Your satisfaction and happiness is very important to me. I understand how hectic might be to sell a house and it can be difficult if it’s not handled properly. Here is five simple steps to help you through the entire process:
Step 1: Decide to Sell
You want to get as much value as possible for your home. A few things you should consider the timing of the sale because it definitely has an effect on the value. You don’t want to sell when it’s a “buyer’s market,” if you don't have to sell. When too many homes are for sale and there are not enough buyers.
You can also increase the value by enhancing the appeal of your house. There are various ways to do this. You can renovate your house by remodelling an area or just freshen up the walls with a new paint.
Buyers will usually would want to do 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 an Agent
There are many realtors, so how do you choose the right listing agent for you?
Your agent will be acting as your representative and you will need someone to look out for your best interests. You shuld be able to trust him and be someone who can understand what you want.
Here are a few ways to look for your perfect Realtor:
- Search on internet for realtors in your area
- Ask friends and family for a recommendation
- Visit a local Brokerage in your area
They should have knowledge and be a trained professional who know your area. A great agent is someone who offers you quality services to help you accomplish your goal.
Step 3: List your Home
Now that you have found the real estate agent that is right for you, 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 that's done 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.
At this point, Realtors may also suggest to stage the home to help these individuals imagine themselves living in your house.
Step 4: Receive an Offer
It’s important to understand that all offers are not the same. Once you receive potential offers, contact your real estate agent immediately. They will help you understand the value of each offer. From the terms and conditions associated with the price to any inclusions and exclusions from the buyer, an agent will help you determine and choose the best offer.
In addition to the price of the home, you have to carefully consider other significant details during this stage. This may include repair and renovations. Not to mention, the buyer can also specify shorter or longer closing dates.
If you’re not happy about the offer, the good news is that you can rely on counter offers or negotiations to get what you want.
Step 5: Close the Sale
In order to successfully close the sale, you will have to deal with closing costs. The closing costs are typically paid by or on the closing date.
Closing costs can include mortgage application fees, inspections and legal fees. Once it’s taken care of, your house is officially sold to the new owner. Congratulations!