It all starts here and choosing a local experienced REALTOR® understands your goals and can walk you through the process will help you sell your home faster and more money. This is a great time to look at a realtor's online reputation. I encourage you to read through some of our past client testimonials.
When you partner with Sean Jones it's important that we evaluate the inside and outside of your home to see if there's anything we can improve to help your home sell more quickly and for more money. Our process includes a detailed evaluation each room in the house and the exterior of the house to to see what, if anything, might need to be addressed.
Here's a sample list of some of the things that might increase your home's value, planting seasonally appropriate curb appeal boosting plants and adding mulch where needed, cleaning carpets and replacing worn out flooring, addressing any countertops or cabinets might need replacing, having your HVAC system cleaned and serviced, painting any dark colored rooms or hallways on the inside, power washing any decks or walkways. These are just some of the items that we will review and discuss during our in-home consultation.
We want to make sure that we set a price for your home that will attract qualified buyers looking in your neighborhood. It's important to understand that real estate agents don't pick prices for homes, statistical data from similar homes like yours is what drives home prices. As a result we employ the 5x3 pricing method: 5 active, 5 pending, and 5 sold listings which allows us to give you the most accurate listing price possible.
Unless there are extenuating circumstances we do not recommend overpricing or underpricing a home. By underpricing a home we indicate that we might be in a distress situation. Perhaps there is an impending foreclosure or other Financial situation. This often attracts low-ball investor offers. Overpricing a home has the exact opposite effect. When the price is too high we have little if any showings and offers that come in, while at market value, are going to be less than the current listed price.
At this point in the process we have our list of any updates and repairs and our working diligently through those. Continue to do any final last minute decluttering and cleaning to help your home show and in its best possible way to the qualified buyers who will be viewing your home.
Before the professional photographer comes in we will do one final walk-through of the house and stage with your furniture so buyers can walk freely through each room. This can be done using the furniture you already have. By pushing couches to the walls it not only opens up the flow through the house it makes each room feel larger.
Once complete, a professional photographer will come beautifully capture your home with any video and 3D modeling possible.
What an exciting day for you! All your hard work has paid off and it's time for buyers to see that too. It's an important job for any experience agent understand where buyers are coming from, what attracts them, 2 homes and to engage them in such a manner next your home more attractive and the next one.
We employ our knowledge of local real estate, social media advertising, full color in-home print materials, and utilize our local real estate agent networks to insure your home is comprehensively marketed with quality and consistency.
At this stage we are and we can expect to start having qualified buyers taking an interest in your home. We use the latest technology to make this process easy for you to approve showings and to know when showings will begin and end. We also utilize the latest technology to connect with agent to show the house and to get feedback after the showing has ended.
While we were on the market it's important to continue the normal maintenance that you've been doing on your home and to keep you your home show ready on the inside and out. This will ensure that buyers will get to experience your home at its best resulting in more offers in less time at a higher sales price.
Congratulations as your hard work and our robust marketing has paid off as we now have offers on the home. The buyers will work with their buyer's agent to put together a written offer which outlines the offer price, when they would like to take possession of the home, when any of the inspections might take place, as well as what type of financing they will be getting.
It's important that we slow down at this process and make sure that the buyers are indeed qualified purchase her home and have the ability to make it to the closing. Every offer should include a lender letter which includes how much the buyer is qualify for, what type of loan they will be getting, and contact information for their lender representative. This is our opportunity to call and ask them questions.
Buyer and seller have agreed on all terms and signed all documents we now have a ratified contract and move on to the due diligence of the process.
It's quite common in Virginia for buyers to do inspections on the home, well and septic, and you also have a termite inspection. Home Inspections last between 2 and 4 hours. Typically home inspectors we'll examine the major mechanical aspects of the home including roof, Plumbing, electrical, Foundation, appliances, and any other unique items about your house like a pool.
Once the home inspection and Appraisal has been completed, we now enter the escrow period. The lender will now finalize the loan for the buyer and gather any additional last minute information from them. Our Title company will prepare our closing documents and set a time for closing. There was only one last step for you to do sell your home, go to closing.
Congratulations, you've made it and the day you've been waiting for, closing day. At this point you partnered with the great agent, had your home expertly marketed, worked through the offers you received, at the home inspected and any repairs address, which brings you to the Final Chapter: Closing.
You will work with the title company to set up a day and time to review and sign all items in your closing package. Your title agent will are the documents and explain what each one means. Our commitment at www.SeanJonesHomes.com to you is to be present for all closings when possible.
If you are ready to get started and put our expertise to work for you please give Sean Jones a call at 540-360-5166. We are excited to exceed your expectations and help you through the process I'm selling your home whether it's in Locust Grove, Culpeper, Fredericksburg, or Beyond. Put our experience to work for you today!