How can a real estate agent help you? The first thing that comes to mind is buying and/or selling a home. However, there are many more ways Robert Sivek can help! Even if you are not looking to buy or sell a home today, Robert could help you in the following was:
1. Comparative Market Analysis
How much is your house worth? Whether you need to know for estate planning, tax, or decision-making reasons, he can provide a home valuation.
A Comparative Market Analysis Report provides valuable insights on the estimated value of your property by evaluating similar ones that have recently sold in the same area. The purpose is to show the estimated market value. A market analysis can help you understand the market so that you can make informed decisions. Powered by Cloud CMA, Robert uses the most trusted CMA software for REALTORS®.
2. Prepare & Plan for the Sale of Your Home
When is the best time to sell your home or how you should prepare? All too often sellers wait for that life change or immediate need to sell their home. However, if you plan, you might just be able to sell your home for a higher price or quicker. Also, if you will have to make these preparations, why not do them sooner so that you can enjoy them?
Robert can help you determine when the best time is to sell (learn more about the key factors), how to prepare your home, how to stage it, and how to present it to appeal to potential buyers. Timing, preparation, staging, and presentation can all influence the buyer’s perception, decision-making, and ultimately the potential offer(s).
3. Estate Planning & Selling Insights
Do you want to keep your lake home in the family? Whether you plan to pass the lake home on to the next generation or need to sell the home after a loved one’s passing, Robert can help. Your attorney will help create the will, trust, and other necessary legal documents. Robert can provide a property valuation to help determine its worth. Also, if the estate needs to be sold or transferred to beneficiaries, he can help facilitate the transfer. It is so important to have an estate plan in place ahead of time so that your wishes will be honored in the future.
4. Develop a Pricing Strategy
How is the value of your home influenced by the market? Robert can help you understand the current market, examine historical trends, and help you determine the best price for your home.
Even in the best of seller markets, overpriced homes can sit on the market. The higher the days on market, the more likely the potential buyer is to start wondering and the more likely the seller is to become frustrated. With a comparative market analysis and a solid pricing strategy, you can get the best price for your home and maximize your profit.
Pricing your home appropriately has many benefits. The right price can give your home a competitive advantage in the market that is more likely to attract potential buyers and generate interest. The right price also helps you attract the right buyers and helps reduce the time on the market. Ultimately, the right price based on your comparative market analysis positions you to have a positive, profitable real estate transaction.
5. Home Improvements & Upgrades
Will remodeling the bathroom, upgrading the flooring, or putting in new windows increase the value of your home? Robert can help you evaluate the pros and cons, determine the value, conduct a cost versus value analysis, estimate its impact on the marketability of the home, and help prioritize home improvements and property upgrades to maximize your return on investment (view six ways to prepare your home for a sale). He can also provide insights into buyer preferences and market trends, so you know which are most valuable and popular.
6. Regulation Guidance
Wondering if you can add-on to your home or thinking of rebuilding it? Robert can be a resource and provide the proper, legal, DNR, and county authorities to contact for more information on building, riparian, and zoning restrictions.
He can also provide guidance on the feasibility of an add-on or rebuild. This is invaluable in our local lake market. Sometimes existing structures are grandfathered in. If the existing structure is completely destroyed, the new structure may be subject to current regulations which make a complete rebuild infeasible. There are important local regulations to know before starting an add-on or rebuild.
7. Local Knowledge
Want to learn more about the neighborhood? Or curious what there is to do in the area? Whether you are looking for a referral or want to learn more about what it is like to live at the lake year-around, Robert can help!
As a full-time resident on Ridge Road, he knows the area well and has a wealth of information to share. Robert loves to educate potential buyers on lake life, lake conditions, fishing, lake associations, schools, market conditions, the economy, and more.
Not only is Robert familiar with the local real estate market and all the new home treasures to be found in Wisconsin, but he will also help you explore the area to discover all the wonderful places to go and things to do. As a self-proclaimed "foodie", Robert takes great pleasure in sharing information regarding all the best eateries from well-known restaurants to lesser-known little gems.
Even if you are not ready to buy or sell, Robert Sivek can help you by providing a comparative market analysis, helping to prepare and plan the sale of your home, providing estate planning & selling insights, developing a pricing strategy, recommending home improvements and upgrades, providing regulation guidance, and sharing his local knowledge of the Whitewater-Rice Lake Area and beyond.