Selling your home can be an emotional process so it’s best to go into it knowing what to expect. If you are thinking of selling your home, you will first want to meet with a real estate professional so they can help walk you through the steps to getting your home sold. There is no commitment for that initial meeting – you are ensuring that you & the real estate broker will work well together and the work the broker will put into selling your home is what you expect (and deserve!). The broker will do a market analysis and pull comparable homes that have sold recently to determine an appropriate price for the house. As difficult as it may be, it is important to review the facts and be open-minded about the price the agent is providing. Many sellers have an emotional tie to their home and may see their home in a more subjective light than the traditional buyer will.
If you decide to move forward with listing your home, you will want to prepare your home to be sold. A good real estate broker should be able to help provide insight into what buyers will be looking for – plan to be open-minded in hearing their recommendations. Your broker is offering advice based on a broad buyer audience, whereas your style may be more for one particular taste. You will want your home to be in the best possible condition so plan on things like touching-up paint, making repairs for defects such as a broken door or leaky roof, de-clutter, enhance your home’s curb-appeal, eliminate odors, and clean to make your house shine.
Once your home is ready, your broker will list it for sale. At a minimum, your broker will put up a for-sale sign and list it in the local MLS (Multiple Listing Service). You deserve more than this so ensure your real estate broker will be putting forward a full marketing plan to sell your home from events to advertising, social media, direct outreach, professional photos, and more. The job of a real estate agent is to MARKET your property to get it sold. You need an agent that knows how to do marketing to get the home sold quickly and at a sale price you are happy with. Please contact me below for a sample of my marketing plan for listing homes.
When an offer (or multiple offers) come in on your home, your broker will work with you to help you decide which offer to move forward with or negotiate on. When all parties agree to the offer, the contract is signed and you are officially under contract. Be prepared for many deadlines & commitments in the following weeks to get the sale closed. On top of preparing to move and meeting all seller obligations, it is going to be a very busy couple of weeks. Assuming each date & deadline is met and no one defaults on the contract, the transaction is complete with the closing & agreed upon possession date & time. Cheers!!
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I would love to help you sell your home in CO. Please contact me below to see my sample marketing plan for listing homes & I would be happy to schedule a no-obligations meeting to discuss your real estate needs.