1. Call us for a Pre-Listing Consultation
We will bring you the current market metrics, information about preparing your home to sell and a copy of our comprehensive marketing plan to sell your home.
We believe this is one of the most critical steps in the selling process. This is where we will help you prioritize the needs involved in selling your home. Every client is unique, so we will draw upon our experience and expertise to give you the professional guidance you need to sell your home and get you where you wan to go!
3. Sign the Listing Documents
Once you have listed your home with us we will have several documents for you to sign, including:
- Exclusive right-to-sell
- Working with Real Estate Agents
- Seller’s Property Disclosure
- Professional Services Disclosure
4. Marketing your Home
After the documents are signed, we will enter your data into the MLS online home search. We will schedule the photography and create the online virtual tour that will be syndicated to more than 50 websites, from the photography we will create the in-home brochures and the flyer that will be in the box outside. Remember over 90% of home-buyers begin their search on the Internet so great pictures are important!
Since showing is a very important part of the marketing, we will work with you to determine the best and most convenient time to show your home. Communication is key so we will keep you apprised of our progress through weekly updates and direct feedback from potential buyers.
Once we receive an offer for your home, we will interview the buyer’s agent to ascertain the buyer’s motivation and strength as it pertains to lending. We will then meet with you to format a response to the offer. Basically the three responses to any offer are: Accept, Reject, or Counter. We will offer you current market data to help you make an educated decision. Once the offer is accepted, we will be responsible for obtaining and holding in escrow, the good faith deposits.
Upon contract acceptance, buyers will normally have the home inspected. Usually this occurs during normal business hours, it is not necessary for you to be present but your agent will be. We will coordinate everything for you, and if repairs are needed, we will provide you with a list of our experienced service providers to give you estimates. When you have determined what will be done and who will do the work, if you would like, we will schedule and meet the service providers at your home.
7. Inspection Negotiations
Most of the time after a home inspection, the buyer will come back with a “request for repair” list. This request contains a list of repairs the buyer wants you to make before closing, as a condition of purchasing your home. It is our job to advise you on what repairs seem reasonable and practical. Each situation is different, so we will rely on our vast experience to negotiate the repair list to everyone’s satisfaction.
As the time to close approaches, you are almost done! We will try to present you with the HUD-1 at least 24 hours prior to closing, but that is not always possible. This form lets you know what you will net from the closing.
A closing usually lasts an hour and you will need to bring your driver’s license, another ID, your keys and the garage door opener.
After the closing, we will stay in touch. We are there to attend to any needs that might pop up in the future. Our goal is to have your experience be so positive that you would not hesitate to call upon us again for your future real estate needs. We want you to feel confident enough to recommend us to your family and friends.