At some point in time, you may need to sell your house. When situations place such a demand upon you, it is imperative to have all the details available within reach, to ensure that the whole process is seamless. Without proper information, you may end up losing a lot of time, money, and there may be delays in the process.
If that is an inconvenience that you are not prepared to deal with, then, you need to access the right information before offering your property for sale. Here is some insight on what you need to do for a successful seller transaction.
Find the Right Real Estate Agent
It is paramount to involve a real estate agent in the process of selling your house. Your real estate agent has the necessary knowledge and skills to reach out to buyers and help you get the best price possible. It would be difficult for you to reach that level of success on your own.
Find an agent who has a marketing plan that puts your listing in front of as many potential buyers as possible. Look for an agent that understands your needs regarding the sale and will find ways to fulfill them. Choose one who specializes in selling the kind of property you own. Conduct an interview with the agent. Ask them about their selling record, how often they need to lower prices, and how they plan to market your listing.
Staging Your Home for Buyers
First impressions are often the key to a successful sale. You want to make your home as appealing as possible. Start with curb appeal and give them a taste of what they can expect when they enter the home. Grab their attention, and help them see themselves living in each room.
Replace worn items and repaint surfaces that need a bit of care. Remove personal photographs, collections, and anything that could prove to be controversial or distracting. Make the environment warm and inviting. Choose neutral colors with pops of beautiful accent color for paint and decor. Once your home is staged, keep it ready to be shown at a moment’s notice.
Set the Right Asking Price
The right real estate agent will advise you concerning the right asking price after evaluating the value of your house. Setting the right price is one of the keys to success. Set the price too high, and it may sit on the market. Set the price too low, and you could lose money.
Accepting an Offer
You may receive multiple offers, but this is not always the case. Once you decide to accept an offer, the transaction starts by signing the sale agreement. In the process, if the buyer is intending to use mortgage lenders for financing the purchase, these lenders will require an appraisal as well as an inspection of the property.
What Happens After Your Accept an Offer?
If the appraisal and inspections come back with no needed changes in the agreement, you’ll be on your way to closing day. However, if the inspection finds a problem, or the appraisal is not on target, you may need to revisit the offer table and make some changes.
What to Expect on Closing Day?
On closing day, you’ll sign any necessary paperwork, pay any fees, and hand over the keys to the property.
Your real estate agent is the best source of information about the local community and real estate topics. Give the John & JP Stone Real Estate Team a call today at 559-349-2543 or 559-259-9927 to learn more about local areas, discuss selling a house, or tour available homes for sale.