Preparing Your Property
When considering whether to put your home on the market, there are a number of things to think about and prepare before the sign actually goes on the lawn. Your Team at Century 21 All Points will work with you and walk you through the process of preparing to sell your home.
Preparing Your Home to Show Potential Buyers
First impressions are lasting impressions. You will want to make sure that buyers looking at your home (in person and online) are left with the best possible impression. We can help you achieve that goal. Start by taking a critical look at your property, inside and out. Make a list of things that need to be fixed up. Here are some examples that can help you along:
Once you have assessed your home, make a list of the items that you feel need to be addressed before the house is put on the market. We will discuss this list with you and help you prioritize what must be done vs what would be nice to have done.
Another key factor in getting ready to sell is to make sure that everyone in the household is on board with the okay to sell and that they understand it will take effort on everyone's part to make sure the home is always ready to be viewed.
Once we have the initial meeting, discussed the condition of the house and done a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) we will move on to signing the documents required for us to list the property on the MLS.
Signing a Listing Agreement
The first formal step in marketing your property is to enter into a Seller Brokerage Agreement; this is a contract that outlines the relationship between you and your team at Century 21 All Points. It allows us to put your property on the MLS system and to actively market your home for a specified period of time. The Agreement also outlines the responsibilities of all parties including the amount of commission to be paid by you, the seller to all parties. Commissions are paid at the time of Closing.
When we set up the appointment to sign the Listing Agreement, we will ask that collect the following information so we will have it available for any potential buyers. The list includes:
- Survey or location certificate
- A copy of the blue Property Tax Bill
- Utility Account numbers - Power, Oil, Water, Natural Gas
- Information about any Leased Equipment - hot water tank, propane tank, heat pump
- Dates and information about any renovations that you have done
- Restrictive Covenants (if applicable)
- Condo Documents (if applicable)
- Alarm Codes
Once we have the documents signed and the information collected that we need, we will set up a time for the photo shoot of the property and begin the process of getting it listed on the MLS system and installing the yard sign. Once it is listed, we will put our Marketing Plan into action to help you get the property SOLD!
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