Here are some tips to help you prepare your home for sale:
Give your house the competitive edge! Most buyers request a home inspection prior to closing on a new home. Often issues arise as a result of the inspection that cause further negotiations, delays or even termination of the contract. Why not have your home "pre-inspected" when you list. The home inspection will make you aware of any items that need attention and allow you to determine your course of action prior to a sale. Having the inspection report available for a potential buyer's review can alleviate buyer apprehension about the condition of the property and is often a factor in the buying decision.
Offer an Home Warranty to a buyer and your house just might sell faster. Fee is not due until closing. If the buyer has a mechanical or systems problem after you've moved out, they will call the home warranty company, not you.
Selling you home is more than just a financial decision. It is an emotional one. That's why it's so important to choose the right real estate representative - one who's not just a "salesperson," but one who cares about you and your needs. In order to do this successfully, your full-service real estate representative must be:
Discuss Seller Representation with your Conn Realty Sales Associate
Establish Price and Time Frame
The real estate market is constantly fluctuating, so pricing and timing is not an exact science. Rather, it is a reasonable figure derived from a number of different components, such as:
Develop and Implement a Marketing Strategy
Your Conn Realty sales associate will develop a marketing plan to create excitement and exposure for your home. There are a number of different vehicles available to market your home including:
The Negotiation Process Begins
Price is only one factor in the transaction, many other terms and conditions such as deposit money, possession, financing, inspections and more must be addressed. Your listing agent will be negotiating on your behalf to obtain the best price and terms for you.
The Offer is Accepted
Buyers Submit Loan Application
Your listing agent will maintain contact with the selling agent and notify you of its status of the buyers loan. The lender will send an appraiser to your home since a satisfactory appraisal is necessary for loan approval.
Home Inspections are Scheduled
A home inspection is a visual examination of the physical structure and systems of the home. Most buyers require a home inspection as part of their sales agreement. We recommend that our sellers have the property inspected at the time of listing so that there are no surprises prior to closing.
Loan is Approved
Coordinate All Activities Required for Closing
Your Conn Realty Sales Associate will be in close touch with the selling agent and the closing company to make sure that all necessary documents and exhibits are collected. The settlement company will complete a title search to insure there are no liens or claims to the property.
Review Closing Documents
Your Sales Agent will review the closing documents with you.
Finalize and Close Transaction
Buyer and Seller will attend settlement (closing) at a predetermined time and location. All closing documents are signed, title is conveyed to Buyer, and Seller receives proceeds (if applicable).