The Six Stages to Home Selling Success

Get Yourself Ready:  

It’s said that selling a home is one of life’s most stressful events, right up there with the death of a loved one or a divorce.  And it makes sense when you think about it.  There’s nothing more disruptive to your day-to-day schedule than getting and keeping your home show-ready and accommodating showing request at a moment’s notice.  So it’s important that you’re psychologically, financially, and physically ready.  Learn more.

Get Your House Ready:  

If, like most sellers, you want to sell your house for the most money in the least amount of time.  That means getting it into tip top shape before it hits the market.  And, while the last thing you might want to do is spend money on a home you want to sell, you want your home to look fresh, modern and clean.  Depending on the condition of your home and your budget, you may consider making some major updates like a new roof, or smaller ones, like a fresh coat of paint.  If there are obvious repairs that need to be made, addressing them before you list will save you both time on market and repair credits.  Bottom line:  making your home as appealing as possible to as broad a range of buyers as possible will greatly improve your chances of selling your home for top dollar in short order. Learn More.

Get it Listed: 

Once you’ve prepared yourself and your house, you’re ready to get your home on the market.  It’s time to decide whether you’re going to try to sell it without an agent or if you’re going to hire an agent to manage the process for you.  Either way, you’ll need to complete some paperwork, get it staged and photographed, and get it on the market. Learn More.

Get it Shown:  

Once your listing goes live, your agent will promote your home to both agents and prospective buyers through a series of open houses and private showings.  Keeping your home show ready and accommodating all showing requests is your primary job during this stage of the home selling process.  Learn More.

Negotiate Offers:  

Whether you receive a single offer or multiple offers, this stage of the process requires nerves of steel – and the help of an experienced realtor who’s able to help you take the emotion out of the deal and help you analyze the strength of each and every offer and respond accordingly to get you the best price and terms for your largest asset. Learn more.

Get it from Contract to Close:  

You’ve got an accepted contract for the sale of your home, but you’re not out of the woods yet.  So much can go wrong between the time you accept the offer and you take a seat at the closing table and hand over the keys:   inspections; appraisals; and attorney review are all opportunities for re-negotiating the contract.  Buyers can get cold feet, lose a job, do something to jeopardize their loan approval.  The opportunities for a sale to fall apart are almost endless.  It takes a steady hand and a team of experienced professionals on both sides,  all working toward a common goal to get a deal successfully from contract to close.  Learn more.

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