Do you have questions about selling your Elk Grove home?
Here is a quick overview of the main steps you will take when listing a property.
HIRING THE RIGHT AGENT
Price it Right
Staging ~ The Importance of Making a Good First Impression
This does not have to mean going out and hiring a designer or a professional to come in and “stage” your home for sale. The main things to consider when preparing your home for a sale can be as simple as removing all personal items from all common rooms, and as much as possible from bedrooms. Always keep the kitchen and baths sparkling clean! Walk through your home with the eyes of a buyer, what would you want–or not want, to see!?
Negotiate the Sale
Most offers to purchase your home will require some negotiating to come to a win-win agreement. Your real estate agent is well versed on the intricacies of the contracts used in your area and will protect your best interest throughout the bargaining. Your agent also knows what each contract clause means, what you will net from the sale and what areas are easiest to negotiate. Some negotiable items: * Price * Financing * Closing costs * Repairs * Appliances and fixtures * Landscaping * Painting * Move-in date.
Once both parties have agreed on the terms of the sale, your agent will prepare a contract.
Time to Move!
We can help facilitate the purchase of your new home alongside the sale of your current home. Or if you are moving to a new area, we may be able to refer you to a comperable agent!
How to Make the Move Easier on Your Family
“Closing” refers to the meeting where ownership of the property is legally transferred to the buyer. Your agent will be present during the closing to guide you through the process and make sure everything goes as planned. By being present during the closing, he or she can mediate any last-minute issues that may arise. In some states, an attorney is required and you may wish to have one present. After the closing, you should make a “to do” list for turning the property over to the new owners. Here is a checklist to get you started.
* Cancel electricity, gas, lawn care, cable and other routine services. * If the new owner is retaining any of the services, change the name on the account. * Gather owner’s manuals and warranties for all conveying appliances.
Use our quick and easy site to get an instant value for your home! For a more accurate value, or to talk about getting your home on the market, give us a call at 916-405-5737 today!