Once you have made the decision to put your home on the market, you will need to select a real estate company that will accompany you through the sales process. Vantage Residential will help you navigate every step including:
We will create professionally drafted marketing flyers/brochures with all pertinent information about your home, local neighborhood, school system, and any other features that set your home apart from competing properties. We will post the information on our search engine optimized (SEO) website, BRIGHT MLS, Realtor.com, Zillow and all other applicable websites that will maximize online exposure. We also utilize traditional grassroots brokerage techniques, cold-calling and knocking on doors, to present your home to potential buyers.
Once your home is officially on the market, potential buyers will want to view the property. Showings are done through either open houses or private showings prescheduled with an appointment.
Reviewing and Managing Offers
Once an offer on the home is received, you will need to evaluate the offer and determine how best to respond. Your Vantage Residential agent will offer advice based on their experience and the current market conditions.
Many buyers will request a home inspection as a condition of their offer. A home inspector will take a close look at the systems and structure of the home. Buyers can use the inspection report to rescind their offer if a major issue is uncovered or to request repairs if the contract is contingent on a satisfactory report. In some cases, a home inspection is solely for the buyers’ information and can not be used to negotiate.
An appraisal is often the final step before closing. An appraisal is an objective valuation of the property that acts as a safeguard for the buyer and the buyer’s mortgage lender.
Congratulations! You have made it through the process. Sellers may or may not be required to attend the closing. Consult with your Vantage Residential agent prior to the close to determine what is best.