Selling your home with the Vaz+Harwood Team

You’re a seller in a seller’s market right now

 

It’s a great time to sell a house! There are few houses on the market. And that’s a good thing if you’re a seller. Due to low inventory, housing prices are on the rise and houses are flying off the market in multiple bids. You still need a real estate agent to strategically list, market and sell your home. Many people trying to do it themselves, or hiring unskilled agents are still not selling their homes, even in this market.

 

7 reasons to choose us as your listing agent:

 

 

1. We are advertising and marketing pros

Our background in marketing and advertising prior to real estate (20 years each at major ad agencies and self-employed) gives us and you a tremendous advantage in selling your home.

2. We help you price your house correctly for the market

Does this mean we won’t get you top dollar for your home? It’s the opposite! Pricing correctly gives you the highest chance of getting list price or over. Here’s more info on our pricing strategies.

3. We market and work our listings

We don’t take selling your home for granted beacuse it’s a seller’s market. Our goal is to create a bidding war of multiple offers so you have asking-price or higher offers. Here’s more on our marketing.

4.We have a proven record of very happy sellers!

Our sellers are happy folks beacuse we’ve sold their houses fast and taken great care of them. Here’s what our sellers have to say about us. If you’d like referrals, we’ll gladly provide a list.

5. We skillfully negotiate offers

When you have an offer or offers, you need a skilled and smart agent representing you. We help our sellers get the most for their home, the best terms, and get through buyers’ inspections.

6. We make this process as stress-free as possible for you

Selling a home is a complex process. We have a skilled and experienced team—from stagers to photographers to transaction coordinators—to ensure that everything is done properly, and no steps are missed. Moving is stressful enough, we’re here to make it as enjoyable as possible!

7. We care about you and your family’s real estate needs!

You’re a family and a person to us, not a transaction and a paycheck. Just ask our customers. We also care enough to cook Indian curry dinners for all our clients!

 

Our process for selling your home

 

Start with our Seller Questionnaire

If you’re thinking about selling your home, the first step to working with us is to fill out our New client questionnaire. This allows us to meet you and see your house better prepared to answer your questions and make the most of our meeting.

Meet at your home
We’ll schedule an appointment to meet you and see your house. We’ll come prepared to discuss pricing and review comparables (other houses that have sold recently that help us establish a list price). Call us today to get a meeting on the calendar!
Fill out Disclosures, get TISH inspection done
Homeowners need to fill out the Sellers’ Disclosures form. We can’t help you with it, but we recommend filling it out as truthfully and accurtately as possible. Also, if you’re in Minneapolis, St. Paul or another city that requires a ‘Truth in Housing’ or ‘TISH’ inspection, you can get this scheduled. Here’s more information for Minneapolis | St. Paul.
Price the house correctly
Pricing your home right for the market may be the most important factor in it selling quickly and for the most money. We have a page on pricing your home, and we’ll also go over our pricing strategy when we meet you.
Sign listing paperwork
We can sign the necessary paperwork to get your home on the market when we meet, or afterward electronically. 
Repairs & cleaning

If your house needs any repairs, this is the time to get that to-do list finished. And get the house cleaned and sparkling from top to bottom. We have a handy page on getting your home ready to sell.

Staging
When all to-do list items are done, we have your house professionally staged. We pay for the staging consultation. Our stager will use your existing furniture and accessories, if possible.
Photography

We pay for a professional real estate photographer to photograph your home. The purpose of great photography is to get the most showings when we go live on the market, and bring in buyers. 

Marketing (pre-list and on-market)

When you hire the Vaz+Harwood team, you’re putting our 20-years-each experience in marketing and advertising behind you to sell your house. We take our marketing to a level that most Realtors don’t, with highly-marketed open houses, door to door putting the word out to your neighbors, social media, reverse prospecting and phone and email marketing to other real estate agents, and marketing within out office of 250 agents at Keller Williams Integrity Lakes. Here’s a list of markting strategies that we use.

Go to market & manage showings
We help you every step of the way in going to market and helping you handle showings. We know that this can be a stressful time for some sellers, having to get out of the house for showings. We have strategies to help you and technology including handling showing requests from you smart phone.
Review offers & negotiate

When we’re ready to review offers, we set a time to meet with you and go over the offers that we’ve received in detail, item-by-item. We want you to be completely informed to make decisions and proceed wisely. We skilfully handle all negotiations in your behalf and in your best interest. We help you through the buyers inspection and appraisal and handle any additional negotiations, always keeping you informed and with your permission.

Close

When an offer is fully negotiated, you will probably begin the process of moving, packing and other arrangements. We continue our work on the back end with title work, closing details and all the many other proceedural steps that still need doing. The most fun day is Closing Day where both parties sign and transfer ownership. We pland to attend all of our closings.

New client questionnaire

Start the home selling process with the Vaz+Harwood Team by filling out our short online form.