Most real estate companies offer one level of service. I believe you should expect more. Our exclusive Full Service Marketing System represents our ongoing reliability and service, and our commitment is to meet and exceed your expectations. Below are outlined some of the key components of the home selling process.
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 Carole "Lynn" Brescia, a Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sales Associate you will find 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.
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.
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. We will have an in depth consultation and conversation about the details of this form.
At Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 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 we 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 our 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 we are committed to performance!
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:
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 we remain in close contact during the negotiation process so that proposed changes can be reviewed and responded to quickly.
Once again, because the Contract writing procedure, down payments required, building inspection contingency dates, etc…varies within the region, we will be in close contact so that I can inform you of the immediate action steps. Timing is critical at this stage!
Throughout the transaction, we 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.
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.
Our exclusive Concierge program was developed to assist you with the services you need before, during, and after your move. Please visit the Concierge Services section within my web site for further details.