Top 12 Questions People Ask Us When Preparing To Sell

Will you help me figure out how to price my house?

Absolutely. Pricing your home correctly is critical because it’s the price that determines what homes you are competing with and (because so much of the advertising today is driven by price) will ultimately determine if your home is being put in front of buyers who will find it attractive.  For this reason we do a ton of leg work up front to set a price that will deliver you maximum return. 

Will you tell me what I need to do to get my home ready to sell?

YES!  We will walk you through all of the necessary steps to get your home looking great and (probably more importantly) tell you the things you can skip to save time and money. 

When is the best time to put my home on the market?

As soon as it’s convenient to you.  Although rumor has it spring is the best time to sell, the reality is that we sell homes every month of the year, on weekends, holidays, during blizzards, you name it.  The most motivated buyers will purchase the instant a home comes up that excites them.  The trick is not in timing, but in planning and presentation.

How long will it take you to sell my home?

Time on market varies based on several conditions that will be unique to each home and selling scenario.  We will be able to give you the data relevant to your home and situation when we talk about pricing. 

How long will it take to settle from the time we get an offer?

Negotiations are generally 1-3 days and the average settlement time-line is 45 days. It could be as short as 30 days and (although possible) seldom longer than 60 days.

How long will it take to get my home on the market?

Very little. From the time we take pictures we can have the marketing up and running within about 24 hours. 

How will my home be marketed?

Aggressively! We use a multi-pronged approach including extensive Internet marketing through large national portals and their content syndication partners (amounting to hundreds of websites), email marketing, direct mail,  exposure through cooperating brokers, open house promotion, signs, and and telemarketing to our massive buyer database. Our goal is overkill.  We want to deliver 3 times the number of showings required to sell you home so that you sell quickly and at the highest possible price. 

Will I get feedback on my showings?

Yes!  Every effort is made to gather feedback for each showing.  Feedback reports are sent to you instantly via email as they are filled out, and we will schedule regular check in calls to answer your questions and keep you updated on activity. 

How can you be reached if I need something?

Via Phone, email, text message, or office visit.  We hold office hours of 9am to 5pm M-F.  Evenings and weekend hours are available by appointment.  Voice mail is checked regularly and calls received before 5pm are returned the same business day. 

Can you recommend contractors to help me with repairs etc?

Yes.  We have an extensive vendor list covering almost any type of work you can think of. And if for some reason you need work on something not covered on our list, we have an extensive network of contacts in place to find someone with great credentials quickly. 

How long have you been in business?

We formed our team in 2005.

How many homes do you sell each year?

The number has been increasing steadily by about 20% each year, but at the time of this printing we have been selling at a pace of 90 homes a year.  That’s about 10X the national average.  At the time of this publishing we rank in the top 10 (out of thousands) in New Castle County for number of homes sold. 

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