The Selling Process

"A buyer forms an opinion about whether or not they are going to purchase a home within seconds, milliseconds actually. And often times, before they even see it in person. That’s why it’s so important to get the presentation and first impression right."

Take a Fresh Look at Your Home

Your home looks great to you, but a buyer wants to see it since he and his family will be living in it -- so take a fresh look at your dwelling. Hop in your car, drive around the block, and then scrutinize your home as a prospective buyer will see it for the first time. First, consider what's called "street appeal." Then, walk inside and size up the interior as though seeing it for the first time. Take a tour and imagine what your real estate agent might say about each room, look into cabinets, open doors, check out the bathroom. Then, make a mental note of the things that might put off potential buyers, along with another list of the things that first attracted you to the dwelling. Remember, after location, the most important item to a buyer is a well maintained home. Many flaws can be overlooked if the buyer knows he can move in without a lot of trouble and expense. Looking to imrpove the Wow Factor for your home sale? Ask your real estate agent for any advice or local contacts for staging packages or contactors for minor home repairs.


Get a Sense of the Market

Before you put your home on the market, contact your real estate agent and take a day to check out the competition: homes with similar prices and in similar neighborhoods. If you set your price too high, your home may sit on the market. If you set it too low, you risk cheating yourself out of thousands of dollars. And while anyone can run the numbers for you, the real magic happens when you pair those numbers with real-world context and local market expertise. That’s exactly what our network agents are here to do. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Sun Valley Properties' real estate sales network covers all of Blaine County, including: Ketchum, Sun Valley, Elkhorn, Warm Springs, South of Ketchum, Hailey, Bellevue, as well as Stanely and the Sawtooth Valley all the way to Silver Creek and Picabo!


List your Home with a Local Real Estate Agent

Nothing can substitue local knowledge. Hiring a local real estate professional ensures your have an expert working to help you attain your real estate goals. My expertise is in helping you set the stage and making it easy for prospective buyers to imagine themselves happily living in your home. And it should happen quickly. Research shows that buyers make the real decision about a house purchase in the first eleven seconds of seeing it. It is our intention at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Sun Valley Properties to secure the absolute best market price for your home, in the shortest time, with the least hassles. Decades of combined real estate experience have taught us that a few easy but critical steps will make your home sell at a higher price—from 5 to 15 percent or more—and in a shorter time. Experience, trust, and service define Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties. You hired a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Sun Valley Properties real estate professional for a reason, and my commitment to each and every client is to individually dedicate my time, professionalism, and knowledge to every customer.