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Studies have shown that home sellers who hire a Realtor to assist with selling their home
generally receive a higher price than those who sell their home themselves.
Below is a step-by-step guide to selling your home
with me working with you as your agent.

Step 1: Select me as your Realtor

I am a full service Realtor that recognizes that to obtain repeat customers and referrals I must provide sellers with the highest quality of service. My job is to guide you through each step of the home selling process and always keep you updated on where we are during the selling process. At this time I will also go over your listing agreement and property disclosure documents with you.

Step 2: Prepare your Home for showing/sale

When preparing your home for showings, it is important to see things from a home buyer’s perspective. Decluttering is one of the most effective things you can do to make your home more appealing to the buyer. Making minor repairs and some painting is well worth the time and effort.

Step 3: Determine what the market value of your home is.

I will prepare a comparative market analysis (CMA) for your home. This report will have all active listings that your home will be competing against as well as recently sold properties in your area. We will go through the report together and determine an appropriate selling price for your home.

Step 4: Market the property.

80% - 90% of home buyers begin their search online. That is were you found me. Many buyers decide whether or not to visit a property based on the pictures they view online. In addition to being placed in the MLS, your home will be marketed on the top 15 websites. I will also prepare a color brochure showing details of your home that will be placed in a flyer box in your yard along with a yard sign.

Step 5: Home showings begin.

Attempt to make your home available to as many potential buyers as possible. It is common practice (and best) for the seller to vacate the home during showings which typically last 1/2 hour to one hour. Have a plan in place for removing pets if needed and be sure to have the home cleaned and in presentable condition.

Step 6: Receive offers and negotiate.

I will go over all offers received and explain the terms in detail. I will also review the preapproval letter from a bank for the seller to ensure that the buyer is qualified to purchase your home. Once we have decided how to proceed with the offer I will negotiate for you any counterproposals that you might have.

Step 7: Going under contract.

Once we reach an agreement with the buyer on a purchase price I will order the title commitment from the title company. The buyer’s earnest money will be given to and deposited at the title company at this time. I will send the property disclosure documents you filled out to the buyer’s agent. I will also work with you and your HOA (if you have one) to obtain any documents that we are required to provide to the buyer. While we are under contract I will give you a calender of all the dates that we will need to meet so you are better aware of were we are in the selling process. Keep in mind dates can change due to unforseen secumstances.

Step 8: Home inspection and appraisal.

Even if your home is in great condition the buyer may ask for repairs on issues that you were not aware of. I will discuss these issues with you and negotiate with the buyers if needed. If the home is appraised at or above the purchase price we will move forward with the transaction.

Step 9: Final walk-through and closing.

The final walk-through is completed as close to closing as possible. It allows the buyer to confirm that any inspection issues have been taken care of and also ensures that any inclusions written into the contract were left at the property (refrigerator,range,etc). We will attend the closing at the title company which typically lasts about one hour. Closings are usually face to face so the buyer will likely attend the closing. Once the buyer’s loan has funded and all documents are signed you will receive your proceeds in the form of a cashier’s check or a wire transfer.

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