“How much is my house worth? How quick will it sell?…When I first began hunting out distressed properties and would come up on a good one I would quickly call one of my contractors and ask, how much do you think it would be to add an extension? Can you get me a quick price on how much to replace a failing roof system? Can we add a bathroom etc…I would never get an answer and my questions were instead always answered with more questions such as…Are we digging out a crawl space for this extension or is it going on slab? What type of siding? How many windows are necessary? Egress? Where is the nearest plumbing to tap into? Any load walls in our way? Is there going to be a separate entrance required? Are we going to follow the original roof line or is it a reverse gable? Any dormers? What pitch? Yada yada yada etc……..I quickly stopped asking and got the point. Similarly to price out a property PROPERLY there is much data to review and an assortment of variables to factor in as well. It is not rocket science, but something that should be taken seriously considering the diverse and fluctuating values of homes especially found in Westchester NY.
If you are interested in selling your home here is a very high level overview of what to expect. Firstly most any realtor will prepare a comprehensive CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) based on your exact properties stats. It is important your realtor obtains this exact property information because when your house is appraised no one cares what you or your realtors tape measure says and official records will be utilized. This is especially important in NY due to most homes containing below grade square footage and cape homes that have varying square footage calculations to determine the 2nd floor finished attic space. Every municipality seems to differ in their criteria somewhat so it’s important to just start off correct.
According to the stats of your house you and your realtor will then review other similar properties (comparables) and come up with an appropriate listing price that is indicative of the current market standards, factoring in any variances between your property and the other comparables. Warning it is at this point your home is no longer that warm and fuzzy source of memories it once was and it is now officially a black and white raw investment commodity. Your house is worth only what the market will bear, nothing more nothing less.
Any repairs or issues that could halt the sale should be remedied at this time. Your realtor will also come up with ideas to maximize the layout and overall value of the entire property. The plan is to appeal to the largest number of buyers you will be targeting and to get them to pay that price in the quickest time frame. With that said personally I am not concerned with how quick your home sells for unless you are. I will never set a lower price to just “move a property” unless you clearly communicate there is a dire situation at hand. My only concern is to get the highest price possible for your house. This is how I would treat any investment property, this is how I treat your house.
Once your house has passed all criteria professional photos will be taken of course, and finally and most importantly your property will be listed on the big bad MLS (Multiple Listing Service). We are members of the local Hudson Gateway MLS and we partner with ALL big and small brokerages not only locally but throughout entire Westchester County to help find a qualified buyer for your home. Being long time residents of Westchester NY, and through numerous personal real estate experiences we have become very familiar with and enjoy networking with all offices. In addition thanks to the latest technologies we also employ a highly aggressive targeted ad campaign and marketing effort to help find a direct buyer for your home as well. Since our office does not incur the same overhead and fees of the larger brokerages more of our money can be intelligently allocated towards the custom marketing campaign of finding the strongest and best qualified buyer for your home. Once we receive an offer we are comfortable with we are far from over. We need to coordinate inspections, manage loan deadlines and make sure all pieces move in the proper direction to ensure a successful closing.
If the above process is something you are interested in finding more about for your home feel free to get in touch to discuss your situation.
"Extremely knowledgeable. He kept me informed throughout the entire selling process. He was very helpful with suggestions on items I should address to help sell the house. I would definitely recommend Rahul to my friends. Great work!"
by Home Seller , Hawthorne, NY
"We could not be more satisfied with our experience with Rahul Soni. I would give him 6 stars, if that was an option. From the begining of our discussions, Rahul was able to assess the situation and give us expert advice on what needed to done to make the house ready to go on the market. Soon after personal circumstances changed, Rahul was able to quickly pivot and develop a new strategy that fit. He was very knowledgeable with the whole process and made us feel comfortable with all the data to make the right choices. He was attentive and treated our house as a true home, not just a sale. Highly recommend"
by Home Seller , Mohegan Lake, NY
"Rahul did a FANTASTIC job in selling our home! We had relocated prior and needed to sell our home from a far. We were a bit nervous about doing so, but Rahul quickly calmed our fears and made the whole experience a very positive one. He was our eyes and ears since we couldn't physically be there, and he went above and beyond his call of duty. From setting up a spontaneous Open House after our house was listed to draw in as much attention as possible, to being there for the inspection and other appointments since we couldn't, to making sure every last t was crossed and i was dotted. He was diligent, reliable and quick on his responses to us, keeping us in the loop at all times. Not to mention that Rahul is personally just a funny and really nice guy. We would gladly recommend him to a friend or family member, and will honestly miss our interactions. #3208"
by Home Seller , Mohegan Lake, NY
"It is without hesitation that I recommend Rahul Soni as a real estate professional. Rahul recently helped our family secure a new home in Westchester. We have bought and sold three properties prior to this home, and knew that we needed a real estate representative who was knowledgeable of the Westchester market and buying process. Rahul successfully negotiated against challenging terms from the buyer’s team and did so in a diplomatic and appropriately assertive manner. What’s more, is that Rahul was motivated to make sure we were completely satisfied with our home even after closing, helping us secure a contractor offering a fair bid for the work proposed. He was quite knowledgeable about the design and build and renovation process. It was abundantly clear that Rahul had our best interests in mind and went above and beyond for us every step of the way. We are incredibly grateful to him for his tireless dedication and resolve in helping us achieve a home that we can enjoy for years to come."
by Home Buyer , Scarsdale, NY
"Rahul Soni lives locally and is very knowledgeable about the area. He guided us on what to do to prepare our home for the selling process. He was also wonderful on working with us on all the negotiations that lead to our sale"
by Home Seller , Hawthorne NY
"Rahul is the best agent ever had. he’s professional and honest. And he went out of his way to help me to sell my house. I Highly recommend Rahul Thanks"
by Home Seller , Thornwood, NY
"Rahul was incredible, before listing we had consulted with other realtors that told use we needed to do work to the place before listing. Rahul came in and told us to touch up some minor paint scuffs and de personalize. Two weeks later we listed the place, and 5 days after that we had an accepted offer above asking. He knows his stuff and we look forward to finding a house with him now that the COVID restrictions have been lifted"
by Home Seller , Mount Vernon, NY
"We had an excellent experience with Rahul Soni representing us as buyers. He is extremely knowledgeable on all aspects of home purchasing. He kept us immediately up to date on all information. He carefully listened to our needs/wants and provided us with numerous homes to look at. We found ourselves in a bidding situation with several other buyers. Rahul deftly negotiated for us and got us our home! Trustworthy, competent, attentive, energetic and thorough... all words that describe Rahul Soni."
by Home Buyer , Lake Peekskill, NY
"Rahul helped us get top $$$ for our home. He marketed the house aggressively, promptly responded to any questions and concerns and guided us expertly through the entire process. Was very attuned to both our and buyers needs during negotiation process. I would highly recommend him wether you are selling or buying. He will make sure that you get what you really want."
by Home Seller , Pound Ridge, NY
"I would definitely say if you need a realtor Rahul Soni is amazing. He helped me sell my house and he did an amazing job! Help guided me all the way to telling me all the things that had to be done in the house to sell. He himself even went out of his way to even do the work in the house for me. He was there for me 24/7 whenever I needed him. If it weren’t for him I wouldn’t have been able to get my house sold the right way. I can’t say enough on my experience with him was outstanding. He taught me a lot on how to sell a house. I can’t thank him enough for all he did for me. The best experience and you want to sell your house and have someone very knowledgeable and hands on, Rahul is your agent. You won’t be disappointed. Thank you again Rahul"
by Home Seller , Hawthorne, NY