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23 Things You Need To Know Before Selling A Home In The Inland Empire

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

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When choosing the Lisa DiNoto Group, clients can count on the “DiNoto Factor” service, built on customer satisfaction, client education, strategic planning, Internet marketing, experienced negotiations, uncompromised integrity and positive results. If you're looking to buy or sell real estate, call Lisa Dinoto today! 909-921-2544

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