It is a pleasure to run through the details about selling your home. A quick step-by-step fly over to hear what goes on behind the scene. In our office, we have our detailed list of real estate activities for listing your home at about 200. Yes, you heard it right, 200 detailed steps in properly listing and selling your home. This may all sound like a lot, which it is, but we do this every day, so our job is to make it look easy.
I’ll like to break it down into 9 categories and/or subjects to easily follow along in the process.
Category 1 (around 17 steps) – Making the decision to sell your home. There are multiple reasons you are at this point, a job, getting married or divorced, your family is growing or all grown. And the decision will be both financial and emotional. We’re here to walk you through it. We’ll answer your detailed questions for your situation and desired goals. How to get it all done and discuss any special arrangements needed for you or your property.
Category 2 (24 steps) – Researching the current real estate market. We’ll learn about everything you have done to your home and how it will affect the price. The real estate market is a moving target; so, we’ll share every detail of what’s happening in the neighborhood and city. We’ll do all the back-end research and follow up to verify we have everything correct and prepared and ready to compare what is happening in the real estate market.
Category 3 (22 steps) – Pricing your home for sale. Our goal is to get you the most the market will bear. There are many factors to consider ensuring we attract the right buyers for your home. There are times to balance the terms of the sale around the market and your needs. We’ll talk about the benefits and hurdles that may arise during the process.
Category 4 (around 21 steps) – How to prepare your home for sale. Your motives for selling will point us in a direction that works for your timing, budget, and schedule. There may be some repairs, some upgrades, some moving of furniture, but only after we have discussed the benefits of any efforts and money put forward to sell your home for the most.
Category 5 (28 steps) – Marketing your home to buyers. We use a combination of still photography and videos, posted across a variety of platforms, to cast a wide net for buyers and their agents both locally and out of state. Reaching out both online and offline through traditional methods to capture eyeballs. Identifying other homeowners looking to purchase in your area. Presenting your property in the best ways possible.
Category 6 (24 steps) – How to stage and prepare a home for showings. We will discuss the options available to you and your particular home. Not one scenario is the same so we want to be sure that the process works for your schedule and timing. We’ll discuss moving furniture in and/or out of your home so that the potential buyers can imagine their family living in the home. Accentuating the best areas of your home.
Category 7 (around 22) – Negotiating purchase offers and real estate contracts. There are a lot of pages in a real estate transaction. We will review them several times so that you are aware of the benefits and importance of each to obtain the best possible scenario for you and your family. The can be a technical and emotional stage of the process. We’ll share decades of experience and scenarios to help you make the best decisions for your situation.
Category 8 (22 steps) – Performing home inspections. There are some basic inspections, such as the city and home inspection, and there may be others requested by the buyers. We’ll prepare you for the most common scenarios and any unforeseen findings. Some things recognized or called out can be quick repairs while others may need to be negotiated further. The best part is that there is always area for discussion to obtain a win-win scenario.
Category 9 (18 steps) – Preparing for the close. It was one thing getting through the process, but this step depends on where you are going. Whether you are buying across the street, in another county, or out of state… we’ll walk you through until you have keys in your hand for the next chapter in your life. Signing the last few documents, packing those last few boxes, makes the transition a sweet reality. If this is your first sale or your last, we’ll be there to ensure it all gets wrapped up efficiently.
Our goal is to make the transition a memorable part of your real estate journey. It would be our pleasure to assist you. Watch the video on YouTube