Sell My Home
If you’re ready to get started with the home-selling process and want a realtor to help you through it, fill out this quick form. I’ll do some quick analysis on your home, determine its relative value based on comparable homes, and give you a call to discuss some options moving forward.
Selling your home can be an excellent way to bring in additional cash – especially in this market. With the right agent, you may get a lot more than you anticipated.
Reasons to Sell Your Home
There are many reasons why you might want to sell your home. Maybe it’s not the right size for your family, or perhaps you’ve moved out of state, and you have no intention of coming back. Regardless of the reason, it’s vital to hire a real estate agent who can help you get the best price for your house.
Homes go on the market every day, and it shouldn’t be intimidating. Having the right real estate agent to help you through the process can make the transaction much smoother.
How to Sell Your Home
Selling your home shouldn’t be intimidating or a stressful process. Following these steps will help make your transaction as easy and stress-free as possible.
1. Contact a real estate agent
The first step to selling your home is to contact a real estate agent. Preferably one with extensive experience to help you through the home selling process.
Your agent will help you determine a realistic price for your home by running a comparative market analysis (CMA). A CMA is when they compare what homes in your area have sold for.
2. Get your house ready to sell
To make your house attractive to prospective buyers, there are a few things you can do to get it ready. Clean your home from top to bottom, make sure the inside is tidy, remove all the clutter from counters and tables, and make sure any repairs or home improvement projects are completed.
Remember that the buyer will visualize their family in your home, so you want to make it look beautiful!
3. Take great photos of your home – inside and out
Your realtor will do this, but you want to make sure you take top-notch photos of your home. These photos are the first glimpse a buyer will have of your home, and first impressions are lasting impressions.
Make sure your photos have great lighting, capture the features you want to showcase, and are clutter-free.
4. Market your house on the MLS and other sites
Gone are the days where you could just put a sign out in front of your house, and it would sell. Nowadays, potential buyers are scouring the internet for homes to purchase, so it’s essential that you list your home in all the right places.
This is where your realtor will shine. They will list your home on the MLS so all other agents can find it for their buyers. They’ll also list it on various sites such as Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, amongst others.
5. Bring on the contracts
If priced right and the photos are great, your home will now show to numerous buyers. Buyer agents will submit contracts (or offers) to your agent, including the price they’re willing to pay and any additional terms.
Your agent will provide the contracts to you and should explain what the terms are. They can let you know the pros and cons of each offer, but in the end, it is up to you to make a decision.
6. Prepare to close the deal
Once you select an offer and sign the contract, you’ll have anywhere between 30 and 45 days to close. During this time, the buyer will have a home inspection, termite inspection, get their financing together, and prepare all the documents for the transaction.
Once all of that is completed, you’ll close. This typically takes place at whichever title company is listed on the contract.
How Long Does it Take to Sell a Home?
There are various stages of the home-selling process. Each of these stages can vary in how long they take depending on the current market; however, in general, you can expect your home to be sold in 45-60 days if everything goes well. This includes preparing your home for sale, marketing and showing the house, the contract period, and closing.
Make Your Agent Work for You
Your real estate agent should do the heavy lifting when selling your home if you haven’t noticed. Of course, there are some things you can do, but getting the house sold is their job.
Selling your home can be a stressful process, but it doesn’t have to be. It’s essential to have the right real estate agent by your side, guiding you through each step of the transaction and marketing plan.