Chances are, if you've lived in your home for more than a few years, you can likely turn a tidy profit. That's great news. But sealing the deal requires more than just a handshake. You'll have to consider if now's a good time to sell? What's the best way to get the word out? How do you get top dollar for your property? These are just some of the questions that we can help answer.
In real estate, timing influences your home's selling price.
Before the offers start rolling in, you should prepare for the massive amounts of money that will pass through your hands.
We don't recommend you simply go with the first Realtor who suggests the highest asking price. Don't be afraid to ask tough questions. Finding the right Realtor is about a partnership. Make sure you feel comfortable with him or her, and that they show a genuine interest in helping you.
Signing the listing agreement officially gives your real estate agent the green light to start selling your home. The listing agreement authorizes your Realtor's brokerage to market and sell your home on your behalf. The agreement serves three purposes:
Now it's time to address your home's little imperfections: the hole in the screen door, the chipped paint on the baseboards, and the mess in the basement. (Read more: How to Prepare Your Home For Sale).
Sit back and let your Realtor market your home
It's time for your real estate agent to do their thing with a few old-fashioned, and some new-fashioned, marketing tools.
When selling, it's essential to have a Lawyer handle all of the various legal documents that change hands. Before you agree to a Lawyer, make sure that s/he is experienced in Real Estate. Ask how they structure their fees, and get an estimate of all of the legal costs you can expect.
All of your hard work has paid off but you won't know exactly how much it's paid off until you see the offer. This is an exciting, often emotional time, so be prepared. We will walk you through the process.
Your negotiations were a success. But before your house it truly sold, it's time for the vital final steps known as "closing". We, along with your lawyer, will assist in taking care of the many complicated and time-consuming legal maneuvers. That's why you hired professionals!
To learn more about the benefits of working with a Real Estate Agent, visit How Realtors Help.