So you have decided to move and you have to sell your home.
Here are a few tips to help you in the home selling process! Remember
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Buying a house may be the most complicated financial process of your entire life. Feel confident that your Gold Crown Realty agent will make your experience as stress free as possible!
1. Are you ready to become a homeowner?
Whether you’re becoming a homeowner for the first time or you’re a repeat buyer, buying a house is a financial and emotional decision that requires the experience and support of a team of reliable professionals.
2. Get a Realtor®
In the maze of forms, financing, inspections, marketing, pricing, and negotiating, it makes sense to work with professionals who know the community and much more. Your Gold Crown Realty agent is here to help you through the maze of home buying.
3. Get a mortgage pre-approval
Most first-time buyers need to finance their home purchase, and a consultation with a mortgage lender is a crucial step in the process. Find out how much you can afford before you begin your home search. This is the most important step in purchasing!
4. Look at homes
With so many online resources, make sure to look at the most informative real estate websites who host current homes on the market. Educating yourself on your local market and working with an experienced Realtor can help you narrow your priorities and make an informed decision about which home to choose.
5. Choose a home
While no one can know for sure what will happen to housing values, if you choose to buy a home that meets your needs and priorities, you’ll be happy living in it for years to come.
6. Get funding
The cost of financing your home purchase is usually greater than the price of the home itself (after interest, closing costs, and taxes are added). Get as much information as possible regarding your mortgage options and other costs. Your Gold Crown Realty agent will be happy to provide you with local lenders to help you make an informative decision.
7. Make an offer
While much attention is paid to the asking price of a home, a proposal to buy includes both the price and terms. In some cases, terms can represent thousands of dollars in additional value—or additional costs—for buyers.
8. Get insurance
No sensible car owner would drive without insurance, so it figures that no homeowner should be without insurance, either. Real estate insurance protects owners in the event of catastrophe. If something goes wrong, insurance can be the bargain of a lifetime.
The closing process is also known as “settlement” or “escrow,” is increasingly computerized and automated. In practice, closings bring together a variety of parties who are part of the real estate transaction.
10. What’s next?
You’ve done it. You’ve looked at properties, made an offer, obtained financing, and gone to closing. Congratulations on your new home!
Remember, our agents are here to help you through the complete process, from finding a home, financing, the offer, ,acceptance, inspections and closing the deal! Knowledge, experience, results!
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1. Getting your home ready for sale is probably the most time consuming process you will undertake. A tidy home with no clutter shows better and will have a more positive effect on the buyer than one that is messy and in need of repair. Make sure to take a look around your home "through the buyer's eyes". If you know of any repairs that need to be done, this is a great time to do it. When your home is up and on the market, make sure to keep the home show ready, you never know when that perfect buyer will come along. Your Gold Crown Realty agent will be happy to provide you with more information on getting your home ready for sale.
2. Find a Realtor®
In the maze of forms, financing, inspections, marketing, pricing, and negotiating, it makes sense to work with professionals who know the community and much more. Our Gold Crown Realty agents have over 22 years combined experience in helping home sellers such as yourself through the process.
3. Set the list price of your home
Several factors, including market conditions and interest rates, will determine how much you can get for your home. In other words, home selling is part art, part science, part marketing, and part negotiation. Our agents are here to help price your home accordingly to market conditions and will work to get you the best price on your home.
4. Market your house for maximum exposure
Today the internet plays an integral part in marketing real estate. With so many websites available and an MLS system that ties in with these sites, it is easy to have your home seen all over the world, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Paper marketing is going by the wayside, so the old newspaper ad just is not worth the money to post anymore. Make sure that your agent provides pleanty of photos and a virtual tour as well as this will get you the maximum visibility possible to help sell your home.
5. Negotiate a real estate offer
Perhaps the most complex moment in the sales process comes when you get an offer for your home. Your Gold Crown Realty agent will be there to help you in the negotiating process to get you the most possible on the sale of your home!
6. The art of settling
When you have a signed contract with the buyer for your home, you may feel as if you can breathe a sigh of relief. But before you can completely relax you need to get to the settlement table.
7. Plan your move
Some of the activities required to sell your home can actually help with the moving process. For example, by cleaning out closets, the basement, and the attic, you will have less to do once the home is under contract.
Congratulations on the sale of your home!