Be it a job transfer, need for a larger home, needing to downsize, going through a significant life change, or just needing a new place to “hang your hat”, The Melton Team is here to help you with listing your home and getting it SOLD!
Before putting your home on the market, there are several steps, factors and conditions that must be completely embraced to ensure success! The following pages are dedicated to helping sellers navigate through today's market!
Prior to Your Listing Appointment with The Melton Team
- Know approx. what you owe on your home,(to include all mortgages/equity lines on the home) and disclose to The Melton Team. Have you re-financed your home since you originally purchased it? Are there any penalties associated with paying off your mortgage early?
Remember, mortgage payments are made in a rears,(the payment you make on the 1st of each month actually paid for the month before). Essentially, your actual “pay-off” will include all principle, interest, taxes and insurance that are due up to the point the deed transfers to the new owners. It's imperative for us to know this info up-front.
- Make a list of improvements that have been made to your home and when they were made. Make another list of “improvements” you feel should be made prior to listing your home. Share this info with your listing agent. The Melton Team will need this info while doing their comparative market analysis(CMA) as well as when we make recommendations regarding necessary or unnecessary improvements. *See Stage 3 “Staging Your Home” for helpful tips!
- Be candid with The Melton Team regarding your expectations regarding profit, market time, long/short-term goals concerning housing, whether you'll be interviewing multiple agents, when you plan to put your home on the market and customer service! Remember, each of us judge ourselves by our intentions but others by their actions. The Melton Team strives to deliver what we promise and work with you to achieve a common goal...getting your home SOLD for the most money the market will support!