What are the most frequently asked questions when selling a home?

There are three:

Question 1: How do I select the best realtor?

Answer: Work with an experienced professional.

When considering selling your home, it's smart to work with a seasoned realtor who has sold hundreds of properties over many years. Choose a realtor who has sold homes in your desired neighborhood and price range. Choose a realtor with a proven track record of outstanding customer service, knowledge, and the ability to close the deal. 

A real estate professional is more than just a sales person.  A real estate professional listens to what you want, explains all seller costs so you can determine the net profit, explains how to arrive at the best list price, and discusses the pros and cons of selling the home as is, or whether staging or performing cosmetic and minor upgrades/repairs will add value to your home. Seasoned, successful real estate professionals set realistic expectations of effort and the timeline from the listing date to closing on the home. They possess superior negotiating skills so you gain the best offer. The best real estate professionals exhibit the right combination of nurturing and firm recommendation that will ensure you successfully navigate any issues that arise before closing.

Tips: Be sure to ask the realtors you are considering for their sales statistics, including their list to sales price ratio. If this ratio is higher than 100 percent, the agent has a history of inflating the list price to secure the listing. Look at each agent's experience and typical marketing plan. Determine if your communication styles mesh. Is the agent willing to stay in frequent contact, and agreeable to contacting you the way you prefer to be contacted (text, email, or phone)? Does the agent answer your questions in plain language? Be sure to close your interview with this important question: ”What sets you apart from all the other agents I could work with?”

Only after you have done this due diligence can you make your decision with confidence! 

Question 2: How important is the title company when selling my home?

Answer: Very Important! 

The title company is the quarterback that assembles all the documents, holds all the escrow accounts, and conducts the formal closing on the home. These professionals explain the process and answer any questions you may have. They collect the closing costs, distribute monies, and file the new title, deeds, and documents with the appropriate entities. This last step is critically important.

The title company executes the mortgage documents on the day of closing, and ensures that the home ownership passes properly from seller to buyer. The title company validates the property ownership and issues the title insurance for both the new owner and the lending company against claims and legal fees over ownership disputes. This gives the buyer full confidence that they own the property.  

We proudly recommend Capital Title as our title company of choice. Ethical. Professional. Prompt. Outstanding customer service.

Question 3: How do I get started?

Answer: Begin your interview process with Matt.  

When you meet face-to-face with Matt, he gains an understanding of your needs and goals, and you get to learn about his approach and qualifications. You also get a feel for his style, so you can decide if working with The Norton Real Estate Team is what you'd like to do. If yes, great! If not, we'll wish you much luck with your search!

Sound fair? We truly believe it's a win-win. Call Matt now at 214-850-0174. Or fill out the questionnaire below and Matt will get back to you ASAP. 

Thanks! We look forward to hearing from you. The Norton Real Estate Team goal: Satisfied clients. Every time. 
We put our reputation on it.

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