Let us make home selling easy for you! Selling a home is a
“process,” not an “event.” Don’t treat it otherwise. We encourage our
clients to begin their process as much
as ten months in advance of their anticipated move date. There are a number of
factors that come into play when considering when to begin the process.
One obvious factor that heavily affects the outcome of your home
sale is the current state of the market. If the current market suggests that it
is a “buyer’s market,” more inventory supply and longer time to sell, you
should get started with the process sooner than later. One not so obvious
factor that determines when to get started with the home selling process is
whether your property might need any repairs or improvements in order to get it
into competitive “showable” condition.
Many of the homes on the market are just beautiful, so you’ll
need to make sure yours stands out! Homes that are competitively staged
are usually more desirable to potential purchasers, thus you want to make sure
that you have done all you can to get your property ready for the market.
Here’s how the home selling process works:
You decide to investigate moving.
You need to determine your existing home’s
value and whether any repairs or improvements are necessary prior to placing it
on the market.
You need a REALTOR to guide and assist
You contact Sheri Foley Allen® for a FREE, NO OBLIGATIONConsultation.
During your FREE consultation, you will determine the following:
Estimated sales price for your home derived by
a professionally prepared “comparative market analysis” of recently sold
properties in your area that are similar to yours.
Estimated “net proceeds analysis” that
suggests how much cash you are likely to retain from the sale of your home
after all expenses are paid.
Determine which optional marketing plan is
best suited for your specific needs and wants. Timing and positioning are
Free Tips and Secrets on how to prepare and
stage your property to market your home for all its worth!
At this point you may
or may not formalizea “listing agreement” with Sheri Foley Allen &
Weichert, Realtors to represent your home sale.
Make any necessary repairs or improvements
that you consider to be viable & worthwhile.
Use our preferred
vendors, contractors, and handyman specialists to assist if you need it.
Begin “Pre-Marketing” phase of the property,
Phase 1 of our marketing plan begins.
Buyers begin visiting your house for
Phase 2 of our marketing plan begins; if
Purchase offer submitted by prospective buyer
interested in your property.
Consider buyer’s offer and discuss with your
agent. Accept, reject, or counter-offer.
Ratify purchase offer agreement.
Congratulations, your property is “under contract.”
A series of inspections and contract
contingencies begin, including but not limited to:
Home Inspection Radon inspection Lender’s appraisal Mold inspection Termite inspection Lead based paint inspection Loan approval process Closing walk-through
House and contract pass all inspections and
Begin boxing up your belonging and personal
effects. You are preparing to move.
Moving truck arrives. Your house is now
completely vacated unless otherwise agreed to in the sales contract.
Pre-settlement inspection / walk-through.
Settlement / Closing at settlement agent’s
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