Selling Your Orlando Home
A little apprehensive about the selling process? Find out the basics below…
Planning and Preparing to Sell Your Home
Selling a home is a complex matter, and your reason for selling can impact the negotiating process. Because of this we always like to discuss your needs and wants. While each transaction is different, every owner wants the same thing — the highest possible sales price in the shortest amount of time, with the least amount of hassle and aggravation.
Determining the Price of Your Home
We will provide you with up-to-date information regarding activity in the marketplace, including similar houses for sale, houses that have sold, and houses that have failed to sell. In real estate, all transactions are different, and because of this, you should do as much as possible to prepare your home for sale. We will suggest repairs or cosmetic work that will enhance the salability of your property.
Marketing Your Home for Sale
We believe in utilizing several marketing strategies. Once your home is listed, it will be quickly entered into the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and placed on REALTOR.com® and CRRMOVE.com. Research shows that 86 percent of all buyers start their search for homes on the Internet. Research also shows that a large number of homes are sold because your neighbors know friends or family who would like to move to the area.
To ensure your neighbors have information about your home, we will market your home by mail with new listing announcements and we’ll also visit door-to-door. Other marketing tools include conducting an open house event, a brokers open house event, broker access to the home via the use of a lock box, informational property flyers, and networking with both local and out-of-town sales associates.
Much of our work occurrs behind-the-scene including follow-ups on open-house visitors, conversations with ad respondents and web postings, and other outreach efforts.
Negotiating the Sale of Your Home
All homes have a price. There’s the price owners would like to get for their home, the price buyers would like to offer, and the price which both parties hopefully agree on. We will present every offer we receive on your home and help you objectively evaluate the proposal, including price and other negotiable aspects.
Monitoring the Closing of Your Home
It might seem as though once a sales contract has been signed the selling process is complete. Not only is it not complete, but some of the most complex aspects of a real estate transaction now begin. It is our job to monitor the closing progress and ensure that all tasks are completed so that the closing will occur as scheduled with no unexpected surprises.
We will monitor the inspection process, ensure paperwork is handled in a professional manner, check-in with the loan officer, closing agent and inspectors on a regular basis, check-in with the selling agent on a weekly basis, keep you informed of progress weekly, schedule the signing appointment, and attend the closing.