SELLERS FAQ

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We’ve put together some commonly asked questions to give you more information about selling real estate.

There is no time like the present! Whether you’re looking to put your home up for sale in a week, or a year, it’s always good to get a head start. Contact Us now and we will fill you in on the market and help you make the right decisions no matter where you are in the timeline of selling your home. One hour consultation with us will save you a lot of time, money and headaches. You’ll leave with all your questions answered and know exactly what your Next Steps should be and when to take it.

Getting a real estate agent to work with you and help guide you through the process is the single most important step to get you started. Selling a home is a very emotional and complex process. There is so much more to selling a home then coming up with an asking price and putting up a For Sale sign in your front yard. Your first step should be getting together with a realtor to discuss the process, your goals and your timeline.

Your second step should be deciding on the asking price and signing a listing agreement. 

No. Normally your closing costs are taken out of the sale proceeds at closing, so you very rarely need to bring cash to closing

Whichever way you prefer – call, text, or email. We believe good communication is critical.

First impressions are important and lasting. They start online with the photos of your home and the curb appeal. We proudly hold RESA CSA (Real Estate Staging Association Certified Staging Advocate) designation. We can guide you how to best prepare your home for showings and even get you in touch with a professional stager, if you chose that route.

Sellers generally have control over how and when their property is shown. This will also depend on if your property is vacant or occupied.

An estimate of property’s value determined by a qualified professional appraiser. This value may be based on the sales of comparable properties, replacement cost, or the property’s income producing ability.

This can happen if the appraiser is unable to justify the sales price based on comparable sales data. The bank is not looking to lend more money than the house is worth, even if the buyer offered more. It’s imperative to go over the Comparative Market Analysis with the realtor and price the property right. If it does happen, then it’s back to the negotiating table.

Absolutely not! Assessed value of a home has nothing to do with the market value. Assessed value is what the local municipality uses to collect the appropriate amount of taxes.

We will email you the offer as soon as we receive it and present it to you over the phone or virtually, whatever works better for you. Virtual option allows for a face-to-face meeting from the comfort of your home while screen sharing the offer so we can go over all the details together. We typically use Web conferencing services like Zoom or Google Meet.

No! No! And No! The highest price does not automatically mean the best offer. There are contingencies and terms, which are as equally or more important than the price alone. Every single offer will be different and will have pros and cons.

We will present each offer to you and go over all the details, pros and cons. You can rest assured that you will always make a well informed decision and pick the best one.

Absolutely! We believe that Communication Is Key. Fill out the Contact Us form above, and we’ll get back to you shortly. Old-fashioned phone calls and text messages work too.

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