Welcome prospective customers! Whether you're just starting to look at homes or you've been in the market for months and haven't found just the right thing, Team Realty is here to help. Team Realty believes in a team mentality, so while your personal agent will be your point of contact, our entire team will be involved in helping to sell your home or find your new one.
Learn more. Prepare yourself
Finding the right home for you
Finding your next home is exciting. Make a list of what's most important to you so that when you speak to an agent you're both on the same page as to what you're looking for. Here are a few questions you need to ask yourself. What type of home are you looking for? Detached? Townhome? Condo? Do you want to build a new home? If so, consider Consolidate Construction. What's important to you? Number of bedrooms? Number of bathrooms? Garage? Basement? Price, or better yet a certain monthly payment? Location?
So you have your list of what's important to you. Contact us and we'll get the ball rolling!
- We'll set you up with a lender to get you pre-qualified. (Feel free to do this prior to calling as well, choice of lender is totally up to you.)
- We'll pull up some listings that meet your requirements.
- We'll take you to the homes that you're interested in.
- We'll send you e-mails with updates from the listings to keep the search fresh until we find the home you are looking for.
- We'll walk you through the steps required all the way to settlement to make sure you and your new home are covered.
Welcome Prospective Seller!
Team Realty believes in a team mentality, so while your personal agent will be your point of contact our entire team will be involved in helping to sell your home or find your new one. Pointers for Potential Sellers
Buying a home is a big deal. To many people it's the biggest investment of their lives. Only 60% of the characteristics of your home will be remembered by the potential buyer and with most people they will remember the bad before they remember the good. The suggestions below can help to sell your home faster and for more money. Read them carefully and if you have any questions please call PBR at 410-419-3039.
Prior to Showing Your Home
- Trust is a key factor in an agent/seller relationship, make sure you trust your agent
- Knowledge should be your main concern when choosing an agent. Is the agent prepared? Does the agent provide you with the information you need to feel comfortable in selling your home? Does the agent know the neighborhood you live in?
- Hiring a good agent can make the experience of selling your home easier on you and your family.
- Regardless of how you feel, the price for which you sell your home is your choice. An agent can advise you and show you market trends which may help your decision, but an agent can't make the decision for you.
- The number one thing that will sell a home quickly is price. If it's priced right it will sell, and if it's not, it will sit.
- Create an adjustable sales strategy. What's your initial asking price? How long will you keep it at that price before lowering it? How much less would you take if you got an offer? Are you willing to credit money towards closing costs to attract more buyers?
Showing Your Home
- Curb appeal is the first impression of your home from the street. First impressions are very important and it takes a lot of the wow effect away if the first impression is a poor one. Look at your house as a potential buyer would. Is the grass cut and are the hedges trimmed? Are there toys or trash scattered out front? Is the paint chipping off the shutters or the siding? Clean up the front and you will protect yourself from the unnecessary drive by shopper that doesn't even give the interior a chance.
- Back and Side Yards: Is your backyard open with minimal clutter? Can anything be moved around to give it a bigger appearance? Is the grass cut and landscaping well maintained? Outside space matters to buyers. If they can picture having their friends over for a cook out or a future pool/hot tub or a place for kids to run and play it might push your home to the top of their list.
- Walk through your front door and look for a few things: Does the front door open easily? Does the key stick in the lock? Does the area look cluttered? Is it too dark? Should the lights be on or off? Are there any unpleasant odors?
- Buyers notice all of these things, some conciously, some sub-consiously, but with a few minutes of observation on your part (and the help of our agents) can help to direct a buyer into a positive mode as they walk through the rest of your home.
- Kitchen and baths Keep these areas spotless and sparkling. Keep cabinets as open as possible, people will open them. Allow for maximum space to move around.
- Laundry room People will have piles of dirty laundry, but don't want to see yours, Keep the dirty clothes hidden.
- Clutter: Pack up things you don't need for a few months early. Have a yard sale. Rent a storage space and keep things there. The less clutter you have, more of the space your home has to offer will shine through
- Odor: Humans have excellent memory recall when it comes to odors. Your house may smell just like it always does to you, but to someone else that same smell may be stale or unwelcoming. Light some candles prior to a showing. Use Febreeze or air fresheners throughout. If possible bake something prior to a showing. Nothing says home like baked goods.