You’ve probably heard that selling your house can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be if you follow a few basic steps. When selling a house what you don’t know can cost you time and money. We’ve put together an easy guide with 6 steps to selling a house that may help you as you begin the process.
🧐 How to Find the Right Agent for Selling Your House
One of the best ways to find a real estate agent is to ask others you know about their recent experiences with selling a home. If it’s someone close to you, you’re likely to get an honest review.
Of course, we would love to help you with the sale of your house. We’re knowledge about the area, the local real estate market, and current homes being sold in your neighborhood. We have experience in setting the asking price correctly, and we’ll help you create a price that attracts potential buyers. We have a marketing plan to sell your home, and we are dedicated to communicating at the highest level.
🏡 How to Stage Your Home for Sale
Staging your home to sell is like putting on your best outfit to attend a party. You want your home to attract a broad range of potential buyers. The best place to begin is curb appeal. You want to make the outside of your home so appealing that people can’t wait to see the inside.
Inside your home, you’ll want to use neutral colors when it comes to paint and furnishings. Pops of color create interest, but too much color can be distracting and turn away buyers. Place furniture in conversational settings, away from walls, and make sure the rooms are well lit.
Kitchens are one of the most important room in a house. Remove all personal collections, photos, and magnets from the room and appliances. Organize each cabinet and pantry. Organizing may seem like a simple thing to do, but it’s impressive to buyers and gives the impression that you take good care of your home and the things inside of your home.
💵 How to Price Your Home for Sale
Pricing your home is important. Set the price low and you will lose money. Set the price high and you will take a chance of having your home sit on the market without a nibble. Start by getting a home value estimation using an online calculator. This will give you a base idea on what you can expect the value to be.
Once you have a basic idea of the home value, get together with your real estate agent. They will offer a comprehensive report that takes factors like recent sales, market trends, and upgrades and turns them into an accurate home value amount. Use this report to set the asking price. Remember, your real estate agent is there to guide you through this process, but it’s your decision on the final asking price that matters.
💰 What Happens When You Receive an Offer
Your real estate agent will be there to field any offers that come in during the sale. Once you receive an offer, you have several choices. Accept the offer as it is. Refuse the offer. Send back a counter-offer. Ask for a best & final offer from the potential buyer. With the last two choices, your agent will visit the negotiations table and come back with an answer. At that point, you’ll once again make the choice to accept or refuse.
📝 What Happens After You Accept an Offer
Inspections and appraisals will follow once you’ve accepted an offer. If the inspections come back without any issues, you’ll be able to move forward without delay. If the inspections come back with some sort of problem showing, you’ll have to revisit the negotiations table. Your buyer may ask for you to fix any problems before moving forward, or they may ask that you adjust the sale price to reflect the presence of those problems. Again, your real estate agent will be with you every step of the way to offer their advice.
📅 What to Expect at Closing of the House
Once everything is right with the offer and all inspections are complete, you’ll receive a closing date. On this day (or two), the buyer will pay all fees and sign the necessary paperwork. You can expect both real estate agents to be present, as well as anyone else who is helping with the legalities of the purchase. Once the closing is complete, you’ll hand over the keys to the home, unless other arrangements were made previously.