Steps to Selling Your Home
Step 1. Make a listing plan.
Have me over for a walk through and we can go over what you want out of your current home and what your target buyers want. Then we can talk about where the current market places your home. I do not just pull out a computer generated comparative market analysis for your home, I use my knowledge of the area and daily experience of the market to help set a price range for your home.
Step 2. Last minute preparations.
While you are working on those finishing touches for your home I will begin the set-up to get your home on the MLS and roll out a synchronized targeted marketing plan, so your home will make a real splash on the market and we can capitalize on that initial momentum of being a new listing.
Step 3. Catch some sunshine.
I will work with your schedule and the weather to come and take the listing photographs for your home. As a bonus for you, I like to offer some free family pictures at this time, we can snap a few images to commemorate your time in this home! I will also go over the final marketing plan for your home, pulling together all my cumulative hyperlocal research.
Step 4. Launch!
Your house will be set on a trajectory that will grab some real attention. I will set-up a sign out front, bring some booties and specialized showing signage that pertains to only your unique home so you will be all set to welcome buyers. I will handle scheduling showing appointments for you so you can focus on the next step of your home journey instead of fielding calls and questions from various agents.
Step 5. Receiving Offers.
Every single home is unique coupling that fact with the ever changing market makes it difficult to determine what we will see here. But I will be with you to evaluate offers for your home as they come in. You could receive two offers for the exact same price but one may net you more money in the end when other factors are considered, like closing costs. Or one offer may have a different loan type than another offer and my familiarity with those loan programs and their conditions will help to weigh the true value of an offer.
Step 6. Inspection.
This is where that “every home has it’s flaws” statement really comes up. The buyer’s will have their inspector come and evaluate your home, just as you did when you purchased it. Sadly neither you or I can be present for the inspection, it will be the buyer’s agent and the buyer’s inspector with the buyers themselves present for the roughly 3-4 hour inspection.
I will follow up promptly with the buyer’s agent and you and I will go over their report from the inspection as soon as possible, I want to have the inspection wrapped up so you have one less thing to worry about. We will work out the best response to the buyer’s needs from the inspection together and I will negotiate with the buyer’s and their agent while you start on Step 7.
Step 7. Get Packing!
After the inspection negotiations are complete it is time to take that big step toward your next home. If you want to buy another house, you know I will be there to find the home that works best for you and I will be there to negotiate the best deal for you.
Step 8. Closing.
Some buyers do still like to do a final walk through a few days before closing, there is no point of negotiation for a final walk through but it is always good to be able to set a buyer at ease when they are about to make the biggest purchase of their life. I will work with the buyer’s agent to facilitate a final walk through of your home. Then we will meet at the escrow office and sign that huge stack of papers. Obviously all that hard work will mean you’ll need to go out to dinner as you’ll be too exhausted to cook.
Step 9. Hand over the keys.
I will handle getting the keys, garage door openers and home information from you to the new homeowners and you will be done. No really, there is an end to this, I promise!