Thinking of Selling Your Home?
It’s a big decision…one that we’ve helped hundreds of homeowners make over the past 30 years.
What the Seller Should Expect
Selling can be a stressful and emotional experience. You need to be able to expect your Realtor to help relieve the anxiety. You should expect to have an advocate and ally to help with the process from the very beginning. You should expect honest objectivity to help overcome the emotional influences. You should expect to gain a clear understanding of the process, and the confidence that you will never have to go it alone throughout the experience.
The selling of the home should begin with a meeting in the home to talk about the best way to proceed to acquire the highest price in the shortest time. Jane and Steve will examine your home and make suggestions if needed to help you prepare for marketing. Jane will help with the staging and Steve will look for any repairs that are needed before the home is listed. They will prepare a market analysis to help with pricing. They will explain the approach to marketing, showing, and retrieving feedback to help fine tune if necessary. Once offers come, Jane will help with negotiations. Once under contract, Steve will help meet the contract contingencies, and preparing for closing. You should expect to be able to communicate easily every step of the way, and feel as if the process was made much easier.
Timeline to Sell a Home in Kentucky
From Contract Acceptance:
- Step One: Buyer will arrange for inspections. (Please have all areas of your home ready for access by inspector, including attic, crawl space, garage, and storage shed.)
- Step Two: Negotiate any repair request.
- Step Three: Appraisal. The appraiser will want to walk through, take pictures, and measure. It usually take about 30 minutes.
- Step Four: Pack!
- Step Five: Have information ready to prepare for closing, including current loan info, social security numbers, and forwarding address.
- Step Six: Buyer will usually do a final walk-through a day or two prior to closing.
- Step Seven: Notify utility companies to transfer service out of your name as of the day of closing.
- Step Eight: Review closing statement prior to closing. This is usually prepared only 1 day before closing.
- Step Nine: Move out and have home “broom clean”.
- Step Ten: Go to closing. Congratulations!!
Jane and/or Steve will accompany you through every step of the process. Steve will help with the repair negotiations, monitoring the contract terms, and with coordinating closing info. We hope to ease or eliminate the stress throughout the timeline.