There are quite a few steps to selling a home, so we’ve listed the top 23 things that you should be aware of before you decide to put your Inland Empire home up for sale.
When You List The Home
- Choose a Realtor who has a proven track record of selling homes in your neighborhood
- Sign the Listing Contract with your Realtor
- Confirm your Realtor has listed your home for sale in the local MLS
- Sit down with your Realtor and fill out the required California Disclosures Form
- Review your Realtor’s Marketing Report and Commitment to you
- Your Realtor will install the lockbox, send a professional photographer to take pictures, and hire a company to install the sign in the front yard
- Your Realtor will drive traffic to your listing in order to find a buyer
- Your Realtor will order the required California Termite Report, Natural Hazard Disclosure Report, Preliminary
- Report, and start preparing disclosures for the buyer
When You Start Receiving Offers
- Your Realtor will setup an appointment with you to review all of the offers
- Once you choose an offer, your Realtor will send out a counter offer
- Your Realtor will present all of the counteroffers, so you can choose the strongest and highest offer for your home
- Once you’ve chosen the right offer, your Realtor will collect signatures from all parties involved
- To cover all of your bases, your Realtor should also send out a notification to all of the other buyers that they will be placed as a backup offer
Once You Have An Accepted Offer
- Your Realtor will change the status of your home in the MLS to prevent more people from attempting to see the house
- Your Realtor will help you open Escrow, and confirm that the escrow company receives your earnest money deposit withing the time frame.
- Your Realtor will send the required Disclosure Package, Natural Hazard Disclosure Report, and preliminary report to the buyer’s agent
- Your Realtor will confirm that the appraisal and inspection have been ordered, then meet both companies at your home.
- If the buyer requests that repairs be made, your Realtor will help you to negotiate what should be fixed prior to the sale
- Your Realtor will return a signed Disclosures Package, send all contingency removals, get a copy of the inspection, and confirm that all of the other reports have been approved
When You Close On The House
- Your Realtor will confirm that you closing date is still on schedule.
- Your Realtor will set up an appointment for the buyers to conduct a final walk-through of your home and be there to meet them at the door
- Remind you to cancel all of your utilities, confirm your move out date, and hand over the keys
- Your Realtor should also deliver your Closing Package, confirm that you’ve moved in smoothly, and ensure that everything was up to your satisfaction
This may seem like a lot of information, but your Realtor should be there to help you during every step of the way.
If you are in need of a Realtor, call or text Lisa Dinoto anytime! 909-921-2544