SELLING YOUR GUELPH REAL ESTATE
10 Easy Steps to Selling Your House
The Home Selling Process: The Somerville Team will provide you with personal, down-to-earth guidance to the home selling process. We will provide in-depth details about the current real estate market, set a realistic and fair market value for your home, and seamlessly advise you through the entire process right until the day you move. Below you will find an outline of our process.
1). We will meet with you to discuss your plans and how we can work together throughout the home selling process to accomplish your goals by getting you the most amount of money for your home, in a reasonable amount of time, and put the most amount of money in your pockets! This is called a pre-listing appointment. Once we have agreed that we are a good fit for each other, we will sign a listing contract. We will then set a listing price, create a unique marketing plan, engage our home selling team members (stager, photographer, inspector, mortgage, etc…), and set a date for your listing to go live.
2). We will explain our role in the real estate selling process, and explain the Real Estate Agency relationships as described by RECO. We will ensure that you understand the advantages of using a REALTOR® and what your rights are as a seller. We will even talk about what happens if our brokerage represents a buyer, and how that will be handled. Download your of Working With a Realtor® copy here.
3). We will continue to educate you throughout the listing period about the market and how your home stacks up against the competition. This is includes recently sold homes, showing feedback and traffic statistics.
4). Our office at At Home Group Realty, will handle ALL showing requests and verify the legitimacy of the requesting real estate professional’s RECO registration. You won’t have to worry about who is really showing your home. Your home will not be shown without your consent or knowledge. We have a 24 hour answering service and will be able to handle showing requests at any time of day or weekend.
5). When an Offer is received we will meet with you prior to the Offer presentation to develop a strategy for negotiations, so that you are not surprised or stressed. You will be confident and will be able to focus on what is important. We will guide you through the Offer and ensure that your interests are being look after and reach an agreement that is suitable. Every detail of the Offer will be explained, and the advantages or disadvantages of the conditions in the Offer discussed.
6). Our team will update you on the progress of the accepted offer and the conditions it may contain. These would be items like a home inspection condition, a financing condition or the coordination of an appraisal by a lender. We will work closely with the Buyer brokerage to keep on top of any potential issues or road blocks and work hard to remedy them. This can be an anxious time for you as a home seller and we will make this waiting period as stress free a s possible.
7). After the Offer goes firm, you can breathe a sigh of relief but our work is not done. Our team will continue to monitor the progress of the transaction. We will be in communication with your purchase lender, your lawyer and the buyer brokerage to ensure that everything is going according to plan. If amendments are required such as moving a closing date, we will guide you through that.
8). On the day before closing the Buyer will want to inspect the property one further time. At Home Group Realty will handle this request in a similar fashion as we did for viewings during the initial listing period. The Buyer will walk through the property and make sure everything is in order. If there are issues we will handle them.
9). On the closing day your lawyer will hand you a cheque and you will be able to move into your new home!
10). Dita and Andrew will follow up with you post closing to see how things went and make sure you have had a good experience. At this time we will ask for your genuine feedback and for any referrals.
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