Selling Montana Real Estate
As you prepare to sell your home, Nancy Oakes appreciates the opportunity to assist you in one of life's most important events.
Most real estate companies offer one level of service. We 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.
You're ready to sell your home!
Your first step is to have Nancy assist you with practical ideas on how to successfully prepare your house 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. Nancy 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, Nancy Oakes can also provide you with a list of local attorney's that specialize in Bozeman 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. Nancy Oakes 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. See what your home may be worth in Pricing Your Home to Sell.
What is the Property Condition Disclosure Form?
Since January, 1996, most sellers of one-to-four family residential housing 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.
A Buyer is Ready to Present an Offer!
When an offer is presented, Nancy 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. Nancy 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 Nancy during the negotiation process so that proposed changes can be reviewed and responded to quickly.
You have an Acceptable Offer!
Nancy will inform you of immediate steps regarding down payments, building inspections, contingency dates, etc. Timing is critical at this stage and Nancy's main goal is to ensure you have a smooth and successful transaction from start to finish!
Between Contract and Closing
Nancy will be there to assist you with the services you need before, during and after your move.
Throughout the transaction, you 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. For more info on getting your home in shape visit my Abilene Texas real estate contact.
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 sellers existing mortgage and other transaction costs. Deeds, loan papers, and other documents are prepared, signed and ultimately filed with local property record office.
After the closing
At closing and beyond, we are here to assist you. In addition, Nancy is always available to answer questions and provide advice, it's part of our full-service Guarantee! For more information on staging and listing your specific Livingston or Bozeman MT real estate see our offices or contact us today!
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