Why sell with me?
Deciding to sell your home is a tremendous financial and emotional decision. Choosing an established and trusted local REALTOR® can help turn this confusing process into a stress-free transaction. Using a REALTOR® means you and your family can focus on starting your new lifestyle without worrying about the hassle of selling your current home.
That’s where I can help. My marketing plan is designed to get your home sold quickly and for the best price. Read on to see why you should choose me to sell your home.View my Market Reports
What’s Your Home Worth?
Finding out your home’s value in today’s real estate market is easy! Check out my Free Home Valuation page where you can enter a few details about your home and I will personally create you a custom full CMA (Comparable Market Analysis) on your home that will give you detailed & recent local Real Estate Market trends, recently sold properties, pending property sales, comparable homes values, neighborhood values, and more. I will give you all of the tools & data to see what similar homes are selling for so you can price your home right the first time. This along with my knowledge of the current buyer/seller activity is the best way to get an accurate estimate of what your home will sell for in today’s current real estate market. Together we can combine your selling needs, the market data, and my experience to set the best selling price for your home to get it sold fast and for the best price.Get a FREE Home Valuation Now
Negotiation & Offers
Having an experienced REALTOR® in your corner is especially important come negotiation time. This is more than just a financial arrangement; it’s an emotional one, as well. Selling your home can mean a job change, school changes for your children, and possibly leaving behind everything familiar to you and your family. People will be coming in and out of your home, sizing it up for themselves. As your agent, I will wear many hats, and you can be confident that I know the local area thoroughly and can answer all questions about your home, the community & the local real estate market. From fielding phone calls about your home, watching out for potential problems in offers & counter-offers to drafting complex paperwork, I will work hard to make your home selling process as stress-free as possible & get your home sold in the quickest possible time frame while protecting your best interests.
The difference between a staged home and an un-staged home can translate to thousands of dollars in the sale price. Properly staged homes often sell for more money and can even trigger a bidding war on your home! Clutter often makes rooms seem smaller, and overwhelming decorations may prevent a potential buyer from envisioning their own style in the room. This is a time to truly accept that you’re moving forward and allow yourself to picture your home through potential buyers’ eyes. Watch the below video to see how Home Staging can help buyers see your home as more attractive and help your home sell faster AND for more money! When you are ready, I will guide you through the staging process so together we can prepare your home and get it SOLD!
Marketing Your Home
When listing your home, you will have many real estate agents competing to work with you. What makes me different than all of the rest? The services I offer. Many real estate agents are stuck in the old marketing ways of the past and don’t take the time to learn new ways to market your home like Social Media Marketing, Single Property Web pages, Virtual tours, etc. That’s one of the things that makes me different. I am constantly looking for new ways to bring more traffic and buyers to your home. I understand the importance of using technology & social media to get your home sold fast and for top dollar. Check out my Marketing your Home page and you can see all of the things you get in black and white. From MLS Quality, Professional Photos, Virtual Tours, Open houses to Online Exposure and Single Property Web pages, my services go above and beyond my local competitors.Find out what you get when you list with me!
Once you’ve finally accepted an offer on your home, inspections will be done to satisfy both the buyer and their mortgage lender. Many sale agreements are incredibly complex and feature a number of qualifications and fine print. This can be confusing and may include additional requests and addendums. I am familiar with these documents and can help guide you through the process.
Packing & Moving
Depending on how far you’re moving, you may require the assistance of a professional mover. Large, bulky items like television sets and furniture are not generally accepted by companies like FedEx or UPS. Consider not only the cost to move but other factors like time and proper equipment. Though professional movers may seem pricey at first, when you look at the time and money to get similar results, you may re-consider. Be sure to get moving estimates in writing and compare several companies. Ask for discounts and be sure to only use licensed, bonded movers. Also, make a checklist so that you’re organized and efficient. Or ask me! I often have knowledge of many local companies that can make your move easier.
See what my clients are saying:
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Ray as a person is as good as it gets! Of the many people I have meet in my lifetime, I cannot think of anyone more fair, honest, personable and on I could go. Ray the paint contractor, best in Sacramento area hands down. Did over 30 jobs for me in twenty years plus of my contracting career. My clients loved his professionalism and the quality of him and his crew. Ray the Realtor is also the best realtor in town. When it came time to sell my house in June, Ray was the first one I called. As a former agent, I thought I knew it all, but Ray proved me wrong with a great marketing plan and advertising, both things got me top of market price and a qualified buyer in less than a month. I wasted the first 2 weeks of the listing by not listening to his advice to begin with. If it isn’t apparent already, Ray is about the finest person and professional I know.
Ray did a fantastic job job in selling my mothers house for me and my wife.
i would recommend him for anything related to the sale of your home.I think he and his wife went far beyond what he was hired for, to help us sell and get through all the paper work. I would recommend him for any job that he does.
Ray Henson was an absolute professional with our extensive house hunt search, he listened carefully to what we were looking for and was quick to respond to any of our requests.
We really appreciated the approach Ray had, he was patient and generous in helping us hunt out our new home. We never felt rushed or pressured to settle, finding us the right place was his goal. We felt so confident in having Ray represent us, that we also enlisted his help in selling our home while we were traveling. We listed on a Thursday with the gorgeous photos of our home Ray had taken, and were happy to come home to multiple offers on the following Tuesday. We highly recommend Ray Henson – he is the best kind of Real Estate Agent; he sincerely cares about his clients needs exclusively, rather than being anxious to close a deal.
I hired Ray to sell a house for me in Stockton.
It was a house owned by my Step-Father, who had passed away, without a will or clear instructions on what he wanted done. The house went through probate with 16 beneficiaries. Ray worked with the lawyer guiding the estate through probate and interacted with several beneficiaries. He was great, he made the whole process understandable and ultimately proved invaluable in getting the house sold. With every new problem we had, he found a solution so we could move on and get across the goal line. I could not recommend Ray enough, he is a Realtor with broad knowledge and integrity. He is the best that I have worked with.
Raymond Henson helped us prepare my mother-in-law’s home for sale.
He and his wife, Mary Margaret, helped us clean out the house and helped us with the estate sale. Tom and I did not no where or how to start so Ray’s experience and help made us feel less overwhelmed. Ray helped sell the house in less than three months! He gave us a timeline of what to expect next and explained if we did not understand. An awesome realtor!!!
Having know Ray previously as a friend, I knew we would have a very honest and dedicated realtor with excellent communication skills.
As it turned out, Ray also knew the market well and was very helpful with our house selling in a unique area of Elk Grove. Selling our house was not a simple transaction! His creative suggestions proved invaluable and very much appreciated. I confidently say Ray Henson will always act in his clients best interest and fully recommend him to family, friends, and others in need of a realtor!
Ray makes you feel comfortable with him immediately.
His approach makes you feel like you are dealing with a trusted friend even if you just met each other. He is a great listener which in turn makes him a great communicator. He is patient yet persistent and is willing to take the extra steps to make sure all your questions are answered and you have a thorough understanding of your business transaction. There are a lot of realtors out there, but there is only one Ray Henson. I highly recommend him.