Selling a Home

It would be easy to sell a home with the Right Real Estate Team…

Have you been thinking,
“I want to sell my house, but where do I start?”

Perhaps you’re thinking about selling your home because you need more space, you’re ready to downsize, or you’re relocating for school or employment reasons. Whatever your reason, it’s important to be prepared for the sale process.

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I will provide you a custom Competitive Market Analysis of your home, taking into account important factors such as location, property size and features, physical condition, special features and updates. I will show you data for comparable homes in your neighborhood and in surrounding neighborhoods and towns.

What To Expect on the Home Selling Journey

Your timeline may vary, but the following is a good guideline:

  • Building a Team: 5-7 days
  • Listing: 3-5 days
  • Obtain an Offer: 6-10 weeks
  • Clear to Close: 2-8 weeks
  • Turn Over Possession: 0+ days

On average a home seller will spend 8-12 days preparing, 45-70 days waiting on and sifting through offers, and 14-60 days from clear to close.

For some sellers, the process can take as little as 30 days total, while for others, the time to a first offer can be several months.

Finding the right price to value your home at is an art unto itself.

Prepare to Sell Your Home

It is important to consider not only if this is the right time for the market, but if it is also the right time of year to sell the house. As a homeowner, you may have heard of the “magic selling window,” from March to May a period of time within which you have to sell your home, and while this is not the only ideal time to sell your home, there is some truth to it. This is one of the many where areas a local real estate specialist can be crucial. 

Understanding the value of a property is part of my real estate agent’s job, and one of the many things I will bring to the table when you hire me.

No matter what you think your home should sell for, the price-point on your home is limited by what other homes in your neighborhood are being sold for. This is another thing I will help you take a look at. It’s possible to price your home higher than the other homes on the block, but your home should offer more: more yard, more bedrooms, better upkeep.

Build Your Real Estate Team

The members of your home selling team may include;

  • Your selling agent
  • Home stager
  • Home photographer
  • Contractor for repairs
  • Real estate attorney

Besides determining Your Home’s Value, I will list the Home on my Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and attract other agents and brokers. Market your home for sale, Show the Home and Negotiate With the Buyer. 

Closing Attorney and/or an Escrow Officer, they will help you review the final documents to sign to complete the sale of your home.

Prepare Your Home for Sale

In the home-selling journey, small but important parts of the process can end up piling up on the seller. To ensure that this doesn’t happen, here a few things you can do in advance to make the sale of your home that much smoother.

  • Cleaning up and cleaning out your home ready for sale.
  • Staging or Hiring a professional stager to make your home look its best is a minimal expense, considering how much faster it will help get your home off the market.

If a repair is less than 5% of the price of the home, it is a good idea to get it done before an inspector catches it. There is a sweet spot in there, between 10-20% of the home’s value where the repair might be best left to the next owner.

List Your House For Sale

After meeting with your agent, you will have to schedule a time for them to come in and take a look at you home. At this point, you will have already begun some of the preparation to sell, the cleaning, decluttering, and de-personalizing of your home. Your agent will get a sense of your home and outline some important next steps in your home-selling journey. 

Host the Perfect Open House

On the day of, turn on all lights and open windows, drapes and blinds. Make sure your house smells pleasant by removing the trash and cleaning the bin, if needed. 

When it comes to feedback, many homeowners get surprised by the general negativity of the comments. Buyer’s agents will prep their clients to give an unfavorable impression of a house they love in order to give them a jump on negotiation. So, if you are truly puzzled as to why some buyers don’t love your home, keep in mind there’s a chance that they actually do.

Handle the Offer Process

Working with me, you are going to have to cull the good offers from the bad, discern who will get you the best price, and who will be the right fit for buying your home.

Watch out for anything handwritten into the contract, or an addendum with a radically different style of language. Remember… I’m is here to help! If you do make a counteroffer, make it time-sensitive. Be prepared.

Ask yourself these questions (and discuss with your agent).

  • What is your lowest price for the house you are willing to sell it for to determine how/when to counter?
  • Does the market conditions warrant your counter offer?
  • Should you make a full price counter offer?
  • What are the offers and conditions, contingencies, fixes, closing costs etc. you are willing to negotiate on?

Close On Your Home Sale!

While buyers have much more to sign, sellers still have a few important documents to prepare. The closing attorney will bring most of this paperwork with them, but the seller needs to remember:

  • The deed to the home (if the home has been paid off and there are no liens)
  • Government-issued photo ID such as driver’s license or passport
  • A certified check for the escrow company
  • The keys to the home

Make sure you’re aware of the date you plan to close and the date when the buyer’s loan will be funded.

Unless you have worked out a delayed possession of your home with the buyer for after the close of the sale, the final walkthrough will be one of the last times you will be inside of your home. 

The keys will then be delivered to the new owner after the change in deed is registered by the county. After that, your home is sold!

What's Your Home Worth?

This isn't an "estimate" based on a formula a computer engineer wrote. It's a true valuation based on your unique home, it's characteristics and features, by a real agent who knows your neighborhood and area. The right information makes all the difference!

Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers

Report revealed that 95% of buyers that used the internet when searching for a home purchased their home through either a real estate agent/broker or from a builder or builder’s agent. Only 2% purchased their home directly from a seller whom the buyer didn’t know.

Connecting With The Client is my Starting Point

Trust the marketing and sale of your home to a local real estate expert. Maitee knows the neighborhoods, the communities and the specific market trends in our area.

SELL YOUR HOME

The median list price per square foot in Florida is $150. Of the total homes in Florida 88% are for sale, 12% are for rent, and 60% are single family homes. Florida represents 10% of home addresses in the United States. Home values in Florida are 1% below the median home value in the United States. Interested in knowing how much your home in Florida is worth?

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listing with a real estate agent

When it comes to selling your home, finding the right real estate agent can make a huge difference in your home-selling journey. Your agent will be with you as you show your home, choose an offer, negotiate the terms, and close the sale. In other words, they will be with you every step of the way.

 

Teamwork from
the team that works!

Your Edge in Real Estate.
BUY WITH CONFIDENCE, SELL WITH SUCCESS!

I will be looking at all times how to best represent you in every part of the home-selling process.  Call me and allow me to earn your business.

I’ll be there:

  • Price your
  • Home Correctly
  • List your Home
  • Choose a Qualified Buyer
  • Negotiate and Settle All Legal Claims
  • Coordinate the Close
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