Are you considering selling your home? If so the process may seem a bit confusing or even overwhelming. There are so many homes on the market already, what is going to make someone pick your home over another? How can you draw the maximum value for your home? There are so many questions to answer, but the good news is that you are working with us. We can answer those questions for you and guide you through the home sales process!
No matter if you are a first time home seller, or you have sold many homes before it is important to consider many things when selling your home. The home sales process is made up of 10 stages, just like the home buying process, and each stage is very important. By learning about the 10 stages you can make the selling process a bit easier to navigate. The best news is that you don’t have to navigate it alone, we will be there to help you though each and every stage.
10 Stages of the Home Selling Process
Here are the 10 stages that we will walk through with you:
- Determining your reason for selling. Not every home sale is the same. Your unique situation can make a difference in your home sale. We will talk through this with you and help you highlight your reasons for selling.
- The BEST pricing strategy. The market ultimately determines what you home will sell for. We will analyze the market for you to help you forecast the most likely value your home will sell for. There are a number of strategies to sell a home, and we will help you determine which one is best for your unique case.
- Preparing your home for showings. Some homes show well, and others don’t. We can help you to maximize the showability of your home, which in-turn will help you maximize the value of your home.
- Marketing makes the difference. There are a number of ways to market a home. Some work better than others. We will help to highlight the marketing opportunities that will make your home stand out from the crowd.
- Receiving an offer. Congratulations you have made it though the “tough” stages. You have received an offer! However, not all offers are equal. We will help you to examine the offer price, and terms, to make the best decision available.
- Negotiating your sale. The offer you received may not be the offer you were hoping to receive. We will help you to make a counter-offer if necessary and negotiate it with the buyers agent to get you the best price and terms possible.
- The contract process. Now that you have accepted the contract you are getting closer to selling your home. There are still come obstacles standing in the way though. We will guide you through the contract process and help to minimize and resolve any issues that arise to try and ensure an on-time closing.
- Preparing for closing. You are so close you can feel it! All that is left is to examine all the documents to ensure that they are correct. We will do this for you, and help answer any questions you may have about them.
- Closing time. Congratulations! Its finally the day for you to sell your home. You have made it though the sales process! We will accompany you to closing and be there to answer any questions you may have. This is our favorite day to share with you!
- Life after closing. Just because you closed on your home doesn’t mean that our journey together is over. While it is our goal to ensure that everything that can be taken care of before closing has been, there are times that minor things do come up after closing. We will be there with you to assist in any way that we can if any issues do arise.
Each of these stages listed above are very important, and while some are quicker or easier than others, all need to be given the attention they deserve. It is our job to ensure that the home sales process is as quick and easy as possible for you, so we will guide you through each of these stages. The home selling process is not that difficult if you are prepared and have the right people on your side, and we can ensure that by working with us both of those will be true. Welcome to the Prewitt Group family!
Question: Which stage of the home selling process seems like the most fun to you? Please leave a comment below.