It is important to understand your reasons for making the decisions to sell your home. Maybe your family is getting bigger and you would prefer a larger house; or maybe life events take place such as your children starting their own lives in their own homes, and now you need to downgrade to a smaller home.
Finding the perfect real estate agent is a big part of the home selling process. Northwest Arkansas REALTOR, Angela Johnson, will advise you on when to place your home on the market, make suggestions to prepare your home to shine, help you set a listing price and will know what advertising will work best for your home.
Now is the time to fully evaluate your home. Having your home inspected by a professional home inspector before you list is an excellent idea. Eventually the buyers of your house are going to conduct a home inspection. You may as well know what they are going to find by getting there first. Having an inspection performed ahead of time helps in many other ways:
-Allows you to see your home through the eyes of a significant third-party.
-Permits you to make repairs ahead of time so that defects won't become negotiating stumbling blocks later.
-It may encourage the buyer to waive the inspection contingency.
-Alerts you of items of immediate personal concern, such as active termite infestation
-It may relieve buying prospect's concerns and suspicions.
-Reduces your liability by adding professional supporting documentation to your disclosure statement.
Copies of the inspection report along with receipts for any repairs should be made available to potential buyers. Having your home inspected also helps you decide on a fair price. Buyer’s will consider many things when looking to purchase: your location, economic conditions, seasonal influences, local schools, average home prices in the neighborhood, and any extras that may come with the homes such as fireplaces or garages.
Spend time preparing your home to make a good impression. In any market, a home that is in good condition and priced well will sell quick. It is time to fix those minor things that you have learned to live with. These are often the things you were going to fix when you had the time but never got around to doing. Consider both inside and outside items.
Home staging has become more important than ever in today's market. It helps buyers to more easily picture themselves living in your home. Staging involves making sure your home is in top shape. Be sure to remove any clutter that you may have laying around your home, and any excess personal items. Use decor to make your home look spacious and inviting.
As your Northwest Arkansas real estate agent, Angela Johnson, will help you market your home in the appropriate market, as well as hold open houses and guided tours for potential buyers. Be sure to review every submitted offer very carefully so that you negotiate the BEST price and terms for you and your family. Now it is time to sign and accept the desired offer!
Closing time! This is the time you have worked to reach. Here you will sign the deed over to the buyer and receive the check. The closing agent will collect funds from the buyer and their lender, then will pay off your mortgage and any other fees you may have including but not limited to; agent fee, state transfer tax, deed preparation, closing costs for the buyer if negotiated, etc.
Angela Johnson is a Realtor in Northwest Arkansas with over 15 years of real estate experience. She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate in Bentonville, Fayetteville, Springdale, and all of Northwest Arkansas. Buying and selling real estate is not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. Angela Johnson is eager to assist you with finding your next home, selling a home, and consulting with you on home selling tactics. Visit www.getmykeys.com for access to homes for sale in Northwest Arkansas.