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Preparing to Sell your Home within Charlotte Real Estate

When marketing a home in the greater Charlotte Real Estate area, one of the first questions pertains to the current value of your Charlotte home.  A good place to begin is a Charlotte NC Real Estate home search to see what your neighbors are asking.  The real estate market has changed dramatically over the past few years.  Your Charlotte Home is realistically only worth what a ready, willing and able buyer is willing to spend.

There are multiple resources to begin including, and  These resources will provide ideas but a Realtor is the best way to discover the value.  The knowledge of your local Charlotte Realtor will know your neighborhood and your market; a national or international firm is a convenient generic resource but does not compare to someone that really knows our market.

Contact myself, Rick Waite at 704-770-6559 email for an accurate property evaluation.  Keep in mind that you really want to know what your "current market value" is as opposed to "what you would like your property to be worth".  Honesty is the most important factor with your Realtor.  My job is not to "give away" a dime of your equity but not be disingenuous and tell you the value of your home is more than what the current Real Estate market actually supports.  Honesty counts.

Return to Charlotte Real Estate home page to learn more about the greater Charlotte Real Estate market.

Selling a Home in Charlotte, North Carolina


Selling your Charlotte area home is an involved process that affects your family and your future.  Before you begin the home marketing process, you'll want to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information.  When should you sell your Charlotte home?  How do you get the best price? What kinds of renovations should be made prior to the sale?  What is cost effective?

These home selling reports assist in answering the many questions that arise during the home selling process.  When you're armed with the right information and an experienced real estate professional such as myself, Rick Waite, you'll be closer to reaching your goal - selling your Charlotte home fast; more importantly, at the best price.

Please contact me if you have any questions about selling your Charlotte home. 

Below, select desired reports and complete the form provided.

Common Selling Mistakes
Learn the top nine selling mistakes, and what steps you can take to avoid them.
Selling Your Home
Remember what first attracted you to your house when you bought it? What excited you about its most appealing features? Now that you're selling your home, you'll need to look at it as if you were buying it all over again.
Surviving the Sale
Getting a good price for your home is important, but minimizing stress and simplifying the selling process can be just as essential.
The Right Selling Price
When you’re selling your home, the price you set is a critical factor in the return you’ll receive. Learn several factors to base the assessment of your home.
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Preparing Your Home For Sale

What are your priorities for selling your home?  Everyone agrees that the objective is to get as much money/profit as possible. 

Rick, what steps can I take to achieve the maximum profit from my home investment?  First we must get ready, willing and able buyers into your home (this includes having people professionally screened and pre-approved).  The vast majority of people will first shop on line.  Your need to have your home seen by the every possible buyer and also make a great first impression.  The pictures are critical!  Correct photos are imperative. 

How do I get good photos?  First you must have the home in great condition.  Visit some model homes from a major builder.  WOW!  You will know what I mean.  The builders have marketing down to a science.  I take great care with photos; lighting, time of day and current weather conditions are essential!

How do they do this?  Builders have their homes professionally decorated.  This is a process known as "Staging".  Click on the "Staging" link and you will discover all about staging.

Rick, my home is staged, the outside of my home is manicured and ready, now what?

I will then perform a market analysis on your home and we are ready to place your home on the market. 

Why can't I sell For Sale By Owner? 

For Sale By Owner is buying into a marketing program where you pay a fee up front prior to getting any results.  Buyers must find your home, you must be available at all times, and show your home to anyone that calls.  There is no pre-screening and no pre-approval processDoes this concept seem like a wise way to market your largest investment? 


I have personally tried this method in the past.  In 6 months time, I had two calls.  The first call had no interest in buying and wanted to know if I would permit a short term lease.  The only other call was from a recently divorced single sweet lady that really needed a place.  I gave her directions and "They" showed up.  The lady did the talking while her partner (who did not say a word) continued looking about my personal belongings. 

Then, this sweet damsel in distress, began speaking about owner financing with no money down!  She half-heartedly said she intended to reside in the home.  Fortunately, I was already involved in Real Estate investment strategies and seen through their plan.  It was a text book investor plan.   I told her that I would have my lawyer write the contract and there would be a clause restricting any subletting or assignments (they could not rent the home to anyone else nor could they sell it to another buyer until they officially purchased the property).  She left and was going to call me in a few days.  She never called me back.

I hired a Realtor and sold my home.  I learned the value of proper marketing and the value of a Realtor.  I then became a Realtor!

Call today!

Abby Nelson
Charlotte Realtor
Phone: 704.890.1860


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