How To Prevent Your Sacramento Home From Not Selling & Falling Out Of Escrow
If you’re thinking about selling a home in Sacramento, you came to the right place.
When the inventory of homes are low, the demand for them is high. And that’s exactly what we’re seeing today in Sacramento, CA.
A seller’s market in 2017.
In 7 surefire steps, you’ll learn tips to ensure a successful sale and prevent your home from falling out of escrow.
Sacramento Sellers Are Reaping Righteous Returns
It’s an excellent time to put your home on the market because homes in Sacramento are selling like hotcakes, pending in a matter of days, and the best homes in Sacramento are receiving multiple offers.
Many homeowners received awesome returns from their real estate investment and were able to buy their dream home!
But not every home in Sacramento sells.
7 Surefire Steps To Selling A Home In Sacramento
Step 1. Select A Good Sacramento Realtor
It’s not everyday that you sell a home. You need a good Sacramento Realtor who knows powerful marketing strategies to get your home on a MUST-SEE list and buyers through your doors.
Property descriptions with pizzazz, showcasing the best features of your home, gorgeous photos and placing your listing up front and center where the buyers are…on high traffic real estate sites.
The end result? An outstanding offer on your table & the successful sale of your home, each and every time.
Step 2. Find Out What Your Sacramento Home Is Worth
Computers don’t know what your home is worth because it can’t appreciate the features in it.
Your home is unique and different than your neighbors. Homes sell in 1 of 3 market values and last month’s home values are not the same today.
Find out how much you can sell your Sacramento home if it’s listed today, in its present condition.
A Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) report of your home will show you how much homes in your neighborhood sold for.
After your home receives an accepted offer and escrow is opened, appraisers use the same data to determine the market value of your home and for good reason.
The buyer’s lender wants to make sure they’re not lending a penny more than what the home is worth. In the event the buyer defaults on their mortgage loan, the home is collateral that the bank can take back to recoup their funds.
Step 3. Price Your Sacramento Home Right
The days of testing out the market at a higher list price is the worst mistake a seller can make. When a listing is overpriced, it benefits the competition because it’s a better value.
You’ve seen them before. Homes marinating on the Sacramento real estate market for a lot longer than they should be.
The listing becomes ‘market stale’ and gets pushed down to the bottom of the barrel when new listings hit the market.
My best advice to a Sacramento home seller is to find out what their bottom line is before the home is listed. That way, you’ll know how much you’ll walk away with at the end of the transaction.
There are fees associated with selling a home. Get a FREE Net Sheet Of Your Net Proceeds before you place your home on the market.
Step 4. Learn Trendy DIY Tips That Buyers Love To Spruce Up Your Home
You don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to showcase your home in the best light. Sometimes, a fresh coat of neutral colored paint is all it takes.
Get a free, pre-pricing assessment and learn trendy tips that buyers love to increase the market value of your home.
Step 5. While Your Home Is On The Real Estate Market
Keep your home nice and tidy, free from clutter. The first two weeks that your home is on the market is when it will garner the most attention and activity from Sacramento home buyers.
Talk a walk around the block when buyers are previewing your home. This allows the buyer to focus on the features of your home and decide what they want in a home.
Step 6. Select The Right Offer
The highest offer is not always the best offer. The right offer from a buyer can demonstrate they’re approved for a home loan and the sales price offered by the buyer doesn’t drastically exceed the current market value of your home. Otherwise, the appraiser will reject it and you’re faced with two options: Reduce the list price, or not sell your home.
Step 7. Successfully Close Escrow
After the buyer’s home loan has funded and the money has been wired to you, congratulations are in order!
Escrow is closed in about 30 days and the end result is the successful sale of your home!
Sell It Sacramento!
Connect with Tracy Fig today to find out the best approach in selling your home in Sacramento for the highest amount the market will bear.
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TRACY IS AWESOME! She went over and beyond our expectations selling our house! Highly recommend if you are selling or buying a home as she also worked with us in the purchase of this same house, that she just sold in only 6 DAYS! Cant say enough good things about her proffessionalism, thouroughness, and communication with us during this process. She will be our lifelong agent!