READY TO SELL YOUR ISLAND HOME?
With listing agents on St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John, and Water Island, John Foster Real Estate has been voted the best realty company year after year. Our motivated team of professional realtors, under the guidance of 30 years of real estate brokerage experience on the island, can help you understand the current home-selling market conditions, average time for home sales, and how to get the best price for your home within your selling time frame. Why not choose the best real estate company to help you negotiate the sale of your island property?
PREPARE TO SELL
What is your timeframe for selling?
You should immediately establish your end goal date for selling. If you need to sell quickly, you can speed up the process by hiring an agent that you can sit down with to thoroughly review the current market conditions.
What's the USVI real estate market like?
When you work with our agent, you can be sure that you'll have experienced and knowledgeable negotiating skills at work for you to arrive at the best market price and terms. We'll keep you up-to-date on what is happening in the marketplace and the price, financing, terms and conditions of competing properties. With us, you'll know exactly how to price and when to sell your home.
How do I optimize my finances?
Deciding to sell your home demands a serious consideration of your current financial situation and future possibilities. You'll be able to effectively assess the cumulative impact of these changes, estimate potential proceeds of selling your home, and plan effective tax savings and estate planning strategies. We will ensure that you not only take control of your finances, but use them to their fullest potential.
SELECT A REAL ESTATE AGENT
What Should I Look For When Choosing a Real Estate Agent?
- Experience and Expertise. You want a full-time agent who's familiar with the US Virgin Islands and with the type of property you intend to sell. Does he or she employ a diverse range of marketing and advertising strategies? How tech-savvy is your agent? How many similar properties has he been able to sell in the past?
- Availability and Commitment. Your agent should be capable of prompt and decisive action during the course of selling your home. Do they make it a point to keep in touch with you constantly? Can they easily be contacted in case of emergencies or even for the simplest questions?
- Rapport. Do they take the time out to listen to your goals and clarify your needs? Can they understand your unique situation and be genuinely concerned about the outcome of the process? Your listing agent will be your guide and partner in this crucial decision, so it's important to find one you can get along with.
What Is My Property worth?
Without a professional agent, most independent home sellers tend to overestimate the value of their home. You can avoid this pitfall by consulting with an experienced real estate listing agent.
What can you do to increase the appeal of your home and create a lasting impact on potential buyers?
Curb appeal. Keeping your landscape pristine, and adding creative touches to your yard such as colorful annuals, will create an immediate impact on passers-by and potential buyers.
House repairs. Simple upgrades such as window repairs, polishing the doorknobs, and a fresh coat of paint in the most frequently used rooms instantly brighten up your home.
Cleanliness and staging. Keep your home uncluttered, sweet-smelling and well-lit from top to bottom. Pay attention to details; put away the kitty litter, place a vase of fresh flowers in the hall, pop a batch of cinnamon rolls in the oven and have your carpets cleaned. Let your agent check the house before you accept any potential buyers to see how you can improve the staging further.
Showtime. Presenting your home to potential buyers is a job that your listing agent will take care of for you. Buyers feel more comfortable discussing the property with the agent if you're not there. Moreover, your agent will know what information will be most useful in representing your interests when speaking with prospective buyers.
SELL YOUR LUXURY HOME
Contact us today to find out about our exclusive Signature Listing Marketing Program by Christie's International Real Estate for homes priced to sell at over five million dollars.
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