What To Expect During A Home Showing

Are you nervous about the process of selling your home? Does the prospect of random buyers visiting your property frighten you? If so, we’re giving you the inside scoop on what actually happens during a home showing and how you can properly prepare.

We can all agree that selling your home can be a bittersweet and emotional process. After all, your home is an extension of who you are, so it can be difficult to trust the care of your home to someone else.

The good news is that when you list your home with a professional realtor, your home will most likely be shown to other realtors. These realtors will then show your property to potential buyers who are pre-approved, qualified, and serious about buying your home! Therefore, during a home showing, your home will always be under the attentive care and charge of a responsible and licensed professional.

You may also come across other types of home showings, including:

A broker tour which is information about properties that are only available for other agents and brokers to view, shared exclusively through the MLS. This is a great way to get your listing viewed by professionals.

Open houses allow large groups of potential buyers to visit your home without an appointment being necessary. This is a great way to orchestrate numerous showings in a shorter amount of time and can create a stronger interest among buyers who are actually seeing their competition.

A buyer’s home inspection provides a detailed professional examination on the state of your property. This will inform the buyer on the safety and security of the property in case there are any repairs that need to be done. As a seller, it’s in your best interest to make sure that there aren’t any major defects on your property.

A buyer’s appraisal is imperative for the lender to protect their investment when determining the mortgage for the buyer. As a refresher, an appraisal is a professional estimate on the value of your property. This value is determined by the comparable sales of similar properties in your area. If the home is appraised at or more than your sales price, then it is more than likely that the lender will provide the appropriate loan amount to the buyer. But if your property receives a low appraisal, then the buyer can negotiate for a reduced sales price.

The good news is that you don’t have to be present for a home showing but you can prepare by setting an inviting atmosphere that will leave a lasting impression on a potential buyer. Create the perfect mood by opening the blinds to let in natural light, providing snacks for families, playing soft music in the background, and having a fresh clean environment.

For more information, reach out to us today by calling (833)704-HOME to be matched with our experienced agent, Qulia Bryant. We’ll work tirelessly to make the selling process as smooth and easy as possible!

Source(s):

https://www.thebalance.com/appraisal-process-when-buying-a-home-2395235

https://www.thebalance.com/how-to-deal-with-a-low-appraisal-1798414

https://www.honesthomeinspections.com/buyer-inspection

https://www.maxrealestateexposure.com/home-inspections-buyers-sellers/

https://www.realtor.com/advice/sell/what-is-an-open-house

http://www.trendmls.com/Guest/News/ShowDoc.aspx?id=9081

 

Six Steps to Selling Your Home

  1. Choose the Right Listing Agent. The right agent is a professional who is knowledgeable about the market and will get you the maximum value for your property.

  2. Determine Property Value. A home appraisal provides a professional estimate on the value of your property. This will help determine the price of your property in the current real estate market. The value of your home may also be affected by supply and demand; therefore if there is a high demand for properties but fewer homes on the market, the higher a property seller can demand in price for their home.

  3. Get Your Home Show Ready! Buyers will appreciate a well-maintained home, so it’s highly suggested that you consider a professional deep clean, fix minor repairs, and even invest in a fresh coat of paint. These simple tasks can leave a lasting impression to help sell your home! Learn more tips from our post on “Preparing Your Home For The Sell!”

  4. Market Your Property. Your home won’t sell if potential buyers don’t know that it exists! Get your home on the MLS service and have open houses to get your home seen.

  5. Buyer Showings. Have as many buyers visit the property as you can.

  6. Negotiate and Accept Offer. Congratulations! You’re now under contract to sell your property and get if off the market.

To learn more from a qualified and experienced agent, contact us! Call: 833-704-HOME or email Qulia Bryant via quliasells@gmail.com for specific needs.

Don’t forget to check out our video on the “6 Steps to Selling Your Home” for more tips!

Source(s):

https://smallbusiness.chron.com/assess-market-value-property-735.html

 

Six Steps to Buying a Home

Whether you are a first time home buyer or currently a homeowner searching for a new property in a better neighborhood, the home buying process can be an exciting yet overwhelming experience. That’s why we’ve broken down the home buying experience into six simple steps!

  1. Choose the right realtor. You want to make sure that your realtor understands your needs. They will work tirelessly to make the transition to finding your new home as simple and easy as possible. Which means less stress for you. Make sure your realtor is a professional who knows the market and can identify the best home for your value.

  2. Get Pre-approved. A pre-approval certifies that your lender has checked your credit and verified your documentation to approve a specific loan amount for your future home. This can be your bank, a mortgage lender, or local home buying programs.

  3. It’s time to shop! Now you can really begin your search for the perfect home and negotiate offers.

  4. Home Inspection. A home inspection is super important in determining if there are any defects to the property once you go under contract. There are a variety of home inspections including a full home inspection to radon inspections, so make sure you visit our post on the “Top 5 Home Inspections” you should consider before moving in!

  5. Home Appraisal. Getting a home appraisal provides a professional estimate on the value of the property. This will determine whether the home’s value is actually worth what you’re able or willing to pay.

  6. Congratulations you’re a homeowner! You’ve reached the final step. It’s now time to get the keys and go to closing.

To learn more from a qualified and experienced agent, contact us! Call: 833-704-HOME or email Qulia Bryant via quliasells@gmail.com for specific needs.

Source(s):

https://www.investopedia.com/financial-edge/0411/5-things-you-need-to-be-pre-approved-for-a-mortgage.aspx

https://www.investopedia.com/articles/pf/12/home-appraisals.asp

https://www.discover.com/home-loans/articles/the-home-appraisal-process