Why Sell with Riverside Realty?

Thinking of Selling? Find out What Your Home is Worth

Anyone can put your property in the MLS, but with 34 years of experience, and most of our agents born and raised in Hoboken, we certainly have the CONNECTIONS with the people in our community, and consider ourselves experts, especially in the Hudson County and surrounding areas.

Our relationships with our customers are personal, we go above and beyond for our clients, we care about our community because we are part of it!

-Our local connections will make the difference-

Below are a few Seller's tips that we recommend to all of our customers that are selling properties.

Seller's Tips

Selling a home can be very difficult without the proper strategy. Below are a few tips that we recommend to all of our customers that are selling properties.

  • Meet with an experienced Riverside Realty sales agent to determine the proper asking price and workout a customized plan to maximize the marketability of your property.
  • Review all financing options.
  • Make repairs or improvements that will increase the attractiveness of your property. (See Improvement Tips)
  • List your property for sale at the right price.
  • Facilitate showings of your property to prospective buyers.
  • Consider offers and negotiate a sales contract through your experienced Riverside Realty sales agent.
  • Have the necessary inspections made.
  • Be patient while your buyer applies and is approved for the necessary financing.
  • Go to closing.
  • Enlist your experienced Riverside Realty sales agent to purchase a new property!

How Will I Sell Your Home?

  • RIVERSIDE REALTY is a PREMIER AGENT on ZILLOW TRULIA, and REALTOR.COM, which are some of the strongest names of REAL ESTATE websites in the industry today.
  • RIVERSIDE REALTY counts with a customer DATABASE for email marketing, with more than 5000 contacts.
  • We will post our listings with all of our connections on social media such as TWITTER, FACEBOOK, LINKEDIN and GOOGLE PLUS.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answer: Arrive at the right price for a property involves timely and comprehensive research and analysis, as well as experienced judgment. Measuring your home against similar neighborhood homes that have recently been sold or are currently on the market is the first step. Then determining what features make your home stand out among others currently on the market helps to finesse the pricing schematic. Typically the right price is within five percent of market value. When you are ready to sell your home, take advantage of Riverside Realty's more than thirty years of real estate expertise to help you price your home to sell.
Answer: The salesperson is the 'agent' of the broker and the broker is the 'brokerage service' of the seller. By law, only a broker, who has passed a special exam to earn the designation, can receive a brokerage commission. A salesperson, or agent, is an associate with that broker. When the salesperson, or agent, represents a broker in a transaction - rather than the broker working personally with the seller or buyer - the broker splits the brokerage commission with the salesperson, or agent.
Answer: Here's what your experienced Riverside Realty sales agent can do that a home seller can't do or finds hard to do:
  • Place your property in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), which exposes your home to all the buyers working with cooperating member brokers.
  • Exposes your property to a large pool of qualified buyers the agent spends a career generating
  • Provides solid up-to-date market information with recent sales and current listings, which helps you price your home realistically.
  • Shows your home whether you're in or not.
  • Shows your home to its best advantage.
  • Helps you negotiate a satisfactory sale.
  • Leads both you and the buyer through the puzzles of rates, points, fees and financing options, helping with loan placement and follow-up, including the provision of names and telephone numbers of specific loan officers.
  • Protects your interests from contract to settlement or closing with an understanding of real estate procedures.
Answer: Agents are constantly in contact with the largest number of potential buyers possible to generate a steady flow of prospects specifically interested in your property. Typically, sixty percent of all buyers come through these referrals and ongoing marketing, about twenty percent come from "for sale" signs (where permitted) and general company reputation and less than twenty percent come from promotions and advertising.
Answer: A listing appointment is most productive if you have the following information on hand:
  • Property tax payments and/or condominium fees for the past year.
  • Loan account number and loan balance, your interest rate if possible, your P.I.T.I. (principal, interest, taxes, insurance) and the amount of assumable mortgage money available, if any.
  • A list of personal property that will go with the home when you sell it.
  • A list of personal property that will not go with the home.
  • Legal property descriptions.
  • Homeowner's association or condominium bylaws.
  • A list of major unresolved defects that would eventually be disclosed to a buyer.
  • A list of special features that you think would help sell your home, such as extra storage, built-ins, etc.
Answer: Depending on the type of financing your buyer is applying for a typical waiting period can be any time between thirty and ninety days, but sometimes more or less. The difference in waiting time largely depends on whether it is conventional, government-backed FHA/VA or owner-financed. But the biggest factor is the borrower's preparation. Clean credit and a complete application are the best ways to get a loan approved quickly.
Answer: The best way to avoid this is to place your home on the market far enough in advance to attract a buyer, negotiate a contract with an acceptable closing date, and then start shopping for a new home. However, if you find a new home before you've sold your old one, you have two options:
  • Arrange for a bridge loan, secured by the equity in either your old or new home to cover your expenses until the closing on your old home; or
  • If your move is job-related, you might persuade your employer to either provide a bridge loan or pick up some of your relocating expenses.