The Process Of Selling A House
So you are thinking about ‘The Process Of Selling A House’ but are feeling somewhat overwhelmed or uncertain of even where to begin?
Let an experienced Real Estate Agent guide you through the process of selling a house.
Selling a family home or investment is something that most people only do once or twice in a lifetime. As such the whole selling and buying process can be very unnerving as it is not something that most people are familiar with.
Terms like exchange, cooling off period, unconditional, settlement period, deposit bonds, relocation loans and pre-settlement inspection can send many sane and rational people into a state of panic.
To ease the emotional uncertainty that many people feel about selling their home, or investment property, I have put together some help pages that answer all of your questions.
Before Selling Your Home
Before you actually put your property on the market you will need to decide whether you want to sell your home and then buy, or buy a property before selling.
This really depends on your personal circumstances, your long and short term property goals and what you are hoping to achieve throughout the transaction. Your financial position will also weigh heavily in this decision as will your ability to handle stress. Selling and buying property is stressful.
I am happy to discuss the various options with you and can also put you in touch with a very experienced, independent finance broker who can assess your individual situation and provide you with a variety of options. Obtaining a current market opinion of your home’s value and determining your financial capacity are the first steps necessary. Otherwise you are basing all decisions on ‘what if’s’.
Once You Are Ready to Sell
Once you’ve made the decision to sell, here are the steps involved in selling your home.
- Choosing The Right Real Estate Agent – do some research by reading testimonials, and speaking to past and existing clients
- Getting Your Home On The Market – having the contract of sale available and the agency agreement prepared
- Accepting offers – understanding cooling off and settlement periods, when is the deposit due, when does the SOLD sign go up and when do I need to be out by
- Costs of Selling Your Home – agent commissions, marketing, home improvements, legal fees, staging your home, bank/mortgage fees and moving costs.