SELLING YOUR HOME
So you’ve decided to sell your house. First of all, you need to know the Houston real estate market is the best we have seen in 50 years. With the Exxon relocation and dozens of oil companies following their lead, we have seen a buyer demand for generations to come in Atascocita, Kingwood and The Woodlands.
Before anything else, it’s a good idea to sit down and clarify your motivations and draw up a basic time frame for the selling process. There are many factors we need to consider and The Doug Erdy Team is certainly the most credible and recognized option for you at this time.
The Erdy Team has been North Houston’s #1 real estate team since 2003 and recognized by the Wall Street Journal as Houston’s most preferred real estate teams.
Defining Your Needs
Congratulations on your decision to purchase a new home! Before you start your home buying journey it is best to clearly define and understand why you want to buy.
As yourself the following questions:
- Are you tired of paying rent?
- Have you outgrown your current home?
- Do you want to shorten your commute?
Having a clear sense of your reasons for buying will help you chose the right home. The Doug Erdy Group will take you through all the vital steps to ensure you make a detailed and well thought out decision on your new home and selling your current home.
Reasons for Selling
Write down all the reasons for selling your home, “Why do I want to sell and what do I expect to accomplish with the sale?” For example, a growing family may prompt your need for a larger home, or a job opportunity in another city may necessitate a move.
For your goals, write down if you’d like to sell your house within a certain time frame or make a particular profit margin.
Being clear about your intentions for selling will make it easier for our team to determine the most appropriate option for your specified financial, lifestyle, and real estate goals.
The Doug Erdy Group will help you outline all of your objectives and set a realistic time frame for the sale of your current home and your new home purchase. Keep in mind, The Erdy Group will provide the best client service and solutions in the industry. We as a team will work around the clock to ensure our strategies are lined up with yours and come together as a team to a common goal.
Setting a Price
You’re always better off setting a fair market value price than setting your price too high. Studies show that homes priced higher than 3 percent of their market value take longer to sell. If your home sits on the market for too long, potential buyers may think there is something wrong with the property. Often, when this happens, the seller has to drop the price below market value to compete with newer, reasonably priced listings.
Deciding On A Location
Where you buy not only affects the home’s current and future value, but it also affects your lifestyle. Your agent will be able to conduct a more targeted home search if you outline your preferences in neighborhoods and nearby amenities.
Items that should be considered and communicated to your agent include the following:
- commute time
- school districts
- desirable neighborhoods
- proximity to restaurants, retail, airport, major highways, health care facilities, and parks
- length of time you plan to live in your home
Considering New Home Construction
Whether to buy an existing home or have one built is yet another decision to make during the home-buying process. The Doug Erdy Group is Houston’s preferred real estate team in new construction.
We are partnered with over 10 national home builders and dozens of local custom/luxury home builders to provide you the best team in the city for all of your negotiations with builders and contractors. If you decide to go with new construction, our agents can be a powerful advocate in your corner as you negotiate upgrades, a move-in date and other terms with the home builder.
The Doug Erdy Group has established relationships with the following builders:
- Perry Homes
- DR Horton
- Chesmar Homes
- Trendmaker Homes
- Beazer Homes, KB Homes
- Highland Homes
- Legend Homes
- Taylor Morrison
- Toll Brothers
- Merrick Homes
- Sugar Creek Homes
- Many more.
The Doug Erdy Group also offers industry leading new home buyer incentives:
- Lease Buy-Outs
- Free Moves
- Zero Down Move-In
- 3k BUYER Rebates
Because we have such amazing partnerships with many home builders, we are able to offer such discounts and incentives.
For more information, please contact us today!