Perhaps you’re about to relocate to a new job or are thinking of retiring. Maybe the kids have moved out and now you need less space – or you just had a baby and you need more. Whatever your situation, you want the sale of your home to go as smoothly as possible – and within your ideal time frame and of course, getting the best price possible. Selling a home becomes easier if you have some guidelines to follow – and call Trusted Realty Group for our services.
Sure you can put a sign in the front yard or even list your home with “For Sale buy Owner” services. But, in today’s market the use of a professional is more vital than ever. With an experienced Trusted Realty Group Professional at your side, selling your home is easier, faster, more profitable, and a lot more fun. A good Realtor® can offer valuable advice, market your property, hold open houses, and coach you through the entire home selling process. And you’ll save time.
Your Trusted Realty Group Professional will provide a complimentary evaluation of the most important things you can do to maximize the showing of your home.
A mowed, trimmed lawn and weeded garden create a good first impression. Inspect the exterior of your property: Shutters, windows, front door and steps. If the house needs painting, buyers will notice and may consider it a major objection to purchase.
Someone has decided your property is just right and makes you an offer. When your Trusted Realty Group Sales Professional conveys the offer to you, you’ll know whether the price the buyer has suggested is fair. It may be less than your asking price. Yet you don’t have to reply immediately if you’re not certain the price and terms are acceptable.
Consider the current real estate market: Are houses in your neighborhood selling quickly, slowly, or not at all? Don’t assume that one offer will lead quickly to others. One predictable factor in the real estate market is that it’s totally unpredictable.
If you and your potential buyer are far apart, you could offer a few concessions such as appliances or a security system, or make some improvements prior to closing.
Your purchase agreement will include:
When completing the agreement, provide as much detail as you can about what’s being sold and what’s not. The more fully you spell out the details of the sale, the less room there is for problems later.
Most buyers insist that a provision for cancellation without penalties is included to protect them if they’re unable to get a mortgage, or the home inspection uncovers major problems. They might also ask you to make your sale contingent on the sale of their current home. Delays happen frequently, so expect to do a little waiting before your agreement is finalized.