Our agents will be there for you through your home selling journey. Our passion is helping our clients achieve their goals and paying attention to even the tiniest details. This is what we do - this is Compass.
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Selling homes can be an art, and our agents treat it as such. We aim to get you the best terms and highest price within the shortest time frame possible. Our agents have fine-tuned this process, using their expertise in pricing, luxury marketing, and negotiations to achieve the most favorable outcome for you. Here is our guide on the steps to selling your home.
When selling, it's key to make sure your home is in pristine condition. Our agents will work with you to help facilitate all the things that need to be done, for example, repairs, new paint, professional cleaning, and staging. Your home is a canvas, and we will help paint a beautiful picture.
One of the most important aspects of getting the highest return in the shortest amount of time is the pricing of your home. In determining the right selling price, we take into account recent sales in the vicinity, comparable homes that are currently for sale, your home location, views, amenities, and condition of your home. All these factors are taken into account in the CMA (Competitive Market Analysis) that our agent will prepare to determine the highest and best sale price for your home.
Compass has one of the best marketing platforms available for Sellers. Your agent will put together a plan to attract potential buyers and help you get offers on your home quickly. We will arrange for professional photography, digital marketing, social media advertising, traditional direct mail, international exposure, and open houses.
Home showings are a necessary and the most important part of selling. While your home is listed on the market, it will be shown often and at any time. During home showings, we highly recommend maintaining a high level of cleanliness and leaving the property so that potential buyers can have some privacy while viewing your home. It is also important to make sure that any pets are also out and/or in their proper pens and secure.
Once there is a party interesting in buying your home, their agent will prepare an offer which will be presented to you by your agent. Having separate agents in the transaction ensures that each party will be represented with no conflicts of interest. In some cases, the dual agency does occur which the agent represents both buyer and seller and it is important that you are comfortable with this arrangement and that there is no compromise of representation or services to you. The purchase offer will meet all legal requirements and specify the price, earnest money deposit, terms, contingencies, and all other conditions of the purchase.
At Compass avocating for our client is our utmost priority, as such, Sellers can count on us to negotiate the best price for your home, set timelines that will help expedite time sale, evaluate contingencies, repair costs, and conditions to ensure that you receive the most favorable terms. Home selling is an art and expert negotiation is a vital part of the process.
The buyer and seller enter into a contract once the seller has accepted the buyer's offer and if there is a seller’s counter, it has been accepted by the buyer. The purchase agreement and any counters outline the terms and conditions of the sale and are agreed upon and signed by both parties.
Once the Buyer and Seller enter into a contract and the Purchase Agreement is signed by both parties, a home inspector is hired (generally by the buyer) to do an inspection of the home’s structural integrity, signs of any water damage, signs of any roof damage, electrical systems, plumbing systems, and HVAC systems. In addition, in California, a termite inspection is almost always necessary to check for any insect and pest infestation. If any issues arise after inspection, the buyer may be able to renegotiate their offer.
When you sell your home, a neutral, secure, and knowledgeable third party should be facilitating the transfer of funds and related documents between you and the buyer. This ensures the protection of all parties.
The closing is the final step of your home-selling journey, all legal documents required are signed by all parties to the purchase agreement, the remaining balance due of the home (after deposits) and closing costs are paid by the buyer, and ownership is transferred from you to the buyer and recorded to the county. After closing is finalized, you are ready to take the next step in your new journey!
Henry Horn Group approaches every real estate transaction with the energy, creativity, and relentless determination to achieve our clients goals and earn their trust and satisfaction. Want to learn more? Contact Henry Horn Group Today!