Why Hire an Agent? Studies show that sellers who use a real estate agent generally get a better price than those who choose to sell the home themselves. As an agent it is our job to stay up to date on the latest market trends and fluctuations. Utilizing an agent means no surprises during the selling process, as you will have latest information at critical junctures in the process. Let us put our experience to work for you to ensure you get the best price for your home!
Before Your Home is Listed Prior to listing your home, you’ll want to ensure everything is in good showing condition before buyers start to tour the home. Here are some important things to consider:
Now is the time to put things in storage, clean out the basement and garage and start preparing to show your home. Remove any family photos or personal items. Remember, you want buyers to see themselves in your home!
Touch up both interior and exterior paint.
Clean or replace carpet in areas with heavy wear.
Keep the interior and exterior clean and odor free.
Trim any overgrown bushes, mow the lawn and keep it free of leaves or snow. Make sure the front of the home is clean and appealing. You want to make a strong first impression!
Find Potential Problems Early
Once you’ve completed these steps you may want to hire someone to perform a pre-listing inspection. Buyers will be hiring professional inspectors too; this is your chance to find and address problems before it’s time to sell.
Professional Staging Consider hiring a professional stager to help give buyers the appeal they’re looking for.
During the Listing Period You’ll need to plan to have something to do during the times potential buyers visit your home. If initial offers don’t meet your expectations, don’t dismiss them immediately. You may need to consider lowering your asking price if months go by with few or no offers. However, by working with your agent you will be able to arrive a price that works for all parties.
I used Jeff as my realtor when I sold my home. He was flexible with my time table, and helpful in getting my home ready for sale. My house sold in less than two weeks, with two offers. He was incredibly respectful of my home, especially with frequent showings, and an all around trustworthy guy! I moved out of state, and he continued to check in on my home until the closing day and stayed in touch for all lose ends even after closing! I would definitely use him again if I ever moved back to Rhode Island.
Loren A Bauerband
Jeff helped us sell our house and buy a new one. He helped us price our house and we sold it very quickly and got an excellent offer. He also was good at giving us advise when looking at the house, because he knows the area well and he knew we were buying in an area were our house price would continue to go up.
Jeff is amazing and I highly recommend him to anyone looking to sell or purchase a home in the area in and around Pawtuxet Village and beyond. He is, first and foremost, a people person; super approachable, gregarious and kind. His knowledge of the area and real estate is unsurpassed. One way that Jeff keeps his pulse on the community is through the café he owns, Little Falls, which truly is the heart of Pawtuxet Village. If you are looking for anything new coming up for sale, he’ll be the first to have heard of it. If you’re looking to sell, he’ll have a slew of connections with people looking to purchase. My family and I have sold and purchased several homes thanks to Jeff’s expertise. Jeff is a great real estate agent, a pleasure to work with and a gem of the Pawtuxet Village community. I could not recommend anyone more highly.
I was referred to Jeff by a local friend of mine. I contacted him to assist us in a house purchase and he was available, responsive and knowledgeable right from the start. He got a clear understanding of what my husband I were looking for in a home and we looked at several homes together. He was tactful in his negotiations and always provided us information about each step in the process. My husband and I just moved into our new home and could not be more pleased with how smoothly the closing process went. Jeff is a genuine sincere man who clearly loves what he does and cares about his clients.