Everything you need to know about putting your home On the market, accepting an offer, and closing on your home.
Studies show that sellers who use a real estate agent generally get a better price than those who choose to sell the home themselves. As a REALTOR® Agent it is our job to stay up to date on the latest market trends and fluctuations and with being a REALTOR® we uphold a code of ethics that goes beyond others.
Utilizing an agent means no surprises during the selling process, as you will have the latest information at critical junctures in the process. Let us put our experience to work for you to ensure you get the best price for your home in the least amount of time!
Prior to listing your home, you’ll want to ensure everything is in good showing condition before buyers start to tour the home. Here are some important things to consider:
Now is the time to put things in storage, clean out the basement and garage and start preparing to show your home.
Remove any family photos or personal items. Remember, you want buyers to see themselves in your home!
Touch up both interior and exterior paint.
Clean or replace carpet in areas with heavy wear.
Keep the interior and exterior clean and odor free.
Trim any overgrown bushes, mow the lawn and keep it free of leaves or debris. Make sure the front of the home is clean and appealing. You want to make a strong first impression!
We can assist with getting some of the repairs done that will help get top dollar for your home. Whether painting, flooring, exterior repairs, or just a deep clean our Building Equity Program may be the help you need. Most cost can be paid at Closing so nothing out of pocket upfront. *terms and conditions apply.
We can get you a CASH offer on your home. Sold As-Is, no repairs and no showings.
You will need to plan to be gone during the times potential Buyers visit your home. If you have animals, they should preferably be removed or crated if unable to get them out of house during showings.
Try to keep the house as “model-like” as you can, because this helps with getting the best offers and moving your home to the SOLD list!
Congratulations! We are on our way. The Buyers will be scheduling their inspection, so please make sure the inspector is able to get to all areas and units with nothing blocking their way (Unlock all doors and the crawlspace if applicable).
You will need to be gone and animals removed for this inspection time. Normally this takes 2-3 hours depending on the size of your house.
Woo Hoo! Moving along. The Buyer’s lender will now schedule the appraisal (if applicable). This does not take as long but you should also be gone during this time.
We normally will try and have appraiser call when done, so we can let you know it’s ok to return home. Traditionally no more than 35min depending on the size of your home.
You will coordinate with utility companies to stop service in your name on agreed upon day. (normally Closing day) Don’t forget to talk with insurance company about Homeowners, etc. and let them know you are selling your home.
Once we have the Closing scheduled, you will want to make sure you have a plan to be out of the house before heading to the Closing.
The Buyer will traditionally do a walkthrough to look at the house and make sure all items are removed and the house is cleaned out and ready for them to take ownership. Time to go to Closing and mark your home SOLD.
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