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Selling Your Home

That's why it's our job to know people. Not just where to reach them, but what will get them in the door of your open house...and what will make them want to stay for a lifetime.

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First Impressions

First Impressions

Even if you’re not thinking about selling at the moment, your agent can help you choose renovations that will deliver ROI. Will a finished basement add value? What kind of landscaping will boost curb appeal? Your agent can help you see your home improvement investments through a potential buyer’s eyes. When you are ready to list, your agent might suggest the best time to put your home on the market, or even contractors to help with painting, pre-move purging, and de-personalizing.

Street Savvy on Value

Street Savvy on Value

Because we sell so many homes across the region, we have street-level market knowledge on every community, even every neighborhood. With the inside track on exactly what’s selling, where, and for how much, your agent will show you a custom analysis of your home’s value. Then, together, you’ll set a list price for you home.

Finding Your Buyer

Finding Your Buyer

Your agent will know just who to target and what will win their heart. Is your buyer going to love the nightlife? Or the kid-friendly backyard? Your agent will also reach out to personal contacts and the Long & Foster agent network to see who’s looking for a home like yours. And, we’ll showcase your home online, too. A photo-rich listing will appear not only on our site, but our national partner Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, as well as our international partners Christie’s Real Estate and Luxury Portfolio International for luxury homes.

Two Transactions, One Contact

Two Transactions, One Contact

Whether you’re moving across town or cross-country, your agent has the connections to help you successfully buy while selling. To help coordinate all the moving parts, your agent will connect you with mortgage, insurance, and settlement experts either in your local Long & Foster office or your new locale. And, when the big day arrives, your agent will rally the people and paperwork needed to close.

Ready to Get Started

To help you prepare to list your home, we’ve collected some of sellers’ most common questions. Assemble your personal top ten and share what’s on your mind.

You've Already Picked 10 Questions

We suggest focusing on ten, or fewer, selling questions that really matter to you. Remove a few items to add more attributes to your shopping list.

Common Seller Questions
  • What's your experience with ?
  • Do you work full time?
  • Can I call past clients?
  • Who is on your team?
  • What’s the typical home you sell?
  • What's your average sale vs. list price?
  • How many listings do you have?
  • How many homes have you sold?
  • Can you help me buy a home?
  • What certifications do you have?
  • How will you help me?
  • How do you communicate?
  • How do you use technology?
  • How are you compensated?
  • What are comps selling for?
  • Where is the market heading?
  • Who’s moving in? Who’s moving out?
  • What is in the works?
  • How will you market my home?
  • What will you highlight?
  • What might turn off buyers?
  • Any updates I should make?
  • How do I get my home ready?
  • Can you help coordinate repairs?
  • Any staging suggestions for?
  • Can you recommend ?
  • What are your comps selling for?
  • How would you price my home?
  • Think we can get
  • How much can we expect to get?
  • How much can we expect to spend?
  • How much will it cost to sell?
  • Can you recommend a lender?
  • How do we minimize the disruption?
  • How many open houses would you have?
  • What do I do for open houses?
  • How long will it take to sell?
  • Should we sell or buy first?
  • What if it sells before we buy a place?
  • What if we find a new place before it sells?
  • When is the best time to list?
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What’s Your Home Worth?

What’s Your Home Worth?

It’s the question at the top of most sellers’ lists. Sites like Zillow and Trulia say their formulas have the answer, but we believe there’s more art than algorithm in placing a value on home. Combining insider insight with local sales data, your agent will develop a much more accurate, custom analysis for your home. He or she will then work with you to develop an individualized pricing and marketing strategy.

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Making a Big Move?

Making a Big Move?

Long & Foster’s team of relocation specialists can help you find everything from reliable movers to the next up-and-coming neighborhood. We can even help with corporate relocation with our dedicated relocation team. We even have customized programs available for business that may need assistance with a group relocation that can make any kind of move easer for the employees. Leverage our insider insights on the thousands of markets across the mid-atlantic to make your move smoother and smarter.

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