We are sorry that you are leaving, but we want you to get the most for your home.
The SLA has prepared some information to help you market your home. There are two
documents of interest. One is the Seller’s Guide which is written below (and is also
available as a PDF file in the underlined link), which gives advice on selecting
a real estate professional. The second document is the Buyer’s Guide, shown below,
which describes the neighborhood and its amenities. You can download this as a PDF
printable document that you can hand out to prospective buyers or realtors. You can
also download and print a brochure-sized version.
A good real estate professional will help you set the right price, market your home
professionally, help qualify the buyers, and expertly negotiate and finalize the
Select your real estate professional carefully. Your home is usually one of your
largest investments and you should consider hiring a quality real estate professional
to market it. Now is not the time to give this job to someone because he or she is
Look in the neighborhood to see which realtors are active
Get references from friends, neighbors, and associates
Look for a full-time realtor, and
Interview your prospective realtors and ask about their marketing plan, their commissions,
and their references.
Lake Sherwood is unique in many ways, and our home prices should not be determined
by the comparables in neighboring subdivisions. However, because Lake Sherwood is
a mature subdivision, the conditions of homes vary considerably. Therefore, comparing
prices of recent home sales within the subdivision may not be the best way to determine
your sales price. First, there is a “premium” associated with lake lots. Second,
homes that are updated and well maintained should receive a “premium” over those
that are not. Select a real estate professional who understands how these variables
apply to the homes that are included in your “comparables”, so that they can properly
guide you in setting the asking price for your home.