Tips for Sellers

The job of your Sales Associate is to support you in selling your home with the best possible terms, and to aid you through the entire process.

01.

Tips for Selecting a Realtor

Your Real Estate Professional should be:

  • Aware of the complicated local and state requirements affecting your transaction.

  • Effective in multi-party, face-to-face negotiations.

  • Highly-trained, with access to programs for continued learning and additional certifications.

  • Resourceful in attracting the largest possible pool of potential buyers.

  • Knowledgeable in the technology resources that facilitate the transaction.

  • Assisted by a fully-staffed marketing department.

  • Supported by professional legal counsel.

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02.

Developing a Marketing Strategy

In order to sell your home quickly and on with the best possible terms, it’s necessary to prepare your home for the market. This process includes:

  • Deciding when to put your home on the market.

  • Establishing a strategic price based on recent comparable sales, local market conditions and your motivation to sell.

  • Estimating probable net proceeds.

  • Advising you on how to make your home more appealing to potential buyers.

03.

Managing the Transaction

You’ll appreciate having a strong advocate on your side during the transaction!

NEGOTIATING THE OFFER

Your Sales Associate will immediately present and explain all offers to you. You will be able to accept, reject, or counter any offer presented. During the negotiation process, your Associate will leverage their experience and skills to advocate your interests:

  • Reviewing the contract and obligations before you sign.

  • Explaining how contingencies and release clauses work.

  • Protecting you from signing a “blank check” for unknown problems or repairs.

  • Defining legal disclosure requirements.

  • Orchestrate the offer process for “back-up” offers, if necessary.

Throughout the negotiation, your Sales Associate will provide you with a professional, objective point of view; but the final decision of accepting an offer is yours.

AFTER THE OFFER IS ACCEPTED

Once an offer is accepted, your Sales Associate will manage all the details to make the process as stress-free and efficient as possible:

  • Staying in contact with the buyer’s agent to ensure a smooth escrow.

  • Following up on the progress of the buyer’s loan.

  • Monitoring all contingency removal deadlines.

  • Assisting you if a conflict with the buyer arises.

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04.

Finalizing and Closing the Transaction

Finalizing the process includes reviewing all closing documents and ensuring both parties have copies.