Selling your house is one of the most crucial processes that you will ever have to undergo in your lifetime. It is for that very reason that you should use an organized system to conduct the transaction. The following are six steps to selling a house. Do them all, and you should have a smooth transaction and begin to enjoy your post-sale life immediately.
Find the Right Real Estate Agent
Hiring a suitable real estate agent to sell your house is the key to success. The real estate agent is the person who will do your marketing and persuasion, so you can’t skimp on his or her quality. The attributes that you need to look for in this person are qualities like reliability, honesty, dedication, and compassion. You can find leads to an amazing real estate agent by asking friends and associates or conducting an online search. Once you find some agents that seem respectable, you’ll need to go through the process of investigating them. Check their reviews and testimonials, licensing, listing photo and description quality, and tenure. Compare at least three agents, and don’t rush into anything. Remember that you have a valuable asset. You deserve to get the best price for your home.
Stage Your Home Right for the Buyers
The next step in the process is setting the stage so that the prospective buyers will fall in love with your home when they come to a showing. The impression that you want to give is a warm, inviting, and irresistible one. You want your visitors to feel like they could curl up with a good book and rest in the home forever. You can accomplish that task by hiring a good interior decorator and a reasonable house cleaning company. The house cleaning company can help you by making sure that your upholstery, carpets and other areas are in tip-top shape. The interior decorator can use his or her eye for fashion to assist in creating a magnetic atmosphere for your prospective home buyers.
Set the Right Asking Price
The asking price is important no matter what you are trying to sell. You don’t want to short yourself by making the asking price too small, and you don’t want to make the price so high that your potential buyers run away. The only thing you can do in the situation is call in an evaluator. You can use tools like the ones on Zillow to get a general idea of what your home is worth. However, you will need to contact a professional appraisal company to truly gauge its value. If you do that and then rely on the counsel of your realtor, you should be just fine.
Accept an Offer on Your Home
You will need to go through the process of evaluating an offer from someone to buy your house. make sure that you are completely happy with the offer and that you examine all of the intricate details associated with the offer. Spend time negotiating if you are not pleased with the initial offer.
When you are ready to accept an offer on your home, you can let your real estate agent know which buyer you would like to humor.
Start the Transfer Process After You Accept
After you accept an offer, the house will be removed from the market, and you will sign the contract with the seller. The final transaction will occur on closing day.
Expect to Wrap Things up on Closing day
Closing day is a glorious day when the ownership of the home transfers from you to the buyer. You can expect to spend a few hours completing paperwork, and you can expect the process to have attorneys involved. The following processes will occur during closing:
- Check transfer
- Deed signing
- Key transfer
- Deed registry
- Fund allotment
When you have finished these processes, you can rightfully enjoy your monies and take a nice vacation someplace you would like to go. The time frame from the beginning to the end of a home sale varies depending on your real estate agent, home’s value, and the associated banking institution.
Your real estate agent is the best source of information about the local community and real estate topics. Give Kevin Cooper of the Bean Group a call today at 603-657-6787 to learn more about local areas, discuss selling a house, or tour available homes for sale.