Home Seller’s Guide
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Selling your home can be one of the most exciting times or it can be a very stressful time. We work together to make the process simple, straight forward, and as stress-free as possible. We’ll employ a variety of strategies to help get your home sold for the highest price and as quick as possible.
What is the first step to selling my home?
We’ll meet with you at your home and have you give us a tour. We will come equipped with a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA). After touring your home, we will go over comps in your area and determine the best pricing strategy for your home. We will discuss your ideal timeline for selling your home, what you need to get out of your home and even provide you with a Net Proceeds Sheet which will outline how much you will receive from the sale of your home if you were to sell at different prices. If all of the terms are agreed upon, we will enter into a listing agreement and will begin marketing your home for sale.
How is my home’s value determined?
To determine your home’s value, we look at homes in your neighborhood that have sold in the last 6-12 months and find homes with similar square footage, features, property size, etc. We then look at what those homes sold for and how different or better your home is to those and make an appropriate adjustment to our price based on those factors. We try to price your home as close to what you feel it is worth, however, to ensure it sells quickly and for top dollar, we do our best to make our valuations based on real data from sold homes in your community.
What kind of marketing will you do to help sell my home?
We employ a wide variety of marketing strategies to help you sell your home fast and for top dollar. We always start with professional photos of your home, but we may also make suggestions on how to stage your home or remove clutter in order to make it as marketable as possible. We will list your home on Mibor.com as well as many other popular real estate websites like Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, etc. We may also do an open house, or send out mailers, but we put a lot of emphasis on the value of digital marketing. We try to reach buyers where they spend the majority of the time, online and on social media like Instagram and Facebook. Whether we run Facebook ads promoting the best features of your home, shoot drone footage to showcase your home’s beautiful or unique property, or we shoot live videos as we tour your home for potential buyers, we will always make sure your property will get the best visibility possible so the right buyer finds it fast.
How much does it cost to sell my home?
There are many factors that go into the cost of selling a home. We charge our sellers 6% commission of the sale price of the home. This is 3% to the buyers agent and 3% to our agent. In some cases, if we are also helping you buy a home, we can arrange for a lower seller’s fee. There may also be some fees associated with closing costs. Closing costs include things like Title Insurance, lender fees, etc.
How long will it take to sell my home?
Currently the average amount of time to sell a home is 60-90 days. However, that can all depend on market factors, time of year, whether it’s a buyer or seller’s market, if your home is priced appropriately, and more. We do our best to make sure your home gets the most visibility possible and is priced appropriately to ensure it sells as quickly as possible. Many homes sell must quicker than that.
Once my home is listed, how often will I hear from my agent?
We do our best to stay in contact with you as often as possible. We will communicate with you after every showing to provide feedback from the agent, we will communicate on a weekly basis to discuss how often your home was viewed, then we will communicate monthly to discuss if we need to make any adjustments to price, update staging, etc. to give your property the best opportunity to sell moving forward. We are advocates for you and so staying in communication is how we understand your thoughts and feelings about the process, how we can improve, and ultimately to help deliver as much information about what is going on with your listing as possible.
“Julia Pratt was a huge help to our family when we relocated to the LowCountry from Northern Virginia. Our time was limited in trips down and Julia gave us a great look at our next home options and took the time to point out some great spots in Bluffton - couldn’t have been more pleased!”
Home Buyers LowCountry, SC
“Steve Kiser successfully managed and sold an Old Town Bluffton parcel for me over 20 years ago. I now have Kiser & Associates handling two properties for me and have worked with the company on other properties in the past. I give Steve's company 5 stars for knowledge of market conditions, awareness of current government regulations, coupled with a professional approach in dealing with all situations. I totally trust Steve to advise me; he is always a professional.”
Home Owner Bluffton, SC
“From the moment we walked into the office of Kiser and Associates, we felt a wave of assurance! We were warmly welcomed into this family-owned agency, and we immediately sensed that we were standing in a hub of our community. Not only did Steve & Julia patiently & joyfully help us through every step of our home purchase, their love of the lowcountry and their knowledge of the area were a strong foundation for our search. It is a pleasure to recommend Kiser and Associates for all of your real estate needs!”
Home Buyers Bluffton / Pritchardville
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