Over the years, Kopf Hunter Haas Realtors® has created a respected name and company culture that outside agents find easy to work with, increasing the odds of quick and smooth transactions for our clients.
List your home with Kopf Hunter Haas Realtors® and you will never be disappointed! See below for the most commonly asked questions when selling your home.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do before a showing?
First impressions are crucial!
- Ensure that the house is clean and free of clutter.
- Turn on lights and open shades to allow for natural light to enhance the home.
- Ensure the kitchen and bathrooms are neat, spotless, and fresh.
- All closets should be cleared and organized.
- Seller's checklist can be found on our "For Sellers" page, and Kopf Hunter Haas Realtors® has handouts given upon request.
How will Kopf Hunter Haas Realtors® market my home?
Kopf Hunter Haas Realtors® utilizes a multiple marketing strategy to market and sell their listings. The Multiple Listing Service for realtors and consumers is the most widely used method. Additionally, we place heavy emphasis on Exclusive Realtor Tours, Open Houses, Print Ads (Cincinnati Enquirer, Harmon Homes, etc.), yard signs, social media, brochures, and networking with other Agents to sell our listings in a timely manner while maximizing the sales price.
What contracts will I have to sign?
First, you will sign an Exclusive Right to Sell contract, signifying that Kopf Real Estate has the exclusive right to sell your home. Second, you will sign a Consumer Agency Disclosure form. This explains Kopf Hunter Haas Realtors'® agency policy of how we represent our clients. Finally, once a buyer puts a contract together that you accept, you will need to sign that contract, another agency disclosure (which explains who is representing whom in the transaction) and any addendums that might follow.
What is a Home Warranty?
A home warranty is private insurance insuring a buyer against defects (usually in plumbing, heating and electrical) in the home that has been purchased. The period of insurance varies and both new and used homes can be insured. This is typically a cost covered by the seller.
What affects the market value of my home?
Many factors contribute to the market value of a home. The condition of the house/property as compared to the current competition is the most important factor (and the seller generally has good control over this).
Can I stay at home during a showing?
The general consensus is no. Buyers do not relax if a seller is present during a showing. It is best to plan to be out of the house during the time of a showing.
Does time on the market affect my selling price?
Yes. Houses over 24 weeks on the market may receive a full 10% below the asking price. It is essential to price the house accurately.
What do I need to do before I move out?
Ensure that you get final readings on your utilities effective on the last day of occupancy, cancel your home owners insurance after closing and prepare to have new utilities and insurance set up on your next home. Kopf Hunter Haas Realtors® has a booklet "Your Complete Guide to Moving" that will be given to you upon request.