Part II of our series for home sellers continues with an inside look at what happens, from the time you sign a listing agreement, including how homeowners can maximize the potential of their home sale. A fun, no pressure way to become more informed and ask questions, especially in the unusual market we are in right now in West Central Minnesota. Karen Zell of Homes and Lakeshore / Keller Williams Realty Professionals is the upbeat presenter for this new online series to demystify both the selling and buying process. Includes free local Moving Guide with registration.
We had so much fun sharing with the community in our first webinar (“Things to Know When You Are Thinking About Selling”), we are continuing on with “What to Expect After Listing Your Home For Sale”. This webinar is on Thursday May 20th at 5:30 pm Central Time via Zoom, covering everything from the listing agreement all the way through closing, There is no cost for the webinar.
“Homeowners are a big part of their own home sale success,” says Zell. “Once we submit a listing to the Multiple Listing Service and other marketing sites, your home will be seen by a wide audience.”
Zell will dig into what listing means for homeowners, including:
- What does “listing your home” mean?
- A discussion of prelisting- the tasks owners and realtors each take on between signing a listing agreement and publishing your home for sale
- Keeping a clean and clutter free home
- How to vacate for a showing on short notice for showings
- People in your house and COVID-19 concerns
- How a good realtor follows up while your property is for sale
- What if your home does not sell right away?
- Negotiating offers
- The closing process
- The final steps, including vacating the home
There will also be a Q & A session after the presentation where participants on Zoom can submit questions to be answered by Karen Zell and husband Tom Verhelst, a broker and top sales agent with Keller Williams Realty Professionals.
“If a home is priced appropriately, the selling process is shorter right now due to increased demand,” says Verhelst. “However, being prepared will help home sellers alleviate some stress during the process while maximizing their home’s potential.”
Pre-registration is required, and the number of participants is limited.
Zoom meeting info: What to Expect After Listing Your Home For Sale
When: May 20, 2021 at 5:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Click on the registration link below.
After registering, you will immediately receive a confirmation containing information about joining the meeting.
After the seminar, all registrants will receive our new Otter Tail County Moving Guide, which provides detailed information on where to get supplies, find resources and service providers when moving to a new location in the area or beyond.
Facebook Live: We will be simulcasting this webinar on our Homes and Lakeshore Facebook page for the first time 🤞. However, we encourage you to register to receive the moving guide. Also, only Zoom participants can access the Q & A session.
About the Presenter:
Growing up on West Battle Lake, Karen Zell is an expert in lakeshore properties, with keen knowledge about Otter Tail County communities. Before becoming a licensed realtor in 2008, Karen owned and operated a popular lakes area restaurant for 14 years. Working together with realtor husband Tom Verhelst under the brand Homes and Lakeshore, the team is consistently ranked as top selling agents for units sold in the six state North Central Region (MN, WI, N & S Dakota, Montana and Wyoming). Karen Zell and Tom Verhelst are part of Keller Williams Realty Professionals in Fergus Falls, MN, where Tom is also a broker.
The couple is also active in the community, serving on the board of the Fergus Falls Area Habitat for Humanity; supporting local foodbanks; membership in Fergus Falls Sertoma Club, focused on issues relating to hearing loss & impairment; as well as membership in the Veterans Advocacy & Benefits Association and Zion Lutheran Church.
If you have further questions about the home selling process, contact Karen Zell or Tom Verhelst at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions about the webinar, or have difficulty registering, contact email@example.com