Listing Tips and Tricks

1.) Select your AOT agent:

Feel free to browse through our agent list and read their biographies to select the agent best suited for you.

2.) Get ready to sell:

Assess the condition of your home. What repairs can you make that will ultimately increase the value of the home? Your agent can offer pointers on which items need updating or repair. The more items you handle before you list, the better.

3.) Finding the right price:

Have your listing agent run a comparative market analysis on your property and the surrounding area. This will help you determine the best price to list at and give you a realistic sense of what other homes with similar specs are selling for.

4.) The contract:

If a buyer wishes to purchase your property their agent will submit an offer on their behalf. If the offer is not to your liking, your agent can submit a counteroffer, or outright reject the offer with no counter. Your agent will make you aware of which offers you should accept, reject, or negotiate. In the end, the decision is ultimately yours to make. Expect closing to occur roughly 30 days from the date you execute (sign) the contract. The closing date is negotiable as well.

5.) The closing table:

On the day of closing you will sign away ownership of the home to the buyers, and the selling process will be complete. Celebrate this occasion in any way you choose!

A house, in most cases, is your most valuable asset. When you purchase a home, you should already be thinking about selling it. Your home is just as much an investment as it is the foundation for you, and or your family. The ultimate goal is to receive a net profit when you decide to move on to another home. There are multiple ways to increase your chances of success in this specific goal, improvements are a huge variable for home value. What is an improvement? In real estate terms, an improvement is any permanent addition to the property. When you decide to modify your home or the land it sits on, consider this: Will this modification add value to the property in the future? Improvements such as permanent decking, or a pool are just a couple examples of improvements that can potentially add value to a property long term (given that they are installed properly, and constantly maintained emphasis on this).

Additionally, your home’s foundation is paramount to maximizing value in the resale process. If you notice cracks in your slab, or even on the walls, do not let it fester. Have a foundation specialist assess the issue as soon as it is noticed, and with any luck, there won’t be an issue, but if there is you’ll be glad it was immediately resolved.

Mold: The longer you wait to treat mold, the more expensive it will be to fix. In the case of mold, the surface is typically only half the story. If you notice any mold, it is in your long-term interest to investigate the extent of the issue; this may involve some sheetrock removal and repair. The cost of thoroughly searching for the source of the mold at its first appearance pales in comparison to the cost of unveiling and treating a nightmarish scene down the road. Widespread mold creates health risks as well.

Curb appeal: Keep the exterior neat and appealing, power wash the driveway and exterior of the home if need be. The landscaping of a home is the first thing you see when you walk up so this is particularly important. Add some flowers to the entrance of the home or maybe some bushes. You can never go wrong with adding greenery to your home.