Sell Your Home

Using an Agent to Sell Your Home

Are you considering selling your home? Do you need someone to list your home, or SELL your home? If you are looking to list your home, well, we cannot help you. But if you are looking for someone to sell your home you are in the right place! We specialize in selling homes, not carrying listings!

The most important decision you have to consider is who you want to represent you in selling your house. Having a great real estate agent will help you sell your home for the best price in the best amount of time.

What should you consider when choosing an agent?

An internet presence: Approximately 80-90% of homebuyers are now searching online. The trend has moved from print advertising such as the newspaper to advertising more heavily on the internet. You want to use an agent who changes with the trends. It is important for your agent to have a strong internet presence with information about themselves and their listings.

Advertising: Don’t be afraid to ask a potential agent how they advertise their listings. This is an important piece to your decision. A large portion of their advertising should be done online to reflect current trends but that should not be the only source of advertising.

Honest Advice: Your agent needs to be honest with you. When you are selling your home we know that you want to make the best profit possible however some agents may suggest a high selling price just to get the listing over another company. Your agent needs to be completely honest with you about the pricing of your home. Overly priced homes do not get as much traffic and generally expire without a sale.

Knowledge: Your real estate agent needs to be knowledgeable about real estate and the market in this area. Your agent needs to know what homes are selling for in your area, what buyers are looking for, etc.

Listing Your Home

At Backyard Realty Group, we have agents who are honest, knowledgeable and experienced who want to help you with all of your real estate needs! Our agents will prepare a market analysis of how they think your home should be priced, which is based upon research and facts. Our agents will present this information to you to help you determine a fair selling price.

We realize that you want to make a profit off of your investment but we will be completely honest with you about market conditions. We will not recommend a sales price just to win you over; we will help you determine a price that will bring in traffic. We sell homes – we DO NOT carry listings!

Request a Proposal

Our Agents will:

  • Run a computer-based analysis to retrieve relative comparisons to help you price your home
  • Assist with preparing your home for showings and recommend any changes/upgrades to get more curb appeal
  • Place a sign in your yard advertising it for sale as well as a directional sign if applicable
  • List your home for sale on various websites including the First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS)
  • Aggressively market your home to potential buyers and buyer’s agents
  • Market through various print advertising venues – we frequently send out postcards, brochures, etc., which bring new buyers to our website to search open listings
  • Assist in selling your home in any way possible (i.e. open houses, virtual tours, etc – when applicable)
  • Help with the negotiation process
  • Be your real estate agent for life!

Getting Started

Prepare To Sell Your Home

Are you ready to list your home for sale? The process is very easy!

  1. Contact an agent to set-up a meeting or use our contact us page with your requests.
  2. Meet with your potential agent and ask them all of the questions you have to ensure that you feel comfortable with the process. The agent will walk you through the steps of preparing your home for sale.
  3. When you have officially decided to list your home for sale you will sign a Listing Agreement that will allow your agent to list your home for sale. Your agent will explain this agreement in its entirety and answer any of your questions.
  4. Your agent will speak with you regarding their recommendations on what they think you should do to prepare your home for sale as well as do the research to help you properly price your home.
  5. Your agent will take pictures of your home and start advertising your home immediately!

We are ready to help you with this process. Give us a call today!