Today’s’ home sellers have two primary goals: to sell their home quickly and to get the most money for their property. When you have a piece of Houston Real Estate that you are ready to sell, you need the right real estate professional to ensure that the home is accessible to modern buyers, shows well and sells quickly.
The market is challenging, and when it comes time to sell, you need access to the top technology and most effective real estate tools to ensure that your home sells quickly and for the best possible price. For that, you need experienced realtor Bill Edge.
Today, over 90 percent of home buyers start their journey online, searching available listings to find the ones that fit their needs and wants. They are looking for quality photographs, multiple search tools and other high-tech features, and if you don’t offer this, they will go elsewhere.
What does this mean for you as a seller? Because of this trend, you can’t afford to neglect the importance of technology as you prepare to sell your home. My team has access to the latest technologies and are quite adept at listing properties online, so you can maximize your chances of selling effectively.
Keep in mind that the home selling process starts long before the “For Sale” sign goes in the yard and the home is officially listed for sale. It can be quite a stressful press, particularly if you aren’t fully informed about what to expect. My goal is to keep you informed throughout the process, from the time you start thinking about selling to the time I nail the “sold” sign on the sign in your yard. The information below will help walk you through this process with clear direction from an experienced Houston Real Estate professional.
Review of the Home Selling Process from Start to Finish
1. Decision to Sell
The average homeowner will sell and move on the average every 5 to 7 years. There are many reasons why you may want to move. They include facing foreclosure, home is to small, job transfer, neighborhood changes, empty nest, Health problems, …. [Read More…}
2. Pricing Strategy
A HOME PRICED COMPETIVELY WILL ATTRACT MORE BUYERS
A property priced at market value will attract more buyers than a home priced above market value. Consider that a competitively priced property will also attract a greater number of potential buyers and increase your opportunity for a quick sale. [Read More…]
3. Estimated Net Proceeds
THE FOLLOWING CLOSING COSTS ARE FOR TEXAS. THEY CAN VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
Here’s what you can expect to pay as a home seller:
Broker’s Commission. If you’re using a full-service brokerage firm, expect to pay 6% of the sales price. This includes 3% for the listing agent, and 3% for the selling agent. Cost of the Survey. [Read More…]
4. Preparing and Staging
HOW TO PREPARE YOUR HOUSE FOR SALE
Prepping and staging a house. Every seller wants her home to sell fast and bring top dollar. Does that sound good to you? Well, it’s not luck that makes that happen. It’s careful planning and knowing how to professionally spruce up your home that will send home buyers….[Read More...]
5. Virtual Tours
89% OF HOMEBUYERS FIND VIRTUAL TOURS TO BE VERY OR SOMEWHAT USEFUL
Professional Photographs are what buyers are looking for. 97% of homebuyers who searched for a home on the Internet found photos to be among the most useful features of Realtor websites, according to the 2009 National Association of Realtors profile of home buyers and sellers. [Read More…]
6. Marketing Plan
A Real Estate professional has many ways to effectively market your property. Proven marketing methods include flyers, open houses, the internet, and listing in the MLS. There is a common misconception that advertising sells real estate. The NAR studies show that 82% of real estate sales are …[Read More…]
7. How to Negotiate with Buyers
Today’s sellers face a challenging market, which leads to an increased need to learn negotiation skills. Sellers are seeing offers that are filled with conditions, all of which have to be negotiated. If you are in the market to sell your home, you need to do what you can at the beginning to minimize the need for negotiations. [Read More…]
8. Home Inspection and Warranty
Virtually every house will be inspected before a buyer commits to buy the home. No home is perfect, including custom homes which are brand new. The buyer generally has an option period from 7 to 10 days to have the home inspected. In return for this privilege the buyer will give the seller an option check. [Read More…]
The foreclosure crisis has caused the FHA to tighten standards regarding appraisals. A restricted money supply and lower credit standards have caused many people to use FHA loans. As a seller you need to know that your property is going to be appraised by the FHA. And their inspector…[Read More…]
10. Preparing for the Closing as a Seller
Once you’ve finished the selling process and a buyer is ready to buy your piece of Houston Real Estate, the very last step is the closing. The closing is the meeting where you finalize the paperwork and hand over the keys to the new buyers, making the home officially theirs. [Read More…]
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