A Start-To-Finish Guide to Selling Your Home

September 16, 2018 | By Lorraine & Pete

Selling a home can be an overwhelming process. There are so many different factors to consider that it is easy to get stressed out, especially if you have never sold a house before. To simplify the process, follow this guide on how to sell your home.

Find a Listing Agent

The first step is to find a real estate agent familiar with Lake Wallenpaupack lakefront to help you sell the home. They will represent you throughout the process and look out for your best interests. Meet with a few different agents to find the best one for your needs. Be sure to ask questions about the agreement, including how long the home will be listed for.

Find the Value

Then, you will need to set the price for your home. Most first-time sellers want to overprice their home, which means fewer interested buyers and a longer sales process. Use a comparative market analysis report to price the home and consider the state of the real estate market in your area. Additionally, your real estate agent will advice you of a proper value to sell your home.

Prep the House

Next, you will need to prepare the house by cleaning, getting rid of clutter, making any necessary repairs, and boosting its curb appeal. You may want to hire a professional to stage your home for you to ensure it looks presentable. Don’t forget to ask your listing agent. Typically, they have plenty of resources to help you every step of the way.

Show the Home

Interested buyers will contact your listing agent once the ad for your house for sale in Lake Wallenpaupack posts. Then, they will set up appointments to come see the house in person. You can also set up an open house to attract many potential buyers. Following a showing, a buyer might make an offer, which will begin the negotiations.

Escrow, Appraisal, Inspection, and Closing

Once you reach a deal with a buyer, your agent will open escrow and order a title policy. Then, schedule an appointment with an appraiser and a home inspector. They will look at your property and ensure everything is in order for the sale to continue. If everything checks out, you can sign the title and escrow documents and close the escrow. Need more information? Contact Pete Helms 570-493-1060.

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