Selling Your Home in San Diego
Thinking of selling your home, but don’t know where to start? Have no fear, my team at 360 Residential is here to help. Selling your home can be a confusing and often stressful process. My knowledgeable team has over 12 years of experience in selling homes in San Diego and can help guide you through the process of selling your home. Below is a basic overview of the selling process that breaks down what you need to do, and what you can expect.
Don’t forget that having experts in your corner is the quickest and easiest way to get a jump on the process.
San Diego Seller’s Guide
- Is Your Home Ready To Sell?
- Put Your Home on the Market
- Spread the Word
- Negotiate Offers
- Closing Time
So you want to sell your home, but is it ready to sell? Take a step back and look at your property through the eyes of a potential buyer. Before putting your home on the market, you should ask yourself the following the questions: How does my home stack up next to other similar homes? Does it need some work? Does it have the attributes that today’s buyer is looking for? Your home may be in perfect shape and ready to sell, or it may need a little bit of sprucing up before it is ready to put on the market. Take the necessary steps to ensure that your home is appealing to buyers and ready to sell before listing.
Once your home is ready to sell, it’s time to put it on the market. When putting your home up for sale, it is important to thoroughly research, and select an appropriate asking price. I strongly suggest working with a realtor at this point in the process. An experienced realtor knows all the in’s and out’s of the selling process and can help to ensure it runs as simply and easily as possible.
Putting your house up for sale does you no good if no one knows it is on the market. It is essential to get the word out that your home is on the market and available. You should be marketing your home in every way possible; from signs in the yard and ads in the paper, to open houses and frequent listings. Realtors are experts in this regard and can really help you to get the word out that your home is for sale.
Once the word gets out that your home is for sale, be prepared receive offers. Be sure to take your time and thoughtfully consider all offers. Once an offer comes in, the discussion begins. Be prepared to negotiate and expect some back and forth between yourself and the potential buyer. It is during this time that you work out the deal. Realtors are invaluable during this step of the process and can help to guide you through negotiations. Ask for what you want and need, and don’t settle. You should be able to come to an agreement that leaves both sides happy.
Once you have come to an agreement, it’s time to transfer ownership from yourself to the new owner. The closing process will vary with each situation, but be prepared for lots of paperwork. Using a realtor will help to keep this confusing step in the process as simple as possible. Once you have signed the final pages, your house is officially sold.
If you are thinking of selling your home, reach out to me, Jeffrey O’Neal, and my experienced team at 360 Residential. We are here to help you every step of the way and take some of the guess work out of the often confusing process of selling your home. Put our expertise to work for you, and let us simplify the selling process.