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Home Seller – Frequently Asked Questions

Selling your home isn’t like selling an item on Ebay. It’s hard, emotional, and complicated. It can seem like a daunting and overwhelming process, but there is hope and help. When considering selling a home, several questions may arise. We’ve provided some of the most common questions that our agents hear from sellers – along with their answers.

How do you determine how much my home is worth?

The most common method to determine the value of your home is by completing a comparative market analysis (CMA). A comparative market analysis is an in-depth evaluation of recently sold “comparable” homes in the past 6-12 months. Considerations that a professionally completed “CMA” include, but is not limited too:

  • Square footage
  • Number of bedrooms and bathrooms
  • Upgrades to kitchen
  • Window quality
  • Roof age
  • Lot features
  • Location
  • Style of residence
  • Flooring type

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What steps should I take to prepare my home for sale?

A Custom Fit Real Estate Agent will be able to provide you with recommendations to prepare your home for sale and present it in the best light possible. We offer professional cleaning and landscape services, as well as our exclusive Update Before You Sell program that can provide you with more in-depth updates – using our money and in-house Licensed General Contractor.

What common closing expenses can I expect as a home seller?

Typical home seller closing expenses include the abstract and title search, instrument survey, real estate commissions, and transfer taxes (also known as revenue stamps).

Can you recommend service providers who may be needed throughout the home transaction?

As a top Real Estate Brokerage in Las Vegas, we have access to high quality mortgage professionals, an in-house Licensed General Contractor, movers, or other services needed throughout the home selling process.

How frequently and by which methods should I expect communication with you on the sale of my home?

At a bare minimum, you should expect to hear from your Custom Fit Realtor at least once a week. Our communication methods are tailored to your individual preference. Email, text messaging, phone conversations, and face-to-face interaction are all forms of communication we offer.

What should I do to prepare my home for showings?

A home that is well prepared for home showings will likely sell faster than it’s competition. Make sure your home is cleaned, free of clutter, bright, and that no foul odors are present before a home showing occurs with a prospective buyer.

Should I be present during private showings or open houses at my home?

No. When a seller is present during a private showing of their home, potential buyer’s can feel uncomfortable to talk open and freely with their Realtor about your home – as to not offend you, the seller. The best way to approach this is to leave shortly before the scheduled showing and return once you are certain the buyer and their Realtor have left your home.

Are open houses required when selling my home?

Open houses are not required when selling your home and are based on your preference. Open houses provide more eyes on the property and allow potential buyers to see the house in-person without having to schedule a private showing.

How much commission do you charge to sell my home?

Commission can vary, but the typical commission is about 6% of the home’s sale price which is shared with the buyer’s agent. We have three commission offerings. Each commission level provides varying added benefits to the sale of your home.

How do you plan on marketing my home?

A comprehensive marketing strategy is utilized for each Custom Fit Real Estate listing. Utilizing our professional marketing company, your home will be marketed through “traditional” avenues and maximum online exposure. We have a strong Google and social media presence, which we use to captivate potential buyers.

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