Here we break down the home selling process into various stages, so you know exactly what to expect.
Before preparing and marketing your home, we'll have an initial discussion to about your goals. These include the time frame in which you wish to sell, a listing price you are comfrotable with, and things we might do to prepare your home for showings. We'll also provide you with a detailed home value report, so you can see what similar homes are selling for in your neighborhood. The initial discussion is also a great time to ask questions and clear up any concerns.
After a productive initial discussion, the next step is the listing agreement, which you and I review and sign together. Additionally, we'll provide you with all mandatory disclosure forms. These help make the whole process fully transparent.
After our initial discussion, and after the listing agreement is signed, the next step is to price your home. The goal is to neither price it too high or too low. There is a lot to consider when setting the price, not just recent sales of similar homes. It's also important to understand current market conditions and expected future conditions. If the market is hot for example, it might make sense to price your home above the price of recent sales.
Presentation is key in securing top dollar for your home. Apart from cleaning, decluttering, and touching up the exterior, we also need to stage your home. Staging can include a wide range of items, from trimming the grass, to reorganizing furniture, to putting a new coat of paint on a room. We'll provie you with a set of suggestions for presenting your home in the best possible light. If needed, we can get directly involved in the staging process.
Marketing is all about maximum exposure. It begins with taking great pictures of both the outside and inside of your home. In addition, we can set up a virtual tour, which allows potential buyers to explore your home from their computers. Once all the pictures and virtual tour are ready, it's time to advertise. From print advertising, to direct mail, to open houses, to electronic flyers, we cover every base.
Once your home is on the market and offers start coming in, it's time to negotiate. We've negotiated top dollar for many a client, and will do the same for you. We are not afraid to be tough on your behalf. Additionally, we present you with every offer and keep you fully informed throughout the negotiation process.
Once you and the buyer agree on an offer, its time for escrow. We'll prepare all necessary documents including disclosures, inspection reports, appraisals, and repair requests. Furthermore, we ensure all conditions are met in a timely fashion. You'll likely have a lot of questions during this process. That is why we maintain an open channel of communication with you at all times, thus ensuring you always maintain a clear view of things.
Upon closing escrow, your home sale is finalized. However, we'll still be available to answer any of your questions. Furthremore, we'll provide you with helpful moving tips. In sum, we do everything possible to ensure you are 100% satisfied.