How to Sell Your Home in Charlottesville

Charlottesville is a wonderful town situated at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is located near hikes, biking, and kayaking locations as well as being close to snow for those who love winter sports. There are wineries and breweries, wonderful restaurants, great college sports and many historic sites too. There is no shortage of things to do and enjoy in Charlottesville, which makes it an easy place to sell your home.

There are some steps that you will need to take when selling any home, and one of the most important considerations is establishing the value of your home.

How to Value Your Home

The process of valuation for homes requires more than looking at an online assessment tool. Here’s a look into our process.

Before we set the sales price of your house, we’ll run a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) that will show the listing price of similar houses in the area as well as the prices at which the houses actually sold. Additionally, the analysis will give us information about houses currently on the market and about houses that were on the market but never sold.

Next, we’ll ask you about your goals in selling the house. Everyone who sells a house has different goals that need to be factored in when calculating the selling price.

Is your goal to get the maximum sales price for your house?
– If so, are you willing to have your house on the market for many months?

Is your goal to sell your house quickly?
– If so, are you willing to sacrifice some of your potential profits to sell more quickly?

Would you like to establish a balance between selling your house quickly and selling at the top end of market value?

Market conditions will play a role in setting the sales price of your house. We’ll factor in how quickly houses are selling in your area, interest rates, the strength of the school system, and finally whether it is a buyer’s or seller’s market.

We’ll then recommend a price at which to list your house to meet your goals in the local market.

 

Preparing Your Home Up For Showings

It can be challenging to show your home to potential buyers when you are living in it, but it’s important to put in the effort to try and keep your home “show” ready to be looked at by potential buyers at all times until it sells. Not to worry, we help guide you with the assistance of our stagers and professional photographers to show you home in the best light!

How an Agent Can Help You

As your real estate agent, we know all of the ins and outs of selling homes and we can help take the pressure off of you related to showing your home and arranging open houses. We will also handle all print and online advertising as well as navigate the sale process itself, which can be a big help toward making the process easy and seamless for everyone involved.

Negotiations

You might find that you get more than one offer for your home. This can lead to a bidding war or might require that you choose between two offers that come in with similar price and terms. Offers over listed price can also occur and you will need to decide if you want to take that offer or wait to see just how high over the sales price you can get.  There may be inspections associated with the sale and many dates and deadlines to met. Some buyers will want to buy items that are not actually included in the sale like furniture or other items in your home and you will need to decide if this is all right with you.

Assisting you with the process and giving you guidance is part of our service.  Our objection is to make the task of selling your home as seamless as possible.

 

Utilize Our Expertise!

We aim to bring as much value as possible to your home sale process, achieving the highest price and terms in the least amount of time with as little frustration as possible!