The most important service I provide as a licensed Tennessee Real Estate Professional that helps my friends and neighbors in Andersonville, Concord Farr, Concord Farragut, Fountain City, Friendsville, Knox, Knoxville, Loudon, Louisville, Maryville, and Powell real estate markets is helping them to evaluate their homes for marketability. Some brokerages do a once–over to get the information to put into the various information fields in the listing. However, I go much more into the detail of the features, characteristics, and conditions of your home.
I always take advantage of the Tenessee Association of Realtors "Coming Soon" program that allows me to showcase your home to the market, building a buzz for two weeks, during which time you and I do a thorough inspection of your home with a whole lot of details in mind. Every buyer who sees your home will compare it to other homes in your area and price range. How it compares is critical to how quickly you sell it and for what price. I’m going to work with you in several areas of concern:
- Interior features & characteristics – While the number of bedrooms and baths is not something you’ll be changing to compete better with other homes, you do need to objectively compare them in order to end up with a listing price that will get your property sold. Some things I can consider for improvements, others I just need to know how your home compares to other homes buyers will be seeing. Other features/characteristics:
- Built date and obsolescence
- Floors & walls condition, paint, etc.
- Kitchen features
- Room sizes
- Lighting, skylights, windows
- Exterior – That “curb appeal” thing really does mean something. When a prospective buyer first drives up in front of your home, they’re going to get a first impression that is very important. I help you to look at things like landscaping, exterior paint, and condition. Here is an area in which small expenditures can yield big results. It’s a fact that some buyers will ask to leave without ever stepping across the threshold if they get a bad first curb appeal impression.
- Condition – Minor repairs can also make a major difference. Many buyers assume that a need for minor repairs indicates a general lack of fundamental maintenance over time. They’ll discount their offer, if they make one, thinking they’ll have a lot of work to do to bring the home to a good condition. So, I’m honest with you about things that I see and buyers will see and consider in their evaluation. From cracked window panes to scarred walls or doors, we’ll let you know what we believe is important and make suggestions.
I’m here to make sure that your home enters the market in the very best competitive position possible. A thorough and objective evaluation is an important step.