You’re ready to move on from your current home. There are several steps of the selling process you will go through. Here are a few of those stages:
Pricing and preparing your home
Determining the right price is a critical step to ensure you receive the highest return in the least amount time. A clean, neat home in need of few or no repairs will sell faster, and at a higher price. Check out my Prepare Your Home for Sale checklist for a list of ideas. I can also recommend the most important ways to prepare your home and can help with staging your home.
Marketing your home
Creating a plan to market your home can help to attract the interest of the right buyer. Today, more homebuyers use the internet in their home search and your marketing plan may include focused online activities in addition to print advertising and open houses.
Purchase & Sale Agreement
I will work with you to examine offers on your home. This document is the legal contract in which you and the seller outline the details of the property transfer.
Part of the Purchase and Sale Agreement, the inspection gives the buyer an in-depth analysis on the condition of the home and if any repairs may be needed.
Negotiation between the buyer’s agent and I may occur several times throughout the process to give you the most favorable terms of your sale.
Once the offer is accepted and a closing date agreed upon, escrow allows the buyer and the seller to have an outside party ensure all parts of the contact are complete. I can help coordinate the completion of all necessary forms to the escrow company and monitor the escrow process until the transaction is complete.
At closing, all the paperwork is signed by the buyer and seller, both parties pay any settlement fees and the documents are officially recorded. Prior to closing, you’ll receive a settlement statement outlining any fees which may apply to you.