Welcome, Homeowner. At Redbud Group, we understand that the home selling process can be stressful. You want to make sure you are making the right move and getting the best price for your home. As always, we are here to help you take those first steps to selling a home! Check out our home selling tips and resources for in-depth information about the home selling process.
Your local real estate market is dependent on many factors. If you have flexibility with your timeline, selling when the market is considered to be favorable towards sellers, known as a “sellers market” is ideal for you. But, if you are set to move on a specific date, we can help you come up with a marketing plan to ensure your home sells as quickly as possible. Try our Home Valuation Tool to receive a home evaluation and see how much you can sell for.
Working with a seller’s agent provides you with many benefits that For Sale By Owner (FSBO) properties miss out on. One study showed that FSBOs typically get about 30% less than agent-listed properties — don’t leave money on the table! Working with the experts at The Redbud Group means you will get more money, you will be offered higher value, and experience a seamless home selling process.
Any lingering home improvement projects you’ve been putting off should be addressed before you put your house on the market. While you never know what will come up during a complete home inspection, completing the repairs in a good workmanlike manner could prevent a buyer from backing out at the last minute.
The right price on your home will draw a crowd and bring in more offers. Your agent can help you determine the best price for your home by researching comparable properties and drawing from their knowledge. If you have completed any major home repairs, don’t forget to let your agent know so that they can be reflected in the price.
Homes that are decorated, or staged, are much more appealing to buyers than empty homes. Even if your home is in need of some updates, decorating in a way that appeals to a wide range of potential buyers can help your house sell quickly and for more money. Hire a professional stager if you don’t have that special touch when it comes to decorating. We cover the staging consultation for you because we know how much value it adds.
If an offer comes in, they will have a set price in mind. You can negotiate this to get it closer to the number you have in your mind. The goal is to make sure both parties are satisfied with the final offer. A too low or too high appraisal is another hurdle to possibly be prepared for.
The timeframe for this period will depend on what the buyer offered and what you agreed to. In general, the due diligence period is about 14 to 21 days. During this time, the potential buyer must complete the home inspection, appraisal, and approach your agent with any negotiations. If you have not completed a pre-home inspection, be prepared for the inspection report to possibly indicate issues regarding several major systems such as structural or foundation issues, roof issues, plumbing issues, electrical issues, heating/cooling system defects, water damage, termite infestations and so on. In this case, the buyer may want to negotiate in a credit or completed repairs.
Now that everything has been lined up for both you and the seller, the sale will close on your house and then it’s time to move. Decide if you want to hire movers, or if you need to rent while looking for other properties. If you need help buying a new home while selling your current home, we can do both.
When selling your home, we will put together a custom marketing plan with a marketable list price. As mentioned, a well-priced home often generates competing offers and drives up the final sale value, which has the potential to increase the final sale price. Our comparative market analysis takes into account the most actively searched prices and home values throughout your area, including expired listings and properties still on the market. From there, we will make sure your home gets the right exposure and implement effective internet and social media marketing.
In marketing your home, we will highlight its more unique and distinguishing characteristics. We then put your home in front of buyers, publishing it on the local MLS® as well as syndicated sites, new listings sheets, and real estate publications. Our nation-wide network of professional real estate contacts and buyers will also have the opportunity to view your listing. Getting your home in front of the right people will get you to the offer you are looking for.
In addition, we will leverage the Internet, and our innovative website, to ensure your listing is highly visible. With more than 80% of buyers checking the internet first when looking for a home, this is a crucial part of your home’s marketing strategy that you can’t afford to miss.
As you start to get offers, we can represent you during the emotionally-charged negotiating process to guarantee that you get the best price, and favorable closing terms that are clearly spelled out. As your professional aides, we also oversee all paperwork related to the sale.
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At Redbud Group, we understand that the home buying & selling process can be stressful. You want to make sure you are making the right move and getting the best price for your home. As always, we are here to help you take those first steps to buying or selling a home! Check out our home buying & selling tips and resources for in-depth information about the home buying & selling process.