Selling

Real Estate Agents – Ready to Help You Sell

Whether you’re moving out, moving up, or just plain moving on from Philadelphia, you shouldn’t go anywhere without going Solo, first. Don’t be fooled. Selling property is a full-time job. We know. We’re in the business.

For the past 50 years, Solo Real Estate has helped thousands of people sell property in Center City Philadelphia and its neighborhoods, without the stress, hassles and costs of going it alone. And while any company can take the keys and show your property on your behalf, Solo simplifies the process of real estate sales. We help with pricing, market analysis, tax-free exchange, advertising, buyer screening and more.

All this, along with our history and knowledge of Philadelphia real estate, plus our family approach to service gives you an edge in Philadelphia’s real estate market.

Ready to get your property on the market? Give us a call at 215-564-7656 or email info@solorealty.com.

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SELLING DO’S AND DON’TS

For many reasons, selling a home in Philadelphia isn’t as easy it used to be. Now, there are more rules to follow than ever before, not to mention increasing competition. Fear not, we’re here to help. And these tips will help, too.

Do ask friends, family, and neighbors for realtor recommendations.
Word-of-mouth advertising is still the best. Ask around and see who liked who and why.

Don’t think big real estate companies are always better.
When you sell your home, you deserve individualized attention. You need someone who can work with you and develop a relationship that makes you comfortable … not someone who only “works by the numbers” and seeks to make money at your expense.

Do get the full story behind “million dollar” salespeople.
Most realtors will not tell you this, but sales numbers do not always tell the full story. Instead of comparing a realtor’s abilities by dollars and cents — amount of property sold — compare them on their knowledge and ability to meet customers’ needs. Interview them. And only choose someone you feel listens to you, and with whom you feel comfortable.

Don’t use a realtor that doesn’t represent your interests.
Many home sellers blindly believe that their realtor is working for them. When, in reality, the realtor is working to placate the buyer … as a buyer-broker. Discuss this with your realtor and know who is on your side.

Do check for active Multiple Listing Service members.
The Multiple Listing Service (you will hear it referred to as MLS) is an invaluable resource … but only if it’s used properly. Your house can be listed on the MLS for all agents to see. So don’t just ask your agent if he or she subscribes to MLS, but ask how much they use it. The more, the better.

Don’t wait until settlement to get an attorney.
Most mistakes happen before you close. If you have legal concerns, an attorney will be best equipped to help you before settlement. After all, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Do read the listing agreement (and, yes, it is negotiable!).
Not all listing agreements are alike, and though you may be told it is a “standard” form, read the fine print and don’t be afraid to negotiate your terms.

Don’t over-invest in your home.
It’s no secret: getting your home in tip-top shape will help you get more money for it in the end. Some repairs and improvements may not be necessary. Regardless, we’re a great resource to help you decide which repairs offer the most value and which don’t to ensure that you get maximum return on your home improvement investment.

Do go Solo.
As a family-owned business, Solo Real Estate understands the value of personal relationships. Our professional expertise and intimate knowledge of Center City real estate helps us help you get the most out of your home. Go Solo before your house goes on the market. Contact us today.

CONSUMER NOTICE FOR SELLERS

Before you enter into an agreement with a real estate agent, it’s important that you understand the nature and expectations of the relationship. Whether buying, selling, or renting, you are owed certain rights. Review the Pennsylvania Consumer Notice here.