What Can You Expect When You Sell Your Bend Oregon Home?


By Jason Boone

There’s no denying that selling your Bend Oregon Home will be exciting since you will be moving on to bigger and better things.

In today’s post I will cover what you can expect when selling your home so you can anticipate each stage of this process.

Step 1 – Listings and Marketing

Once you’ve signed an agreement with your Realtor to list your Bend Oregon Home that individual will list your home with the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) then market it online via their website and other nationally known sites like Zillow, Trulia and Activerain.com.

The MLS is an important part of selling a home since it enables other Realtors in Bend to view your home online and schedule appointments to see your house in person or attend your open house.

Step 2 –Sign in Your Yard

Having a for sale sign placed in your front yard is an important part of selling your home.

Since your street potentially has a lot of traffic placing a for sale sign in your front yard is one of the best things you can do to attract the attention of buyers who are searching for homes for sale.

Step 3 – Lockbox

Placing a lockbox on your front door is also another important part of selling your home since it will enable other Real Estate Agents to enter your home and show it to potential buyers when you are away.

Step 4 – Open House

In 2014 an open house is still one of the most effective ways to sell a home since buyers will have the ability to see your home first hand and determine if they would want to live there or not.

For more information on what to expect when selling your Bend Oregon home or to view other homes for sale across Bend contact me, Jason Boone, Principal Broker at Duke Warner Realty | Skjersaa Group by calling me at (541) 383-1426 or click here to contact me through my website.


Thinking About Listing Your Bend Oregon Home Yourself?


Should I list my home myself?

This is a question that many Bend Oregon homebuyers have right now thanks to Real Estate websites like trulia.com, activerain.com and realtor.com but the reality that most homeowners have to face when considering selling their homes is the amount of work that will go into getting their home sold.

Finding Buyers

The first step towards selling a Bend Oregon home is finding homebuyers, and this involves advertising your home on the Internet plus in the local area.

Once you start receiving calls from prospective home buyers you will need to set appointments, and be ready to show your home on the buyers schedule, and this can mean being available either later in the evening hours or in the morning; this balancing of schedules can lead to schedule conflicts especially if you work fulltime.

Dealing with Negotiation

After you’ve received an offer on your home the next question that should be asked is are you ready to deal with negotiation should a prospective buyer find something wrong with your home that needs to be fixed and they ask you to reduce the price?

Many homeowners typically don’t have any negotiation skills at all and they will go down in price plus lose more money than they would have if they had worked with a professional Realtor.

Time for Contracts

With any Real Estate deal the core of buying or selling a Bend Oregon home is the contract and if you’re not skilled with reading a contract it can be very easy for you to come out losing money on the sale of your home that’s why it pays to have a skilled Bend Oregon Realtor on your side who will be your “Real Estate Advocate” and make sure that your best interests in the sale of your home are represented.

To learn more about how I can help you to sell your Bend Oregon Home, or find properties in this area that match your criteria, contact me today by calling: (541) 383-1426.

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