Home Sellers Guide

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Venice Florida Home Sellers Guide

Step 1: Listing Your Home
Step 2: Pricing Your Home
Step 3: Marketing Plan
Step 4: Preparing Your Home for Showings
Step 5: Showings
Step 6: Negotiating
Step 7. Inspection
Step 8. Appraisal
Step 9. Closing
You will want to schedule a time and day to meet with your Realtor. It’s in your best interest to not be in a hurry and make a list in advance of any questions or concerns.
Have a list ready with all of your upgrades, improvements, and repairs that you have already done. Your Realtor will also suggest specific improvements and modifications, which might include staging and decluttering.
She will also create a customized marketing plan that best highlights your property’s features in the current market and present you with a Competitive Market Analysis (CMA), which is a list of homes that have sold in the past 180 days that have equal or close comparisons to your home.
When a home is priced too low, you will not maximize your profit, and buyers may perceive that something is wrong with it. However, if the price is too high, buyers may avoid viewing your home because it’s not in their price range and concern about meeting appraisal value.
Interestingly enough, asking too much might be more costly than asking too little for a property. Factors to consider: Location, Condition, Amenities and Price Per Square Foot
Upon listing your home, it will be entered into the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS), placed on the company website, your Realtor’s website, and on several local and national websites. The Internet, social media, and several real estate websites put your home in the public eye much more than in years past.
Your Realtor will also use other methods to sell your home at the best price and in the shortest length of time. Depending on the area, planning open houses and following up with respondents to ads, signs, and inquiries from the web all play a part in marketing your home. A unique marketing plan will help set apart your home from the others in your market, drawing in potential buyers.
First impressions count. You want to allow potential buyers the opportunity to envision themselves living in your home.
Here are some Factors to Consider.
Cleanliness
Paint
Curb Appeal
Odors
Staging
Declutter
Sellers often have emotional attachments to their homes, however it is best to leave your home during showing times. To ensure the best showing possible, make your home inviting and welcoming by creating mood lighting, adjusting the temperature, and adding decorative touches. If you have pets, please make accommodations for them before showings.
On closing day you will sign all of the paperwork in front of a notary. Most lenders will fund the same day. Once it funds, you can have the keys and access to your new home.
Typically, a clause in the sales contract states that the offer is contingent upon a home inspection. A home inspection typically takes between 2-4 hours depending upon the size of the home and the number of rooms, features, and amenities. Your home will be evaluated from the foundation to the rooftop and will include, where appropriate, the functionality of the heating and air conditioning systems, electrical, plumbing, and all appliances. The inspector will look at the home’s structure includi
As a seller, you could also hire an inspector before listing your home in order to get a full scope of any necessary repairs. You are allowed to be present while the inspection is taking place. If you have any questions or concerns the inspector can give you some helpful information You are allowed to make some repairs but decline to make other repairs. However, any defect that is known to you, must be disclosed on the seller’s disclosure of property condition when listing your home.
The buyer’s lender will set up for the appraisal process. They will need an appointment to have access to your home. This process is similar to an inspection but not as lengthy. This process is to determine your home value in comparison to other “sold” properties that have similar criteria to your home.
The closing, also known as the settlement or escrow, in simplest terms is when money is taken in from the buyer and paid out to the seller. The closing can take place in person or by mail and is handled typically by a title company.
The buyer’s title and mortgage liens are legally recorded in local municipalities. The paperwork, which by this time has been formally reviewed by all involved parties—the
buyers and sellers, agents, lenders, attorneys, and title companies—details specifics of the sales agreement. In addition, the paperwork enables all parties to verify their interests in the transaction.
The sales agreement details the payments and credits that are due to the seller and the payments and dollar amounts due from the buyer. Details include transaction costs such as title and tax searches, and adjustments, if applicable, such as prepaid taxes.
Closing Documents.

In Conclusion

I hope this Venice Florida Home Sellers Guide was helpful in the introduction to selling a home. Obviously there are quite a few more things involved in the Selling process, but this guide basically sums it up. With no transaction being the same, The Compass Group Florida Team is here to walk you through the process and help you in every step along the way to selling your home and moving on to you next American Dream.

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