Resources for Sellers
“Pamela always put our interests first and advised us thoroughly, making herself fully available via phone, text or in-person.” -Bryce and Cassie C., Piedmont
Selling your Home
Congratulations! You have decided to sell your home. But, what’s next?
You understand open houses and last-minute showings. You understand making the home you have loved and cherished look its best. You understand staging options and curb appeal. There are listing agreements, seller’s disclosure forms, and inspections to consider. But, have you thought about external factors impacting the sale of your home? What is happening within your local school district? What is the economic forecast of your community? What services are available within the community? And, what is the status of employment opportunities within the San Francisco Bay area? Knowledge is power! Whether you are up-sizing or downsizing, partnering with a full-service real estate agent, who will best represent your wants, needs, and goals matters.
As a resident of East Bay, Pamela fully understands the ins and outs of the real estate market, the transaction at hand, and that your goals are more than just necessary. They are everything! With enthusiasm and insight, Pamela brings her “A” game as a full-service real estate agent combining her high energy, business smarts, and desire to help others into one career. Partnering with Pamela Strike Fullerton to sell your home will put your mind at ease and get the job done.
WHAT I DO FOR SELLERS
For many clients, selling their home is one of the most important decisions they will make. They understand that they have one chance to make a first impression on buyers. Therefore, thoughtful and thorough preparation is crucial to their timeline and bottom line.
- Educate you about current market conditions
- Establish a budget and timeline
- Stage home with a carefully selected staging professional
- Provide competitive quotes from contractors
- Schedule necessary repairs and pre-sale inspections
PRICING & MARKETING
- Develop pricing strategy after repairs and staging are complete
- Market locally, regionally, and nationally with print and internet media
- Communicate daily about interest level and current market conditions
- Negotiate on your behalf
- Review all offers together and to make certain you understand the details and terms
ESCROW AND CLOSING
- Manage paper flow and removal of contingencies in a timely manner
- Attend inspections, walkthrough
- accompany you for final signing and closing
Get Started on the Right Foot!
- 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 the 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:
- Start Packing
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!
- Spot Paint
Touch up both interior and exterior paint.
- Update Carpet
Clean or replace carpet in areas with heavy wear.
- Extra Cleaning
Keep the interior and exterior clean and odor-free.
- Curb Appeal
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.
- Start Packing
- 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 that 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 at a price that works for all parties.