Selling Your Home
“I want to sell my home but where do I start?”
Lets jump right in; the basis of selling your home comes from what many agents call a CMA. This is a Comparative Market Analysis, or home valuation in simpler terms. Basically, this means an agent comes out to your home and gathers information like square footage, acreage, upgrades and features of your home in order to give you an estimated price. At RP Group, this is a free service we offer regardless if you decide to sell you home or not. In this comes one of the hardest steps in selling your home! It is important to understand, when you’re ready to sell your home, that Realtors® price and sell homes for a living. We work in the market every day and we know what will make your home sell more effectively and what it’s general worth is. This is why it is so important to find a Realtor® you trust! You want someone who is always in your corner and willing to explain everything that may confuse you.
The following steps are general outlines of what the selling process entails. You can always contact us with any questions you may have.
After you have your CMA and have come to an agreed upon listing price it’s time to take pictures! We often also offer advice on what upgrades or changes to make to increase the value of your home. It is important to know that once your home is on the market, showing requests will come. Sometimes they only offer a few hours notice, sometimes they plan days in advance. The more people you can get through the door the better, so keep your home in showing condition all the time!
When the right person finds your home and makes an offer, it’s time for negotiations. This is another step where your Realtor® comes in super handy( Click Here for more information on choosing a Realtor®!). We spend a great deal of our time negotiating deals and it’s what we pride ourselves on. We want you to get the best price for your home; you’re the one who has loved it for all these years after all! We will help you come to terms on a price and seller’s assist (if necessary). Keep checking back on the blogs for my Real Estate Dictionary, which will explain all of these terms you may not know. Aside from that, once you are under agreement, the buyer will have inspections done on your home (unless they waive them). If the inspection finds anything wrong, they may come back to you with a reply asking for these things to be fixed. Again, this is negotiable! Once all is agreed upon we look forward to settlement!
There are so many small details in each of these steps. You may need to buy another home, in which case we would add in time and start our new search! You’ll need to decide how long you want to list your home for, commission rates, and more. All of these things can be discussed in more detail when you are ready to get started.
Have questions? Have suggestions? Please Contact Us, we look forward to working with you!