You chose the best Broker.

Our services are Free with no obligation. You may remain a for sale by owner and we offer to pay your seller attorney closing fees.

Our FREE Services Include:

Plain and simple: You’ll get more showings if you give us a key for our office or we can use a lockbox  for agents to show your home rather than force them to make appointments.

Find Out How Much Your Home Is Worth

Lucky for sellers Broker Joseph Lombardo is a former appraiser and will do a free appraisal. Hiring an independent appraisal would typically cost $600.

 A seller’s greatest mistake is expecting too much for the home. Keep your price in line (within 5%) with sold homes that have been identified in a comparative market analysis report or an appraisal. Consider whether your market is hot, cold, or neutral and price according to the market temperature.

Get Your Home Ready for Sale

Prepare your home for sale by cleaning and decluttering it and improving curb appeal. You might want to consider hiring a professional stager to stage your home for showings.You can often use your own furniture.

Make any necessary repairs. If you’re selling a home where pets live, you might want to make temporary, alternate plans for them.

Remember, you only get one chance — and sometimes only 3 seconds or so — to make a great first impression so make it count.

Market Your Home

Lombardo Homes & Estates will market sellers on 7 Multiple Listing services from Montauk to Manhattan which will syndicate to over 100 websites in 24 languages. We will identify the sizzling selling points of your home and choose the best advertising words to sell it. Our photographer / virtual tour company will take quality photographs and put a virtual tour online. Lucky for sellers we offer free professional photos, virtual tours, and Ariel videos.

Lombardo Homes & Estates will Tweak marketing to increase traffic and showings and saturate the internet with photographs and descriptions of your property.

Showing Your Home

Plain and simple: You’ll get more showings if you let agents use a lockbox to show your home rather than force them to make appointments.

Keep in mind that no matter what season it is your home can and will sell for top dollar. There is a lot of competition in the spring rather than in winter so both seasons have their advantages.

Open houses is a bad idea because It’s an invitation for unqualified buyers, nosy neighbors, and criminals to case out your home.

The national and local facts are less than 1% of all homes sold are with open houses. It’s better to give private showings and ask agents and buyers for feedback so you can adjust your price, condition, or marketing campaigns accordingly.

Receive Purchase Offers and Negotiate

Be prepared to receive multiple offers from Lombardo Homes & Estes if your home is priced right. Don’t ignore any offers even if you receive an insulting lowball offer. Negotiate by making a reasonable counteroffer.

Always make a counteroffer that’s contingent on selling your home at recently sold home prices and not available home prices. Don’t be afraid to lower your price to be competitive if it’s warranted.

Cooperate With the Home Inspection

Now get ready for the home inspector. Here is a home inspection checklist so you’ll know in advance what the inspector will want to see. Prepare the attic and basement for inspection, too. Move stuff away from the walls in the garage.

Schedule an Appraiser Appointment

You want the highest value possible so clean the house the day before the appraiser arrives. If you receive a low appraisal, ask your agent about alternatives.

Negotiate Requests for Repair

Lombardo Homes & Estes are experts in convincing buyers to back off of demanding repairs.You don’t ordinarily have to accept a buyer’s request to make repairs, but buyers can cancel the contract if you don’t. A buyer might accept a closing cost credit instead if you choose not to make repairs. You’re entitled to a copy of the home inspection report if the buyer requests repairs.

Closing

Be sure to bring a valid photo ID.

Prepare for the final walk-through inspection with the buyer as well. It usually takes place a few days before or even the morning of closing. Depending on the buyer’s possession rights, you typically will be required to move on the day the home closes or even in advance. This should be specified in the contract.

SELL YOUR HOME →