Selling with Novo Real Estate
Thinking about selling your home?
The home selling process is complicated, and doing a wrong decision can become a big risk. Therefore it pays off to invest in a good agent, whom you can fully trust.
An agent will guide you through the whole home selling process till the closing date. Whether it comes to pricing your home for sale, advertising your home, negotiating with the buyer and etc.
The next logical step is to find out what your home’s fair market value is. If you’re using a real estate sales agent, they will often help you determine this value as a courtesy, and maybe even give you some helpful ideas on how you can increase the value of your house.
If your house is in a good condition and it needs little or no repairs, you can sell to a higher price and faster. Therefore prepare your house and make the first impression being a good one.
Prepare your home by implementing all necessary repairs, the house should be clean, when possible staged and decorated. A staged room sells better and looks bigger than an empty room, but don’t over-stage your house. We advice you to depersonalize the house as much as possible.
Whatever you spend on remodeling, you always have to keep in mind how much you recover for every dollar you spend. Consult your agent and find out what repairs and steps should be done to get your house sold.
After your property has been prepared for open houses and showings, your agent will market the property to other real estate sales professionals and the public.
- Representing your home to other real estate sales professionals through the Multiply Listing Service (MLS)
- Enforcing target advertising to market your property to other real estate professionals and the public, supported by the AMSI marketing department
- Providing for sale signs to get more exposure
- Holding property open houses and scheduled showings
There are three different ways of counter offers, either you accept, decline or counter-bid and address particular items.
Your real estate sales agent will help you to pre-qualify potential buyers to ease your decision.
However, the final decision if you accept the offer or not is always yours. When it comes to negotiations, your real estate agent will assist you and be the liaison between you and the seller or seller’s agent.
Your agent will guide you through until the closing date, which can take several weeks.
Within this time you receive instructions from the escrow officer and have to accomplish paperwork and everything else instructed by the officer. The escrow company has to verify that all parties of the transaction are treated honestly and fairly.
This step is required by the buyer’s lender to support the price agreed upon in the offer.
When the buyer’s loan is approved, you and your NOVO agent will receive more instructions from the escrow officer to follow up with.
Your agent or escrow officer will contact you to make an appointment to sign the final documents and to close the transaction. By the date the escrow is closed, the property title will be legally transferred from you to the buyer.
Costs to expect when selling your house include the agent’s commission, fees for the appraisal, inspections, possibly cost for repairs and remodeling and closing costs.
If necessary and desired costs for staging and decorating your house in preparation for showings and open houses.
All marketing costs will be carried by NOVO.