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15 Steps To Selling Your Home

May 26th, 2022

15 Steps To Selling Your Home

15 Steps To Selling Your Home

1. CONDUCT A MINI WALK THROUGH

Give your place the once-over. Make notes of all the items that need repair or improvements

 

2. MAKE ALL NECESSARY REPAIRS

Make all the necessary repairs and improvements before you begin to advertise your property. Doing this ahead of time can save you from dealing with credits during negotiation.

 

3. PREPARE FOR AFTER SELLING

Are you buying a new home? Do you have a secondary home? Planning for life after selling is something you should plan well ahead. With todays market some homes are going under contract within a day.

4. DO YOUR RESEARCH

Google different agencies in your area. Choosing the right agency could be crucial in the selling of your home. Do they offer professional photos? Do they have listings? What type of listings do they offer? Do they have a large presence in the market? Also, view the reviews on these companies. These will be helpful in deciding who might provide you the best opportunity to sell.

 

5. INTERVIEW MULTIPLE AGENCY

When you determine some agencies that you would be interested in listing with contact them. While google is a great starting point discussing some questions with the agent is a great way to get a feel of what the office can offer you. This is also the time when you will discuss everything from pricing your property to the advertising offered.

 

6. DETERMINE WHAT AGENCY

After interviewing a few agencies determine what agency you feel the most comfortable with. Real estate can have its roller coaster moments so find someone who is there to help make it smoother. Agencies that have consistent closings have it down to a science and generally make it an easy process.

 

7. PREPARE HOME FOR PHOTOS

A picture says a thousand words! Preparing your home for photos may be one the most crucial parts of the listing. Cleaning and tucking away unnecessary things provide a minimalistic look that provides buyers the opportunity to imagine themselves living in the home. Also, using an office that uses a professional photographer will give you a leg up. Professional real estate photographers understand the angles to best sell your home. No one likes looking at the messy room with dark photos taken by a cell phone. These photos are pushed out to multiple sites so you want to start with your best foot forward and having professional, eye catching photos will do this for you.

 

8. ALWAYS BE AVAILABLE

In todays market everything has been moving pretty quick. With low inventory and a lot of buyers being available for showings will help get eyes on your home. The more eyes on your home the quicker it will sell.

 

9. RESPOND PROMPTLY TO INQUIRES

This goes along with number 8 (always being available), responding quickly to your agent with provide you with the best opportunity to show your home. The longer the buyer has to wait the more likely they will be off to look at another home.

 

10. BE PREPARED TO NEGOTIATE

If you do not fix all the little issues around your home be prepared to negotiate. Some little issues the buyer may overlook but if it is a costly repair they will be looking to negotiate. They may look to buy at a lower price or with credits in order to have the repairs done before they move in.

 

11. PREPARE YOUR FORMS

Time to get all of your forms together. Your lawyer and agent will help you get everything together and can break down any upcoming steps to make this a seamless process.

 

12. NEGOTIATE THE FINAL TERMS OF SALE

Now is the time for any last-minute term of sale. Once negotiated these will be placed into the final contract.

 

13. PLAN A FINAL WALK- THROUGH & CLOSING

All the paper work is done and ready to be signed. Plan your final walk-through where the buyer is able to walk through the home one last time to make sure it is ready for the closing. When the walk through is over, your lawyer will contact you for your closing date where it will finally be time for final signatures.

 

14. LOCATE AND NEGOTIATE YOUR NEW HOME

If you prepared in step 3, this part should be a breeze. You may already be under contract with a property and you are just waiting for your home to close. If not, now is the time to pursue your new home if you need one. Once you find your new home you will be going through the steps 8-13 but as a buyer.

 

15. ENJOY YOUR HOME!

Everything is done! Time to enjoy your home and region that you are living in.

 

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