Why Should You Choose Our Professionals?
You may opt to sell your property independently. There are many excellent reasons, however, why you should choose us to assist you in this important undertaking. We will ensure that you maximize your opportunities in the current real estate market. With our extensive contact networks that we have developed through the many national and international organizations, of which we are members, as well as our current and past clients, we will employ the most effective marketing and advertising strategies for your property. We will also guide you through the complicated paperwork involved, from the initial agreement to the final documents.
There are countless decisions to be made in real estate transactions and many of them will significantly affect whether or not you make a profit or how much time it takes to sell your property.
Your Team Sadler agent serves as your advocate and representative when communicating with buyers, buyer’s agents, and service providers. Team Sadler will help you establish a fair asking price, screen all written offers, discuss the advantages and disadvantages of all written offers, and make counter offers. Team Sadler will advise you on how to present your property in order to appeal to the most buyers. Team Sadler will design a customized marketing plan that will promote your home 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Team Sadler will prepare the closing documents and represent you at closing. They are there to help you navigate through any last-minute obstacles to ensure a seamless transaction.
The agent you select should take time to listen to your goals and clarify your needs. Your agent should understand your unique situation and be genuinely concerned about the outcome of the process. Your agent is your guide and partner in this critical decision.
What To Look For In An Agent.
Selling a home is not only an important financial decision but it’s also a major life decision as well. When choosing a Realtor to work with, consider someone who is committed to their real estate career full-time. There are many part-time Realtors, particularly in a large City such as Houston. Your neighbor with a real estate license may be a lovely person, but if he/she works only one or two transactions per year, then the likelihood is that he/she may not be at the top of their game.
Typically, a full-time Realtor keeps up with the constant changes of the real estate market conditions, real estate laws and contracts, and the many other moving parts that are involved in the buying and selling of homes which allows a full-time real estate agent to properly represent the best interests of their clients. Full-time Realtors are continually building their contacts and their network of potential clients on a daily basis. The part-timer may not take their real estate career quite as serious. These are just some of the things that should be carefully considered when choosing a Realtor that you want to work with, as this can lead to liability issues to buyers and sellers alike.
The following are a couple of factors to keep in mind when looking for a listing agent:
1. Education. The most important factor in choosing a real estate professional is their education in the real estate industry. Our professionals have advanced training and education, allowing them to be among the top agents in the world and earning prestigious designations in the various fields of real estate.
2. Experience and Expertise. You want a full-time agent who is familiar with your area and with the type of property you intend to sell. Does he or she employ a diverse range of marketing and advertising strategies? How tech-savvy is your agent? How many similar properties has he or she been able to sell in the past? The full-time Realtor will be more in tune with the realities of the real estate market since they are involved and interact in the business on a daily basis.
3. Availability and Commitment. Your agent should be capable of prompt and decisive action during the course of selling your property. Does your agent make it a point to keep in touch with you constantly? Can your agent easily be contacted in case of emergencies or even for the simplest questions? Is your agent available on the weekends or in the evenings when most buyers are out looking?
4. Rapport. Does your agent take the time to listen to your goals and clarify your needs? Can your agent understand your unique situation and be genuinely concerned about the outcome of the process? Your listing agent will be your guide and partner in this crucial decision, so it is important to find one with whom you can get along. Nothing says more about who you are or how you live than where you live, therefore, you need to make sure that your real estate professional is someone who understands you and your needs. It is important to trust your Realtor and to at least moderately like them as a person. This is someone who you will entrust to work on your behalf and with whom you will be in very close communication for the duration of your real estate transaction.
If, after your first meeting you feel for some reason that they are not a good fit, it is generally best to move on and to find a different Realtor that you feel confident and more comfortable working with. It is best that this be discoverer earlier on vs. working with the real estate agent for months and then to decide this. That would not be good form and best if avoided. If you don’t feel like you “mesh” or not a good “fit”, move on! Both parties will most likely be happier and your transaction will go much smoother for it.
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Why Hire a Team Sadler Realtor?
- Uncompromising integrity
- Client priorities are first and foremost
- Experienced and professional
- Consistent communication and prompt follow through
- Outstanding negotiation skills
- Provide excellent customer service with utmost passion
- Exceptional knowledge of the real estate market
- Excellent reputation with the public and the real estate community
- Resourceful and pragmatic problem solver
- We work hard and we have fun while doing it. Who want’s a Realtor that doesn’t love what they do?
How Much Does It Cost to Sell My Home? What Are The Closing Costs?
The question on most people’s mind when Buying a home or Selling a home is “How much is it going to cost me”?
Knowledge Regarding Buyers Agents and The Buying Process:
- The buyer’s agent commission is paid by the seller – not you. Hiring a buyer’s agent is like hiring a personal real estate trainer (to move you through the buying process) for free.
- A buyer’s agent can sell you any home on the market or any home coming on the market. If you can buy it, a buyer’s agent can most likely help you buy it far more efficiently and at a better price and with preferred terms. Click Here to View Homes For Sale.
The truth is that using a Realtor to help you find that dream home doesn’t cost you a dime! FREE SERVICES, That’s right, the buyer does not pay for the services rendered by a Realtor. When purchasing a home, you will pay fees and costs but most of them will be associated with your loan. Once an offer has been made on a home, the home buyer will generally pay an “Option Fee” to the seller which is usually $100.00 to $250.00 but varies depending on each individual situation. The home buyer will have to pay the “Earnest Money” which is usually 1% of the sales price. Both of the checks will be cashed and credited back to the buyer if the sale of the home closes.
If the sale of the home does not close and the contract terminates or falls through the seller will keep the “Option Fee” that was paid. Typically, the “Earnest Money” is refunded back if financing falls through or a contingency is not met. Beyond these fees the home buyer will have to pay the title company’s escrow fee (approx. $250.00 – $400.00) and several other nominal charges. The majority of the money that a buyer pays is to their lender. Therefore, it is important that you use a lender that you trust. Ask a Team Sadler Realtor and we will be happy to help.
When selling your home, unfortunately you will have more costs associated with selling your home than when buying a home. Typically, the average costs associated with selling your home is approximately 9% of your sales price.
Below is a breakdown of these fees:
Commission: 6% of final sales price of your home – 3% to the listing agent and 3% to the buyer’s agent
Title Policy: Flat Fee is determined by the Texas State Board of Insurance based on sales price
Deed: approximately $95.00
Home Warranty: approximately $475 (price varies based on age of home, whether home has a pool or not, and if the home is over 5,000 sq. ft.)
Escrow Fee: $250 and up – the titles company’s closing transaction fee.
Pro-Rated Taxes: In Texas property taxes are paid in arrears, therefore you will owe taxes from January 1st through the day of closing. The actual dollar amount will depend on the tax assessed by County Tax Office. If you have an escrow account with your mortgage holder, then this amount should be refunded to you approximately 4 to 6 weeks after the close date, so be sure that you provide them with you forwarding address.
Sales Price: $200,000
Title Policy: $1,377
Home Warranty: $475
Escrow Fee: $250
Pro-Rated Taxes: $3,700 ( this is not an actual figure but for example purposes only)
Total Costs: $17,897
Net Before Current Loan Payoff: $182,103
If you have any questions about the current value of your home or would like to discuss the possible sale of your home please give Team Sadler a call or fill out the form below. We will be happy to help you figure out an asking price for your home and provide you with a closing cost analysis based on your specific information. The above is for example purposes only and fees may differentiate or vary based on certain circumstances. Verify all figures with an escrow officer.
What Is Your Property Worth?
Without a professional agent, most independent property sellers tend to overestimate the value of their property. You can avoid this pitfall by consulting with an experienced real estate listing agent.
What Is A CMA and Why Should I Care?
CMA stands for “Comparative Market Analysis.” – See Sample “Comparative Market Analysis”
A CMA is an excel spreadsheet prepared by your Team Sadler real estate agent that provides objective data comparing the features of your property to similar properties which are on the list, are pending sale, just sold, or listings that failed to sell.
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The CMA is developed in advance of listing your home for sale. This is a professional assessment of what your house is worth, but not a formal appraisal. The CMA will be employed during negotiations with buyers to demonstrate that your home is priced correctly. If a formal appraisal is desired it is recommended that you hire a licensed professional real estate appraiser.
To gather data for a professional CMA, your Team Sadler Realtor will inspect your property (pricing inspection) and list the selling features that drive and support their final price recommendation. This inspection deals with readily viewable features of the home. The Team Sadler Realtor is not going to crawl under the house, nor does the house need to be cleaned and ready for an open house. It should be in such a condition that allows the agent to make an accurate assessment of its condition and worth. If you plan to make improvements before selling, inform your Team Sadler Realtor prior to the CMA pricing inspection.
Following the pricing inspection, your Team Sadler Realtor will collect data on properties with comparable selling features through MLS, use their market knowledge and contacts in the field to back up the data and when the analysis is complete, your Team Sadler Realtor will review the resulting CMA spreadsheet with you.
Other uses of the Comparative Market Analysis
Homeowners who are remodeling can consult a “Comparative Market Analysis” to determine if the intended changes will “over-improve” their property compared to other homes in the neighborhood.
Buyers should request a “Comparative Market Analysis” (CMA) for homes they are considering for purchase, to determine if the asking price is a true reflection of the current list condition and similar homes in the neighborhood.
Online price estimators are convenient, but often incorrect. Don’t trust generic computer-generated estimates when it comes to pricing your home. The are just too many variables that a computer cannot take into account. Let the experts at TEAM SADLER REALTORS look at your property in depth. The in-depth property evaluation will allow us to provide you with an accurate, up-to-the-minute market value. A “Comparative Market Analysis” is No Cost to You, it’s Free. Fill in the form below and a TEAM SADLER REALTOR will be in touch with you shortly. If you prefer, please give us a call at (713) 628-4487.
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