Selling your home starts with Preparation. You want your home to have the most appeal, and that means fixing what is broken, cleaning up what is messy, and trimming what is overgrown. For more details, check the tips section.
When you are ready to sell, we will create an entry on the Multiple Listing Service. This exposes your home to all of the area realtors who will assist in finding a buyer, and it also makes it available on the internet for millions of people to see. The listing is crucial because the pictures and description will help buyers find your home and consider if it fits their needs.
Listings bring offers to purchase your home. Some are sincere and others are fishing expeditions. These must be studied carefully, and we need to weed out any options that are not in your best interest. Some people would like to buy your home at a super low price and flip it for a quick profit. Some are “investors” who watched shows on how to make money fast in real estate, and their offers are troublesome. Most offers, however, come from people who sincerely want your home.
When an agreement is reached on terms and price, the transaction is placed in Escrow. Your deeds, and all moneys, are handled by a third party who will make sure a legal transaction takes place, all of the necessary parties are paid ( including service providers ), and the proper agencies ( ie. home owners association ) are notified.
During the escrow period, inspections will be conducted, repairs may be requested ( and completed ), the ownership will be verified, lots of paperwork will be completed, and the parties will both be informed of all the ramifications of this transaction. The buyer will also secure their financing, and any debtors with interest in the property will submit their payoff information.
Escrow will close at the agreed upon date if all the terms have been worked out. The county will record the new owner of the deed, all of the bills will be paid off, and the remaining money is then given to the seller. The property will be vacated, the new owner will take over and move in, and the escrow company will close, yet retain, the file.
During the entire process, the agents should keep their parties fully informed, and assist with every process.
Questions: Call Tim at (949) 589-3186 right now and get the answers without any further obligation. Of course, if you want to list your home, lets talk about that now, even if the timing is months away.