The Selling Process Step By Step
1. Choose Your Real Estate Team
We pride ourselves in making our clients our #1 priority. We believe communication is a key component to successfully helping you get your home sold. Our team provides full service from start to finish.
2. Establish A Proper List Price
Proper pricing in this market is key in getting you the best value for your home and selling in the shortest period of time.
We believe Buyers make their first impression within the first few minutes of seeing your property whether that be online, in print marketing or in person. That first impression is a vital moment. Our goal is to make your home show its very best. We believe there are many ways to accomplish this whether it is staging, fresh paint, new landscaping, a deep clean, pressure washing....we have quite a few tricks up our sleeves.
4. Marketing Your Home
We will create a strategic plan to help find you the perfect buyer. We begin the marketing process by hiring an incredible professional photographer and/or videographer. 90% of homebuyers begin their home search online so stunning photography and a good detailed description of your home can make all of the difference. Our online marketing presence spans from Villagesite.com, Christiesinternationalrealestate.com, luxuryporfolio.com, yoursbhometeam.com, Zillow.com, Trulia.com, Realtor.com, Facebook, Instagram and more. We market directly to agents via beautiful email campaigns and through Realtor caravans. Your home will be advertised weekly in one or more local and regional publications. We also have the opportunity to advertise your property in national and global publications.
5. Showings, Realtor Caravans and Open Houses
We are available to show your home on a moment's notice. With your permission, we will hold open your home for Realtor caravans and public open houses in order to garner more exposure.
6. Accepting & Negotiating an Offer
Once you receive an offer (or multiple offers) we will walk you through the terms of each offer, discussing possible positives and negatives. We want you to feel confident in the offer that you ultimately decide to accept.
Congrats! You have accepted an offer on your home. It is time to open escrow. Escrow is an independent imperial 3rd party to facilitate the transaction. The duties of an escrow holder include: following the purchase agreement instructions given by the principals and parties to the transaction in a timely manner handling the deposits and coordinating with Title and Mortgage.
8. Due Diligence Period
The Buyer of your home will have a time period which is negotiated during acceptance of an offer in which they will have the opportunity to inspect and determine the condition of your home. Often times they will hire home inspectors, roof inspectors, heating specialist and more. Upon the completion of the inspections a Buyer will have the opportunity to negotiate a concession amount for certain repairs with the Seller. This is a negotiation with the Buyer we will guide you through in order to get the best possible outcome.
The buyer will deposit any escrow payments and sign necessary documents. The seller signs over the deed and closing statements and receives any money due. Congratulations you have officially sold your home.