Selling real estate is not something to take lightly. However, there are some easy steps that can help you get the maximum return on your home. The first step is to contact me so I can guide you through the process.
Get the Agent's Advantage
As you prepare to sell your home, I appreciate the opportunity to assist you in one of life’s most important events. Most real estate companies offer one level of service. I believe you should expect more. My exclusive Full Service Marketing System represents my ongoing reliability and service, and my commitment is to meet and exceed your expectations. Below are outlined some of the key components of the home selling process.
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to share this busy and exciting time of transition with you. I am pleased to introduce to you our exclusive, complimentary Coldwell Banker Concierge® Service, which is designed to help you manage all the details of home buying, selling, and ownership.
This no cost, value-added, service-delivery program offered to buyers and sellers is based on the same concept that upscale hotels have provided for years!
Concierge can help you locate the services you need before, during, and even after a move. Since we've already done the legwork to develop extensive community information as well as a growing network of qualified professionals, We can save you precious time.
Local vendors are recommended by Coldwell Banker Sales Associates, employees, clients, or participating service providers. These vendors are prescreened, licensed, and insured. Products and services are offered with excellent service and pricing. If you know of someone who would like to participate in this program, please do not hesitate to contact me.
I look forward to the privilege of serving your needs while making you feel at home in your new community or easing the transition from your current one. I'm here to support you from initial greeting through closing and beyond!
For further information and other tips, please contact:
Nordeen@TheAccardiTeam.com or Call (516) 480-1014
You’re ready to sell your home!
Your first step is to have me assist you with practical ideas on how to successfully prepare your house for sale. Be assured, by choosing me, you will have a professionally trained, experienced agent to offer you agency representation options and full service.
In addition, you can read a copy of our Home Selling Checklist for more information about preparing your home for sale.
This is also a good time to gather all your paperwork that you will need to expedite the closing once you have an acceptable offer. I can provide you with a list of these items. In addition, you may wish to begin the process of selecting a local Real Estate attorney to represent you once you have an accepted offer on your home. If needed, I can provide you with a list of local attorneys that specialize in real estate.
What should I list my home for?
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 the Property Condition 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. Please consult with me for complete details.
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. To help you achieve this goal I have developed the “Expect More Full Service Home Marketing System.”
During the market analysis presentation I will explain every aspect of the selling process to you. Once you list with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, I will begin managing the sale of your home with implementation of my Full Service Home Marketing System.
The relationship between you and I is the key to the successful sale of your home. Your home and your needs are unique; therefore I won’t use a pre-designed plan to sell your property. 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.
I will also present you with our Seller Services Guarantee, which demonstrates that I am committed to performance!
A Buyer is Ready to Present an Offer!
When an offer is presented, I will advise and 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. I will promote your interests and assist in developing a clear and binding transaction.
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
- Mortgage amount, if any
- 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) it is important that you remain in close contact with me during the negotiation process so that proposed changes can be reviewed and responded to quickly.
You have an Acceptable Offer!
Once again, because the Contract writing procedure, down payments required, building inspection contingency dates, etc…varies, please consult with me so that I can inform you of the immediate action steps. Timing is critical at this stage!
Between Contract and Closing
Throughout the transaction, I 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 walkthrough” 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.