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What to Expect Throughout the Real Estate Transaction Process By: Maria Sapio, REALTOR® Carlisle, PA.
The timeframe between when a homeowner decides to sell their home and when the home becomes an active listing is referred to as the 'pre-listing phase.'
The pre-listing phase should be thought of as similar to laying a solid foundation on a new home. The entire structure of the home depends on the strength of the foundation. Likewise, when making the decision to sell your home, I highly recommend aligning yourself with a REALTOR® who will oversee this important foundational aspect of the listing process with the utmost care. When I work with a client during the pre-listing phase, we discuss the plan that is tailored to them, based on their specific home, and aligned with their unique goals. This is not a cookie-cutter approach – every home is different, and every client's goals must be taken into consideration.
The big question is, "when should I contact a Real Estate Agent?"
My recommendation is: as soon as you've made the decision to move.
Whether you want to sell immediately or have a long-term plan to sell in 3-6 months (or even a year from now), there will likely be a pre-listing phase where repairs may need to be completed, curb appeal is brought to its highest level, and the ... more
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