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FAQ'S FOR HOME SELLERS
We understand that selling your home can prove to be an overwhelming process. From home preparation, market research, staging, photos, videos, to marketing the property there is so much that needs to get done before putting up that for sale sign on your yard.
That's why we've created this page for you. We hope that these FAQ's and resources help give you knowledge, guidance, and help soothe some of the uneasiness you may feel about selling your home.
Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns that you may have. We're always happy to help!
How do I prepare my home before I sell it?
Buyer's love to see homes with a lot of potential and very few repairs.
Before selling, consider doing some minor touch ups and repairs. A fresh coat of paint in the interior and a good deep clean both inside and outside can do wonders for a home.
Making the home feel bright, spacious, and airy definitely helps make it more appealing.
We suggest putting yourself in the shoes of the buyer. What would you look for when shopping for a home?
When is the best time to sell my home?
The straight forward answer to this is during a "seller's market".
During these times inventory (the number of homes available for sale on the market) are low, buyer demand is high, and/or low interest rates influence a seller's market. Other economic factors play a role into this as well.
It's possible to have some areas experience a seller's market while others are going through a buyer's market.
Generally, the best way to know for sure is to speak with a real estate professional on the current state of the market.
How long will it take to sell my home?
Typically, you can expect a home to sell within 30-60 days, depending on the market.
During a very hot market, you will see homes sell as quickly as a few days to one week.
If the market is slow or the home is overpriced, you can expect the sale time to reach upwards into the 3 digits.
The home's current condition, the market exposure your agent can create for the home, and negotiations are other things that can influence the sale time.
A home that's been on the market for too long can cause some discouragement, that's why proper preparation is key.
Our goal is strategize and help you prepare to help create an easy and timely transaction.
How can I figure out how much my home is worth?
Your first instinct is probably to hop on the internet and start doing some market research.
You're not wrong. That's a great place to start, but internet research isn't the final determining factor of your home's value.
It will definitely give you a roundabout estimate of what the possible value is.
However, the true way getting your home's value is by getting your home professionally appraised.
Online calculators and internet research are only rough estimations.
Real Estate agents can help give you a closer estimate based on market research and by doing a comparable analysis.
But, a professional appraisal will give you the exact number.
THE JOURNEY OF SELLING YOUR HOME
SELLER'S ROAD MAP
MEET WITH A REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL
There's no commitment required on your part for the initial meeting. It will be educational and help you identify your next steps.
ESTABLISH A PRICE
Your agent will provide a market analysis, which will help you set an asking price.
As difficult as it may be, it's important to review the market analysis and consider your home price objectively.
PREPARE YOUR HOME
View your home through the eyes of the buyer and ask yourself what you'd expect. Your agent will offer some useful and helpful suggestions.
LIST IT FOR SALE
When everything is in place your agent will put your home on the market. It's critical you make it as easy as possible for potential buyers to view your home.
OFFERS & NEGOTIATIONS
If everything goes well, a buyer (and most often the agent who represents them) will present your agent with an offer.
Your agent will present the benefits and risks of each offer. You will have the opportunity to either accept or counter based on its merits.
At this point, you and the buyer have agreed to all of the terms of the offer and both parties have signed the agreement.
While under contract the buyer will work with their mortgage provider to finalize the loan and perform other due diligence.
This is the transfer of funds and ownership. Depending on when the buyer moves into the home you will need to be all packed up and ready to move.