For most families, their home is their largest financial asset, and deciding to sell it is a big decision that involves a lot of preparation and work. When you're ready to sell, it's important to have an experienced real estate professional handle the details involved in the successful sale of a home for top dollar.
As experienced professionals, here at KRS Realty, we have helped many Siskiyou County residents sell their homes. We know how to handle every aspect of the sales process - from strategically marketing and showcasing your home to making sure everything's signed, sealed and delivered by the closing date.
Providing you with comprehensive, high-quality listing service is our top priority. So, when you decide to sell your home, please contact us and let's get started!
The following articles are a great place to start if you're looking for information about the sales process and how you can get more for your home when you decide to sell.
an offer comes in, you can accept it exactly as it stands, refuse it
(seldom a useful response) or make a counteroffer to the buyers with the
changes you want. In evaluating a purchase offer, you should estimate
the amount of cash you'll walk away with when the transaction is
complete. For example, when you're presented with two offers at the same
time, you may discover you're better off accepting the one with the
lower sale price if the other asks you to pay points to the buyer's
Once you have a
specific proposal before you, calculating net proceeds becomes simple.
From the proposed purchase price you can subtract the following costs:
payoff amount on present mortgage
any other liens (equity loan, judgments)
legal costs of selling (attorney, escrow agent)
unpaid property taxes and water and other utility bills
if required by the contract: cost of survey, termite inspection, buyer's closing costs, repairs, etc.
present mortgage lender may maintain an escrow account into which you
deposit money to be used for property tax bills and homeowner's
insurance. In that case, remember that you will receive a refund of
money left in that account, which will add to your proceeds.
you receive a purchase offer from a would-be buyer, remember that
unless you accept it exactly as it stands, unconditionally, the buyer is
free to walk away. Any change you make in a counteroffer puts you at
risk of losing that chance to sell.
pays for what items is often determined by local custom. You can,
however, negotiate with the buyer any agreement you want about who pays
for the following costs:
buyer's closing costs
points paid to the buyer's lender
buyer's broker fees
repairs required by the lender
home protection policy
may feel some of these costs are none of your business, but many buyers
- particularly first-time buyers - are short of cash. Helping them may
be the best way to get your home sold.