Your satisfaction and happiness is something that is very important to me. I understand how hectic it is to sell a house and it can be difficult if it’s not handled properly. To help you through the entire process, I’ve put together five simple steps:
Step 1: Decide to Sell
When you sell, you want to get as much value as you can for your home. So you might want to consider the timing of the sale because it definitely has an effect on the value. The sooner we meet, the MORE value I can add to the process.
I just mean coffee and a chat. Nothing heavy.
For me, this comes down to relationships. You dont want to trust your largest investment to someone you just called off a flyer 5 days ago. That is a disaster waiting to happen. Look over my reviews and you will see that my focus is on relationships not transactions.
You can also increase the value by enhancing the appeal of your house. There are various ways to do this and it all depends on the amount of monetary resources available. You can renovate your house by remodelling an area or just freshen up the walls with a new coat of paint.
Even just keeping your front lawn tidy can make a big difference. Buyers love seeing green grass and flowers outside because it feels more warm and inviting to them.
Home inspections are also something that you can do to prove the value of your home. Buyers will usually ask for a home inspection, so if you do it ahead of time it will definitely impress them. It also gives you a chance to prevent unpleasant surprises and make any major repairs.
Now you’re ready for the for sale sign!
Step 2: Hire smart. Hire me.
There are thousands of real estate agents, so how do you chose one that’s right for you?
If you are reading this over, you already understand how critical the right marketing is.
Pricing is determined by the market and 10 agents will all give you the same approx price.
Its in the marketing of the property that SOLD records can be broken.
Step 3: List your Home
Now that you’ve found the perfect real estate agent, they will list your home. First they will value your house and set a price. A report on market data will be complied to properly value your home based on the prices in your area.
Once they’ve done that the agent will market your home through various media outlets and listing sites to create strong buyer interest. They can post on Multiple Listing Service (MLS), social media, blogs, and websites.
The boring agents will promise you as many open houses as needed. Do NOT fall for this. Ive seen some properties do 20 of these and slowly erode the value of the home.
Instead I do a monster grand opening event. I invite the community. Have my ice cream cart or other seasonal fav treats on hand. And much more.
Step 4: Receive an Offer
Not all offers are equal and that’s where I come in. Especially in a turbulent market, you will want someone on your side who understands the importance of the many aspects of qualifying a strong offer. I am a tyrant when it comes to deposits and how much they should be for my sellers. A weak deposit means a weak offer. With over 100+ steps from offer to closing, you cant afford to take chances on someone who doesnt know how to handle the turbulence that occurs. And YES shit does happen. I am amazing at problem solving and will be the same way for you.
Not only is it about the price of the home, but you have to carefully look at the other details included in the sale. Appliances, chandeliers, or even minor renovations can also be part of the deal. Shorter or longer closing dates can also be specified by the buyer.
If there is something in the offer that doesn’t satisfy you, counter offers or negotiations can also be presented to help get you what you want.
Step 5: Close the Sale
There will be closing costs associated with the sale that need to be paid either by or on the closing date. It can include mortgage application fees, inspections, and legal fees. But once that’s taken care of, you can pass your old keys to the new owners. Congrats!
You’ve officially sold your house!