Home Selling Process

Steps to Home Selling

1. Meet With a Realtor

There is no commitment on your part for the initial meeting. It will be educational and let you know next steps and help you decide whom you feel comfortable representing you in the transaction.

2. Establish a Price

Your REALTOR® will provide a market analysis which evaluates comparable homes in your area to COMPARABLE determine the best
asking price.

3. Prepare Your Home

View your home through the eyes of a prospective buyer and ask yourself what you’d expect. Your REALTOR® will provide some useful ideas for decluttering, staging, or improvements. The next step is photographing the home, so you want to make it as attractive as possible.

4. List it For Sale

Once the home is ready for sale, your REALTOR® will begin advertising the property and make it available in the multiple list service so all real estate professionals can view and share with their buyers.

5. Offer and Contract

Your REALTOR® will guide you through the buyers’ offers and negotiation process. Once an offer has been accepted and a signed contract is in place, the buyer will begin the process of getting an appraisal and property inspections.

6. Closing

This is the transfer of funds and ownership. You will sign several documents and arrange to receive the sale proceeds. Typically, you will have emptied the house of your belongings for the new buyer. Be sure to have keys to all doors (and sheds or garages) along with alarm codes or other necessary information for the new owner.

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