ASSESSMENT OF YOUR
NEEDS AND THE
KNOWLEDGE OF YOUR
REAL ESTATE MARKET
CLOSING THE DEAL
Assessment of Your Needs and the Property
Our process begins with a seller assessment to clarify your motivations and draw up a basic time frame for the selling process. We will work to calculate your net proceeds and determine an appropriate listing price.
Our listing services include a home walk-through consultation. We’ll even provide you with contacts and help coordinate getting your home just right for it’s debut to the market. Items we will focus on: (click each header for downloadable checklists)
Keeping your landscape pristine, and adding creative touches to your yard, such as colorful annuals, will create an immediate impact on passers-by and potential buyers.
Simple upgrades such as window repairs, pressure washing, and a fresh coat of paint in the most frequently used rooms will instantly brighten up the property.
Keep your property uncluttered, sweet-smelling and well-lit from top-to-bottom. One of the first things buyers notice when they walk in is smell. Put away pet bowls, litter boxes, etc. and try to eliminate pet and food odors as much as possible. We recommend cleaning out your HVAC vents and replacing the filter and have your carpets cleaned to help with this. The Doakes Team will provide a pre-listing consultation and share how you can improve the staging.
We are very familiar with the legal procedures involved in disclosures and are ready to help you develop a thorough disclosure statement beneficial to both you and the buyer, as well as suggest home improvement measures before placing your property on the market (such as termite and pest inspections). Important documents to complete and have on file before listing are the Seller’s Property Disclosure, the survey, floor plan, etc. Potential buyers will appreciate seeing these items upfront.