When you’re ready to sell you home, we want to make sure that you are fully prepared and that you are getting the most out of your home when it hits the market. To help you get ready to sell your home, we have created a step-by-step guide to selling your home in Portland.
Step 1: Getting Started
There is quite a bit of work that goes into preparing to sell your home. The process is not as simple as it once was. There are now new seller disclosure statements, longer and more complicated form agreements, as well as a range of environmental concerns to address. Before placing your home on the market, it’s important to take note of these things in order to prepare. And you can always rely on our agents at Ross NW Real Estate who will be more than happy to serve as your guide. Every member of our team is well-versed in the various steps of the process and we’ll ensure that all the I’s are dotted and the T’s crossed.
Step 2: Find a Portland Realtor
Ross NW Real Estate agents are always ready to help clients with negotiating and selling homes for a fair price. Our agents will make sure that the process is simple, timely and fair to you.
Step 3: Set a List Price
The list price of your home will depend on the market, interest rates and the comparable recently sold homes in the area. Selling your home is part marketing and part negotiation, which is why you need an agent on your side.
Step 4: Market Your Home
Your agent will take on the marketing of your home. It is our responsibility to ensure that your home has maximum exposure to the market. Your realtor should discuss the marketing plan we’ve created to sell your home so that you are knowledgeable about every step of the process.
Step 5: Negotiate
One of the most complicated steps in selling your home is negotiating your first offer. Your real estate agent will help you negotiate counter offers to ensure that you are receiving an acceptable and fair market price for your home.
Step 6: Close
After you have signed the contract to sell your home, it’s time to transfer ownership of the home to the new owner.
Step 7: Get Moving
Due to the lending process, you will have more than enough time from the date of the offer to the final closing day to get everything in order. Use this time to clean out closets, eliminate clutter, and pack so you’ll be ready to move once closing arrives.