Selling a Home

SIX STEPS TO SELLING A HOME WITH AN AUSTIN & AUSTIN REALTOR

Whether you’re moving across the country, to another city, or just down the street, selling your home takes a good dose of preparation, deliberation, and perception. The realtors at Austin & Austin make it their goal to get you to a closing deal you’re satisfied with, and here are the steps they will take you through to make it happen.

1. FIND A REALTOR

Having a knowledgeable real estate expert beside you throughout the selling process may be the most important factor in whether your transaction has a favorable outcome. You will need to find someone with experience selling homes in your market and a thorough understanding of the local factors that influence buying and selling trends.

Austin & Austin realtors have the background and the expertise to give you confidence as you prepare, market, and eventually sell your home.

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2. CLEAN HOUSE

Giving your house a deep clean is one of the first steps your realtor will have you take. Showing your house to potential buyers is bit like going in for a job interview: first impressions mean a lot. Your realtor will give you advice about what improvements and repairs should be prioritized so that your house’s full potential will be put on display.

When potential buyers drive by or come into your house, they should be excited about what they see. This is will bring in the offers you are looking for and give you room for negotiation.

3. SET A PRICE

Coming up with the right price for your home may be the most difficult aspect of selling. Relying on your realtor’s experience and knowledge of the market will be imperative to develop a figure that will meet your financial needs and attract prospective buyers.

How well you accomplish this step will determine the rest of your selling experience—what type of buyers you attract, how long it takes to receive offers, and whether you will have to end up dropping the price. Done well, you will generate the interest you are hoping for and close on a deal you can be happy with.

4. MARKET THE HOME

Once you have set a price, you will be ready to implement a marketing strategy that gets the word out about your home. In addition to putting a sign outside your property, your Austin & Austin agent will include your home in our featured listings, the Multiple List Service listing (MLS), as well as on our Facebook page, spread the word through agent-to-agent referrals, and draw in buyers with open houses.

Showing off your home to potential buyers is an exciting time. Depending on how well you have completed the previous steps, you can start to expect offers to come in any day.

5. REVIEW THE OFFERS

Often, receiving an offer on your home will begin the process of negotiation between you and the interested party. Your realtor will be able to find out if the buyer is preapproved for a loan and, if so, they will suggest whether the offer should be accepted, rejected, or met with a counter offer.

When you come to an agreement with the buyer about an appropriate price, you will be ready to complete a few final procedures that will close the deal.

6. CLOSE THE DEAL

After you have accepted an offer, your agent will take charge of the closing process. This can include a formal inspection and appraisal along with any final repairs that need to be made. This is also the time for you to make arrangements for your upcoming move if you haven’t done so yet.

At the closing, you will meet with the buyer to legally transfer the ownership of your property. Congratulations! With your home sold, you are ready to move out and move on to your new home.