Agents make a huge difference in the sales price of your home. We encourage you to choose your real estate agent with as much care as you would when selecting an attorney or a physician. Ask a friend or family member, read reviews on sites like Zillow.com or Realtor.com. Check their references.
There have been numerous studies done that show doing a little work to your home can bring you more money in the end. Santa Clara County has had such a housing boom many homes sell AS-IS with serious defects. Your agent can tell you what the local trends are.
Pricing is determined by recent sales and the current market. We are currently in a Seller’s Market. The low end is selling at a higher price per square foot than the high end because there is more competition for the lower priced homes.
Once your home is on the Multiple Listings you can expect agents to call to show your home. Depending on what you set up with your listing agent, they may call you directly or go through your agent.
Open Houses have a terrible reputation on the internet. Almost every article we read said the open house benefits the agent, not the home. The important question is Does an Open House sell your home?
When you receive an offer on your home, it is imperative that you review it carefully. The offer tells you the price the buyer is willing to pay and under what terms. Your agent will review the offer with you and generally give you a summary of the offer, highlighting the important points.