- First, the listing agreement and appropriate disclosures will be reviewed and signed
- We will review staging strategies – most homes need some prepping for showing
- Photographs will be taken when the house is de-cluttered and all the staging implemented
- Video will be made
- Yard sign will be placed bearing the highly recognized and regarded RE/MAX trademark logo and colors
- Lockbox installed
- I will have a professional appraiser measure the house for total square footage and create a floor plan for potential buyers to reference
- Enter into MLS when all the above items are completed. Within 24-48 hours, the listing will be uploaded to secondary websites like REMAX.com, Zillow, Trulia, Homes.com and hundreds of others, including other local brokerage sites
- When an agent requests a showing, you will get a call, text or email (whichever you prefer) notifying you. Depending on how we set-up the system, you may need to confirm appointments with the showing service.
- After each showing, I will send you the feedback from the showing agent.
- Periodically, I will update you with market information and how your home compares in number of showings with other competing homes. We will evaluate where your house is placing in the market, and if offers are not forthcoming, we will discuss new pricing strategies.
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When you get an offer:
- I will present all offers and explain the terms and conditions
- When you have negotiated and come to terms, all parties will sign the offer, and this is when it becomes an Executed Contract. The date of execution begins the clock ticking for all dates in the contract. Days are calculated by the calendar, not by “working days.”
- The buyer will arrange inspections including but not limited to:
- Home Inspection
- Radon Test
- Pest Inspection
- Septic Pumping and Inspection
- Well water test
- After the buyers conclude all inspections, they will likely present you with a “Due Diligence Request and Agreement” form which will ask you to make some repairs or concessions. You are not required to do so, but the buyer can walk away if you don’t come to a meeting of the minds.
- If the buyers are getting a loan, an appraisal will be performed. The final loan approval can come as late as a few days prior to closing.
- Once the buyers have final loan approval, the loan package will be sent to the closing attorney. The closing attorney is chosen by the buyer, but you, the seller, can select your own attorney to prepare your settlement documents.
- Closing will occur on a day and time selected by the buyer no longer than 14 days past the closing date in the contract. Generally, the seller arranges to sign documents at their own attorney’s office prior to the buyer’s closing time.
- Once all the closing documents are signed and funds have arrived at the closing attorney’s office, settlement has occurred.
- Closing does not officially occur until the attorney has recorded the new deed at the Register of Deeds.