THE SELLING PROCESS
Our Goals in Selling Your Home
The sales process for selling your home has many variables and no two transactions are the same. No two owners are the same, there are no two buyers that will act the same and no two properties should be marketed the same. Our pride comes from reaching those three goals with creativity, efficiency, and professionalism. We are a custom real estate group at McNally, allow us to create a plan for you.
Before You List
Pre-Listing Preparations: Before you officially list your home for sale, it's essential to undertake a series of preparations to ensure a smooth selling process and minimize time on the market. Begin by discussing your home with one of our agents so we can advise on price setting, returns on upgrades or repairs and strategy. Simultaneously, gather all pertinent documents related to your mortgage and insurance, while also assessing the costs associated with selling your home.
Getting Your Home Ready: Once you've completed your research and assembled the necessary documents, it's time to prepare your home for sale. View your property through the eyes of a potential buyer and address any repairs or maintenance tasks that you may have overlooked. This may involve minor cosmetic enhancements like fresh paint or updated light fixtures, as well as larger projects such as upgrading appliances. Additionally, identify any issues beyond your control, like noise or traffic patterns, and strategize ways to market your home effectively despite these challenges.
Listing Your Home: With the preliminary steps handled, it's time to price your home, your price strategy should reflect your goals and preferred timeline. We can assist you with crucial details, including determining the appropriate listing price, arranging professional photography, optimizing online listings, and creating a marketing plan.
After You List
Once your home is listed on the market, the subsequent steps will unfold when a potential buyer is prepared to make an offer. To guide you through this process, an agent can assist in negotiations and provide insights on crucial considerations. It is advisable to strive for a mutually beneficial agreement with the buyer while keeping your own interests in mind. Beyond monetary aspects, factors like contingencies and determining the closing date also warrant attention.
Upon reaching a satisfactory deal that satisfies both parties, the time for closing approaches. However, before the actual closing day, several tasks must be accomplished, including:
- Scheduling an inspection with the buyer's home inspector.
- Collaborating with the buyer's appraiser.
- Furnishing necessary documents to the buyer's agent and lawyer.
- Initiating the mortgage payoff process by contacting your lender.
Once these steps are completed, the closing day will arrive. Your agent will advise you on the closing process, preview the documents to be signed and what to bring to the table. After the completion of the closing and the signing of numerous documents, you can finally breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that your home has been officially sold!