1. What happens when a showing is requested? How much notice will I receive?
Your listing representative with The Cole Slate Team will reach out the moment we receive an electronic showing request from another agent. We typically request that agents give at least an hour notice, but oftentimes they can be last minute scheduling. It is of the utmost importance that you honor as many showings as possible as a potential Buyer will not typically make an offer if they can’t get inside to view the property first.
2. When do I need to move out?
This factor depends a lot on your personal timeline and goals. Furnished homes do tend to command a closer-to-list price offer, but The Cole Slate Team can provide staging services if necessary for you to move out prior to hitting the market. Once under contract, our Transaction Manager will be in constant communication regarding the timeline of closing and can assist with moving services to get you moved out the day prior to closing so we can have your home professionally cleaned on your behalf and have it move-in ready for the Buyers.
3. How long does it take to put my home on the market?
We work on your timeline, always. Once your property has been decluttered, de-personalized, cleaned and ready for photographs, we can schedule our photographer and videographer with a 24 hour notice with those medias being turned around to us in less than 24 hours. Ideally we always prefer to have a 3 day built in “coming soon” period prior to the home being “LIVE” for sale as to leverage as much pre-marketing and build as much demand for your property as possible. What do people typically want? What they can’t have!
4. When is the best time to sell my home?
There are so many variables in answering this questions. How big is your home? Who is the buyer profile for this home? Is your community driven by school districts, down-sizers, etc? Always keep in mind that even in “high seasons” where there are more buyers out, you also have more inventory to compete with because everyone else is also waiting for that “season” to put their home on the market.