Met with a Realtor About Selling My House, What’s next?
Met with a Realtor, What’s next?
While it isn’t actually the hardest step of the home selling process, calling a real estate agent is often the most prolonged! It’s tough for many as they “know” what they need to get done, but it’s never easy hearing it. I feel the same way when I go to my Doctor! I know she is going to say I am overweight… I don’t need hear it!
So, what’s next? You have met with an agent and you want to move forward with the process.
Step 1: Selecting Your Agent - Let the agent know that you would like to work with them (If you haven’t already done so in the appointment). Real Estate Agents are a lot of things… But mind readers we are not!
Step 2: Choose Your Marketing Package - Generally, after you have acknowledged that you would like to move forward, you will select the marketing program and commission structure that work best for you (Here is an example of our Fee Structure).
Step 3: Sign the Listing Agreement – This is an important step as it solidifies the relationship between you and your Broker. At this point, the agent is contractually required to work for you and to always have your best interests at heart. They may also start spending some of your marketing budget with pre-marketing as well as hiring a stager for a staging consultation.
Step 4: Recalculate Your Net Proceeds - Once you have that, you will want to go over how much it costs to sell a house (Click here to see the breakdown of expenses...