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Info for Sellers

Sold sign in front of houseThere are many things to consider when getting ready to sell your home. However, this process has become even more complicated in recent years. Seller disclosure statements have become longer and more complex.  An energy audit may be needed, survey affidavit, disclosure forms, etc.  For these reasons and more, an excellent real estate professional is an invaluable asset when selling a home.

The series of forms and inspections that you will have to complete can be confusing and time-consuming without the aid of a professional. Also, you need a professional’s advice when determining the price and choosing a reasonable offer to accept. It is likewise essential to have a REALTOR® who knows the area well.

This site includes several tools that will help you get started, including free online home market evaluations – click here to fill out the request form.

Setting the Price of Your Home

There are several critical factors to take into consideration when setting the list price of your house. Two major factors to consider are location and market comparables. Search for similar homes in your area that have recently sold. What was their list price? If you live in a hot area, you will have a much easier time fetching a high price for your home than if you live in a slow-growing or declining area.

Homes in neighborhoods with properties that sell quickly are likely to go at or above asking price. Homes in areas where houses sit on the market for months and months are prone to sell for less than asking price. Choosing a competitive price for your home can make the difference between a quick sale and a property that sits on the market without a single good offer.

Marketing Your Home

Once you set the price, Baker Realty will market your home in a way that results in maximum exposure. Your agent at Baker Realty will come up with a marketing plan that is suited to your area and prospective buyers. You can request a listing appointment today that will include a presentation of marketing strategies.

Once you have an offer, your agent will negotiate the offer on your behalf. Negotiating is the most complicated part, but rest assured that a Baker Realty agent will always act in your best interest. Once you and the buyer have agreed on a price and signed the offer, you’ll be under contract.

It typically takes about a month for this process to run its course once you have accepted an offer. Fortunately, all the cleaning, de-cluttering, and repairs you did before you put your house on the market will help streamline everything.

During this time, the buyer will have the house inspected. After the inspection, another round of negotiations of repairs happens. The buyer will finalize their financing with their lender. Then, you will be responsible for meeting whatever contingencies were set in the purchase agreement.

The Close

Once you have moved out of the house, the closing documents are signed, and the funds transferred to you, you will be free to move on to your next phase of life, wherever that may be!

When you’re ready to learn more about the sales process and the current value of your Texas home, contact a member of Baker Realty. We look forward to the opportunity to sell your home quickly and at an excellent price!