Selling Your Home With Us
Your home is one of the biggest assets that most people have. You want to ensure that you can maximize your investment when selling your home.
Sellers need to be cautious when you choose to sell your home or property. There are many steps that need to be completed until you close the sale.
Uptown Realty has been helping home sellers through the process of selling their properties since 1997. Our real estate market experience with help get you the best return on your investment.
Boston Home Selling Process
In a nutshell, the home selling process looks like this:
Decide to Sell Your Home
List Your Home
Complete the Sale
Sounds pretty simple, right?
There are more steps to this process that we can help to assist you with.
In reality the process looks something much like this:
- Identify Your Reasons for Selling
- Research the Best Time to Sell Your Home
- Choose a Listing Agent
- How to Prepare Your Home to Sell
- Market Your Home
- Show Your Home
- Receive Offers and Negotiation
- Address Home Closing Issues
- Moving Out of Your Home
- Fulfill Closing Obligations
- Let’s dive into these steps a little more.
1. Identify Your Reasons for Selling
There may be many reasons as to why you would choose to sell your home now. This is a good time to make sure that you have your finances in order.
It is a good idea to gather a list of non-negotiable terms that you have to complete a sale. It helps to identify these upfront and share with us to help with the entire process.
2. Research the Best Time to Sell Your Home
There are some ideal times that you should sell your home. Typically, the early spring is a good time to list your home for sale. Buyers tend to spend more time looking during this period.
Unfortunately, you might not have complete control over this. We can certainly advise you the best times to sell your home if you are unsure about the timing.
3. Choose a Listing Agent
We sincerely hope you choose our team. You need someone who knows the area very well. Our experience with listing homes and helping home sellers throughout the process is exceptional.
We will come to your home or property with a free market analysis.
This will help you to identify how much your home is worth. You need to ensure you price your home competitively so it sells quickly. There is a sweet spot and balance with pricing homes.
4. Preparing Your Home to Sell
You might get lucky and your home is pretty much turnkey ready for the next occupants. Most likely, you will still need to do something to prepare.
These might include staging your home or completing simple home improvements such as painting and touching up. Most times removing any clutter will also help to present it better to a prospective buyer.
We can offer some tips while we go over your market analysis.
5. Market Your Home
This is the step in which your home is placed for sale. We list it appropriately so it is available in MLS listings for all the major real estate search sites.
We also use our extensive network to help promote your listing as well. This includes advertising your home to other real estate agents and buyers through various social media channels.
6. Show Your Home
The listing will include a way to contact us. Once a request is received, we coordinate with you to show the home.
It is always better that the prospective buyers have some time to look over the home without the owners present, so please prepare for that.
7. Receive Offers and Negotiation
This step can be grueling for many. Fortunately, our experience will help guide you through this crucial step. We step in and work with all parties until both parties can agree.
The purchase price is not the only thing that can come up when selling your home. There may be other contingencies to consider:
- Initial Deposits & Down Payments
- Requests for Repair
- Expiration Dates
- Financing Terms
As a seller you can either deny or accept the terms. You can also make counter-offer to what changes would be good for you.
8. Address Home Closing Issues
A home inspection and an appraisal are the typical tasks that are ordered during a home sale process. There could be issues that come up from these that you might need to address.
This may also further add to the negotiation process after the original terms were laid out. Most of the time, things go fairly smoothly.
We will help you to ensure that any contingencies that you are responsible are satisfied.
9. Moving Out of Your Home
You made it this far. You know must get ready to move out of your property. We can help you with appropriate services to help you with most of the tasks.
You want to ensure that the home you are selling is in an agreed upon condition, so that it passes a final inspection and walkthrough.
10. Fulfill Closing Obligations
The day of closing is here. We will coordinate all of this ahead of time, so all you have to do is show up with your keys. The home sale will be closed at this point once you sign all the paperwork.
Please contact us below if you want to setup a time to discuss your options further.
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