Getting the process right is important to making sure your home sells quickly and for the best price possible. The steps to selling a home vary by situation, but it all starts with finding a good real estate agent.
Is it OK to have more than one agent?
Pricing your home too high can leave money on the table, while underpricing it can have serious financial consequences. A good real estate agent will help you determine a fair offering price based on comparable homes in your area.
Spring is typically a great time to process for selling a home because it brings the most buyers. However, seasonal trends vary by market.
Do a thorough inspection and fix any minor issues before listing your home for sale.
Make sure your house is as move-in ready as possible by taking time to stage it for sale and adding professional photos.
Then, you’ll list your home on the multiple listing service (MLS) so buyers can view it.
During showings, you’ll receive offers from interested buyers. Choosing the best offer involves weighing a few different factors, including the amount of cash on the table and whether the buyer is able to pay for any additional repairs or contingencies.
Choose a closing date that works for both you and your buyer.
You’ll need to attend the closing, if you’re the seller, or have your attorney represent you in your absence. It’s also a good idea to bring a government ID so you can verify your identity at the closing.