If you’ve been thinking about selling your home and are just not sure of the steps involved or even where to start, then our new Love Selling Your Home weekly series is a MUST read for you. Each week, you’ll get great tips, how to’s, advice, and our little secrets to make sure that your home sells with the most profit to you and with as little stress as possible.
Even in the best of markets — when homes are selling in a few days with multiple offers — you should still be an informed seller and do it the “right” way. Who knows, something you learn in this series could help you get that one extra offer that yields you an even higher price or better terms!
Here’s a quick breakdown of what you’ll learn week by week:
Week 1: How to Find the Best Agent to Sell Your Home — Here’s a breakdown of certain traits to look for when choosing an agent for YOU and your specific home. Selling your home can be stressful and you want to make the right choice from the get-go. Even though Dwell Residential would love to work with you, we may not be the best fit for your specific home. We’ve got several awesome agents here, and how do you decide if one of them is right for you?Selecting a real estate agent is make or break, and we’ll make sure you get it right.
Week 2: Is Your Home “Sellable”? — Here’s what you need to look for when determining the “sale-ability factor” of your home, such as its condition, certain terms such as timing and incentives, or even how many investors are living in your condo building (It does make a difference!). Lending rules are strict these days, and you want to make sure you’ve got a home that will be a viable choice for buyers AND lenders. We’ll discuss the importance of a competitive market analysis for your home at this stage.
Week 3:Easy Fix Ups to Make Your Home Shine– You want your home to look its best when it’s on the market. Here are some items to consider when you’re preparing your home for buyers, and what’s worth the time and money to fix. We’ll tell you what to do and what NOT to do so buyers will fall in love with your home at hello.
Week 4: “The Price is Right” Gets Your Home Sold – If your home is priced right from the start, you’ll get the foot traffic your home deserves. Too low or too high can set you back and discourage your target buyer. We’ll share the exact strategies we’ve used to price hundreds of homes.
Week 5: Marketing Your Home to Sell Quickly and Profitably – Selling your home requires a marketing strategy. Here at Dwell Residential, we’ve come up with a formula that works every time for every home and every seller. This customized approach to marketing your home gets the results you want, attracting buyers who mean business!
Week 6: When to Say “Yes” to an Offer –You could have several offers coming in when you sell your home. How do you decide which is the best one? It’s not always the one with the highest price. You’ll get the guidance you need to make a decision that is best for your particular situation.
Week 7: How to Negotiate from Contract through Inspection —Every seller needs to understand negotiation tactics. Here’s your guide on how to handle contingencies and other items that may arise during the negotiation period.
Week 8: What’s an Appraisal and Why Does It Matter? When your home is under contract, you can’t move forward with the buyer until an appraisal is done on your home. It’s an important step that can affect your deal and the price you’ve set for your home. It’s sometimes a nail-biting experience since you don’t want the appraised value of your home to come in below the asking price! Here’s the low down on an appraisal and tips for making the outcome a positive one for you.
Week 9: Pre-Closing Tasks to Check Off Your List– There is a lot to get done before closing day and here’s a handy checklist to make sure you get it done and what to expect from the buyers (such as an inspection). You don’t want your deal to fall through if you forget something or miss some important paperwork.
Week 10: Get Organized for the Big Move& Beyond – You’ve been so busy selling your home, did you forget you need to actually pack and move out!? Here’s the help you need to get organized for moving day, and also what you need to do before you leave your home to the new owners.
Week 11: How to Make Settlement Day a Success – It’s finally here! To make this day a big success (and the transaction take place without a hitch), you need to know what to expect, what to bring, and what to do for this final sale of your home. Congratulations!!
BONUS Right NOW — Buying and selling at the same time? Check out my article here about how to make sure you do it without ending up with two homes or no homes!
Phew! That’s a lot to do and most of it happens behind the scenes.