Home Selling Steps
Step 1: Make a Good First Impression
Step 2: Know the Market
Step 3: Price Your Home Correctly
Step 4: Market Your Home Effectively
Step 5: Prepare For Showings/Open Houses
Step 6: Negotiate the Terms of the Sale
Step 7: Sign the Purchase Agreement
Step 8: Review the Home Inspector’s Findings
Step 9: Prepare for Closing
An attractive, well-maintained home will generally sell faster and for a higher price than a similar home that looks tired or run-down. When you prepare your home for sale, take a critical look at its interior and exterior. You’re likely to spot areas that could be tidied up and items that should be repaired or replaced.
Your home will be in competition with other, similar homes for sale in and around your neighborhood. It’s a good idea to know what homes are on the market in your area and the asking prices. I can provide you with a Comparative Market Analysis (”CMA”) to help you determine the fair market value of your home.
Showings and open houses allow potential buyers to personally tour a home to determine how it might accommodate their lifestyle. Your goal when preparing for a showing or an open house is to create an environment where potential buyers can visualize how the space will fit their needs.
Most buyers will request a home inspection before completing the transaction. Following the inspection and based on its results, the buyer may request certain repairs. As the seller, you will receive a written copy of the inspection report, and review it carefully to gain a thorough understanding of the nature and extent of any problems.