Who Should Take This Course
This guide is not a generic, cookie-cutter newsletter on selling your home, but a crash course with specifics on selling your home in the Fort Hood, TX area. I get specific about our housing market here in Central Texas, what you can expect if you choose to sell your home, and how to do it right. If you, a friend, colleague, family member, or neighbor are thinking of selling their home in the Fort Hood Area (Killeen, Harker Heights, Copperas Cove, Nolanville, Salado, Florence, and the surrounding areas), this guide is for you!
If you are still shopping for a Realtor, this guide is also a sneak peek into my philosophy as a listing agent and explains a little about the thought process and steps I will take to ensure you get the most for your home on the market.
What You Will Take From This Course
Most sellers are trying to maximize three things when they sell: money, time, and a good experience.
- Money – Get the best price for you home with the fewest costs
- Time – Sell on a timeline that is convenient for your schedule
- Experience – Avoid hassles and be confident and comfortable in the process
I developed the PACE Strategy that is designed to maximize your money, time and experience. I explain it in depth in this guide. I then share the blueprint, step by step, for selling your home with the PACE principles in mind.
At the end of this guide is also some of the general trends in our market area, how it differs from other markets in Texas, and what you can expect selling your home.
Do You Need To Sell?
If not, you may be putting yourself through a lot of work and trouble for nothing.
A good Realtor will make the process of selling your home as comfortable as possible, but there are unavoidable chores and responsibilities for you, the seller: keeping your home tidy and clean 24/7 for strangers, last minute showing requests, spending money on repairs, and more. Ask yourself the following three questions and think about whether you are actually ready to sell:
Why am I selling?
Is it because your job is taking you away, or because, for the right price, you’ll be glad to move. Consider why you want to sell and evaluate whether the benefit is worth the cost.
What would I do if I couldn’t sell for the price I want?
Would you rent out your home? Drop the price? Even bring money to the closing table if necessary? Know how far you are either willing or need to go to sell your home. Your agent can detail what each scenario would look like and ensure you are comfortable with the game plan and confident moving forward.
What would prevent me from selling?
Are you still waiting to see if you get that promotion? Or perhaps plans may change depending on where the kids go after graduation? By all means, talk to an agent and get a feel for the market, but I recommend holding off on decisions until you have all the information and know that it’s time to sell.
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