With the right information on hand about the home selling process, things don’t have to become overwhelming. Of course, what you don’t know can cost you time and money when it comes to selling a house. Let’s take a closer look a closer look at what it takes to sell a home.
🙋♀️ How to Find Agents for Selling Houses
You’ve come to the right place. We can’t wait to set up a meeting and discuss your goals when it comes to selling your house. We’ll come up with a comprehensive marketing strategy that gets your real estate listing in front of as many potential home buyers as possible. We’ll provide you with excellent client services because we genuinely care about your success. Read more about the selling process and give us a call.
🏡 How to Stage Your Home for Sale
You get one chance to make a good first impression with a potential home buyer. In order to appeal to the widest range of buyers, you’ll want to stage your home to sell. Start outside with a focus on curb appeal. Buyers should be so impressed with the outside areas that they can’t wait to see what’s on the inside of the house. Start by power washing surface areas or applying a fresh coat of paint where needed. Make flower beds look fresh by adding new bedding and colorful flowers. Paint your door a welcoming color and add a plant near the entrance.
Inside the house, pay attention to kitchens and bathrooms because of the attention they get from buyers at open houses and showings. Use neutral colors with pops of color that create interest without being distracting. Move furniture away from the walls in living rooms and be sure that the furniture fits the scale of the room. This is especially important in bedrooms where oversized beds can make the space seem small.
💵 How to Price Your Home for Sale
Pricing your home correctly from the start is one of the keys to a successful sale. Some sellers set their asking price too high and find that their property sits on the market for an extended period of time. Others may set the price too low and lose money on their investment.
Start by using an online home valuation calculator to get a base idea of what your home is worth in today’s real estate market. Give us a call to discuss getting a comprehensive home value report that factors in current market trends, other homes selling in the area, and any upgrades you’ve made to the property.
💰 What Happens When You Receive an Offer
The good thing about having us on your home selling team is that we’ll represent your interest. When you receive an offer from the buyer’s agent, we’ll get in touch with you in a timely manner. You’ll have time to review the offer and ask us any questions that are needed to help you decide whether to accept, decline, or come back with a counteroffer. Should things head in the direction of the negotiations table, we’ll be there to present your thoughts. You won’t have to deal with the buyer directly.
📝 What Happens After You Accept an Offer
When you accept an offer, we’re on our way to closing day. Closing day may actually take several days, but we’ll keep you updated along the way. Before closing day, the mortgage lender will set up an appraisal and any inspections that are needed. You’ll be notified when these are taking place and have a chance to make other plans to be away from the property. If anything comes up during the inspections that need attention, we’ll be there to help explain any changes that are needed to the contract for the accepted offer. Once inspections are complete and the final offer is accepted, we’ll discuss the actual process on closing day.
📅 What to Expect at Closing of the House
As we mentioned earlier, closing day can take more than one day depending on the specifics of your sale. During this time, the buyer pays all costs and signs any paperwork needed. If payment is required from you in regard to closing costs, those will be paid. The keys of the property will be passed to the new home owners unless some provision has been added to the contract about a delayed moving date. There are times when you may be allowed to remain in the home until your moving date arrives.