Ready to sell your home?
Your first step is to call Mike Janszen. I will assist you with ideas on how to successfully prepare your house for sale. In addition, I will send you a list about preparing your home for sale.
What is a good listing price?
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 home so you will be able to come up with a realistic, competitive pricing strategy on your home.
What is RPDF “Residential Property 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 result in a monetary credit to the buyer at closing. I will be happy to explain in more detail when we meet.
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. During the market analysis presentation I will explain every aspect of the selling process to you. The relationship we have is the key to the successful sale of your home. 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 sale.
When an offer is presented, I will help you to obtain the best possible price and terms. 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.
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
- 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, water potability, 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).
Terms and conditions to purchase are agreed in writing by both you and the buyer.
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 walk through” 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.