If you’re in the market to sell, it’s probably time to clean house. Literally. Selling a home involves a lot of steps and can take anywhere from a week to several months—so where do you start?
Find the right listing agent
First, you should find a local, experienced real estate agent to guide you through the process. Do your research and read reviews to make sure you’re choosing the best person to sell your home.
Get your home ready to sell
Walk through your home with your agent and note the things that could be updated—cracked windows, leaking pipes, and outdated appliances can quickly turn off potential buyers. Ask your agent to help you decide on the repairs that make sense, and recommend any updates that could help your home sell for more.
Photograph your home
Most homebuyers search for homes online first and photos are the first thing they’ll see. Hire a professional photographer to make sure your home leaves a good impression.
Pick the right price
Find out what your home is worth with a current Market Analysis. To get an idea of what your home is worth, Con will provide you a complementary Market Analysis. Just click on the link to fill out the form. His estimate determines your home’s estimated value based on recent home sales in your area.
Your agent will provide you with a comparative market analysis (CMA), which shows the list and final sale prices for comparable homes that recently sold in your area. Based on this, your ideal timeline, and the current market, your agent will help you set a pricing strategy for your home.
When to list your home
The housing market is hottest in the spring and summer, but speak with your agent about the best listing date for your specific needs. Are you trying to sell the home as quickly as possible? Are you looking to sell for top dollar? Each market is different, and your agent can help you decide on the best timeline for your situation.
Show off your home
When your home officially hits the market, your agent will put a sign in your yard to attract potential buyers. Now your job is to sit back and let your agent show your home.
If you decide to sell with Con Tran, your listing will also receive premium placement in relevant searches on his website and MSL He’ll also create a customized email and poster campaign for your listing, which means it will show up in the inboxes and mailboxes of homebuyers who are looking for the amenities your home offers.
When it comes time to review offers, your agent will help you choose the best one, or make a counteroffer to ensure you’re maximizing the price and getting the best terms for your situation. Remember, your agent will be your negotiator throughout this process so it’s important to work with an agent you trust.
Complete the closing process
Once you’ve accepted an offer, it’s time to start the closing process. You’ll work with your agent, lender, and the title or escrow company to ensure a smooth transfer of ownership to the buyer.
Once you officially close, you’ll receive your money, hand over the keys to the buyer, and celebrate!