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.
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.
Your timeline may vary, but the following is a good guideline:
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.
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.
The members of your home selling team may include;
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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:
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!
Selling your home can be a maze of paperwork and a test of patience.
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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.
I’ll be there: