Home Sellers

Selling a Maryland homeSelling Your Maryland Home

Your situation has changed and now you’re  thinking about selling your current home in the greater Crofton area, including Bowie, Davidsonville, Gambrills, Odenton or another nearby community.

Selling a home is a complex legal transaction, but that doesn’t mean it has to be an expensive or stressful experience for you. That’s why I created this website, packed full of information and links to other helpful resources that will address your questions and concerns.

Top Three Home Seller Questions

1. What is my home worth in today’s market?

Automated property valuations found on the Internet can be unreliable because they are based solely on public information which may be incomplete or incorrect. An accurate estimate of property value requires a personal visit to see the property firsthand and an objective analysis of 3 things:

Your home – to evaluate the age, location, size, features, and condition of your property.
Recent sales and current listings – to determine what buyers are willing to pay for other properties that have similar characteristics to your property and to identify your competition.
The housing market – to observe the ups and downs of sales statistics for recent real estate sales in the area of your property.

Based on this 3-part pricing strategy and many years of experience, I can determine an accurate estimate of the likely sale price, terms, days on market, and selling expenses for your home.

2. Why do some homes sell more quickly than others?

The biggest mistake made by home sellers and agents alike is to make marketing all about the property, when it should be all about the buyers. No home ever sold without a buyer so, of course, buyers should be the focus of all marketing and other phases of the home sale process..

The answer to your question about why some homes sell more quickly than others can be found in several common sense home selling secrets, which are the foundation of my home selling strategies and the centerpiece of my Blueprint for Selling a Home. You will receive more information about this at our first appointment.

3. How can I attract buyers on Day #1 of my listing?

Does your home say to prospective buyers, “Honey, stop the car, I want that one!”  If it doesn’t, here are five things you can do to improve the curb appeal of your home:

De-clutter, clean, repair, neutralize, and stage the exterior areas of your home. For more information about these 5 Steps to Curb Appeal, click on this 1-minute YouTube video that I posted a few years ago. or read Landscape Your Home to Sell on Bankrate.com.

You will use these same steps to prepare the interior before putting your home on the market.

To maximize the appeal of your home to prospective buyers, Team Woda Real Estate Services includes the services of a professional stager and a professional photographer when we list your home for sale – at no cost to you.  Maybe this is one of the reasons the average days on market for our listings in 2013 was ten, compared to sixty-six in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Choosing the right agent to sell your home

There are many experienced and highly professional real estate agents in the greater Crofton area. How do you choose the right one for selling your home?

90% of today’s home buyers begin their search online, so the Internet is a good place for any home seller to begin their search for an agent. Any agent who can’t be easily found online probaby doesn’t have the know-how to create maximium exposure for your home on the Internet – where home buyers are looking for their next home.

When you’re ready to take the next step toward selling your home, just enter “selling a home” in the subject line of the Contact Form at the bottom of this page and provide your contact information in the message section of the form. When I get back to you, we’ll schedule a few minutes to talk or meet, and you can decide for yourself if I’m the right agent to help you.

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