The Home Selling Process

Dated: 03/05/2019

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When you're deep in the home selling process, you likely want the same thing as everyone else: to sell your house and get the best possible deal with the least amount of hassle and aggravation.

Preparing for the home selling process has become more complex than it used to be. New seller disclosure statements, longer and more mysterious form agreements, and a range of environmental concerns have all emerged in the past decade.

More importantly, the home selling process has changed. Buyer brokerage, the process in which real estate agents represent home buyers, is now common nationwide and good buyer-brokers want the best for their clients.

  • Are you ready for the home selling process?

The home selling process typically starts several months before a property is made available for sale. It's necessary to look at a home through the eyes of a prospective buyer and determine what needs to be cleaned, painted, repaired and tossed out.

Ask yourself: If you were buying this home, what would you want to see? The goal is to show a home that looks good, maximizes space, and attracts as many buyers as possible.

While part of the "getting ready" phase relates to repairs, painting and other home improvements, it is also a good time to ask why you really want to sell. Selling a home is an important matter and you should have a good reason to sell, perhaps a job change to a new community or the need for more space. Your reason for selling can impact the negotiating process, so it's important to discuss your needs and wants in private with the real estate agent who lists your home.

  • When should begin home selling?

The marketplace tends to be more active in the summer because parents want to enroll children in classes at the beginning of the school year (usually in August). Summer is also typically when most homes are likely to be available.

Owners are encouraged to sell when the property is ready for sale, there is a need or desire to sell, and the services of a local real estate agent have been retained.

  • How do you improve your home's value?

The general rule in real estate is that buyers seek the least expensive home in the best neighborhood they can afford. This means you want to put on the market a home that fits with the neighborhood but is not over-improved. For example, if most homes in your neighborhood have three bedrooms, two baths, and 2,500 square feet of finished space, a property with five bedrooms, more baths and far more space would likely be priced much higher and would be more difficult to sell.

Improvements should be made so that the property shows well, reflects community preferences and does not involve capital investments, the cost of which cannot be recovered from the sale.

Cosmetic improvements, paint, wallpaper, landscaping, etc., help a home show better and often are good investments. Mechanical repairs that ensure all systems and appliances are in good working condition are required to get a top price.

Ideally, you want to be sure your property is competitive with other homes available in the community. Real estate agents, who see numerous homes, can provide suggestions that are consistent with your marketplace.



El Paso TX and Las Cruces NM Homes for Sale 
Luis F Navarro and Ana Maria Navarro Team, Real Estate agents in Exit West Realty El Paso TX. Luis specializes in commercial and residencial properties in El Paso TX and Ana Maria Navarro with license also in New Mexico specializing in Las Cruces, Anthony, Santa Teresa, Sunland Park. Whether you are searching for your personal residence, an income or commercial property, or you are introducing your home to the marketplace; our team can help make your real estate dream a reality. We are bilingual and can help you find the property of your needs either in English or Spanish. If you have any questions regarding El Paso TX, Anthony, Santa Teresa, Las Crues,Vado NM Homes for Sale call us today. Luis F Navarro (915) 731-4545 and Ana Maria Navarro (915) 820-8484 

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