Get expert answers to all your home selling questions
Navigate the selling process with helpful answers to some common questions. Terrie Cox and her top-notch support staff are happy to answer any additional questions you might have. Contact us any time.
- How do I know I’m choosing the right realtor to sell my home?
- What is a fair asking price for my home?
- Should I sell my home “by owner” to avoid paying a realtor’s commission?
- I’m relocating away from the Portland area. Will Terrie help me sell my home?
How do I know I’m choosing the right realtor to sell my home?
Any good realtor will visit your home and deliver what is called a listing presentation to earn your trust and gain your business. This formal presentation includes detailed information about how your agent proposes to sell your home through networking and advertising. Don’t list your home with an agent who doesn’t provide one. Contact us for a free in-home listing presentation from Terrie Cox.
What is a fair asking price for my home?
When Terrie Cox comes to your home for the listing presentation (see above) she will bring a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) of your home. A CMA compares your home to others like it in Portland and Vancouver that have recently sold, and also to others that are currently for sale. This is a very important way to determine the fair market value of your home.
Will selling my home “For Sale by Owner” save me money on the commission?
Selling your own home can be a tempting option considering that most realtors require a 6% or 7% commission for their work. Here are a few facts to consider before attempting this:
- Over 85% of all homes are sold using a realtor.
- Over 90% of For Sale by Owner homes end up listing on the MLS anyway.
- 90% of buyers are already working with a buyer’s agent, who will be entitled to some commission from you, the seller.
A professional realtor will sell your home as quickly as possible at the maximum price allowed by the market. Given a pro agent’s extensive network of contacts and vast advertising reach, your home will often sell for a higher price than you would get on your own, essentially offsetting the cost of the commission. Choose an agent with the initials CRS, GRI, and ABR behind their name to ensure you’re getting a top realtor.
I’m relocating away from the Portland area. Will Terrie help me sell my home?
Terrie Cox has worked on hundreds of relocations. She will expertly walk you through the process of your corporate relocation and even connect you with an agent anywhere in the country to help you purchase your next home.