When you put your home on the market, you can expect the following steps:
- Determine the value of your home: Work with a Castle Rock Realty agent to determine the value of your home based on factors such as location, size, age, and condition. The Castle Rock Realty agent will provide a comparative market analysis (CMA) to help you understand the value of your home in the current market. They will offer their expertise as to the current condition of the market.
- Prepare your home for sale: Make any necessary repairs or updates to your home to make it more attractive to buyers. This might include cleaning, decluttering, and staging your home to make it more appealing.
- List your home: Work with your Castle Rock Realty agent to list your home on the market. The process will involve taking photos, shooting videos, getting drone footage, preparing a listing description, and determining a list price. When you list with Castle Rock Realty, we provide professional photos and videos FREE of charge. It is vital to showcase your property in the best way possible. Your home will be advertised through various channels, such as real estate websites, social media, and local publications.
- Show your home to buyers: Your agent will schedule viewings of your home for interested buyers. Your agent or the buyers agent will conduct the showings and so during this time, you may need to vacate your home for a period of time to allow buyers to tour the property.
- Receive offers: When buyers are interested in your home, they typically make an offer through their agent. You and your agent will review the proposal and decide whether to accept, reject, or counter the offer. Contracts can be overwhelming to review, so your agent will guide you through the process and advise you on the pros and cons of the offer.
- Negotiate and finalize the sale: If you and the buyer reach an agreement, you will sign a purchase agreement outlining the terms and conditions of the sale. Your agent will help you prepare and review any necessary documents and coordinate the closing process.
Overall, the process of selling a home can be complex, but working with a real estate agent makes it easier and helps you navigate the process successfully.