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Home Selling Process

The home selling process, especially the first time around, can be long and involved. Let Realty.com help!

 

Where Do We Start?

Our goal is not simply to sell your house, but to help you realize the best possible price. Once you list with Realty.com and select an agent, he or she will begin managing the sale of your home, implementing our Full Service Home Marketing System.

The relationship between you and your agent is key to the successful sale of your home. Because your home and your needs are unique, your agent will not use a predesigned plan. Rather, he or she will listen to your goals, address your concerns, and use his or her knowledge and experience to create a customized plan.

You’re ready to sell your home!

At this stage, we suggest reviewing our Home Selling Checklist. In addition, you will find a number of helpful suggestions in the Selling a Home section of this website.

This is also a good time to gather all of the paperwork that you will need to expedite the closing once you have an acceptable offer. Your agent can provide you with a list. In addition, you may want to begin the process of selecting a real estate attorney to represent you once you have an accepted offer. If needed, your agent can provide you with a list of local attorneys who specialize in real estate.

Deciding on an asking price

There are many factors that affect the list price of a home: location, condition, amenities, supply and demand, as well as local and global market conditions. Your agent can provide a thorough market analysis of your home so you will be able to come up with a realistic, competitive pricing strategy.

Read more about pricing your home.

A buyer is ready to make an offer

When an offer is presented, your agent will help you negotiate the best possible price and terms. The offer procedure and paperwork vary within regions – and understanding the forms and various transactional issues is key. It is also essential to make sure the buyer is pre-qualified. Your agent will promote your interests and assist in developing a clear and binding transaction.

You have an acceptable offer

The contract writing procedure, down payments required, building inspection contingency dates and other aspects of the transaction vary within regions, so you will want to rely on the expertise of your agent. They can inform you of the immediate action steps. Timing is critical at this stage!

Between contract and closing

Throughout the transaction, you will need to closely monitor the progress of all contingencies to make certain all deadlines are met. On the day of closing, the buyer will have a final walkthrough to make certain that the house is in good condition, with all required repairs made.
These contacts point you in the direction of houses for sale that a simple online search wouldn’t turn. Contacts are some of the most valuable resources in our top real estate agents arsenals and with them, they find the perfect property before the competition.

After the closing

Our exclusive Concierge program is designed to assist you with the services you need before, during, and after your move. Please visit the Concierge Services section within this web site for further details.

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