If you’re a seller, here’s how we can work together to sell your home quickly for top dollar.
- Good communication is vital to the home buying process.
- I answer my own phone (almost always immediately).
- I use one direct phone number, (208)938-5533, with Call Forwarding activated when I’m not in my (home) office.
- If you leave a voicemail, or e-mail me, I will respond promptly.
- e-mail provides a written record of our communication and helps avoid misunderstandings.
- My e-mail is forwarded to my iPhone to facilitate rapid responses.
- I must understand your home and your situation in detail in order to determine market value and develop an effective marketing plan.
- That means we will need to have a detailed confidential conversation before listing your home.
- That conversation usually takes about 30-60 minutes and helps me develop a thorough understanding of your home and your home and your situation.
- This meeting is not intended to discuss pricing because I must first correlate your home to comparable sales to determine its market value.
- We will discuss market conditions, pricing, and marketing in this meeting.
- I will make suggestions to enhance the marketability of your home.
- This meeting will allow both of us to decide if we want to work together.
- If we mutually agree to work together, we will sign listing paperwork and get underway!
- After listing, my professional photographer will photograph your home and prepare a virtual tour.
While Your Home Is On The Market
- It’s critically important that your home be kept in good showing condition at all times.
- I will install my aluminum cross-post sign with a flyer box that will be stocked with color flyers.
- You will need to make your home available for showings, including installing a lockbox that allows agents to access your home.
- For security reasons, your lockbox should be attached to the house vs. setting it out for showings.
- You should have all buyer’s agents access the lockbox, even if you let them in, to provide notification to me when an agent enters your home.
- Never, ever let anyone into your home without being accompanied by their agent!
- Ask all agents who show your home to provide, or leave, their business card.
- I will request showing feedback from all agents who show your home and forward it to you.
- Put away all valuables, including financial documents, checkbooks, tax returns, cash, wallets, purses, firearms, and prescription drugs.
- You will need to remove your pet(s) during showings to avoid distractions and the risk of legal liability.
After You Accept An Offer
- I will report your home as a “pending sale” in MLS, which will stop showings.
- Escrow will be opened.
- The first step, after you accept an offer, is usually a home inspection.
- I will help you negotiate any repairs requested as a result of the home inspection.
- After resolving possible home inspection issues, your home will be appraised.
- While your transaction is in escrow, the lender will process the loan and the title company will confirm that your home can be delivered with clear title.
- The buyers will do a walk-thru a few days prior to closing to ensure that your home is in satisfactory condition.
- I will review your closing statement prior to closing and attend your closing appointment with you.
- If you are unable to personally attend the closing, I will arrange for you to sign final closing documents with a mobile notary in your area.
- I will be happy to keep an eye on your home if you must move prior to closing.