I am excited to have the opportunity as a REALTOR® to combine my Love for home buying and selling with my expertise in Interior Design. What sets me apart from other agents is my ability to help make your home stand out from the others on the market through home staging and an individual approach to marketing. I offer all my clients who list their home with me, a free staging consultation. Most REALTORS® will tell you about basic home presentation. I will take the time to walk through your home with you and use my expertise to showcase your home’s best features. Then we will discuss a marketing plan that is tailored to your home and targets the right buyers. Your goal is our priority. Call us today at 931-287-2873.

Why Use a REALTOR® When Selling?

Selling a home can be exciting and stressful. A REALTOR® can help you with the entire home selling process from marketing your home and finding a qualified buyer to closing the deal.
It’s important to understand that not all real estate agents are REALTORS®. A REALTOR® is a professional who is also a member of the National Association of REALTORS®. We prescribe to a strict Code of Ethics and are held to a higher standard of professional knowledge and practice in the real estate business.

Buying and selling a home is often the biggest transaction you will ever make. With average homes sales over $150,000 it’s in your best interest to have a professional make sure you get the best price. If you had a $150,000 tax issue, would you attempt to resolve it without a certified professional accountant? Or would you go to court over a $150,000 legal issue without a lawyer? Is there any reason why you wouldn’t want a professional REALTOR® on your side to negotiate a $150,000 real estate deal? I hope not. Especially considering that it involves both taxes and legal issues.
Still unsure of what a REALTOR® can do for you? Here’s more:

1. When selling your home, your REALTOR® can give you up-to-date information on what is happening in the marketplace and the price, financing, terms and condition of competing properties. These are key factors in getting your property sold at the best price, quickly and with minimum hassle.

2. Your REALTOR® can evaluate potential improvements to increase salability. Often, your REALTOR® can recommend repairs or cosmetic work that will significantly enhance the salability of your property. While major repairs and maintenance items must be disclosed to buyers, not all repairs will bring a return equal to the cost of the repair. Your REALTOR® can give you information on local market conditions and comparable properties so you can choose the best improvements to make.

3. Your REALTOR® markets your property to other real estate agents and the public. In many markets across the country, more than half of real estate sales are cooperative sales where a real estate agent other than yours brings in the buyer. Your REALTOR® acts as the marketing coordinator, disbursing information about your property to other real estate agents through a Multiple Listing Service, cooperative marketing networks, in-house and online networks, open houses for agents, etc. The REALTOR® Code of Ethics requires REALTORS® to utilize these cooperative relationships when they benefit their clients.

4. Your REALTOR® will know when, where and how to advertise your property. There is a misconception that advertising sells real estate. The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® studies show that 82% of real estate sales are the result of agent contacts through previous clients, referrals, friends, family and personal contacts. When a property is marketed with the help of your REALTOR®, you do not have to allow strangers into your home. Your REALTOR® will generally prescreen and accompany qualified prospects through your property.

5. Your REALTOR® can help you objectively evaluate every buyer's proposal without compromising your marketing position. Negotiating a price and other factors including but not limited to financing, terms, date of possession and often the inclusion or exclusion of repairs and furnishings or equipment is the first step in securing a purchase agreement. This initial agreement is only the beginning of a process of appraisals, inspections and financing -- a lot of possible pitfalls. Your REALTOR® can help you write a legally binding, win-win agreement that will be more likely to make it through the process.

6. Your REALTOR® can help close the sale of your home. As the sale progresses through each step of the process, issues may arise, for example, unexpected repairs are required to obtain financing or an issue with the title is discovered. The required paperwork alone is overwhelming for most sellers. Your REALTOR® is the best person to objectively help you resolve these issues and move the transaction to closing (also called settlement).