Congratulations on making the decision to sell your house, but if you’re like most normal people you are probably wondering... “Where do you start? How does this all work?”
Hi, I’m Tami Cicerello with The Cicerello Team and on this video I’m going to walk you through the 3 stages of the home selling process so you can get an idea on the timeline and know what to expect.
If you’re anything like most people the thought of moving is daunting. You have to think about physically moving as well all of the steps involved with getting from point A to point B. The good news is and I'm going to simplify what to expect so you can start planning!
Before we can begin marketing your house, we need to make it look good! Oftentimes this is going to involve preparing your home for sale by doing things such as decluttering and rearranging your home to show in the best light.
This is a crucial step to handle BEFORE you take the pictures and video as the way it shows online will be EVERYTHING. Your first showing will take place online, so it’s essential to make a good first impression with potential buyers so they are more motivated to schedule a showing.
You might also want to look for areas in your home that you may be able to improve and get a positive ROI with. There are many simple tricks you can use to improve your property and sell it faster and for more money.
Once your home is picture-ready, we will have our professional photographer come and take pictures, video, and drone shots. These are the pictures that we will be using throughout the marketing process.
2. Active Process
Once the house is ready to be shown, it’s time to get it listed. Your home’s first showing is taking place online so it’s crucial that we create the buzz right away to take advantage of being a newly listed property.
It is essential that our marketing package is fully complete so that within the first 2 weeks your home is listed so that we can get as many possible showings scheduled! This is your best chance to sell you home for top dollar.
During these first two weeks we will be aggressively marketing your home for optimal exposure. It’s crucial that during these two weeks that several events are held around the house such as open houses, brokers open houses, Facebook advertising, target marketing, and so many other forms of marketing to ensure we get as many potential buyers in your home as possible and create that buzz.
It’s during this time that the house is actively being shown so you need to be ready to allow showings. That perfect buyer may just be the one you said ‘no’ to so you want to make sure your home is available for potential buyers to come take a look at it in the drop of a hat.
Eventually your property will receive an offer that we’ll accept. Once we receive an acceptable offer, we will be moving into escrow. This is when the buyer will schedule inspections, get their financing options ready to go and finalize the appraisal. I will be the one handling the entire escrow process to ensure that the buyer is staying on top of all things necessary in order to get you to closing day. Title reports, inspections, escrow, loan approvals, etc. are many of the things that go on behind the scenes that many buyers and sellers are not aware of. I am here to take care of all of the details so that you can concentrate on getting your home packed up and ready for your move!
I really hope this video showed you a glimpse of what goes on during the home selling process. Of course there are many details here we have not covered the specifics, but I wouldn’t want to bore you with the details and honestly… I hope you never have to know about these mundane things because we take care of them for you!
Every home sale is different and there are no two deals done alike so if you would like to receive a customized plan or you are just curious what your home is worth please feel free to contact me.