List with Dave... Sell with Dave
Listing properties is my favorite part of my job. I love working with sellers to find a perfect price, establish a plan, and then execute on it. I will work very closely with you to get your property sold for the highest amount and in the timeframe that is best for you.
Here is my listing to sell process:
Let's Get Together
Selling a house is is a very personal experience. During the process, you need to make sure that you are working with someone that you trust and someone that makes you feel comfortable (even during uncomfortable conversations that might come up). I'd love the chance to have a chat with you (either over coffee up here, or by phone) to see if we are a good fit to work together. If it doesn't feel like we're on the same page, I'm happy to recommend another agent.
A Successful Seller Thinks Like a Buyer
I think the best way to price a house and be competitive in the market is to reverse engineer the process and think like a buyer. We can look at comparable properties in the area to see what buyers are looking at. It's important to look at homes for sale (the competition) but not give their asking prices too much merit, because they are just asking prices & they have not been justified by a buyer. We'll also look at recently sold homes, both around yours and in similar neighborhoods, to see what buyers are paying right now. Based on that information and the level of demand at the time, we'll put the perfect price on your property.
Price Range is Important
Back to thinking like a buyer... we also have to shop like a buyer. I'm surprised when I see a house that is listed for $202,000 or $151,500. While those might be the right numbers, buyers shop online & buyers shop in price ranges. Make sure your property is in the property price range. Listing at $150,000 will expose your property to more of the right buyers than a house listed at $151,000 that is going to look like the worst of the $150,000 to $200,000 range.
How Will it Look Online?
Your buyer is probably looking online, either on local real estate sites, Zillow, Realtor.com, etc. We have to make sure the pictures, video and descriptions are perfect. I will work with you to make sure the best features of your home are highlighted. I update pictures regularly and make YouTube videos that can be shared on many sites including Facebook (a great way for some easy exposure). Professional photography is also a must! I've teamed up with Joe Viger Photography so your house will look the best!
A Great Source of Buyers
Since I manage vacation rentals, I have a unique ability to market your home to a very targeted group of people who have already demonstrated that they love the area. My database of past renters is a great place to find a buyer for your property.
It's All in the Feedback!
Every time your property is shown, I will follow up with the buyer's agent for feedback on the showing. Feedback directly from the market can be some of the most valuable insight & we will use that information to make any repairs, improvements, adjustments in price, etc.
Bring in the Closer
Once we have a buyer for your property, my experience will become the most valuable. I've been a real estate agent since 2001.... and almost every deal throws you a curveball or two that were not anticipated. I will work with you to coordinate the closing and help you through any obstacles. What might come up... Here are a few things that I've seen in the last year:
- Need for private road agreements
- Septic encroachments on neighboring properties
- Undischarged mortgages on the property
- Inspection items that need repair
- Appraisals that don't come in at value
- Buyers with cold feet
- and the list goes on... don't worry - I've seen a lot and will help you negotiate your way through it!
Additionally, since most of my listings are second homes, I am happy to help you coordinate all of the pre-listing and selling procedures. I can help you get the grass cut, the house cleaned, the driveway plowed, the walkway shoveled, the lights & heat on and off, etc. A lot goes into making a property look great for buyers. I will make sure all goes perfectly for you.