HomesThe shower curtain should be clean or replaced with a new one.

Hamptons HomesAll cracking peeling areas should be repaired and moldy areas cleaned. If necessary repaint these areas.

Hamptons HomesMake your showers and tubs look sparkling clean and neat by giving them a fresh bead of silicone caulking at the edges.

BEDROOMS

Make the beds daily and if necessary replace beddings. Arrange pillows nicely on top of bed and store any extra bedding, stuffed animals, etc

Hamptons HomesLeave nothing on night stands, dressers, etc.

Hamptons HomesRemove all clothes from the bedroom floors and keep any magazines, books or any other materials under the beds.

Hamptons HomesClose all closet doors. For walk-in closets, maintain clean floors and remove any laundry and clutter from the floor.

Hamptons HomesEnsure the closets’ doors open without creaking sounds. Also keep the closets neat by arranging items well. Purchase baskets or hanging organizers to help maintain a neat and clean space.

Den, Family room, Living room, Sun room

Ensure coffee tables and end tables are cleared and clean.

Hamptons HomesKeep ashtrays and pet bowls out of sight.

Dining Room

On the dining tables, leave only a center piece or other decorative items.

Hamptons HomesMake the room look bigger by removing extra table leaves and storing

Kitchen

Minimize all clutter and unnecessary items from countertops and put in cabinets or drawers

Hamptons HomesPurchase organizers for cabinets and drawers to create a cleaner look and help smaller spaces appear to have more room.

Hamptons HomesRemove and store all small kitchen appliacnes like toaster, blender, coffee maker

Hamptons HomesTake all pictures, magnets, drawings, etc off of the refrigerator and store.

Hamptons HomesFix any broken counters and grout any loose tiles.

Hamptons HomesEnsure the stovetop and the oven are clean and replace any badly stained burner pans.

Hamptons HomesClean and empty the kitchen sink and counters.

Hamptons HomesRemove all soaps, sponges and supplies from the sink and keep them out of sight.

Hamptons HomesCheck that all the bulbs are working properly and replace with high wattage bulbs if more light is needed.

Outside the house

Repair any broken fences and repaint if necessary.

Hamptons HomesPaint or stain your front door. You may also retouch the house with paint if it is painted.

Hamptons HomesCheck any broken panels and replace them.

Hamptons HomesPickup and store any clutter in your lawn

Hamptons HomesRemove dead plants and weeds from your planting areas and trim your lawn.

Hamptons HomesCreate an inviting entrance by putting a mixed planter on either side of the front door

Hamptons HomesCreate curb appeal by keeping the lawn cut at all times and planting flowers in the front yard

Hamptons HomesSweep walkways clean and stain the decks.

Hamptons HomesCheck the roof for dry rot and moss in the gutters and clean regularly.

Hamptons HomesSweep and organize the garage so that it is neat.

Hamptons HomesDecorate the patio or deck with flowers and arrange patio furniture into a warm inviting living space.

Home Staging Basics:

Remove all family photos to create space and cut down on clutter. Potential buyers will want to imagine their own things in your home and by eliminating personal mementos you give them the ability to place themselves into those spaces.

Create a welcoming smell in your home by using light scents to remove bad odors which may discourage potential buyers. Place candles around in strategic places like by the garbage in the kitchen, in bathrooms and entry ways. Lighting them before a showing can create an enticing environment when entering the home.

Make sure your windows are clean and functioning properly. Clean windows bring more light into your home and make smaller spaces look bigger.

Repair all broken items. Take the time to make the small repairs around your home that you have been lagging on. Look around your home and try to imagine it from the buyers perspective. Taking the time to repair holes in the wall, replace broken windows, put some WD-40 on squeaky doors and make any necessary general repairs.

Create more space in your house by either rearranging your furniture or moving to other rooms.

Keep your floors and walls sparkling clean by vacuuming carpets and hard wood floors, scrubbing and cleaning tiles and grout all over your house.

To eliminate lingering bad odors, empty your garbage daily.

Remove and store seasonal clothes from closets.

Rent a storage space. Remove all visible storage boxes from closets and garage.

Use mirrors generously. A mirror at the end of a long hallway makes the home look bigger. A mirror opposite the bathroom vanity pushes walls back and makes small bathrooms appear bigger.