The Seller’s Process:
Are you considering putting your home on the market? There are many things to consider before doing this, such as price, marketing strategy, and preparing your home for sale. You will want to speak with one of our experienced real estate agents who are knowledgeable about your local market and can provide you with a comparable market analysis. After a fair market value is determined, your agent can help you with getting your property ready for showing appointments. Your agent can provide valuable feedback on your curb appeal and how to best impact any potential buyer who may be interested in viewing your home. They will let you know exactly how to make the best first impression.
After your agent lists your property for sale on the market, your agent will work hard for you to ensure that the property is marketed on various websites and other marketing outlets, giving your property maximum exposure to the buyer’s market. Be prepared for offers! Your agent will present to you written offers from qualified buyers. Make sure you and your agent review the offers carefully, as it is a legal binding contract that should be fully understood before signing. Ask your agent any question you need to in order to have a full understanding and utmost confidence in your upcoming sale.
Don’t be afraid to negotiate, your agent will be a professional and assist you with this along the way. After they ensure you understand exactly what is being offered to you, he or she will then assist you with making a counteroffer if necessary. Negotiations are common and are not limited to furnishings, sales price, closing costs, appliances and occupancy.
Once you have signed and accepted an offer for your property, the next steps are appraisals, inspections and surveys, depending on the legality of your contract. Your agent will steer you through this process and give you advice and direction through the entire transaction from contract to closing. As the seller, you will be asked to produce necessary information and documentation regarding the property, so if you are considering selling, it’s best to get your paperwork in order to streamline this process. Do you have original homeowners association documents or appliance warranties? You will want to provide these to the new buyer, as an example.