Selling your home can seem like a daunting task on top of looking to move. Luckily it doesn’t have to be. With the help of a local real estate agent, the home selling process will be much easier. Here are some of the things to expect during the selling process so you can be better prepared down the road for when you’re ready to sell.
The first step is to find a local real estate agent who knows the area well and can get you top dollar. A great way to find an agent is to ask your friends and family to refer you to an agent who they enjoyed working with. With the creation of the internet, you can also lookup real estate agents in your area and find one who seems like a good fit. Ultimately your choice will come down to who you like and communicate well with.
After you have found the agent or agents that you want to move forward with the next thing will be working with the agent to agree to a price you will list the home at. There are many different strategies to pricing a home depending on the market that your agent will go over. Once the price is set it is time to get the house ready for showings. This may include making some repairs, decluttering and depersonalizing. You may even decide to stage the home in which case you would move the majority of items out of your home.
Simultaneously your home will be marketed to both agents and the public through various outlets. This is when interest is generated leading up to showings and an open house. After time on the market, you will hopefully receive multiple offers which your agent will present and help you navigate. Once an offer has been negotiated/accepted you will work with a title company, your agent, and the buyers to close on your home. It is after all the paperwork is signed and settled that you will have your money in hand and the buyers will be happy new homeowners.