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Getting ready to sell?

It can feel like the details are endless when selling a property. I streamline the process for you, and ensure that everything is completed quickly and efficiently. Here’s an overview of the steps I’ll be taking along the way when you invite me to sell your home.

  1. First Visit

    I’ll visit and tour the home and begin by getting to know you and your home. I want to learn what you love about it, and what you’re less-than-thrilled with. We’ll talk about timeframes and your financial situation. Plus, I’ll give you a general overview of the current state of the real estate market. During this time, I’ll also explain my marketing strategies and discuss the home’s staging needs. I pride myself in my marketing skills and will give you a detailed plan of what I plan to do!homes in the country

  2. Pricing Consultation

    After some number crunching (comparing nearby recently sold properties to your house), I’ll give you a “suggested price”. This represents how much you can expect the house to sell for and what needs to be done to obtain this price. Some clients like for me to give them an “as is” price and then an “improved” price. I can provide both of those if you want!

  3. Listing Paperwork

    When you say, “Yes! I want the Pink Realtor to sell my house!,” I’ll provide all the necessary paperwork for you to complete and sign. The longest form you’ll need to complete is the Seller’s Disclosure Form, which should take about 5-10 minutes. Everything else is just a matter of checking some boxes and signing on the dotted line. You can do this electronically, so that makes it even easier!!

  4. Action Items & Staging Photos

    Sometimes, I’ll suggest painting or new carpeting or for some deferred maintenance items to be addressed. The great news is that I have a list of contractors for all those types of jobs. So even if you’re not handy, I can direct you to someone who is! When all of that is finished, my professional photographer will arrive to take pictures that make your house look its absolute best. On this day, we want to make sure everything is clean and put away to give us the best image possible! See the example below of the differences it can make using a professional photographer and staging!professional bathroom photoiphone photo of bathroom

  5. GO LIVE

    Then it’s THE BIG DAY!!! I list the house with our local MLS and then the magic begins! I bombard ALL of social media with posts about the house. I share, I like, I tag, and I market the HECK out of it! National websites pick up the information from our MLS. Then, the professional photos of your amazingly-staged house are disseminated all over.

    And let’s not undersell the personal touch. With 6 years of work experience and over 30 years of life experience, I’m very well-connected in the West Georgia and East Alabama area. I connect with other top agents, making sure they know your home is available and their buyers need to see it ASAP. I also have a pretty large mailing lists of people who are actively looking to buy. So, I send your home out on there as well!

  6. Property Showings

    This is on your schedule, but flexibility goes a long way. I want to make it as easy as possible for potential buyers to see the house. When someone wants to see the house, you’ll need to get out and make sure to bring your pets along, too — see if they can stay with a friend, or if you can board them. The more flexible you are, then the more people will see your home. And the more people who see your home, then the better the chances are that you’ll get an offer.

  7. Evaluate Feedback & Make Updates

    I’ll ask every agent who sees the house to let me know their thoughts and the clients’ thoughts. However, I don’t always hear back from them. When I do, I’ll help you evaluate the feedback. Some feedback might be okay to ignore, but if multiple buyers have a similar complaint that we can fix, we fix it.home photo

  8. Receive & Review Offers

    Yay! You’ve received an offer. Maybe even more than one! I’ll sit down and evaluate all the components of the offer and what it means to you. You’ll be able to accept, reject, or counteroffer the buyer’s offer, and it may go back and forth for a little while before mutual acceptance.

  9. Inspection

    Within the first few days after mutual acceptance, the buyer will have the home inspected. Depending on what is found, they may ask for things to be repaired, they may be willing to proceed with the purchase with no changes, or they may want to get out of the deal entirely. Essentially, at this point, negotiations open up again, and the sale may be in jeopardy. But most of the time, the buyer and seller agree and everything moves forward toward closing.modern office

  10. Appraisal

    Here’s the next point at which the sale may fall through. If the buyer is using a bank to provide the money to buy the house, the bank will need to determine the value of the property. The bank wants to make sure it’s worth what they’re loaning on it. Most times the appraisal is a match and everything is great. But sometimes the bank’s appraisal comes in lower than the agreed-upon sales price. There are several options we can pursue in that event, and I will educate you and help you figure out what is your next best move.

  11. SOLD!

    Finally, the house is no longer your concern — it belongs to someone else! You are free to start the next chapter of your life. The Pink Realtor will be thrilled to have helped you get there! If you’re moving out of town, I’ll be sad to see you go. If you’re staying in the West Georgia or East Alabama area, I’d love to help you find your new home!lindsey at closing