7 Steps to Selling Your Home
1. Determine your reasons for selling and your ultimate goals
Whether you’re upsizing, downsizing, relocating or just need to shake things up a bit in life, you MUST be comfy with the “why” of it all. Click Properties’ agents specialize in helping you navigate your life transitions by helping you identify your true goals. To get there, it’s important to have a trusted advisor that will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.
2. Figure out what you home is worth
Yes, of course I love that unique built-in that you spent all last summer making with your own bare hands…it’s beautiful! It will not, however, fetch you an extra $10K when you go to sell your house. Click Properties’ agents have lots of experience valuing homes. Using comparative market analyses, market area surveys, our own in-the-field experience and what we know about YOU and your goals, we will help you determine the right price for your property.
3. “Staging” your property to sell
That chartreuse living room totally screams “YOU!”…but might not be what a potential buyer is dreaming of. A Click Properties agent will help you prepare your home to accentuate it’s features and be seen in the best possible way to prospective buyers.
4. Determine your marketing strategy
Who is your “pool” of potential buyers? How do we let them know about our awesome place? Click Properties will customize a marketing plan that will put your property in front of the right potential buyers. More interest = more money = happier you!
5. Qualifying buyers and negotiating the sale
Selling your home can certainly FEEL personal, but when it comes to this amount of money, most days it’s better to stick to business. Click Properties is your buffer between “business” and “personal.” We cover all the emotional heavy-lifting in negotiations so you can focus on what’s important to you: moving on.
6. Attorney review and inspection process
Any savvy buyer will expect to conduct a physical inspection of your property before they buy it. Sometimes issues of safety and functionality can come up that will need to be addressed. Your Click Properties agent will help you accurately represent your home and negotiate any post-inspection issues or demands with the buyer. We will also help you identify a real estate attorney who will take care of all that niggling legal stuff like title search, surveys, condo declarations, water certifications, property tax prorations, etc…’cause ain’t nobody got time for that.
Your Click Properties agent prepare you for closing and delivery of your property to the new buyer by helping you find movers, cleaners, repairmen, accompany the buyer to the pre-closing inspection and accompany you to closing to make sure there are no surprises. Congratulations on selling your home!
WANT TO KNOW MORE? CALL US for a FREE Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) of your home. You’ll be glad you did!