Drew Curran

Drew Curran

Residential Broker

630.484.4289

drew@drewcurranhomes.com

 

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15 Point Home Selling Process

As you prepare to sell your home, I would love the opportunity to assist you in one of life’s most important events. My exclusive full service marketing campaign powered by Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Koenig Rubloff local, regional and national reach will ensure your home is marketed to sell.  My commitment is to exceed your expectations. Below are some of the key components of the home selling process.

You’re ready to sell your home – Let’s get moving!

    • Together we will evaluate your needs
    • Set the Price
    • Determine the timeframe you need to sell in
    • Sign all disclosures and documentation
    • Implement Marketing Plan
    • Prepare your home to sell
    • Show the house
    • Gain feedback on the home/price & adjust where necessary
    • Receive offers & Negotiate
    • Accept & Sign Contract
    • Begin & Assist with Closing process
    • Assist buyer/buyers agent with mortgage process & home inspection
    • Assist the buyer where needed with title and final walkthrough
    • Assemble all closing documents
    • Close & Deliver proceeds check to seller

What should you list your home for? There are many factors that affect the list price of a home: location, condition, amenities, supply and demand, and local and global market conditions. I will assist you by providing a thorough market analysis of your property so you will be able to come up with a realistic, competitive pricing strategy on your home.

What is the Property Condition Disclosure Form? Most Sellers of single- and multi-family residential homes are required to provide potential buyers with a completed and signed property condition disclosure form. Failure to provide this form will likely result in a monetary credit to the buyer at closing.

Full Service Marketing and Personally Customized Service My goal is to not simply sell your house, but help you realize the best price obtainable for your property.

The relationship between myself and you and your family will be the key to a successful sale of your home. Your home and your needs are unique; therefore I won’t use a pre-designed plan to sell your property. I will listen to your goals, address your concerns, and use my knowledge and experience to create a custom plan that will effectively result in a timely sale.

A Buyer is Ready to Present an Offer When an offer is presented, I will advise and help you to obtain the best possible price and terms. I have 15 years of honed negotiation skills and I intend to use every piece of information at our disposal to get you the best possible price.  Understanding the standard forms and the many transactional issues is key to negotiating the best terms to meet your individual needs. Making sure buyers are pre-qualified is of utmost importance in negotiating a successful sale. I will promote your interests and assist in developing a clear and binding transaction.

Typically an offer is initiated by the buyer through their sales associate and includes the following information:

  • The amount the buyer is willing to pay
  • Mortgage amount, if any
  • Closing and occupancy dates
  • Contingencies, such as mortgage commitment, building inspections and pest inspections to include where appropriate (but not limited to): termite, pest, radon, well, lead, septic, oil tank.
  • Any personal property specifically included or excluded
  • If the offer is not acceptable to you, further negotiations may be necessary to reach terms agreeable to both you and the buyer. Because counter-offers are common (any change in the offer can be considered a counter-offer) it is important that you remain in close contact with your sales associate during the negotiation process so that proposed changes can be reviewed and responded to quickly.

You have an Acceptable Offer

I will be there every step of the way, ensuring constant contact with the lawyers, paralegals, lenders, home inspectors and buyers agent, so that all paperwork regarding the transaction run smoothly to minimize your stress.

Timing is critical at this stage!

Between Contract and Closing Throughout the transaction, you will need to closely monitor the progress of all contingencies to make certain that all deadlines are met. On the day of closing, the buyer will have a “final walkthrough” to make certain that the house is left in “broom clean” condition and has been thoroughly vacated.

What to Expect at the Closing The closing is a formal process where all parties sign all of the necessary paperwork needed to complete the transaction. Title to the property is transferred from you to the buyer. The buyer receives the house keys and you receive payment for the house! From the amount credited to you, the title representative subtracts the funds to pay off the existing mortgage and other transaction costs. Deeds, loan papers, and other documents are prepared, signed and ultimately filed with local property record office.