[ Home Ownership 101 ]    Selling A Home

How To Give Your Home Better "Curb Appeal" (I can send you separately)


Your home is more than an architectural structure. Often, it’s an extension of who you are – your personality, style and values. That’s why selling it can be an emotional experience. But it can also be exciting and rewarding. This section provides some simple home selling tips that can help lead you to a successful, timely sale.

Once you’ve made up your mind to sell your home, you need to do your “homework” – that’s where your Modglin Group agents steps to in to guide you. Getting a signed contract is a great accomplishment, but that's only half the journey. The typical home sale today involves more than 20 steps after the initial contract is accepted to complete the transaction.

A Modglin Group agent can provide the experience and local knowledge to guide you through the entire process and selling your home within the ideal time frame and at the most effective price point. As the representative of your best interests, we have state-of-the-art marketing resources to showcase your home’s best assets, and help you determine what improvements will make the biggest difference.

Much of what needs to be done before the closing is the responsibility of appraisers, loan processors, attorneys, and inspectors. The Modglin Group agent’s role also includes coordinating those responsibilities, helping to ensure that others do their jobs promptly and correctly.

Many steps between contract ratification and closing involve the cooperation of both buyer and seller, and attentive real estate professionals on both sides of the transaction will troubleshoot and keep everyone on track.


Real estate marketing involves so much more than a sign in the yard or a web posting.  Successful brokers and agents use a variety of methods to attract and qualify prospects, including the latest Internet and communication advances.

Creating a Plan

Your Modglin Group Agent will help you create a marketing plan that will make it easier to sell your home at the best price possible in the shortest amount of time.

Much of an agent’s work is quiet, behind the scenes – and important. Promoting your home involves several outreach efforts, including scheduling, marketing and hosting open houses, following up with open house visitors, having conversations with ad respondents, and posting photos and virtual tours on the web. Being your guide and confidant is part of the process as well.

Selling can entail a variety of marketing strategies, and your agent will develop a plan especially for your home, which will help set it apart in your local marketplace and attract buyers. Once listed, it's likely that the home will be quickly entered into the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) where most buyers begin their search for a new home.

Adding Value to your Home

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Setting the Price

Setting the right price for your home is key to the home selling process. Learn how to study market trends and set the right price for your home.

A key part of your marketing plan is setting the list price. Quite simply, if a home is priced too low, you miss out on potential profit. If a home is priced too high, qualified buyers will look elsewhere. To determine the best asking price, review the prices of recently sold, comparable homes in the area; evaluate the competition, and study marketplace trends. The Modglin Group agents have ready access to this information and can provide the big picture to help you determine the right asking price.

It is also helpful to discuss with your agent other terms and conditions that can be included in the sale of the home to make it more attractive to potential buyers. For example, home warranties, key improvements, upgrading appliances, etc.

Other factors to consider:

Showing Your Home

Staging your home is an important part of the sales process. This section provides home showing tips that can help boost a home's curb appeal and create a lasting first impression. 

You want potential buyers to feel at home from the minute they walk up the driveway. Give them a canvas to fill. It’s showtime!

Start with a good cleaning, eliminate clutter, put away the knickknacks and add fresh coats of a neutral-colored paint to brighten rooms. Oh, and tidy up the yard. Your CENTURY 21® Real Estate Agent can give you all sorts of tips to help boost your home's curb appeal and impress potential buyers once they're inside.

Here are a few basics: