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Information for Sellers

Selling your home shouldn’t be a stressful ordeal. Making the smart move of choosing a REALTOR® is your first step to ensuring that your investment in your home pays off. Our services and experience allow you to focus on your move while We manage your home sale from our initial consultation to the closing deal, and beyond. We pride ourselves on repeat business and hope you’ll come to understand why.

As Your Agent, We Will:

  • Complete a comparative market analysis that will compare your home’s value to that of your neighbors.
  • Compile a comprehensive plan detailing all the efforts we will employ to sell your home, including Internet and local media.
  • Present your home to as many qualified buyers as possible getting your home maximum exposure.
  • Help you stage your home and generate curb appeal to ensure you get the highest price.
  • Assist with obtaining offers and help you in negotiating the best deal as smoothly as possible.
  • Help you find your next home and answer all of your questions about the local market area, including schools, neighborhoods, the local economy, and more.

Recent Home Sales

What are homes selling for on your street? Feel free to contact us to find out what neighborhood homes are selling for, free of charge, or to receive a more detailed analysis of the value of your home.

Getting the Highest Price for Your Home

Curb appeal is key and could make a difference whether people stop and take a flyer, or drive right by. Here are a few tips to increase the curb appeal of your home. Staging your home is important. Many buyers will stay in your home longer if it’s staged appropriately. We have compiled some ideas to present your home in the most effective manner.

Closing Costs to Expect:

  • Title insurance fees depend on the sales price of the home.
  • Broker’s commission is a full-service fee and will cost anywhere between 5% to 7%.
  • Local property transfer tax, country transfer tax, state transfer tax, and state capital gains tax are the charges that you’ll pay for the privilege of selling your home. Credit to the buyer of unpaid real estate taxes for the prior or current year are variable and depend on when you close and when your taxes are due.
  • FHA fees and costs are all fees are now negotiable between an FHA buyer and seller.
  • Home inspections fees are in some circumstances paid for by the seller and include pest, radon and other inspections.
  • Miscellaneous fees can accrue from correcting problems noticed during the home inspection.

Starting our house search, my wife and I randomly contacted a realty office in Southport, NC. We were lucky to connect with Sarah Smith! We met at her office where we reviewed homes and proceeded to look at all the houses that met our requirements of price, location and style. Sarah was enthusiastic and tireless from beginning to end and filled us in with details about the area. Although we didn’t find a house that first day, a new property came the last day we were there. With some trepidation, as we were leaving the following morning, Sarah quickly arranged for us to see it first. It was the right one for us! Sarah did not only see us through the negotiations and contract signing. She also arranged the inspection; negotiated repairs needed in the contract and followed through with inspection of that work. She also recommended insurance agents and efficiently cleared up glitches that occurred. Much of what she did was above and beyond what we expected and of great comfort since we do not yet live in the area. Sarah communicated with us every step of the way, routinely checking in with our long distance transaction. Sarah was professional in every sense and we recommend her highly! She is a delight!

Sarah fulfilled all of our expectations and went far beyond. We couldn’t have asked for a more impressive, kind, encouraging, and patient realtor who provided expertise that only a well-seasoned experienced and extremely professional realtor could provide. No question that in the future when we make our transition back to sunny coast of North Carolina that we will use Sarah for all of our real estate needs. If you ever wondered who can I trust, who will have the expertise to accomplish the task at hand to find for myself and my loved ones a high quality, beautiful place to call home, or to sell your house in a flash, I urge you to call Sarah. We love her!!!!!!

Tony and Ann Collins
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