“Sold.” That’s the word you want to hear from your real estate agent. We love hanging that sign in your yard. It shows that we’ve been able to help you move on to your next life adventure with one less thing to worry about. Success starts with a strategic plan and multiple tactics to maximize exposure with the right prospective buyers. Our proven tool box includes easy search tools on our website to help buyers find your property, well-placed local and Internet advertising, featured promotion in our exclusive quarterly Catalog and dedicated and experienced real estate professionals who work tirelessly on your behalf.
Our associates have diverse backgrounds and specialties, but we’re all on the same team. Yours. Call us when you’re ready to sell. Let’s talk about ways to get you moving in the right direction.
HOW IT WORKS (The home selling process)
Once you’ve decided to place your home on the market,
here are the steps involved in selling it.
1. CHOOSING YOUR AGENT
These are tricky times, but that’s all the more reason to choose your agent wisely. We don’t view our clients as numbers. Every one has a unique story, needs and goals. We want to hear yours.
We’ll analyze comparable properties on the market and recently sold, look at upgrades and special benefits to come up with a price that positions your home attractively in your area.
3. SIGN AND LOCK BOX
Once you’ve signed a listing contract with us, the sign goes up, the lock box goes on and the marketing of your home begins.
4. NEATNESS SELLS
Now for the hard part: keeping your home “model” clean and tidy so there are no distractions. But it’s worth it. All it takes is that one buyer, and we’ll help find the right one.
When a buyer makes an offer, you may need to negotiate a fair sales amount, presented through the agents on both sides. Once you approve the offer or counter-offer, you move on to escrow.
Your home will be inspected at this point, to be sure there are no unidentified problems. Be sure all utilities are on.
All paperwork is handled through escrow, serving as a neutral third party. Papers need to be signed and notarized, including the grant deed.
At closing, the buyer will bring loan funds to close, which is placed in escrow. At this point, be sure to turn off the utilities!
9. DEED RECORDING
Escrow will arrange the recording of your home deed. Disbursement of funds — Upon confirmation of the close of escrow, the buyer is given all keys and remotes. You can pick up your check or have the funds wired to your bank. Celebrate your sale and happy move!