How to Get your Home Sold in 8 Simple Steps
Deciding to sell your home is an exciting step, but can feel overwhelming without the proper guidence. Here is our 8 Step Process to sell your home.
Once you make the decison to sell your home, the first thing you'll want to do is find an agent. When you are interviewing agents be sure to look for an agent who not only helps you prepare your home for sale, but also prices it aggressively & has a marketing plan to make sure your home is exposed to every available buyer looking in the market. Our listing strategy is based on presenting your home in the best light possible because believe it or not, first impressions do matter.
Once you have you have found an agent, the next step is to prepare your home to be marketed to potential buyers. It’s no secret that buyers start shopping online, so how your home is presented online, is just as important as when a buyer sees it in person. As your REALTOR of choice, we help you declutter, stage and suggest any needed repairs or improvements to make sure that your home has the best first impression. After all, presentation is the difference between getting attention or languishing without an audience.
No matter what kind of market you are in, price has to match the condition & location of your home. As your REALTOR, we use a proven pricing strategy to position your home to sell quickly and for top dollar. By analyzing & presenting the market data, you decide whether to price your home at, above or below market value. We know that no amount of marketing can sell an overpriced home and overpriced homes are the ones that stay stagnant on the market!
Your house is clean, decluttered and priced aggressively to attract buyers. Now it’s your Realtor’s turn to expose your home to potential buyers & other cooperating agents. How aggressively your home is marketed plays a crucial role in how many showings, the amount of traction and ultimately the purchase price a buyer is willing to pay. The old days of putting a sign in the yard, putting it in the MLS & praying it sells, will no longer cut it. Let us put our proven multi-step marketing strategy to expose your home and get it sold.
Showings can sound like a daunting thing when it comes to selling your home. Last minute requests, last minute clean ups, removing pets & children. How you show your house is not how you live in your house, we take pride in helping to prepare you to make sure your house is show ready, so the buyer can connect with your home emotionally when they are touring.
When a buyer falls in love with your home, and decides to write an offer, it can be a very emotional exciting time. It is our job to help you negotiate not only the best price, but the terms, to make sure you are getting the maximum dollar for your largest financial asset. Sometimes you get lucky enough to receive multiple offers & be in the driver seat to obtain your desired price & terms.
Once you receive an offer, negotiate terms & go under contract, most buyers will have inspections performed. As your REALTOR, we help you negotiate any requests from the buyers inspections, as well as if the appraiser requires any repairs for the type of home loan. We know the local market and what is typical to help you negotiate the best scenario to ensure a smooth transaction.
It is likely the buyer will schedule a final walk through before closing. As your REALTOR, we help you understand how to prepare your home for a final walkthrough in order to avoid any last minute issues to insure a smooth transition into closing. Closing day is the day that you not only get your proceeds from the sale but also the day that the new buyer takes possession & you hand over the keys.