When it comes to selling your home, planning ahead is key. I've created these steps to help you throughout the process:
A little homework goes a long way. New seller disclosure statements and a range of environmental concerns have all emerged in the past decade.
2. FIND YOUR REALTOR
Home selling has become more complex than it used to be. You need someone in your corner who will help you get the best price for your house. Select your Realtor carefully, as this professional will work hard for you during the extensive home selling process.
3. SET THE LIST PRICE
Assessing the market is a powerful tool to helping you set the correct listing price to sell your home. Several factors, including market conditions and interest rates, will determine how much you can get for your home. An experienced Realtor can help you determine the listing price for your home.
Your Realtor should share a marketing plan with you, and the more you know about the process of selling your home the easier it is to support your Realtor’s efforts. Help your Realtor attract the most potential buyers by keeping your home in prime condition.
5. NEGOTIATE OFFERS
Perhaps the most complex moment in the sales process comes when you get an offer for your home. At this point, your Realtor has worked with you in preparing the home and pricing it correctly so that you are in a strong position during the transactional period of the home selling process. Your Realtor should be your partner and educate you on the terms of the offer and help you understand the offer in the context of the housing market in your area.
6. INSPECTIONS AND CLOSING
When you have a signed contract with the buyer for your home, you may feel as if you can breathe a sigh of relief. But there are still inspections and closing to navigate. While the burden is on the buyer to finalize financing for the home purchase and to obtain homeowners insurance, some contract contingencies will impact you, too, especially if you’re living in the home. Most transactions include a home inspection, so you’ll need to make your home available to the inspector and then negotiate with the buyers about anything the inspection turns up according to the terms of your contract. Once the settlement papers are signed and the house keys are transferred, you’re free to move to your next wonderful home.
Interested to learn more about listing your home for sale? Contact me to start planning your next move.