The Home Selling Process
Maximum Profits – Minimum Stress
Talk to any recent Houston area home seller about their home selling experience and they’re likely to tell you that selling a home is not for the faint of heart. It is a complicated transaction that requires the help of an experienced Houston real estate agent. Most agree hiring a real estate professional is without a doubt the best investment they ever made. Take a look below at a list of the important moments in the Houston home selling process and you’ll quickly see why our previous sellers all agree that a Keller Williams Metropolitan agent can be invaluable.
Key events in the home selling process:
- Sellers should familiarize themselves with the local market.
- Evaluate and interview Houston real estate agencies.
- Select the right agency — Keller Williams Metropolitan!
- Ask your agent for a list of recently sold properties in your neighborhood
- Ask your agent to provide a home evaluation or Comparative Market Analysis of recently sold properties.
- Price it right! The impact of proper pricing in the intial offering cannot be overstated.
- Prepare your home for the market! Clean, repair, paint, landscape and stage your property for the highest value
- Once your home is ready for the market, have your listing agent debut your property on the MLS on a Friday.
- Make your Houston property available and easy to show. Don’t be restrictive about times
- Keep your home neat, clean, uncluttered and smelling good. Board pets or keep them out from underfoot.
- Your agent will present and review all offers. Price is not the only issue or negotiating point – often the time of possession is key component of the contract.
- Evaluation of offer(s) and prioritizing seller needs is an important part of the negotiation process.
- Your real estate agent will clearly explains all terms, conditions and contingencies of the offer(s) to help smooth the move and transition such as the option period and inspection process.
- Once agreeable terms are reached, the offer is executed with signatures (often electronically) and the offer becomes a binding contract.
- Home inspections are scheduled and performed. Inspections typically cover the foundation, roof, ventilation, plumbing and electrical systems but could also include stucco, radon, mold, lead-based paint, pipes or other environmental concerns. specialty
- Often a buyer will request repairs or an allowance for repairs and you agent will negotiate these terms or possible modifications to the contract.
- Contingencies are removed or negotiated such as above reference inspections and the appraisal and financing conditions.
- Generally the buyer will do a walk-through prior to closing to verify the property is in essentially the same condition as when the contract was executed or to inspect any negotiated repairs.
- After closing and funding and the transfer of ownership, the proceeds of the sale are disbursed. Your agent will review the closing statement for accuracy and compliance of the terms of the contract.
Congratulations! Your real estate transaction has been officially consummated and with the help of Keller Williams Metropolitan agent, your stress has been mitigated and you’re ready to move to your new home.
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