A.G. Reed Realty Selling Your Home
Selling Your Home in the Carolina’s – Whether you’re selling your first home or your last, it is important to hire a real estate professional that has an extensive knowledge in marketing, economic data, and real estate legalities, and negotiation experience.
Create a Plan
Do Necessary Repairs
Walk the home with one of our brokers as a prospective buyer would with their agent. Identify any repairs that would hinder a prospect from buying your home. Things to pay close attention to are the following:
- Flooring- carpet cleaning and polishing wood flooring goes a long way
- Plumbing fixtures- fix leaking faucets
- Lighting fixtures- replace out dated light fixtures
- Heating and ventilation systems- service all units and change filters
- Doors and windows – make sure all doors and windows function properly
- Interior paint- a nice neutral color helps buyers imagine how they would decorate
- Exterior paint – make sure exterior paint is properly touched up
- Outdoor drainage systems – look for blocked drainage that may raise eyebrows on a rainy day
- Roof – inspect for any indication that your roof needs repairs or replacement
Determine Your Price
Let us help you set a realistic price. You want your home to sell in a timely fashion, and not make buyers speculate on why it is just sitting on the market. Through hiring us we will help you with the following
- Check sales prices of comparable homes.
- Consider getting a home appraisal.
- Know whether it’s a buyer’s or a seller’s market.
- Settle on a price based on research and Absorption rate.
Market Your Home
- Advertise with “for sale” signs, print listings, and/or online listings.
- Obtain necessary purchase contract forms.
- Decide your contingencies and other terms of contract.
- Show the house through open houses and walk-through.
- Negotiate an offer. (You may want your attorney and Realtor review the offer before you sign the contract.)
- Sign purchase contract with buyer.
Close the Sale
We will assist you in the following procedures:
- Choose an escrow company or lawyer, as appropriate, to administer the closing.
- Deliver the legally required disclosure documents to the buyer.
- Meet required inspections.
- Receive loan commitment letter from buyer.
- Obtain title report (through escrow company or closing agent).
- Meet all other contingencies and legal obligations.
- Sign escrow instructions.
- Arrange to pay off the existing mortgage(s).
- Pay all closing fees.
Whether you are selling your first home or your last, it is important to hire a REALTOR© that has extensive knowledge of local market and economic trends, marketing expertise, and negotiation experience.