Why Sellers Choose Houlihan & O’Malley
There are many factors to consider and many decisions to make when selling your home. It is vital for you to have all the available resources necessary in order to make well-informed decisions along the way. For most people, their home is their largest asset, so enlisting the help of one of our trusted Houlihan & O’Malley real estate professionals, you can feel confident that you will receive the right advice during each step of the selling process.
Meet Your Agent
We start with meeting you and walking through your home to discuss your expectations and help you define your goals and options for putting your home on the market. From this information, your agent will devise a plan and begin the next step.
Set a Strategic Asking Price
Determining the best asking price for a home is one of the most challenging, yet important, aspects of selling. You’ll find that it’s a balancing act. Your agent will evaluate the market and help you prepare a fair market price. Once this has been established, we’re ready to prep.
Prepare Your Home
Your agent will help you get your home ready to put on the market with advice on how to make it appealing to a potential buyer. There are many ways to do this: small renovations, clearing clutter, a new coat of paint, organization and cleaning. If your home is empty, it may be worth doing some staging, which your agent can advise you on. Now to the marketing.
Effectively Marketing Your Home
Once your home hits the market, your agent will start marketing it through several venues: multiple listing websites, social media such as Facebook & Twitter, Open Houses, Blogs, etc. They will also market through direct contact with other realtors, signage and print materials. We have professional photos taken of your home, create floor plans, and sometimes make a video. All this should bring you a buyer with a great offer which leads to your home being sold.
Negotiating the Best Possible Deal
Once an offer has been made, your agent will work with you to communicate and negotiate offers from the buyer’s agent on your behalf. We can help guide you through this process to make sure you get what you want and the buyer gets what they want. It’s common that both parties will need to compromise. The main advantage of working with a Houlihan & O’Malley agent during this part of the process is what gets the job done; with 30+ years of experience, you can rely on us!
Successfully Closing the Deal
Your agent will make sure you and the buyer have both efficiently taken care of your respective contractual obligations associated with finalizing the sale; this will make the final step go smoothly and with no surprises. A happy client is our best outcome!