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Are you ready to sell your real estate property?
Our agents can assist you through the entire process and
will ensure that you get the most out of your
What is a Home Inspection?
A lot goes on between the application and closing the
deal. A home inspection result can affect the
value of your property. Do you know if your home
Home Appraisal vs.
A home inspection is not an
appraisal that determines the value of a home. Nor will
a home inspector tell you if you should buy this home or
what to pay for this home.
Over the years we have worked with countless appraisers
and can offer you guidance on trustworthy appraisers.
Contact us today to learn more about choosing the right
Tips to Selling Your Home
1. Preparing your home to sell - make
it look great
Presentation is everything! Home buyers are
attracted to clean, spacious and attractive
houses. Consider inviting a neighbor or friend
over to walk through your house like a buyer
would. Get their opinion on how it "shows."
Look for a real estate broker
This is a critical step that may
save you time and even guarantee you profit in
the long run. Our experienced agents
understand what it takes to effectively market
Pricing your home effectively
Do not over price your home. Over-pricing when
you sell a home reduces buyer interest, makes
competing homes look like better values, and can
lead to mortgage rejections once the appraisal
is in. Know your market before pricing and
consider getting your property appraised.
Over-pricing when selling a home is the single
biggest reason why many "for sale by owner"
sellers don't sell their homes successfully.
With over 20 years of real
estate experience, we know the housing market
and can provide you with realistic forecasts.
Sapphire Realty can assist you with determining
the best value of your home.
Marketing your home
Exposure, exposure, exposure. That's how sellers
sell their home fast.
Sapphire Realty provides
extensive home exposure because of the enormous
traffic on our web site each month (that's
Internet-speak for new people). We ensure that
we are placed on Internet search engines so
buyers can easily find our site throughout
process of selling your home.
Aside from listing your home
on our website, we can assist you with the
1. Writing your
2. Taking good home
- Yes, a picture is worth a thousand words!
3. Placing of lawn
- Lawn signs are one the most important
for home sellers. They attract attention to your
Let us help you create professionally-produced
4. Open houses
- Open houses are
invaluable in attracting buyers to your
houses to attract potential buyers.
- It is a good idea to create an information
sheet (with a
photo) about your home to give potential buyers.
6. The MLS
- The MLS or Multiple Listing Service can also
market your home, particularly to real estate
who may know of buyers seeking a property like
The MLS is a directory used by real estate
announce to other agents that they have a home
sale. Enhance visibility of your home on MLS
Negotiating an offer on your home
When a home buyer makes an offer (this is often
presented to you directly from the buyer or
through their lawyer), you should consult with
your real estate agent. Buyers and sellers have
an Attorney Review Period, which is usually
three days, to cancel or amend the offer. The
offer becomes a contract at the end of the
Attorney Review Period, and is binding. Many of
your home's offers can be complicated and
contain special clauses that favor the buyer.
Purchase price isn't
everything. Carefully consider the purchase
contract's other terms and conditions. Too many
contingencies can leave loopholes and cause a
deal to collapse. Sapphire Realty can guide you
through this entire process.
The day of the closing, the home's buyer will do
a "walk through" of the property to make sure
all agreed repairs are completed and that the
home is in the same condition as when the buyer
made their offer. If problems arise at this
point, the closing can still take place with
funds held in escrow to remedy the problem.
Closings usually occur 30 - 45
days after you have signed the sales contract.
Depending on what state you reside in, you may
close with an attorney, or with a title company.
At the closing, all monies will be collected,
any existing loans or liens will be paid, the
deed will be transferred, and insurance will be
issued insuring a free and clear title. The home
seller will receive the proceeds of their home
in one to two business days after the closing.