Selling your home may seem like an intimidating task due to the legalities and emotional side of the transaction. You don’t have to go through the home selling process alone because RL Real Estate Group is here to help you throughout your selling experience. Let’s take a closer look at the six steps to selling a house.
👩 Find the Right Real Estate Agent
You need a real estate agent who has the knowledge and experience to sell your home as quickly as possible. Finding the right real estate agent is the first step to taking the stress from your shoulders.
It’s crucial that you find someone who is trustworthy, listens to your needs, and communicates at the highest level. Don’t be afraid to interview several real estate agents before setting your heart on someone. Be sure to ask a lot of questions.
- How much experience do you have?
- How do you plan to market my home?
- How will we communicate on a day-to-day basis?
📱 Contact RL Real Estate
🛋️ Staging Your Home for Buyers
You can make your house more appealing to potential home buyers by removing your personal belongings, collections, and photographs when staging. Remove anything that could make the property seem cluttered or cramped.
Homes on the market that have less furniture may look more spacious and can bring in additional buyers. Choose neutral colors, organize closets, and make sure your kitchen is the highlight of the home. Start with curb appeal and make them want to see what’s on the inside.
💲 Set the Right Asking Price
Start by getting a home valuation using our free calculator. We can then provide a comprehensive report to help determine the value of your property using current market trends, information about the area, and details about the house to give an accurate home value that is used to set the asking price.
Remember that the asking price is what you want to receive, and the selling price is what a buyer is willing to pay. You want those two amounts to be as close as possible.
🤝 Accepting an Offer
It’s common to receive an offer that is 5-10% lower than your asking price, but you can always counter with your listing price. Someone who is engaged with the property may want to negotiate.
You may even get a few people bidding on your home and can decide on the best offer. Your real estate agent can advise you on specific strategies that may make your situation better.
🕵️♀️ After You Accept an Offer
The buyer will have the opportunity to have an inspection within 7-10 days after their offer gets accepted. If everything goes well, they will have an appraisal.
If the appraisal comes in at the value of the purchase agreement and there are no repairs need, you just need to get your items out for closing. Be sure to transfer utilities, water, electricity, subscriptions, cable, and anything else out of your name.
🏦 What to Expect on Closing Day
On this day, the title of your home will be transferred to the new owner. You will sign closing documents, payoff any mortgages, and receive your sales proceeds. You will move out of the home unless your contract has different provisions that allow for a delayed move-out date.