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Sell Your Home?
Selling your property is a big decision, so it's important to work with an agent you can trust to get the job done.
Determining the right price is hands-down the most important part of achieving the highest return in the least amount of time. There are many factors that go into determining a home’s market value, such as the price nearby homes have recently sold for, the listing price of similar homes that are currently on the market, as well as the condition and location of a home. In order to determine pricing, your Thayver Group agent will provide a comparable market analysis which walks you through what your home is worth – and why.
First impressions are key when selling a home, so it’s important to prep your home before the ‘for sale’ sign goes in the yard. Fresh paint, clean closets, and decluttering – there’s a lot you can do to make your home look like a million bucks. Check out The Thayver Groups Ready To Sell checklist for a list of ideas and tips.
Marketing Your Home
Today, the vast majority of homebuyers use the internet in their home search, so your marketing plan should include focused online activities, in addition to print advertising and open houses. The Thayver Group utilizes the latest technology to ensure your home get’s the proper exposure. You can see an example of our marketing package here.
Showings are an inconvenient, yet necessary part of the home selling process. When your home is on the market it has the potential to be shown at any time, so it's important to maintain a certain level of cleanliness; clear dishes from the sink, make beds, put away dirty laundry, and vacuum and dust regularly. It's also a good idea to clear out; it makes buyers uncomfortable to tour a home when the owners are in the next room, so for the sake of your sale, vacate your home for showings.
Purchase and Sale Agreement
Once an offer on your property has been made by a buyer and accepted, you enter into a legal contract known as a Purchase and Sale Agreement. This document outlines the specific terms and conditions of the transaction and is acknowledged by both parties by the signing of the document.
Once a buyer and seller reach mutual acceptance on a property, a home inspector is hired to investigate every nook and cranny to determine if the home is in need of any repairs. An inspector will check items, such as the roof, crawlspace, heating system, water heater, air-conditioning system, structure, plumbing, and electrical. Afterwards, buyers will have a chance to negotiate with the sellers to cover the costs of certain repairs or to ask for concessions.
Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, negotiation is the key to getting the best deal. Negotiations can involve everything from settling on a sales price to concessions and financing. The Thayver Group agents are expert negotiators whose job it is to represent your interests during the give and take of a real estate transaction.
Once the offer is accepted and a closing date agreed upon, escrow allows the buyer and the seller to have an outside party ensure all parts of the contract are complete. Your agent can help coordinate the completion of all necessary forms to the escrow company and monitor the escrow process until the transaction is complete.
At closing, all the paperwork is signed by the buyer and seller, both parties pay any settlement fees and the documents are officially recorded. Prior to closing, you'll receive a settlement statement outlining any fees which may apply to you.