HOME BUYING

Despite slowdowns in some markets, housing remains a good long-term investment. Homeownership offers immediate benefits and long-term value. Homeowners accumulate wealth for the future while enjoying the benefits of a shelter that they can use improve and sell.

No two buying experiences are the same, but some people find the process of buying a home a little daunting and sometimes overwhelming. Finding the right real estate agent can make you a savvy consumer and improve you overall experience. A Grand Avenue Agent can help you capitalize on current market opportunities and assist you in making an informed decision to get you on your path home.

Here’s why a Grand Avenue Agent is right for you:

-Our local knowledge of neighborhoods, schools, markets condition
-Technology gives us an edge- you will enjoy the resources available on grandavenueca.com
-We are ready and able to make a full-time commitment to your goal
-We have In house Mortgage specialists who can assist you with home financing
-We have In house property management specialists who can find renters and manage your properties
-We have In house construction teams who can assist you with any remodeling you might want to do on your home.

 

HOME SELLING

A key part of the marketing plan is setting the list price. If a home is priced too low, you won’t benefit from the optimal profit. If a home is priced too high, potential buyers may be scared away. To determine the best asking price review the cost of recently sold homes, evaluate the competition and study marketplace trends.

Grand AVENUE Sales Associates are 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.

Create a Marketing Plan for Your Home
Selling can entail a variety of marketing strategies. Once listed, it's likely that the home will be quickly entered into the local MLS (Multiple Listing Service) and placed on grandavenueca.com. Much of an agent’s work will be quiet and unseen – yet important. The quiet telephone calls, the work with contacts, arranging for and marketing open houses, the follow-ups with open-house visitors, conversations with ad respondents, web postings and other outreach efforts are all part of the process required to sell homes.

Your agent will create a marketing plan for your home that will help distinguish it in your local marketplace and attract buyers to your property. This may include posting your listing on the Internet, holding an open house and more. Your Grand Avenue Sales Professionals often use the Grand Avenue Customized Marketing System to create a personalized selling program for clients. Its purpose is to sell a home at the best price possible in the shortest amount of time.

Showing Your Home for Sale
Although the buyer is a guest in your home, you want the buyer to imagine owning the home. You don't want to make the buyer feel like an intruder.

Now it's time to get your home ready for the spotlight. Start with a good cleaning, then eliminate any clutter, add a fresh coat of paint and tidy up the yard. Talk to a Grand Avenue real estate agent about other tips that can help boost a home's curb appeal and impress potential buyers once they're in the door. One way to make a home more attractive is to purchase a Home Protection Plan. This insurance protects you, the seller, from paying repair or replacement costs of major items during the listing period. It also protects the buyer during their first year of homeownership.

 

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