Selling a house doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. Doing a bit of preparation before you place your house on the market can prevent delays and give you peace of mind.
Find the Right Real Estate Agent
One of the biggest challenges you may face when attempting to sell your home is finding a qualified real estate agent that you like. Keep in mind this will be a relationship that is necessary to maintain until your home is sold. Being capable of completing a real estate transaction of this magnitude will primarily rest on the expertise of this person and having the right connection. Being aware of other steps to help you get your property sold quickly is ideal.
Staging Your Home for Buyers
You will need to make your home as inviting and attractive as possible to help attract potential buyers. Of course, you may need to make some minor modifications that allow this to happen.
1. Remove personal collections, photographs, and anything distracting.
2. Use neutral colors throughout the home with pops of color via throw pillows, decor, and small pieces
3. Organize closets, pantries, cabinets, and drawers.
4. Place green plants around the home to give it a radiant energy.
5. Place outdoor furniture in natural, conversational settings.
Set the Right Asking Price
Most people are on a budget when it comes to finding a place to live. The price you ask initially for your home will play a huge role in being capable of completing this transaction without delays.
The good news is when you have a real estate agent to assist you with this task, you may get the amount you’re asking for your home. The chance for success is because your real estate agent can help you set the correct asking price due to a comparative market analysis.
Accepting an Offer
Once a buyer contacts you with an offer for the home, you will have the right to do three things. Of course, if you think the amount is high enough it’s a good idea to agree to this price.
On the other hand, if it’s too low, you can make a counteroffer. This means asking more for your home than was offered. The other thing you have the authority to do is simply decline the offer entirely.
What Happens After You Accept an Offer
Once the offer is accepted, you will need to schedule the closing. This is a meeting with the buyer and your real estate agent to sign the necessary documents and close the deal officially.
What to Expect on Closing Day
You’re sure to be excited when the day finally arrives to close on your home. However, paperwork is a must do before you can walk away from the closing table.
1. HUD-1 settlement statement – This document is required by federal law and is an accounting of all the money that is part of this transaction.
2. Certificate of title – You will need this piece of paper to prove you have the authority to sell the home.
3. Deed – This shows that you have paid off the home in full and you’re the legal owner.
4. Loan payoff – If you do still owe money on the property, this will show what you is still owed to the lender.
5. Mechanic’s lien – This documentation will show that it’s impossible for any lien to be placed on the property.
6. Bill of sale – Having a paper that verifies all the prices of the entire transaction is necessary.
7. Statement of closing costs – You will need to sign a statement that proves you agree to all the fees and costs involved during the closing.
8. Statement of information – Be sure to take verification of your identity, such as a driver’s license or passport.
Getting your home sold is sure to be your goal when you have it listed. By knowing the necessary steps involved, this can make this task less challenging for you.
Your real estate agent is the best source of information about the local community and real estate topics. Give The Hartery Group a call today at 856-912-2973 to learn more about local areas, discuss selling a house, or tour available homes for sale.