Selling Your Gilbert Home with a Top-rated REALTOR® in Gilbert - Cathy Carter
Selling Your Gilbert Home? Most folks will agree that selling a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll make in your lifetime and it can also be a complex process. Considering the relatively small cost and the benefits of hiring a qualified REALTOR® in Gilbert to assist you and the potential risks of not hiring one, it only makes good sense to hire a professional to get your home sold as quickly as possible and for the highest market price. Selling your Gilbert real estate on your own makes you responsible for knowing and following all of the steps and requirements involved in selling a property. A qualified REALTOR® like Cathy Carter can help you at every stage of the selling process. From setting the right asking price to preparing your home to sell to marketing your property to closing the sale, Cathy will put to use her 25 years of experience working with home sellers in Gilbert and the surrounding area and will guide you every step-of-the-way!
Here are 8 good reasons why you want to hire a professional real estate agent like Cathy Carter when selling your Gilbert home:
Typically, the selling process starts with determining a reasonable asking price. Cathy knows the Gilbert market inside and out and can give you accurate, up-to-date information on what is happening in the local marketplace. A licensed, professional real estate agent like Cathy has access to data about recent sales in Gilbert and can help you price your home accordingly. She will protect your investment by making sure you don’t end up giving your home away.
As a licensed REALTOR® in Gilbert, Cathy has access to the MLS, a database of current homes for sale. Information about your home will be instantly available to other agents all across your area. They can conduct searches in the MLS to locate properties their buyer-clients might be interested in. If you try selling your Gilbert real estate on your own, you might not be listed in the MLS and buyers' agents won't bring your home to their clients' attention.
An experienced real estate agent like Cathy can help you get your house ready for sale, point out housing-code or zoning violations, and suggest improvements to help your house sell. Over the years, Cathy has built up an expansive network of real estate industry professionals and can provide referrals of qualified home inspectors or contractors should your home need additional repairs or be brought up to code.
Cathy has access to professional stagers who know how to best showcase your home. Staging a home can increase a home's selling price and the likelihood that it will sell quickly as it helps prospective buyers imagine how they can use the livable space. More and more home sellers enlist the services of home stagers, which makes it very likely that your property will be competing with homes that have been professionally staged.
Given that most buyers search for homes online, it’s important to include high quality, professional photos in your online listing. Homes that use a professional photographer for their listing on average sell $11,000 over market value and sell 50% faster than homes with standard photos. Studies have also shown that 98% of homebuyers judge whether or not to walk through a property by first seeing the listing photos online. Cathy has access to professional real estate photographers who are experts at presenting the features of your home in the best possible light.
Word-of-mouth is an extremely effective way of finding buyers and Cathy is well-connecting and respected in the real estate industry. Marketing your home includes exposing your property to as many potential buyers as possible as well as other real estate agents through the MLS and other cooperative marketing networks.
Cathy knows where and how to advertise your property online as well as which medium, format, and frequency will work best for your market. She understands that the Internet is the first place the majority of home buyers visit to help them in their home search. Your property will be listed in hundreds of locations all around the Internet and get exposure on all the major sites like Zillow, Homes.com, and Trulia, along with many other sites frequented by home buyers. Your home will also be featured on Cathy's own highly-trafficked website - realestatechandler.com.
As a licensed professional real estate agent, Cathy can negotiate with potential buyers and their agents in your place. Cathy can also help you objectively evaluate every buyer’s proposal without compromising your position. The initial agreement is only the beginning of a process of appraisals, inspections, and financing, which can include a lot of potential pitfalls. Cathy can help you write a legally binding agreement that’s a win-win for both parties concerned.
Selling Your Gilbert Home with the Highest-rated REALTOR® in Gilbert - Cathy Carter
Serving the local community since 1994, Cathy provides the kind of knowledge, skills, dedication and personalized service you need and deserve when selling your Gilbert home. She will take the time to listen to your needs and concerns, keep you informed every step of the way, and will go above and beyond to get your home sold as quickly as possible and for the highest market price.
Cathy works hard to build a trusting and long-lasting relationship with her client-family, and the number of clients that are referred to her by previous clients says a lot about her skills and integrity. To find out more about selling your Gilbert real estate, please give Cathy a call today at (480) 459-8488 or you can get in touch here.
CATHY CARTER, ABR, CRS, CDPE
RE/MAX Alliance Group
725 W. Elliot Rd., Suite 111
Gilbert, AZ. 85233