Putting your home on the market can be a stressful process, especially when you don’t know what to expect. Fortunately, with the help of an experienced team of real estate agents and this easy to follow guide, you can smoothly complete the process. Following these steps will help you prepare so you can get organized and sell your home for the best price possible.
When you decide to sell your home, you will want a Real Estate Agent that has experience and expertise in the local market. They should be able to effectively communicate what the pricing of your home should be based on the local market trends. Then they create a marketing campaign to promote your home in the most diverse and widespread manner to bring the most attention possible. This is the kind of real estate agent that you want on your side.
Take a step back and try to envision your home as if you were a stranger. Depersonalize as much as possible, removing as much excess as possible so that when a prospective buyer is in your home, they can envision themselves living there. Changing light bulbs, looking for any repair item and keeping it constantly clean will be the effort so it can be ready anytime to get it sold! Your listing agent will work with you to customize your showing preferences with the understanding that your property may or may not be vacant.
Your Real Estate Agent will make you aware of any and all offers and explain them thoroughly to you. They can help explain the process of when and how to communicate a counter or acceptance as well as any other negotiated items such as furnishings, warranties, due diligence fees, earnest money deposits, the due diligence period or closing costs. This is another reason it's vitally important to pick a Real Estate Agent with local expertise in your market as well as one you can trust.
This is the day you have been waiting for! Your Real Estate Agent will remind you when to disconnect utilities or transfer to your new home, about forwarding your mail as well as about contract items such as what is required to remain in the home as you move. Then you sign with your attorney and wait to collect the proceeds when your deed is recorded. It has truly been worth the effort!
Once you have sold your home, you’re free to take the next step on your journey. Whether this is relocating to a new city, moving into a larger home, or downsizing and enjoying your life as empty-nesters, knowing all your selling responsibilities have been taken care of will help you achieve peace of mind for your new path.
The Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Treasure team is a group of trusted local experts who know the area intimately and who help their clients find just the right place for a second home, investment property, or year round residence. Using our vast knowledge of the rules and regulations of living along the coast, we work diligently to educate our buyers and sellers to ensure they have the smoothest transaction possible. Other services include commercial real estate and long term rental property management. Contact us today!