Are you looking to sell your home? Ready to exchange assets in real estate with or without paying property tax? If you've answered yes to any of the questions, then you've come to the right place! I have experience and passion for assisting clients with various real estate needs.  

Your satisfaction and happiness is something that is very important to us. We understand how hectic it is to sell a house and it can be difficult if it's not handled properly. To help you through the entire process, I've put together eight simple steps:

The decision to sell your home often involves many factors ,life events like a family milestone or a new job.

Before selling, it may be tempting to undertake large renovation projects to improve home value, but not all projects will significantly increase

your home value. The impact of a home improvement project or upgrade varies based on the market you`re in, and you`re existing home value.

First step is to find out how much is your home worth. Most real estate professionals compare recently sold homes in your neighborhood that are similar to yours to make an estimate.

Setting the right price for your house is one of the most valuable things you can do. Instead of trying to win the negotiation with one buyer, you should price your house so that demand is maximized, and more buyers want to take a look. 

Even today, when there are so few houses for sale, your house is more likely to sit on the market longer or require a price drop that can send buyers running if it isn't priced just right. 

Instead, you'll have multiple buyers competing for the house, increasing the final sale price. 

You should walk through the house with your agent and make a list of the items to clean, repair and replace prior to showing your house to potential buyers. 

You don't have to repair or replace everything your agent suggests. Just see how much your house can sell for and decide which are reasonable projects so you can sell the house within your expected time frame.

As a seller, you'll be required to disclose any known issues with your home buyers. 

The total cost of selling a home can come closer to 10 percent of the sale price (seller concession, closing costs, repair costs.

All homes in the United States that built before 1978 are subjected to lead-based paint disclosures; therefore, if you are aware of any material facts, be sure to disclose them. 

You should also provide full disclosure of anything that has been a problem in the house while you were the owner (leaks, faulty wiring, rodent damage, pests, cracks in concrete flooring, etc.) and explain how the situation has been corrected.  

It is also a good measure to disclose whether you have had pets residing in your home. This is important to people with allergies.

And if your house belongs to a homeowner association, additional documentation may be required.

Your agent would send someone over to take pictures of your house, then compile all information for the MLS listing and begin to advertise your home for sale. 

You don't have to do much at this step, but you should try to get all the things in Steps #3 and #4 completed.

If you priced your house competitively, multiple offers should come your way. If offers are lower than your asking price, don't hesitate to make a counteroffer or ask for full price. 

Buyers like to “test the waters” to see how you might respond, while still making room for negotiation. Property investors and experienced real estate agents often do this to maximize benefits for their buyer.  Make sure you keep track of all offers and counter-offers from potential buyers but remember to work with one offer at a time. Together, they will give you an idea of what people are willing to pay for your house.

Most likely, the buyer will hire a home inspector to inspect your entire house for damages or non-functional components. This enables the buyer to make an informed decision on the home purchase, and the buyer may ask you to repair or replace several things before moving forward with the sale.

It is during this time of the home buying process that the buyer can back out of the deal if they find something wrong with your house. So, it is important to repair or replace anything that seems fair before showing your house.

 If the buyer need to use financing to buy your house, their lender will order a third party appraisal company to appraise the current market value of your house. 

Based on that value, the lender will determine how much money they will lend to the buyer.

Before you sign the final documents, communicate with your agent to make sure the title company and mortgage lender have everything covered for you. 

Once the paperwork is signed and the closing is completed, you will relinquish your keys to the new owner.

Don't forget the mailbox key if you are in a homeowners' association. The title company will send the closing documents to the county for documentation (replacing your name with the new owner's name as the owner of the hou

The net proceed funds can be wire to your bank with a small fee or it can be a live check given directly to you once the closing is complete.

6 Reasons Why Selling Your House on Your Own Is a Mistake

  There are many benefits to working with a real estate professional when selling your house. During challenging times, like what we face today, it becomes even more important to have an expert you trust to help guide you through the process. If you're considering selling on your own, known in the industry as a For Sale By Owner (FSBO), it's critical to consider the following:  
  1 Your Safety Is a Priority  
  Your safety should always come first, and that's more crucial than ever given the current health situation in our country. When you FSBO, it is incredibly difficult to control entry into your home. A real estate professional will have the proper protocols in place to protect not only your belongings, but your health and well-being too. From regulating the number of people in your home at one time to ensuring proper sanitization during and after a showing, and even facilitating virtual tours, real estate professionals are equipped to follow the latest industry standards recommended by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) to help protect you and your potential buyers. C102  
  2 A Powerful Online Strategy Is a Must to Attract a Buyer  
  Recent studies from NAR have shown that, even before COVID-19, the first step 44% of all buyers took when looking for a home was to search online. Throughout the process, that number jumps to 93%. Today, those numbers have grown exponentially. Most real estate agents have developed a strong Internet and social media strategy to promote the sale of your house.  
  3 There Are Too Many Negotiations  
   Here are just a few of the people you'll need to negotiate with if you decide to FSBO:  
  The buyer, who wants the best deal possible  
  The buyer's agent, who solely represents the best interest of the buyer  
  The inspection company, which works for the buyer and will almost always find challenges with the house  
  The appraiser, if there is a question of value  
  As part of their training, agents are taught how to negotiate every aspect of the real estate transaction and how to mediate the emotions felt by buyers looking to make what is probably the largest purchase of their lives.  
  4 You Won't Know if Your Purchaser Is Qualified for a Mortgage  
  Having a buyer who wants to purchase your house is the first step. Making sure they can afford to buy it is just as important. As a FSBO, it's almost impossible to be involved in the mortgage process of your buyer. A real estate professional is trained to ask the appropriate questions and, in most cases, will be intimately aware of the progress being made toward a purchaser's mortgage commitment. You need someone who's working with lenders every day to guarantee your buyer makes it to the closing table.  
  5 FSBOing Is Becoming More Difficult from a Legal Standpoint  
  The documentation involved in the selling process is growing dramatically as more and more disclosures and regulations become mandatory. In an increasingly litigious society, the agent acts as a third-party to help the seller avoid legal jeopardy. This is one of the major reasons why the percentage of people FSBOing has dropped from 19% to 8% over the last 20+ years.  
  6 You Net More Money When Using an Agent  
  Many homeowners think they'll save the real estate commission by selling on their own. Realize that the main reason buyers look at FSBOs is because they also believe they can save the real estate agent's commission. The seller and buyer can't both save on the commission.  
  The more buyers that view a home, the greater the chance a bidding war will take place, too.  
  Listing on your own leaves you to manage the entire transaction by yourself. Why do that when you can hire an agent and still net the same amount of money? Before you decide to take on the challenge of selling your house alone, let's connect to discuss your options.



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