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Top Dollar and Fast

In an ever-changing real estate marketplace, listing your home, or putting it on the market, at just the right time is critical. Omaha continues to be a favorable market for sellers. Let me assist you in making sure buyers find and fall in love with your property. I’ve been successfully selling homes for over five years. On average my listings were on the market for just 17 days in 2015. My clients saw an average sales price that was 99.05% of their list price.

Here are the steps we will go through to get your home sold quickly, and for top dollar.

  1. Decide to sell your home

Only you can decide if it’s the right time to move. Is your job relocating? Is your family growing? Are you downsizing? Are you getting married? Whatever the reason, I’m here to help you both sell your home and buy your next one.

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  1. Let’s Meet

In recent years, home selling has become more complex with new seller disclosure statements, longer agreement forms and a range of environmental concerns. I will take the lead and successfully guide you through all of the forms, financing, inspections, marketing, pricing and negotiating. I know the community and the sales process well. I will use my expertise to present data supporting the best list price that will sell your home for top dollar quickly. At the meeting, I will tour your home and present a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA)-recent comparable sales in your neighborhood. We will agree on a list price and sign a listing agreement.

  1. Marketing & Strategy

Home selling is part art, science, marketing, strategy, and negotiation. Several factors, including market conditions and interest rates, will determine how much you can get for your home. It’s my job to be informed and objective.

Your home is a place where you’ve lived and made memories. I respect that and also understand that buyers will see your home as a product. Together we will decide what improvements to make, what will be included in the sale (home warranty, washer, and dryer, assistance with closing costs, etc.) and how best to prepare your home for sale.

  1. Prepare Your Home

Your home being market-ready is essential to a quick and top dollar sale. After touring your home, there may be a number of things we need to do to prepare it for sale. Don’t worry. I have a list of industry professionals who will prepare bids and complete the job so your home shows well and sells quickly. Not all resale repairs and improvements add value to the sale of your home. I will help you decide what does.

When your home is “open house ready”, I will arrange a photo shoot. These listing photos make your home’s first impression. Once the house is listed and the photos are posted, your home is ready for showings.

  1. Marketing & Showings

It’s time to show off your home. Most buyers spend time looking for a new home on the Internet. I will list your home on across multiple websites. I will also get the word out through internal promotion and social media. Of course, I will ensure some of the more ‘old-fashioned’ processes are still at play, such as your yard sign, paper flyers, and even door-knocking if that is what it takes.

We will work together to schedule showings. I use an automated system that allows agents to book it through a quick call. The service will then coordinate with you to make sure the timing is right. You can even approve showings via a text or email! No need to worry about a bunch of different agents calling or trying to keep track of all the different schedules. I will keep you informed every step of the way.

  1. Receive Offer & Negotiate

Once we receive an offer (or multiple offers), I will help you review the standard forms, understand the many transactional issues and negotiate the best terms to meet your goals. I will be promoting and protecting your interests and assisting in getting to closing with a clear and binding sales agreement. Receiving an offer from a pre-qualified buyer is only the beginning of the sales negotiations that I will guide you through. The inspections, appraisal, and underwriting are all phases of the closing process that will need my attention to detail and swift action. I will lead all counter-offers and further negotiations to get your home sold.

  1. Contract to Closing

I will prepare you for the home inspection and appraisal and closely monitor the process to ensure that all actions and contingencies are met on time. If any requests for repairs are made, I will negotiate these on your behalf. You will be busy packing and prepare to move. Before closing, the buyer will have a final walk-through to ensure you have left the house in the agreed upon the condition and with agreed upon fixtures. I will keep you updated on the progress to ensure peace of mind that your home sale will close as agreed upon.

  1. Closing Day

Closing is a formal process where both the buyer and seller are given papers to review, understand and sign, making the sale legal. The property title is transferred to the new buyer and funds are dispersed, including payment to your existing mortgage lender. Keys are presented to the new buyer. You will have moved, perhaps into a new house we’ve found together here in the Omaha area.

Moving is stressful, selling your home shouldn’t be. See why working with a trusted real estate professional will help ease the load and guide you to the results you are looking for.

Ready to sell or curious about what your home is worth?

Contact me today.


Megan Owens, Realtor

“Delivering extraordinary care for extraordinary clients.”

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate

Phone | 402-689-4984     Email | Megan.Owens@bhhsamb.com

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