The home selling process is emotional, complex and can be intimidating, but with the right agent, broker and team of associated professionals working for you . . . you will be confident and secure through every step of the process in one of life’s most important events.
1. Choosing a Realtor/Broker
Experience, availability (full-time agent?), area knowledge/expertise, past client testimonials, comfort level/fit with you/your family needs and the realtor’s property marketing plan.
2. Setting the List Price
Review of thorough Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) and consideration of the current market conditions and competition. Review of the seller’s costs of sale and Estimated Net Proceeds.
3. Preparing your Home For Sale
Clean, de-clutter, make any needed repairs and stage the home for maximum buyer appeal.
4. Listing Paperwork
Review and explanation of Agency Representation, Seller Disclosures and Listing Contract documents.
5. Market Exposure
List on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), internet sites, signage, print/mailings, open houses, etc
Scheduled private, secure buyer/agent showings of your home. It is strongly recommended that seller’s plan to NOT be present during buyer showings.
All offers received are presented by the listing agent to the seller and reviewed for consideration of acceptance, counteroffer or rejection.
8. Offer Acceptance
Upon signed offer acceptance, the buyer’s earnest money is deposited into a trust account, inspections, title work, appraisal and closing services are scheduled.
Inspection(s), Financing, Appraisal, Home Owners Association, Home Sale, Other. Any/all contingencies are required to be completed as per the accepted Purchase Agreement terms and conditions.
Typically closings occur approximately 4-8 weeks from the final acceptance date as per the terms of and conditions of the executed purchase agreement. Once all the terms and conditions of the purchase agreement have been fulfilled, and all closing conditions satisfied, the transaction is closed and the safe and accurate transfer of property and money has been accomplished.