Selling your home is more than a sign post and an open house...

There are many steps in the selling process. Fortunately, a qualified and experienced real estate team can help guide your through the process and maximize your selling price.  Listed below is the general process we use when selling your home.
Step 1: Determine Value                                                                   Get my Value!
Pricing your home is a complex task that requires the expertise of an experienced real estate professional. Arriving at the optimal price requires evaluation and understanding of current market conditions, and the marketable features of your home. The closer your home is priced to fair market value when it first comes on the market, the more likely it will sell quickly at the highest price. We will advise you of many factors when assisting you in determining a listing price for your home.
Step 2: Home Staging                                                Get a Checklist!    Download Tips!
Often overlooked when selling, staging your home can sell it in half the time.  Proper staging creates a neutral emotion in the home that allows prospective buyers to envision themselves living in the home.  Many sellers move from the home prior to selling leaving the home vacant.  We will explain why a vacant home actually appears smaller to the eye than a furnished one and why staging with existing furniture/accessories or hiring one of our professional staging partners will reduce your time on market and maximize your selling price.
Step 3: Produce Virtual Tour                                                              Watch a Sample!
Gone are the days when simple pictures of a home are enough to sell it.  Today's savvy buyers expect to see a virtual tour through the home to get a better sense of the layout and flow of the interior and exterior space.  Virtual tour companies charge anywhere from $100 - $200 to take photos, create a virtual tour, and host the virtual tour while the home is for sale.  The Duggan Team provides this service free of charge. 
Step 4: Generate Marketing Exposure                                                 Sample Plan!
Marketing your home involves targeted flyers, mailers, magazine and newspaper ads, broker tours, public open houses, and web based advertisement of your home.  When you work with The Duggan Team you will leverage an in-house marketing department that specialized in these tasks using a proven process that attracts qualified buyers.
Step 5: Negotiating Offers
When you receive an offer on your home it is critical to have an experience real estate professional working with you to negotiate favorable terms and maximum sales price.  In today's market you can not afford to take chances with losing an offer.  We have over 50 years experience representing sellers and will skillfully walk you through the offer and negotiation.
Step 6: Inspections                                                                           Download Guide!
Inspections of your new home include items such as the roof, termite, and chimney. We also recommend going a step further and conducting a complete home inspection to cover all the areas in between. These inspections help you determine the condition of the home before you close the deal. This give you peace of mind and may allow you to ask the seller to make certain repairs, depending upon the contractual agreement.
Step 7: Closing the deal
Accepting an offer is usually just the beginning of buyer inspections, contingency periods, and fulfillment of contractual terms for both parties.  There are also numerous legal liabilities associated with selling your home.  The Duggan Team has helped sellers through hundreds of closings to keep deals together and ensure your home sells.



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