Putting your home on the market can be a stressful process, especially when you don’t know what to expect. Fortunately, with the help of an experienced agent and this easy to follow guide, you can smoothly complete the process. Following these steps will help you prepare so you can get organized and sell your home for the best price possible.
What do you want to accomplish with the sale of your home? Do you want to make a certain amount of money that you can put toward a larger or nicer home? Do you need to sell it as soon as possible to facilitate a move to a new city or area? Once you understand your needs, you can better craft your offer. For example, if you need to sell quickly, you might want to price your home lower than if your goal is to make a certain profit margin. Make sure you convey these needs to your Real Estate Agent once you choose one so he or she can adjust your selling price accordingly.
Knowing how to price your home is one of the most important parts of the selling process. When you set a fair price in the beginning, you’ll get the most interest from other real estate agents and prospective buyers. Overpricing your home could lead to reduced interest, and underpricing leads to receiving less than what your home is worth. Working with a real estate agent is the best way to determine the right selling price for your home. An agent with experience can determine what other comparable homes are selling for, evaluate the current market, and may even suggest a home appraisal.
If you’ve kept your home in showroom condition since you’ve lived in it, you’re in the minority of homeowners. Once you price your home, it’s time to start getting it ready to be shown to potential buyers. This includes getting rid of clutter, depersonalizing the space so that buyers can envision themselves in the space, making any small repairs, and doing a deep clean to make sure your home is in pristine condition.
I will develop a marketing strategy that is perfect for advertising your home. This involves listing the home and then driving the right people to that listing through social media campaigns, agent-to-agent referrals, traditional media, or SEO advertising. My team creates a marketing campaign that aims to get the most possible traffic to your listing in the first three weeks after becoming a client.
Receiving an offer is an exciting part of the process, but it doesn’t mean the journey is over. I will evaluate each offer and make sure the party making the offer is prequalified or pre-approved by a mortgage lender and that their offer is acceptable to you. If the offer is too low, you can make a counter-offer or offer other ways to bridge the gap, such as covering some or all of the closing costs, making repairs, adjusting the move-in date, or leaving some appliances or fixtures for the new buyer.
Once I deem the offer is acceptable, I will review the proposed contract to make sure it’s all in order and includes the necessary components such as deposit amount, down payment, financing, inspection rights and repair allowances, contingencies, settlement date, and a list of fees and who will pay them. When both parties have agreed to the term, a final contract will be prepared by your agent.
You have accepted an offer and are now very close to the end of your selling journey. But first, you and the buyer must make a list of what needs to be done before closing. In some cases, your home may need to be formally inspected, surveyed, and appraised. In other cases, major or minor repairs will need to be made before the house can close. I will head up efforts to develop and execute this list, get each action item paid for by the correct party, and make sure everything is in order by the closing date. A few days before the closing date, I will call the company closing the transaction to make sure everything is ready to go. If you haven’t done so already, you also need to make arrangements to move out of the home so the new buyer can take possession.
You’ve reached the last step in the seller’s process. When you close on a home you are selling, you are legally transferring ownership of the property to the new buyer. I will meet with the company closing the transaction to sign the final paperwork and go over any issues that have not yet been taken care of. During this time, you can also make plans with your Real Estate Agent to handle final details such as canceling utilities, cable, and lawn or trash services, changing the name on accounts that the new owner is retaining and ensuring the new owner has instructions for all appliances that will remain in the home.
Once you have sold your home, you’re free to take the next step on your journey. Whether this is relocating to a new city, moving into a larger home, or downsizing and enjoying your life as empty-nesters, knowing all your selling responsibilities have been taken care of will help you achieve peace of mind for your new path.
As a first time home buyer & on a new build, I thought everything was going to be easy peasy.. boy was I wrong. Up until TODAY when I got the keys to my new home, there had been a lot of miscommunication & hiccups on the builders end and Joey fought for me, fixing things on the spot!! (As he did for me through this whole process). If you need a realtor that’s going to make you feel safe with your investment, THIS IS YOUR GUY!— Mary Erika
Joey was absolutely amazing. He went above and beyond several times throughout this home-buying process. We moved from Vancouver Canada to Las Vegas earlier this month. We had an offer accepted on a home here in Las Vegas and a mortgage was secured. We sold our home in Canada, loaded up the U-Haul, and drove over 1300 miles to our new home in Las Vegas. Except, there were some delays in closing. The lender started asking for more info last minute. We were told it would be a couple more days till we could close. So, we got a hotel, parked the U-Haul, put the dog in a kennel, and waited to hear from the mortgage broker. The lender wanted more and more...— Jared
Joey provided us with the best experience one could have in purchasing a new construction project. His knowledge of Nevada real estate was crucial in the "lightning-fast" acquisition of our beautiful home. Coming from California, I didn't know anything about the extremely tight inventory, lending protocols, and quality of neighborhoods. Joey, with great ease, made the process completely painless and explained all aspects in plain English. Joey would check throughout the build process to see how things were going on the property as I lived out of state. Joey meticulously walked us through the design and final walkthrough, where he found several minor...— Karen L.
After searching for and finding the home we wanted to purchase, Joey helped to make it all happen. Quite frankly, navigating the negotiation, getting to closing with confidence, and dealing with a persnickety seller along the way would have made the whole process completely overwhelming if not for Joey’s calm head, savvy business sense, and sage-like advice. My wife and I could not have done it without him. We’re both very grateful that we were referred to such an amazing representative to help us purchase our home. We highly recommend Joey. He’s phenomenal.— Vic N.
Joey will work tirelessly to help you find the home of your dreams or sell your current home for the best possible price.