Step 1: Define your goals, wants, needs and expectations. Why are you selling? What are your plans after you sell your home?
Step 2: Determine the best price for what’s going on in the market right now. Is a higher price more important than how fast it sells? Or would you prefer a quicker sale? We do a AMA (active market analysis) and SMA (sold market analysis) to determine your market value, and what buyer’s will be comparing your house to.
Step 3: Prepare your property so that it is in top-selling condition. Most of us don’t keep our homes in top-selling condition, while we are living our day to day lives. Divine Life at Home gives staging advice to our clients.
Step 4: Implement time-proven, research-based marketing strategies. Your home will be marketed with a personalized marketing plan that has the highest potential for bringing not only the most buyers, but also the most qualified buyers to your doorstep.
Step 5: Show your property. Always keep your home in top-selling condition. When you leave for work, make sure that your home remains in top-selling condition. You know what they say about first impressions!
Step 6: Receive an offer.
Step 7: Negotiate to sell. Negotiate the inspection, deadlines, seller concessions, closing date, appliances, etc.
Step 8: Prepare for closing. A few days before closing (also known as settlement), I will contact the title company and the buyer’s agent to ensure that all the necessary forms and documents have been prepared. I will meet with you to review the closing documents and let you know what additional forms and information you need to bring to the closing.
Step 9: Close! At the closing, ownership of your property is legally transferred to the buyer. I will be present to advise you and ensure that everything goes according to plan.