Perhaps you need to sell your home and relocate because you’re changing jobs. Or, maybe you need a larger home to accommodate a growing family or a smaller home since your children have moved out on their own. There are myriad reasons why people sell their homes, but no matter the circumstances, it’s in your best interest to approach the transaction armed with as much information as possible.
Our 7-Step Selling Process
You’ve probably already considered your personal reasons for selling. We will get together and discuss the other factors involved, such as market conditions, your property’s value and tax implications. Unless you’re locked into selling your home (e.g., you’ve already accepted a job offer in another city), it’s a good idea to look at the whole picture before deciding to sell.
Preparing Your Home for Sale
Before you put your home on the market, take an impartial look at your property, inside and out. You may have only one chance to pique potential buyers’ interest when they view your home, so don’t let easily correctable flaws stand in the way. I can assist you in recommending specific renovations and touch-ups that will make your house stand out to buyers, and explain expected returns on investments you make to enhance your home’s salability.
Marketing Your Home
This is where my real value comes in. I have all the latest tools and technology to market your home in order to draw in the most number of buyers.
Review the Offers
When you receive an offer to buy your home, we will review it together and consider whether you want to accept it. Whether you have one offer or several, we will look at the amount offered, whether the buyer has included or waived contingencies, where the funds are coming from, such as all-cash, a reputable local lender, a well-known online lender, or an unknown out-of-town lender, the proposed closing date and date of possession of the house to see if it aligns with your needs, and any special requests for items to convey or for special inspections.
Preparing for the Home Inspection
Most buyers request a home inspection as a condition of their offer. While a home inspector will dig more deeply into your home than a buyer, the preparation you made before your first showing should help you get ready for the inspection. I can give you personalized advice, too.
Preparing for the Home Appraisal
As you near the end of your home sale journey, you will need to pass one more test: an appraisal. I can help you gather materials and prepare for the appraiser’s visit.
You're in the home stretch. While it’s tempting to focus on your next move, until the closing is over, you have some final responsibilities as a seller. I will guide you through those final steps to a successful closing!
Congratulations! You’ve successfully sold your home! Let’s stay in touch for future recommendations and service.