Home Selling Tips

Selling your Home

When it comes time to sell your home, listing your property for sale is one of the steps in the overall process. There are many other things that will need to be done, and your CENTURY 21® affiliated sales associate can be your primary resource for information, tips, and tricks related to selling your home.

Searching for real estate in your area can help you get a sense of what your home is worth. There are also many relatively inexpensive things you can do to add value to your home. Once you engage a CENTURY 21 sales associate, he or she can work with you to create a marketing plan and set the price of your home.

With a great marketing plan in place—and your home priced right—you should expect to start showing your home. There are many small things you can do that can make your home more appealing to prospective buyers. Upon entering into a contract with a prospective buyer, there are additional things to consider, such as the property inspection and seller financing.

All of this might seem daunting, but with a CENTURY 21 sales associate at your side, you can expect guidance and overall satisfaction.

SELLING ADVICE

Your home is more than an architectural structure. Often, it’s an extension of who you are – your personality, style and values. That’s why selling it can be an emotional experience. But it can also be exciting and rewarding. This section provides some simple home selling tips that can help lead you to a successful, timely sale.

Once you’ve made up your mind to sell your home, you need to do your “homework” – and century21.com is a great place to start! Getting a signed contract is a great accomplishment, but that's only half the journey. The typical home sale today involves more than 20 steps after the initial contract is accepted to complete the transaction.1

A real estate professional can provide the experience and local knowledge to guide you through the entire process, and selling your home within the ideal time frame and at the most effective price point. As the representative of your best interests, your CENTURY 21® Agent has state-of-the-art marketing resources to showcase your home’s best assets, and help you determine what improvements will make the biggest difference.

Much of what needs to be done before the closing is the responsibility of appraisers, loan processors, attorneys, and inspectors. Your CENTURY 21 Agent’s role also includes coordinating those responsibilities, helping to ensure that others do their jobs promptly and correctly.

Many steps between contract ratification and closing involve the cooperation of both buyer and seller, and attentive real estate professionals on both sides of the transaction will troubleshoot and keep everyone on track.

 

1 Source: National Association of REALTORS®