Christy Abrams
Christy Abrams
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Selling a Home

Helping you accomplish your unique goals

Considering selling your home? Taking a hands-on approach will put you in a better position to accomplish your goals. Adopting some of the following suggestions will help put you in a better position whether you have sold many homes in your life or this is your first time.

  1. Set the right price for your home
  2. Use contemporary marketing to showcase your home's best assets
  3. Small improvements can make a big difference.

About listing agreements

The best choice for you will depend on your willingness and ability to tackle some of the home selling duties and the local real estate market climate.

  • Open Listing
    An open listing lets an owner sell her home by herself. It is a non-exclusive agreement, meaning the owner may execute open listings with more than one real estate broker and pay only the broker who brings an able buyer whose offer the owner accepts.
  • Exclusive Agency Listing
    An exclusive agency listing is similar to an open listing except the major difference is the agent will represent the owner. The owner still reserves the right to sell the property herself and not pay a commission. The broker is free to cooperate with another brokerage, meaning the second brokerage could bring an able buyer whose offer the owner accepts. Typically, the broker is paid a listing commission that is shared with the selling broker, so the owner pays both fees.
  • Exclusive Right-to-Sell Listing
    An exclusive right-to-sell listing is the most commonly utilized instrument. It gives the broker the exclusive right to earn a commission by representing the owner and bringing a buyer, either through another brokerage or directly. The owner pays both the listing and selling broker fees. The owner cannot sell the property herself without paying a commission, unless an exception is noted in the contract.

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Christy Abrams has a passion for listing homes and can help determine the right value for your home. Contact us now to put your home on the market.