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THE HOME SELLING PROCESS

 1)Choose a Listing Agent

  • listing agent will represent you and have a fiduciary responsible for looking out for your best interests.

  • Interview agents and meet with at least three real estate agents. Try to hire experience.

  • Ask questions about your listing agreement, including the length of time the home will be listed.

2) Find Out How Much Your Home Is Worth

3) Get Home Ready for Sale

4) Market Your Home

  • You or your agent should identify the sizzling selling points and choose advertising words to sell.

  • Approve your agent's marketing campaign or figure out how to advertise your housefor sale yourself.

  • We offer free photography and virtual tour company to take quality photographs and put a virtual tour online.

  • Social media marketing to increase traffic and showings.

  • Confirm that your listing is posted online. Your agent or you should saturate the Internet with photographs and descriptions of your home.

5) Show Your Home

6) Receive Purchase Offers and Negotiate

7) Open Escrow and Order Title

  • Your agent or transaction coordinator will open escrow and order a title policy.

  • Write down the contact information for the closing agent.

  • Select a date to close based on when the buyer's loan will fund.

  • Ask for a receipt for the buyer's earnest money deposit.

8) Schedule Appraiser Appointment

  • Clean the house the day before the appraiser arrives.

  • If you receive a low appraisal, ask your agent about alternatives.

  • You are not entitled to receive a copy of the appraisal because you did not pay for it.

  • If the buyer decides to cancel the contract based on an appraisal, ask your agent or lawyer about your rights.

9) Cooperate with Home Inspection

  • Ask your agent to provide you with a home inspection checklist so you will know which items an inspector will want to see.

  • Prepare the attic and basement for inspection, too. Move stuff away from the walls in the garage.

  • Also, prepare for the final walk-through inspection which takes place a few days before, or the morning of, closing.

10) Delivery Seller Disclosures

  • All homes in the United States are subject to lead-based paint disclosures, not just those built before 1978.

  • If you are aware of material facts, disclose them.

  • Your title company should provide CC&Rs, but if you belong to a homeowner association, additional documentation will be required.

11) Negotiate Request for Repair

  • Ordinarily, sellers do not need to accept a buyer's request for repair; however, buyers can also cancel the contract.

  • You are entitled to a copy of the home inspection report if the buyers request repairs.

  • If you do not choose to make repairs, a buyer might instead accept a closing cost credit.

14) Sign Title and Escrow Documents

  • .At closing  is common for everybody to sit around the table, all buyers and sellers.

  • Bring a valid picture identification.

15) Close Escrow

  • Your property deedreconveyance and deed of trust will record in the public records.

  • The title company will notify you and your agent when it records the deeds.

  • Depending on buyer's possession rights specified in the contract, you may be required to move on the day the home closes or prior.

Source: https://www.thebalance.com/home-selling-path-a-to-z-1799042