Not many people sell their home more than once or twice in their lifetime. So not only is it an unfamiliar, complicated process to most, but it can also be an emotional experience. This makes having licensed and trained real estate professionals at your side especially important.
In addition, understanding the sales process can make the experience easier and less stressful. Here is brief guide we have prepared to help you get ready to sell your home.
Call us to set up a listing appointment to discuss and come to an agreement on the what, when and how of selling your home. During this meeting we will help you determine the right price for your home and work with you to create a plan for getting your home ready to sell, marketing it and showing it to buyers and other agents. Based on that meeting, we will prepare a listing agreement with all required property disclosures, which you can review and sign.
Now that you have decided to sell your home, you will need to start seeing your house as buyers will see it. Take yourself out of the picture. Preparing your home for sale often involves home improvements like painting, repairs, and landscaping. It will definitely involve depersonalizing, decluttering and deep cleaning. Take these important steps before you show your home to ensure that you get the most value for your home. We will be ready to discuss the options with you and can help you with resources to help you with the process.
Now that you have a listing agreement, and have prepared your home for sale, we will formally list your home by putting it on our web site and a host of other local and national sites, contacting other agents, and listing it on the MLS. This exposes your home to many potential buyers worldwide. We will often also conduct open houses and hold additional special openings (e.g. with brokers, neighbors, etc). Wintergreen Real Estate has a history of creative marketing plans including print, social media and other online advertising. We will create a comprehensive marketing plan designed just for your home.
Now you just need to wait for the offers to come in. We will work with you to review and negotiate offers, and help you with advice to navigate through the pros and cons of each offer. We will continue to help you after you have a contract with post contract inspections and negotiations and the closing process. Sooner than you think, you will have sold your home.