Steps To Selling Your Home
When you hire Maura and Ben Neill to represent you in the sale of your home, your best interests as a seller are our utmost priority. Every one of our home sellers receives our full attention, 24/7 availability, top notch staging advice, professional marketing, tough negotiating skills, and amazing photographers and marketing skills and tools, as well as our expert and honest advice. We believe it’s our job to not only sell your home for the highest price, and our goal is to do so as quickly as possible, with as little stress and as little disruption to your life as possible. We go above and beyond for every seller -- whether you are selling a $100,000 home or a $10 million home -- from using our own furniture and accessories to stage your house (if needed), arranging for our contractors to do repairs or give us quotes during the inspection period, to helping you find professional packers and movers...and assisting you with every single step along the way. Still need more proof that we’re really good at what we do? Read the reviews that our super-satisfied clients have written for us on Yelp, Zillow, and our testimonials page.
If you’re interested in working with us, fist please fill out our Seller Questionnaire -- this helps us to start to get to know you and your home, so that we can have an educated conversation about your home selling needs. Second, please also download our seller checklist. This checklist contains the steps we will follow together from agreeing to work together to getting you to the closing table, in order to sell your home for top dollar. Third, send us an email at Maura(at)BuySellLiveAtlanta(dot)com so we can set up a time to for us to conduct a free market analysis of your home and to discuss our marketing process and what sets us apart from every other REALTOR® in our market, including our. Lastly, you're probably wondering what it costs to sell your home. You can click here to read more about the costs associated with selling your home in Georgia. We also will discuss your estimated net proceeds when we meet for our consultation (filling out the Seller Questionnaire above will help us to have that conversation with you), and we also provide an Estimated Net Proceeds sheet whenever we receive an offer, so that you can easily see your approximate bottom line and make educated decisions about your sale.
We pride ourselves on our ability to educate our clients throughout the process, using our expert knowledge and experience to make sure you always know what's coming next. Below, we outline, in detail, every step of the process, if you'd like to get an overview of the process ahead of time, but don't worry! We will keep you updated and informed throughout the process. We promise, you’ll be in good hands.
Step 1: Hire a REALTOR®
Step 2: You’ve Hired a REALTOR® -- Now What?
Step 3: Time to Declutter and Stage Your Home
Step 4: Obtain a Pre-Market Inspection and/or Pre-Listing Appraisal
Step 5: Making Repairs
Step 6: Deep Clean
Step 7: Professional Photography and More
Step 8: Let's Talk About Pre-Marketing (Is My Home Listed as Coming Soon?)
Step 9: What Else Happens Before Our Listing Is Live?
Step 10: My Property is Live in the MLS. Now What?
Step 11: Putting Your Listings on Zillow, Trulia, REALTOR.com and all the Other Real Estate Sites
Step 12: Time for Showings!
Step 13: The First Week Your Home Is On the Market
Step 14: We’ve Received an Offer. What Does It Mean?
Step 15: We Couldn’t Come to An Agreement With the Buyer (this step may not apply to your transaction)
Step 16: We Have an Accepted Offer. Now What?
Step 17: I'm Selling and Buying At the Same Time -- Am I Going To Be Homeless? (this step may not apply to your transaction)
Step 18: What is Due Diligence?
Step 19: Prepare For the Home Inspection
Step 20: The Home Inspection and Negotiating Repairs
Step 21: Due Diligence is Done! What Does That Mean?
Step 22: Scheduling Closing
Step 23: The Appraisal
Step 24: The End of the Financing Contingency
Step 25: Hire Movers and Start Packing
Step 26: Schedule Your Utilities To End/Transfer
Step 27: Cancel or Transfer Your Homeowner’s Insurance
Step 28: Hire a Cleaning Person
Step 29: Mortgage Approval and Clear to Close
Step 30: Your Final Closing Numbers
Step 31: The Final Walk Through
Step 32: Moving Day
Step 32: Closing Day