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1330 Bay Avenue
Ocean City, NJ 08226




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Selling Your Home

Selling your home is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. How much is it REALLY worth? How long will it take to sell?  Is this the optimum time to sell? There are many other questions that will come up in this selling process but the end result, the sale, can be easy or complicated depending upon timing, knowledge, marketing strategies or even just plain luck.

The first thing to do is to pick an agent that is local, experienced and knowledgeable in all real estate fields. This agent will do a CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) where you will see the prices of all homes similar to yours that have sold in the last 6 months. Also included will be your competition -  similar homes on the market today. This CMA will help you price your home fairly. The right price should attract buyers, allow you to earn the most money possible, and help you sell as quickly as possible.

Remember, first impressions are lasting impressions. Make sure your yard is mowed, shrubbery trimmed, trash free and toy free, screen door in perfect working order and front door clean and in good repair. Hint: A nice yellow plant by the front door is pleasing to all who enter.

Your home should be shown by appointment only and should be clean with all clutter removed. Make every effort to leave before the buyers and agent arrive. The buyers feel more comfortable discussing the house with the realtor when you not around. If you cannot leave, make yourself invisible and do not offer any information unless you are specifically asked. Your realtor should be able to answer their questions.

Most times your first offer is your best offer. Sometimes the highest price offer does not have the most favorable terms, down payments, qualification of buyer, closing date etc. and all will figure into the final price. If you make a counter offer, remember you no longer have an agreement. Once you change the agreement it is no longer an agreement until the buyer accepts your change.

The next step is settlement ...and moving.