What to Expect When Selling Your Home
Pricing & Appraisal
Be realistic about pricing your home! Too high, and you may not find a buyer. Too low, and you lose money.
Get a market analysis to find out how much your home is worth in your area. This will compare features of your home to others recently on the market.
After you decide on a price range, have your realtor help you calculate what you can expect to net from the sale.
Many realtors will ask for a right-to-sell listing, meaning that you owe the broker a commission, regardless of who finds the buyer.
Market Your Property
When preparing for prospective buyers, remember to cater to what they're looking for - your home has to feel right!
Accepting Seller Offers
When an offer comes in, you'll be contacted by your realtor. The offer will lay out all the terms of the proposed sale for you to agree to.
Tips for Getting Your House Ready to Sell
When selling your house, the first step is to make it into a property that potential buyers can visualize as 'home.' But it's important to note, you want them to visualize their home - not yours.
You'll need to depersonalize your house, remove clutter, and make sure that any important maintenance is done. This includes the interior and exterior, and features like plumbing, painting, flooring, landscaping, and more.
The most important step is finding a realtor you can rely on to align their values with yours. You want an agent who is willing to listen to your input and work with you.