Preparing to sell your Clovis CA home can be daunting. Though it sounds simple enough to do, the whole process can be stressful and involves making countless decisions.
Many of the decisions you’ll be making will have a significant impact on how successful your home selling process will be. That’s why it is critical to get the guidance of a Clovis CA Realtor® when you make important decisions.
You need someone who’ll look out for your welfare and interests, someone who’ll listen, someone who’ll prioritize your needs. You need the support of the best agent you can find.
How to find the best top agent
If this is your first time to sell a home, you’ll face a very common question asked by many home sellers. “Should I sell on my own, or do I sell with the help of a real estate agent?”
Some people think there’s no need to hire a professional to sell the home. They think that all the information needed is already available on the net, and they can successfully sell their own homes. Others feel that it is better to seek the help of a real estate agent because of our experience and skills.
Do you really need a real estate agent to sell your home?
The answer is “Yes, you do.”
Selling your home in Clovis CA is not about posting about the property on your social media accounts and inviting friends and neighbors to check it out.
Selling a property also comes with a mountain of paperwork, mostly legal documents, that require careful perusal and familiarity. If you are unfamiliar with real estate documents, you really should not be handling that on your own.
There are many things involved in home selling that a regular homeowner is not aware of, so having the help of a professional to guide and support is immensely helpful.
How do you choose the best real estate agent?
How do you find the best agent? It takes some effort, but an agents’ records and results speak for itself. Here are few more things you can do to make sure you’ll hire the best one out of the hundreds of RealtorsⓇ in Clovis CA.
It takes some effort, but an agents’ records and results speak for itself.
Here are a few more things you can do to make sure you’ll hire the best one out of the hundreds of RealtorsⓇ in Clovis CA.
- Search online. You’ll find the Internet a great resource of information about the local agents. An excellent agent has a strong online presence and record. You can gauge how good the agent has been through the reviews you’ll see online.
Check out your state’s list of licensed real estate agents. Each state holds a record of the active agents and RealtorsⓇ in the area, so you should be able to find names of people who are located in Clovis.
- Ask for referrals. Another way you can find the best agent is by asking friends, colleagues, neighbors, and any people you know who have sold homes in Clovis for referrals. This way you get a first-hand review of an agent’s performance.
- Create a shortlist. When you’ve gathered all the necessary information, prepare a short list of agents you want to work with. Set a short meeting with each of the names so you can ask them your questions.
- Ask for credentials. Get to know your agent’s professional capability. Learn what trainings he has had so far.
- Ask for references. Don’t be afraid to ask for recommendations. It’s a great way to ask a previous client his or her experience in working with the agent.
Choose an agent who is well-experienced in selling the kind of home you have. Some agents sell everything, others focus on a particular niche. Find the agent who has been selling single-family homes in Clovis CA for at least five years.
Find the right agent to work with may take some time, but it’s worth it especially when you find the best agent to work with.
You need the expertise and experience of someone like me, Jason Nenadov.
What can I, Jason Nenadov, do for you?
Here are some of the things I can help you with:
1. Help price your home correctly.
Your home’s price determines how successful you’ll sell your home. Price it too high and your property will go stale. Price it too low and you’ll be leaving money on the table. You need the right market price so your home can sell fast and for its best price.
Using Comparative Market Analysis, I can help you come up with a listing price that’s right on the value of your home. A Comparative Market Analysis is a report that states the value of your home based on the prices of similar homes in your area. Your CMA document will have a list of all the recently sold, active, and expired listings comparable in size, style, and features of your house.
2. Help prepare your home for sale
Having been a real estate agent for 19 years, I know what buyers look for in homes for sale in Clovis, and can give you advice and suggestions on what to improve or update. I have a great network of professionals who can help you in everything, from home cleaning to house repairs to home staging.
3. Market your home extensively
These days, home selling is not just sticking out a “For Sale” sign on your front yard and waiting for the buyer. In this Internet age, we market the homes not just through print but also online. This increases the reach of the marketing and helps get to those possible buyers who may be interested in your property.
With the help of my highly competent team, I will market your home extensively. I’ll make sure that your home is on all the top real estate sites and different social media platforms. I’ll make sure that your home is being seen by the right clients in the right market.
4. You will benefit from my education and experience
As a real estate agent for 15 years now, you will benefit from my years of experience and my wealth of skills. I’ve always loved real estate and pursued this career by choice. From the start of my career up to now, I’ve helped on to one principle — the real estate process is not about me but it’s all for my clients.
As my client, you are entitled to my time and support for as long as you need it. I will be with you, supporting you all the way from the time you chose me to the time of the closing when you’ve been handed the legal documents and keys of your new house.
5. You can count on my neighborhood knowledge
One of the best advantages you’ll receive from hiring me as your real estate agent is I have extensive market knowledge of the real estate of different neighborhoods in Clovis and Fresno. This knowledge makes it easier to identify comparables in a short amount of time.
I will also inform you of the current market situation of the area, whether it’s a seller’s market or a buyers market. This information is vital to know especially in setting the price.
6. Convenience and better buyer access
Selling a home means getting calls, emails, and questions about the property all the time. As your liaison to the buyers, this is part of my job. I will make sure buyers get all the right information, answer their questions, and schedule showings.
When you sell your home on your own, you have to do everything by yourself, including answering queries about the property at night and being there at the house for home showing (which is not a good idea, by the way.)
What if you have a day job and you can’t be at home for the 2 PM home or weekend show? Home showings can get really inconvenient and stressful. With my help, we can show your home to as many possible buyers as possible, increasing the likelihood of a sale.
7. You will benefit from my negotiation skills
Great agents like me are excellent negotiators because we can negotiate objectively since we don’t have an emotional connection to the property. I can also clearly communicate and justify your listing price.
Being in the real estate business for almost 20 years, I have learned the best way of negotiation so you end up with your fair part of the bargain.
There are so many things I can help you with. Find out more about me and what I can do in this link: http://EquityAssetsRealEstate.com/About-Jason-Nenadov/
What questions should you ask your listing agent?
Selling your Clovis home is one of the most significant transactions you’ll make in life. Therefore, it is crucial that you find someone who is honest and trustworthy. Trusting someone with your hard-earned property can be a tall order, so here are some essential questions you should be asking your listing agent.
1. Do you work as a full-time agent?
Find an agent who can fully commit to helping you sell your home for the fastest time possible for top dollar. Selling your home can be difficult to do when you’re only working with someone who’s doing real estate as a hobby or a part-time job.
2. How many years have you been selling homes in Clovis?
There is no wrong or right answer to this question, but choose to work with an agent who has five or more years of experience in selling homes in your area.
3. How do you plan to market my home?
This is a very important question! You want someone who strong background of marketing techniques for both online and in print.
An excellent agent has a solid portfolio of tactics that used to market your home. These tactics include:
- putting your home on the MLS listing
- advertising for open houses
- preparing flyers and brochures
- marketing your home online on various real estate platforms
- taking professional photos of your home
Choose an agent who has a strong internet presence. That means his marketing team knows how to use the Internet to market your home extensively
4. Why should I choose you? How are you different from other listing agents?
You’ll learn so much from this question. A good agent knows how to highlight his strengths and present them beautifully.
5. What type of market are we in? How will this affect my home’s price?
This question will test the agent’s knowledge of the local market. Depending on the type of market, an excellent real estate agent should be able to answer what type of market your neighborhood is experiencing, and provide suggestions on the best pricing strategy for the market.
6. Will you assist with repairs and home preparation?
You want to clarify with your listing agent how he will help you in preparing your home. Some agents have a team that actually help in coordinating the repair and home preparation effort while others simply put you in contact with third-party contractors.
7. Do you offer staging assistance?
Here is another important question to ask. Staging is essential in home selling. Studies show that homes sell faster and for a higher price over unstaged homes.
In many cases, the listing agents pay for the home’s staging which includes design, delivery, and removal of staging materials. Other listing agents prefer to refer their clients to a staging company.
What qualities should you look for in a real estate agent?
There are so many real estate agents in Clovis that it can be difficult to find if you don’t know what qualities to look for. Check out the key traits you need to find a real estate agent.
1. Good communicator
Selling a property can be difficult if you’re working with an agent who’s not a great communicator. Many things happen in the real estate selling process, so you need an agent who will let you know and help you understand what is happening. You also want someone who responds to your questions and emails.
It is important that a client and agent stay in constant communication.
2. Good listener
On the other end of the communication spectrum is the listener. You want an agent who listens to what you’re saying and not saying. Be wary of an agent who does all the talking.
3. Keeps clients as a priority
A good agent will always put their client’s needs as their priority. You want the clients to feel supported and happy.
4. Follow clients time frame
Some home sellers want their homes sold fast while others are on a more lenient timeframe. A good agent knows his clients’ timeframe and stays in that time frame.
Things happen fast in real estate, so you need to be able to adjust and adapt quickly.
Some people dislike real estate agents because of the reputation that agents are “liers” and “will do anything for a sale”. This is not true at all. Agents, especially Realtors like me, follow a strict code of conduct which includes I cannot lie to you as my clients.
Discipline is a major component of a real estate agent’s success. The best agents are the ones who manage their time, prioritize tasks, and complete their tasks the best they can for the day.
Since real estate agents are entrepreneurs, we have no manager checking on us every hour to see if we are getting things done. That’s wny it is important that agents are disciplined.
Selling your home in Clovis need not be stressful, challenging, or complicated. With the right help, you can sell it successfully and for the best price.
When you’re ready to sell your home and you need the best real estate agent in Clovis CA, call me, Jason Nenadov, at 559-246-8991.
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