Step 1: Decide to Sell
Selling can be costly, with professional fees eating into your profits. Agitate: Keeping in mind that there are drawbacks to selling outside of the peak selling season of autumn and winter? Solution: Winter is often the cheapest time to sell your home, but it may not be the best time to move. The weather is miserable and buyers have a lot less motivation to look at homes. So unless you’ve already got a buyer lined up or an offer in hand, winter isn’t ideal if you can avoid it. Spring will get you more bang for your buck since people like to purchase homes when the weather gets warmer and their work days become less unpredictable. Summer is usually the peak selling season in North America, but because it’
Step 2: Hire an Agent
There are thousands of real estate agents, so how do you chose one that’s right for you?
You have to pick carefully. They will be acting as your representative and you will need someone to look out for your best interests. You will need someone that you can trust and someone who understands what you want.
There are a few ways to look for your perfect Realtor:
- Jot down some names and numbers that you find on “For Sale” signs
- Ask friends and family for a recommendation
- Visit one of the local offices in your area
They have to be a trained professional who knows your area inside out. A great agent is someone who offers you quality services to help you accomplish your goal.
Step 3: List your Home
Now that you’ve found the perfect real estate agent, they will list your home. First they will value your house and set a price. A report on market data will be complied to properly value your home based on the prices in your area.
Once they’ve done that the agent will market your home through various media outlets and listing sites to create strong buyer interest. They can post on Multiple Listing Service (MLS), social media, blogs, and websites.
There will be open house appointments as well to showcase the potential of your home to various individuals. At this point, Realtors may also suggest to stage the home to help these individuals imagine themselves living in your house.
Step 4: Receive an Offer
Not all offers are equal and that’s where your real estate agent comes in. They will help you get to know the terms and conditions regarding the price that the buyer wants to pay, financing conditions, or other things like inclusions and exclusions that the buyer wants to make.
Not only is it about the price of the home, but you have to carefully look at the other details included in the sale. Appliances, chandeliers, or even minor renovations can also be part of the deal. Shorter or longer closing dates can also be specified by the buyer.
If there is something in the offer that doesn’t satisfy you, counter offers or negotiations can also be presented to help get you what you want.
Step 5: Close the Sale
Once you’ve found the perfect buyer it’s time to cross your fingers and hope all the necessary documents are signed and paid on time. And if there are any lags in that process, it can cost you thousands of dollars. Agitate: What happens if your buyer is two days late? Or what if the closing date is pushed back? Solution: Dec identifies all the costs associated with selling a house – including taxes, legal fees, and commissions. We can take care of these for you so you will never have a last-minute surprise.