The Selling Process MAP
If you’re in the market to sell, you probably have a lot of questions. Selling a home requires preparation, patience, and in most cases, good-old-fashioned elbow grease. From list to closing, we’ll walk you through the most important steps and terminology.
We are full-service agents. We pride ourselves in the understanding of the market place and knowing exactly what you need to come from the sale of your home. We listen. You can be confident in our negotiations, transaction management, financing options, and our marketing and technology expertise.
Proper pricing for the current market place is a vital aspect of achieving your sale goals in the least amount of time. In this market there is a lot of factors that determine a home's value. We compile a comparable market analysis with our expertise which will walk you through what your home is worth & why.
First impressions are key when selling a home, so before the ‘for sale’ sign goes up, put in the time to make sure it’s camera ready. Fresh paint, clean closets, and staging – there’s a lot you can do to make even the most humble of abodes look like a million bucks. Check out our Get Ready To Sell checklist for a list of ideas and tips.
MARKETING STRATEGY + TECHNOLOGY
Creating a plan to market your home will help attract the interest of the right buyer. Today, the vast majority of homebuyers use the internet in their home search, so your marketing plan should include focused online activities, in addition to print advertising and open houses.
We are readily available to show your home, however it is a team effort. If your home is not vacant we will need a clean, ready to show home...
ACCEPTING AN OFFER
Once an offer (or multiple offers) are received from potential buyer we guide you through what each offer entails. We break down all of the terms to better help you decide whether or not to accept. Once accepted by you, they enter into a legal contract known as a Residential Purchase Agreement. This document outlines the specific terms and conditions of the transaction and is acknowledged by both parties by the signing of the document.
Once a buyer and seller reach mutual acceptance on a property, a home inspector is hired to investigate every nook and cranny to determine if the home is in need of any repairs. An inspector will check items, such as the roof, basement, heating system, water heater, air-conditioning system, structure, plumbing, and electrical. Afterwards, buyers will have a chance to negotiate with the sellers to cover the costs of certain repairs or to ask for concessions.
Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, negotiation is the key to getting the best deal. Negotiations can involve everything from settling on a sales price to concessions and financing. We are expert negotiators whose job it is to represent your interests during the give and take of a real estate transaction.
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. We can help coordinate the completion of all necessary forms to the escrow company and monitor the escrow process until the transaction is complete. Always staying in contact with you and on top of timelines. See our "What is Escrow?" on the FAQ page
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.