Selling a Home

Deciding to Sell 

So you have decided to sell your property.  Before anything else, it is a good idea to sit down and clarify your motivations and draw up a basic time frame for the selling process.

Why Sell?
Why do you want to sell your property?  Do you intend to simply find a larger property, or do you plan on moving to another neighborhood, school district, city or state?  You might think your reasons are obvious, but it would do well to consider the implications of each option for your lifestyle, opportunities, and finances. 

Select an Agent and Price 

Why Should You Choose Our Professionals?
You may opt to sell your property independently.  There are many excellent reasons, however, why you should choose us to assist you in this important undertaking.  We will ensure that you maximize your opportunities in the current real estate market.  With our extensive contact networks that we have developed through the many national and international organizations, of which we are members, as well as our current and past clients, we will employ the most effective marketing and advertising strategies for your property.  We will also guide you through the complicated paperwork involved, from the initial agreement to the final documents.

PreparING to Sell 

You can do a lot to increase the appeal of your property and to create a lasting impact on potential buyers. 

What To Do To Prepare
The following are a couple of factors to keep in mind when listing your property for sale:

1.  Curb Appeal  
Keeping your landscape pristine, and adding creative touches to your yard, such as colorful annuals, will create an immediate impact on passers-by and potential buyers. 

Accepting an Offer 

The Price is not Always Right  
“The higher the price, the better the offer.”  Do not let yourself be fooled by this popular misconception.  Price is not always the determining factor when accepting an offer for several important reasons: the initial offer is usually not final, and there are a number of terms and conditions that may influence the final outcome of a price.  You can trust our professionals to help you thoroughly evaluate every proposal without compromising your marketing position.

Inspection and Appraisals 

Most buyers will have the property inspected by a licensed property inspector within the timeframe that was agreed upon in the effective contract to purchase. Some buyers will have several different inspectors inspect the property, if they wish to obtain professional opinions from inspectors who specialize in a specific area (eg. roof, HVAC, structure).  If the agreement is conditional upon financing, then the property will be appraised by a licensed appraiser to determine the value for the lending institution via third party.  This is done so that the lending institution can confirm their investment in your property is accurate.  A buyer of a commercial property may also have a complete environmental audit performed and/or soil test, if required by the lending institution.

Closing Day

If you have come this far, this means that it is almost time for a congratulations, but not yet.  Do not forget to tie up these loose ends:

Final Walk-Through Inspection
More of a formality than anything else, the final inspection takes place the day before, or the day of the closing.  The buyer visits the property to verify that all is in working order, everything is the same as when the buyer last viewed the property, and that there are no extra items left behind. 

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