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Sellers Guide

Prepare Your Home for Sale

List, market and sell your home with Forward Realty faster then anyone else.

We get results making you more money on your property.

Forward Realty is a independently owned residential real estate company in the Carolinas. We help more home buyers than any other real estate company in the Carolinas. When you’re ready to sell your home, turn to Forward Realty for the best results.

Choose Your Realtor

Finding the right Realtor is an important first step. You’re forging a partnership with a shared goal, so finding the right match is important. Know what you’re looking for in an agent and ask friends for referrals. It’s a good idea to ask your potential agent questions. It’s also a good idea to listen to the questions they will ask you.

Get Your House Ready for Market

  • Set up a free, no-obligation Pre-Market Consultation with Forward Realty. We provide you with staging tips and other tips that will help sell your home faster and make you more money on the sale of your property. We will come out, tour your home and make suggestions. We know the local market and current trends and we’ll use that expertise to help you prepare to sell your home. We’ll also discuss your options, based on our experience and knowledge of market conditions and your personal situation.
  • ┬áIf you need help with repairs and improvements as you start to sell your home, we can help. Forward Realty Home Services is a free service that helps you find professionals to take care of all your home maintenance and repair needs.

The Right Price Helps Sell Your Home

To sell your home, it’s important to determine the right list price. At no cost or obligation to you, we will prepare a Competitive Market Analysis Consultation to determine that price. We use market data and statistics and our extensive knowledge of the real estate market to come up with your unique market position. This is a crucial step when putting your home on the market. Setting your list price incorrectly can mean more days on the market and less money to you in the long run.

Market Your Home

We immediately put your home in front of people who are actively looking for a home in a wide variety of ways. We’re the No. 1 real estate company in the Carolinas because we work hard to sell your home. Here are just a few of the ways we can market your home. Your agent will discuss your many marketing options:

  • The recognizable Forward Realty sign in your yard helps promote your home to people who pass by.
  • Online promotion. Surveys show that almost 90 percent of home buyers turn to the Internet to search for a home, so a strong web presence is a smart way to sell your home. Your home will be posted on allentate.com, which gets more than millions of page views every month. Potential buyers can take a video tour of your home through our website. Your listing is immediately shared with our partner companies in Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and on 1,000’s of websites worldwide, each with a unique audience. Your home’s location will be pinpointed on Forward Realty MAPS, our exclusive online interactive map search, and details will be searchable by potential buyers.
  • Electronic marketing. We’ll use 1st to know, our free, customized email program to alert potential buyers when your home goes on the market. Thousands of messages are sent daily to prospects with homes matching criteria they’ve selected.
  • Peace of mind. We’ll give you the option of providing a home warranty to potential buyers. For as little as $399 (paid only when you close), you can offer a home warranty for the buyer of your home. They can move in without worry, and you can even use the warranty at no additional cost while your home is listed.

From Contract to Closing

We continue to work with you even after you’ve accepted an offer. Taking care of the details of finalizing a deal can be complicated. Leave it to us. We know the process and we’ll handle all the details leading up to the closing – we’re right by your side for inspections, negotiations, repairs and dealing with inspectors, contractors, attorneys and more. We verify that processes for mortgage, insurance, title, survey and finding a closing attorney are in place. And we’re right there with you when the papers are signed.

Your Next Move

Where are you headed after you sell your home? Whether you’re moving into the Carolinas, out of the Carolinas or anywhere in the country, Forward Realty is here to ease your transition. Not only can we sell your home here, we also can help you find a qualified, professional Realtor who is an expert on the local community where you’re headed.