When you decide to sell your home, you must understand the various steps involved in it. The professionals at Power Team Realty Corp. will help you make an informed decision.
Our agents are licensed and have over 20 years of experience in the industry. We’ll determine the best assets in your property and will guide you on how a simple addition can increase the value of your real estate.
Signing a contract is just an initial step in selling your property. From when you sign the contract until its closing, there are up to 10 steps that are involved. Our agent will help you through these steps and will ensure that the appraisers, loan processors, attorneys, and inspectors do their jobs promptly.
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Why Hire an Agent? – Studies show that sellers who use a real estate agent generally get a better price than those who choose to sell the home themselves. As an agent it is our job to stay up to date on the latest market trends and fluctuations. Utilizing an agent means no surprises during the selling process, as you will have latest information at critical junctures in the process. Let us put our experience to work for you to ensure you get the best price for your home!
Before Your Home is Listed – Prior to listing your home, you’ll want to ensure everything is in good showing condition before buyers start to tour the home. Here are some important things to consider:
Start Packing – Now is the time to put things in storage, clean out the basement and garage and start preparing to show your home. Remove any family photos or personal items. Remember, you want buyers to see themselves in your home!
Spot Paint – Touch up both interior and exterior paint.
Update Carpet – Clean or replace carpet in areas with heavy wear.
Extra Cleaning – Keep the interior and exterior clean and odor free.
Curb Appeal – Trim any overgrown bushes, mow the lawn and keep it free of leaves or snow. Make sure the front of the home is clean and appealing. You want to make a strong first impression!
Find Potential Problems Early – Once you’ve completed these steps you may want to hire someone to perform a pre-listing inspection. Buyers will be hiring professional inspectors too; this is your chance to find and address problems before it’s time to sell.
Professional Staging – Consider hiring a professional stager to help give buyers the appeal they’re looking for.
During the Listing Period – You’ll need to plan to have something to do during the times potential buyers visit your home. If initial offers don’t meet your expectations, don’t dismiss them immediately. You may need to consider lowering your asking price if months go by with few or no offers. However, by working with your agent you will be able to arrive a price that works for all parties.
This is an essential step in the process. Listing your property will showcase it to potential buyers. Our agents will help you with listing your property. Your property will be listed in the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS).
Once you find the home that is right for you, it’s time to make an offer. There may be multiple offers for the same home. You’ll get only one chance to make an offer that the owner might agree with. That is why it is imperative to strategize it. Our agents will help you through this.
When it comes to showcasing your home to its potential buyers, make them feel at home. Give them reasons to stay in your property longer. These are a few positive steps to ensure that they like your property.
Here are a few tips to increase its curb value:
If the weather is good, keep the windows open. If it’s too cold, turn on the heating. If there is a lot of noise from the outside, close the windows
Light the fireplace. Bake some cookies or use a lightly scented aromatherapy
Open windows to let the light in. If the windows show undesirable scenery, close it
Turn on the lights in your home. Make it look bright and welcoming
Play soft background music
When the agent shows your property to buyers, try to not be in it. Buyers feel comfortable when the owner is not present.
Seller financing is when the seller helps the buyer financially. This doesn’t mean that the seller gives the buyer the money to buy the property, but it involves extending a credit against the purchase price of the home.
If you are a seller planning on this, you must understand the credit-worthiness of the buyer.
Consult the legal counsel and your accountant regarding the potential consequences of this type of arrangement.