Selling Information

The Selling Process

If you’re in the market to sell, it’s probably time to clean house. Literally. Selling a home requires preparation, patience, and in most cases, good-old-fashioned elbow grease. From list to closing, we’ll walk you through the most important steps and terminology..

Price

Determining the right price is an extremely important part of having a successful listing, and there's a lot of factors that go into determining what to list for.  In order to determine pricing, your Windermere broker will provide a comparable market analysis which walks you through what your home is worth – and why.

Prep Work

First impressions are key when selling a home, so before the ‘for sale’ sign goes up, put in the time to make sure it’s in ship shape. Fresh paint, clean closets, and cheery flowers – these go a long way to getting the best price for your home.  Our agents are experts in helping you determine the most cost-effective choices for cleaning, repairs, improvements and even staging. Read our checklist for a list of ideas and tips!

Marketing Your Home

Creating a plan to market your home will help attract the interest of the right buyer. Today, the vast majority of homebuyers use the internet in their home search, so your marketing plan should include focused online activities, in addition to print advertising and open houses.

Home Showings

Showings are an inconvenient, yet necessary part of the home selling process. Nowadays, most showings are handled through a piece of software called Showing Time, which allows you to set when your home is available to be shown, and easily see all scheduled showings. It's important to maintain a certain level of cleanliness; clear dishes from the sink, make beds, put away dirty laundry, and vacuum and dust regularly. It's also a good idea to clear out; it makes buyers uncomfortable to tour a home when the owners are in the next room.

Contract and Negotiation

Our seasoned agents will guide you through every step of the negotiation process and will explain every form in the contract to you.  No two real estate deals are ever the same, but a good agent has the experience to be an effective advocate; whether it's drawing up the initial offer, managing the inspection and it's response, or dealing with title and escrow.

 

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Make A Checklist

You’ve made the decision to sell. So, now what? Every house is as unique as the person who owns it, but when you put your home on the market, there are some universal truths you should abide by if you want to make even the most humble of abodes look like a million bucks. It all starts with the “3 C’s”: curb appeal, clutter (as in de-clutter), and cleanliness. The list below will walk you through this and everything else you need to know about getting a home in ship shape for selling. Remember, your Windermere broker is an expert on this subject, so take advantage of that resource when the time is right.

Seller Repair and Cleaning Checklist Windermere