Tips

Buyer's Tips

The most important step in your home buying is to seek a professional Realtor. With the agents exclusive access to information and connections, a Realtor has the expertise to ensure you have a smooth real estate transaction.

Our agents listen carefully and work diligently to help you in your search.

Whether you’re a first time buyer, or an experienced one, there are many new financing options available to consider. If you need help in finding a professional lender our agents can refer you to some of the best!

Working with a good lender will make your home buying process much easier.

Begin your search by making a list of needs and wants you have in mind for your new home. Be flexible and open to different ideas. You can start your MLS search under our Exclusive Listings section.

View home details, photos and virtual tours of homes all over Middle Tennessee. Your Marcoma Agent can guide you through the search process and take you to visit homes that meet your criteria.

Having knowledge of the market and negotiation experience can make the difference between a successful purchase and a deal that falls apart. In most cases, buyers pay nothing to use an agent because real estate commissions are covered by the seller.

You need a trusted party negotiating on your behalf; that is what you have with a Marcoma Agent.

Once you are under contract your Marcoma Agent will guide you through home inspection, securing your financing, obtain homeowners insurance and all other aspects of getting you to the closing day!

This is an exciting day. You’ve finally made it. It’s time to sign your paperwork and get the keys to your new home. Congratulations!

Seller's Tips

Making the decision to sell your home can be a hug financial and emotional decision. Choosing an experienced and trusted Realtor can help turn this into stress- free transaction.

Using a Marcoma Agent means you and your family can focus on moving forward without worrying about the hassle of selling your home.

Your Marcoma agent will meet with you to establish a Listing Plan for your home. This would include but not limited to:

  • Pricing: Pricing your home with the market is essential to getting you the best price for your home and getting it sold quickly at top dollar.
  • Marketing Strategy: Marketing your home line is critical to connecting to most potential Buyers.
  • Educating You on the Process: from listing contract to closing day
  • Getting Your Home Show Ready to List
  • Staging Your Home: A staged home verses an un-staged home could mean potential loss of money on your sales price.
  • Professional Photos: We want to make sure your home photos showcases your home so that it sells quickly

 

Your Marcoma agents:

  • Coordinate showings, answering listing questions, work extensively to market your home and are always looking for ways to improve your listing
  • Are always on call, providing rapid response to you and to potential buyers

While home is in fact where the heart is, a home must first become a house before listing. Although your Marcoma Agent will have a Listing Plan for your home here are some things to think about while getting your home ready to list:

  • Neutralize the decor and colors to make sure your home will have broad appeal.
  • Take care of any needed repairs
  • De-clutter the house.
  • Deodorize the house.
  • Evaluate the curb appeal and make necessary improvements.

Showings are very important in the selling process. It allows prospective buyers the chance to walk through the home to envision their own style in the home. Your Marcoma Agent will have a Showing Checklist prepared for you for your upcoming showing to include but not limited to a few things listing below:

  • Don’t be present for the showing. This enables the Buyer and their agent to feel more comfortable while viewing
  • Turn on key lights and open blinds as this presents a warm, inviting feeling.
  • Deodorize the house.
  • Remove pets from the premises.
  • Empty trash cans.
  • Organize and clean the garage.
  • The more the home looks like a model house, the easier prospective buyers can envision themselves living there.
  • Think Model Home!

This is an exciting day. You’ve finally made it. It’s time to sign your paperwork and give the keys to the new owners. Congratulations!