The Home Sales Process

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Choosing to sell your home is a big decision. The longer you live in one place, the more attached you become to it. But assuming you’ve made the final decision — you will indeed sell your house — there’s much work to be done. Here’s a brief rundown of what must be accomplished to sell your home in York County:

Selling Your Home with Century 21 Core PartnersChoose an Agent

You will only buy or sell a home a few times in your life. By selecting a real estate agent, you get access to the experience and knowledge that can only come from day-in, day-out participation in the York County real estate market. The right agent provides real-time insight into trends, what prospective buyers are looking for, and how to make your home as desirable as possible before it goes on the market.

Make Your Home Attractive

We’re not talking about major renovations. Rather, we’re talking about clearing away clutter, rearranging furniture and making your home feel lived in without feeling worn. An experienced agent can make recommendations on how to make your home look its most appealing, with some strategic repainting the most intensive activity.

Pick a Price

If you choose a price that is too low, you’ll leave money on the table. Choose a price too high, and your home will linger on the market. An agent can use comparable properties and an analysis of your home’s unique features to come up with a price that’s just right — one that will maximize your return and sell your home quickly.

Go to Market

A lot goes into selling a home. But one of the most important aspects is creating a marketing plan that will draw the greatest number of prospective buyers. At CENTURY 21 Core Partners, we go to great lengths to ensure your home’s listing gets in front of as many buyers as possible. Our marketing plans include premium for-sale signs, professional photography, virtual tours, YouTube videos, unique property sites and much more.

Managing Prospective Buyers

An attractive listing will draw a lot of visitors. Your agent helps schedule showings or open times when buyers’ agents can use a lockbox to gain access. An agent can help field questions that emerge from showings, as well as the offers that will no doubt come as a result of an effective home sales process.

Choose a Bid

Offers are more than simple dollar amounts. You must consider how much prospective buyers are offering, how much they intend to put down, contingencies and allowance requests, proposed closing and occupancy dates, and much more. An agent can help you identify the most attractive bidder based on these many factors.

Negotiate

Again, not all offers are straightforward. You may get into a situation where the inspection brings to light new factors that affect a home sales price. An agent can help with further negotiation, counter offers and anything else that comes up during the complicated home sales process.

Close

This is the big day. You and the buyer will gather and sign all the papers. The culmination is the delivery of sale proceeds to your bank account and delivery of house keys to the buyer. Your home sales journey has come to an end.

We’d Love to Help You Sell Your Home in York

A great real estate agent makes all the difference when you want to list a home for sale in York PA. At CENTURY 21 Core Partners, our team of experienced agents can help you manage this process and achieve outstanding results.

Contact us to learn more about homes for sale in York County.

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