Looking to sell your home? Whether it’s your first time, your tenth time, or your beloved family home, make sure you are asking the right questions and getting the selling service you deserve.
Here’s how to get started, and what to expect from the process:
- Get An Estimate Of Your Home’s Value: Ask me for a Free home Valuation.
- Contact Me for More Detailed Information: Contact me for information on sold statistics in your neighborhood, a Comparable Market Analysis of your home’s value, and tips on getting your home ready to list.
- Organize Your Home: Let me and a professional stager stage your home with your own furniture or with contemporary furniture from our private staging warehouse – at no cost to you.
- Get Your Home Picture Perfect: Get professional listing photos taken – again, at no cost to you. You can use our exclusive Compass Concierge program to get your home market ready and maximize your potential sales price.
- Market Your Home: Once this is all completed we can get your home on the market quickly and in front of thousands of buyers. I will advertise your home on all of the big real estate websites, and come up with a detailed, custom marketing plan specific to you.
- Prepare for Showings: Leave the lights on, keep the countertops cleared, and rooms tidy. You could have showings scheduled anytime!
- Get an Offer: Yay! Your home was priced well and marketed correctly!
- Negotiate: If you are interested in the offer you may try to renegotiate some of the terms of the contract to better suit your needs. This is when you need to know what are the most important terms for you, and for the buyers.
- Delivery of Earnest Money: Buyers will deliver earnest money to the title company.
- Perform Inspections: The buyers will schedule home inspections. Their inspector could find a long list of items, but I will be able to guide you as to what is truly important to focus on – typically safety items and fixes that are expensive, such as a roof or foundation issue.
- Renegotiate, If Needed: Once inspections are completed, if the buyers have found unacceptable conditions, then they will submit a Resolution of Unacceptable Conditions. The buyers might as for you to fix said items, or pay for some of their closing costs to the tune of whatever bid they got, or ask them to drop the price.
- Appraisal is Performed: If we come to terms on the Resolution, then the buyers will order the appraisal. This is a requirement for all loans. If buyers are paying with cash, an appraisal is not needed, unless they want to have it for their own knowledge.
- Inform Utilities & Home Insurance: Once the appraisal comes back in (as long as it comes in at or above the sales price), you will want to inform utility companies and your insurance provider that you will selling your home and let them know the closing date.
- Final Walk Thru: Buyers will schedule a final walk thru of the new home right before closing to ensure it has been left in the same condition as when we went under contract and to check the you left any items noted in the contract.
- Close: We will then head to the title company to sign the title of your home to the buyers. You’ll need to bring your ID. You did it!
- Continue to Get Valuable Info from Your Realtor: After you close, we will continue to stay in touch. I am your life-long Realtor and will always be here for you.