Home Selling 101
Home Selling 101
Is selling your home on your mind? But you don't know where to start? Let ONE of our Realty ONE Group professionals help! You can start with our online home evaluation tool. These online tools are very helpful but nothing beats the human element. Our rockstars have the local knowledge and expertise to provide you with a detailed assessment of your home's value as well as the many factors that may impact your current market.
Together we will put together the perfect custom marketing plan for you that could include multiple levels of social media and online advertising, videos including 360º tours, professional photography, postcards, and use of our vast network. We got this for you!
Step 1: Get Your Home Ready.
Have you done the work necessary to sell your home for top dollar? Your Realty ONE Group Connect professional will guide you through putting together your home improvement list so you can tackle it before you put your home on the market - making sure you’re not leaving anything on the table.
Step 2: Choose a Listing Agent.
Sure we’re biased. But with our experience and knowledge, Realty ONE Group Professionals are the best choice to help you sell your home. Find yours here.
Step 3: Find Out How Much Your Home Is Worth.
Work with your real estate professional to determine a price. We know you love your home but don’t overprice it. Trust your real estate professional to help you be realistic so you can avoid any price adjustments.
Prepare your home for showings by cleaning and decluttering. You might consider hiring a professional stager or staging your home yourself to make it shine.
Step 5: Market Your Home.
Work with your agent to market the best features of your home and make sure it's accessible online to buyers far and wide. You never know who might be interested.
Step 6: Receive Purchase Offers and Negotiate.
With luck, offers will come pouring in. Get ready to negotiate and find the right offer for you based on price, timing, and any contingencies or additional asks.
Step 7: Open Escrow and Order Title.
Your real estate professional will know what to do once you accept an offer. But remember to be patient. It may take a while with several critical steps before you close.
Step 8: Complete all necessary inspections.
If you don’t have an inspector your real estate agent can recommend one and give you a checklist so you know what the inspector will want to see. Keep in mind, a good inspector will have suggested improvements for almost any home. Don’t get discouraged.
Step 9: Deliver Seller Disclosures.
All homes in the United States are subject to lead-based paint disclosures, not just those built before 1978. If you’re aware of material facts, make sure you and your agent disclose them.
Step 10: Make sure buyer clears all contingencies.
Your buyers are responsible for clearing all contingencies. Make sure that they do, and in the timeframe required by your state, so there’s no threat to the deal following through. In California, for example, contracts default to 17 days, at which time, the buyer must release contingencies.
Step 11: Congratulations!
You just sold your home! Thank your real estate professional and get on the move. You’re on to the next wonderful chapter of your life.