HOME SELLER GUIDE
Introduction: The Cost of Selling Your Home
Before you prepare to list and sell your home, you should know what costs you’ll incur. Our guide will cover what to expect, what you should plan to pay for as the seller and the emotional costs of preparing to sell your home for the first time.
Step 1: Find a Seller’s Agent
What exactly does a listing agent do for you? Find out what kind of pricing analysis, marketing, design advice and market knowledge you should expect from your agent.
Step 2: How to Buy and Sell at the Same Time
Wondering how to buy and sell at the same time, especially in a low-inventory market? Our guide will dig deep into two strategies so you can determine which works best for you!
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Step 3: How to List Your Home
Listing your home is no easy feat- especially if you’re still living in it while trying to sell. We’ll share what you should expect during the listing process, how your agent can help you, buyer and seller etiquette, how to hold open houses and more.
Step 4: How to Field Offers and Negotiate
Once you start fielding offers, it can be hard to know what to accept, what to negotiate and when to concede. Our guide will walk you through the negotiation process, what to expect during home inspections and what your agent should be doing.
How Do I Handle Multiple Offers?
In a competitive market, you could receive multiple offers on your home from interested buyers. Learn more about the 4 best strategies for leveraging a multiple offer situation, including how to handle negotiations and how to evaluate offers.
Step 5: What to Expect During Inspections
Home and pest inspections look different from the seller side- especially if you have to make improvements! We’ll cover what you can expect, how to negotiate repairs, and what to expect with a pest inspection.
Step 6: What to Expect with an Appraisal
Before you can close, an appraiser has to evaluate your home. We’ll explain the process and what you and your agent can do if it comes in too low.
Bonus: What Happens if My Buyers Back Out?
It’s a worst-case scenario, but what do you do if your buyers back out? Don’t panic! We’ll explain some of the most common reasons it happens, what you can do and how your agent can help you.
Step 7: Prepare to Move
Once you accept an offer, it’s time to ready the moving trucks! We’ll talk about how to time your move, when to start booking movers and we’ll share the ultimate moving checklist.
Step 8: Closing on the Seller Side
You probably remember what closing day was like for you when you bought your first home. But, it’s a little different on the seller side! We’ll show you what closing day looks like for you, how your agent will help you and how much of the proceeds you can expect to walk away with.
Bonus: The Top 10 Suggestions for Sellers
You’re going to get a lot of advice, recommendations and tips from your family, friends, agent- even your neighbors! We’ll cover the top 10 common suggestions you’ll receive and discuss which ones are worth listening to and what to ignore.
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