Selling a home can be a complicated process, but you will have plenty of people available to assist with specific steps as you move from getting your home ready to list on the market to closing. You will work the most closely with your real estate agent, who will help you get in touch with the other parties you will need information from and answer any questions you may have about who is responsible for specific tasks. Here are some of the most important people you and Sell Save Move's Connecticut real estate agents will work with when selling your home!
Most people do not have enough money to purchase a home in cash, which means that finding a reliable way to finance a home is an important step in moving a pending sale toward closing. Most sellers will need to wait for their seller's mortgage to be approved prior to moving forward with the sale. If you are also buying a new house within a similar time frame, you will likely also be working with your own mortgage lender, and you may have an easier time securing your own mortgage after you have closed the sale of your old house and received the funds from the sale if you are able to do so. If you must carry two mortgages at once, you will need to stay even more organized when it comes to making sure each step is handled by the correct person at the correct time.
Determining what an appropriate asking price for your home might be can be challenging, especially when the housing market fluctuates as much as it has over the past two years. Your appraisal is one of the most important steps in getting your home ready to list on the market. An appraiser will provide a professional opinion of the current value of your home based on the condition and features of the home itself and the current housing market for your area. Although you are not required to list your home using the precise figure you are given during this appraisal, getting your asking price as close to your home's actual market value as possible can help you make sure your buyers see it as a viable option.
A home inspector
A title company
Any reputable seller will only attempt to sell a home they are certain they own, but mistakes can be made that can lead to complications for both the seller and the buyer. A title company ensures that the seller is the current rightful owner of the home and that there are no issues that interfere with their right to sell it. For example, a technical error with the previous sale of the home may reveal that a small detail the seller was unaware of makes them not technically the legal owner, there is a lien against the property that the seller may or may not be aware of, or a home that has not been fully paid off may not yet be eligible to be sold if proper procedures have not been followed. Your title company can identify potential issues with the ability to sell your home early on so that they can be resolved instead of finding out once your buyer is already invested in your home.
An insurance agent
Buying a home is a major investment, and many home buyers worry about losing money throughout the process. Selling a home also comes with a certain amount of risk until that money is actually in the seller's bank account. An insurance agent provides financial protection throughout the process until the sale is complete to make sure that neither party loses a potentially significant amount of money in case something were to go wrong throughout the purchase process.
Making sure your home fits the description of a property your potential buyers actually want to buy is an important step in getting enough people interested in moving further than your online listing and coming to tour your home in person to increase your likelihood of finding a buyer within the time frame you have in mind. For this reason, deep cleaning and making any necessary repairs are essential when it comes to attracting the attention of the right buyer. Although it may feel as though you are doing all the work during the early stages of selling your home, it is important to remember that your buyer is just as important to the final sale as you are.
Your buyer's real estate agent
Your buyer's real estate agent is just as important as your own in the big picture of the sale of your home. Although it is possible for both parties to work with the same real estate agent, which can be particularly advantageous for your buyer, you and your buyer will frequently have separate real estate agents that work together to handle the majority of negotiation and other communication on behalf of you and your buyer. Working with the same real estate agent can be a bit more challenging for the seller, as a single agent must do their best to remain neutral but tends to lean in favor of moving things along for the buyer. Having separate agents often means that yours will be able to provide more assistance for you if conflicts come up, but either situation can work well under most circumstances.
Your real estate agent
Your real estate agent is the most important person you will work with throughout the process of selling your home. This person will connect you with your buyer, answer any questions you have throughout the process, and solve any problems that come up along the way. Sell Save Move's real estate agents are among Connecticut's top choices when it comes to helping both sellers and buyers make the process as smooth as possible.
Contact us today to learn more about what sets us apart or to start the process of listing your home on the market!