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We know the market and will get your house sold!

So you’ve decided to sell your home; it’s too big, too small, you’ve got a new job, you’re ready for a change, you’ve retired, or whatever the case may be. How do you know where to start? What is your home worth? Which improvements should you make? When should you list your home on the market? How much should you ask for it? Obviously, you want to get the maximum offer for your home with the minimum amount of work and stress. That’s why you should choose KLM; because we handle it.

Hey Sellers, We Handle it. We Plan It

FSBOs (For-Sale-By-Owners) tend to have a lower median selling price—more than $26,000 less—than agent-assisted home sales, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Don’t be a FSBO, choose an agent at KLM Properties to handle all the planning and get your home in sell-ready shape… and beyond.

There should be a good reason you are wanting to sell your home, perhaps a job change or the need for more space. Your reason for selling can impact the negotiating process so it’s important to discuss your needs and wants with your KLM agent.

The marketplace tends to be more active in the spring and summer months. However, with the diverse culture and amount of opportunity North Central West Virginia brings, there are always people looking to buy a home. Your REALTOR® will go above and beyond to plan the perfect time to sell.

Improvements should be made so the property “shows” well, is consistent with the neighborhood, and does not involve capital investments (the cost of which cannot be recovered from the sale). It is necessary to look at a home through the eyes of a prospective buyer and determine what needs to be cleaned, painted, and repaired. Ask yourself: “If I were buying this home what would I want to see?”. You want to be sure your property is competitive with other homes in your community. Don’t worry, you REALTOR® will help you do just that!

We Market It

Ninety-one percent of sellers reported that their homes were listed or advertised on the multiple listing service (MLS) website. While half of FSBOs take no action to market their homes, and 73% of FSBOs do not offer any incentives to attract buyers, KLM Properties implements aggressive and strategic marketing tactics to get your home in the spotlight it deserves.

Cosmetic improvements like painting, cleaning, replacing flooring, and landscaping are all great improvements to make to your home that will help it “show” better. The first step is to call KLM. Your REALTOR® will assess your home on site, and guide you through the entire renovation process. Our REALTORS® have decades of experience with showing homes to buyers and understand exactly what kinds of things they’re looking for in a home for sale.

Your REALTOR® will conduct a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) to determine your home’s worth. The CMA will help to figure out:

  • the recommended list price
  • the most probable sales price
  • the length of time it will take to sell
  • the associated expenses to sell

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  • We conduct an accurate evaluation of the highest price for your home.
  • We provide professional advice to prepare your home for sale.
  • We believe in hometown pride. The range of contacts we’ve developed over the years brings scores of prospects our way to help us sell your home quicker and get the best price possible.
  • We provide a complimentary home warranty.
  • We provide a company tour and are able to “jump-start” the marketing process by giving our staff detailed and first-hand information about your property.
  • We target local corporations and major employers with information about your property.
  • We hold open houses.
  • We promote your home on our website, According to the NAR, 87% of buyers begin their search online, that’s why our website is cutting-edge and has been a leader in the market since its inception.
  • We advertise through print in various newspapers and magazines, as well as outdoor billboard advertising.
  • We personally communicate with you to follow up about recent showings, whether your home was shown by one our REALTORS® or from another agency.
  • We communicate with other agencies about your property.
  • We collaborate with you regarding progress reports, promotional efforts, price adjustments, and positioning to ensure a quicker and maximum result.
  • We build and maintain a list of people who need to be reminded of your property every 30-45 days. These include: agents who have shown your home, key employers, key contacts, and active home buyers.
  • We consult with you to structure a WIN-WIN strategy to achieve the desired results.
  • We confirm that all contingencies on sales contracts are completed.
  • We finalize and remain involved until the sale of the property is complete.
  • We attend the closing of the property.
  • We remain in touch after the closing.

We know it

Our REALTORS® have sold hundreds of homes over the years. We know what assets to highlight, what the buyers are looking for, and we always come prepared. Our experience with selling real estate in West Virginia is unlike anyone else’s.

Typically, a home inspector will come to the property and take two to three hours examining various structural and mechanical works to determine safeness. After it has been inspected, the inspector will record the findings and report them to the home buyer. Findings could be issues that need immediate attention, as well as probable issues down the road.

The best way to prepare for your inspection is to reread your purchase agreement and review your obligations. For example, if you have agreed to paint a room or replace the dishwasher, you will need to complete these things before closing. Your KLM agent can discuss your agreement with you and the steps which must be taken to complete the transaction.

The inspection is a physical review of your home. The inspector will examine the exterior of your home, including walls, foundation, grading, garage or carport, and roof. In addition, the inspector will most likely check for radon. Specifically, he/she will check the plumbing, electric, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), your water heater, kitchen appliances, laundry room, bathrooms, and smoke detectors.

We sell it

According to the NAR, recently sold homes were on the market for a median of only five weeks—that’s about a month’s time! It was also reported that sellers who used REALTORS® sold their homes for 97% of the original listing price. At KLM Properties, we are dedicated to getting you the most out of your home.

The closing is the actual, legal transfer of ownership, and where all the “adjustments” are made. You (the seller), the buyer, the lender, the listing and selling agents, and the closing attorney all attend the closing process meeting. The attorney reviews the sales agreement to determine what credits you should receive, and what payments are due from the buyer. You will review many records, including:

  • the closing documents, which is a balance sheet of all the funds changing hands between the parties
  • 1099 Tax Form
  • the deed to the property

If you paid your taxes in advance, the attorney will compensate you for the prepayment at the time of closing by having the buyer reimburse you.

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