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Process of Selling a Jupiter Florida Home

posted Sep 21, 2012, 5:33 PM by Jeffery Simms   [ updated Sep 21, 2012, 5:38 PM ]

Are you still deciding if the time is right to sell your home? Check out our article on "How to Sell your home in a Buyer's Market".

The first step in selling your home is finding a Licensed Real Estate Agent.

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When you hire a Real Estate Agent ! to sell your home, you are not only paying for their expertise and experience, you are also paying for access to an entire system of resources that is unique to the brokerage firm that you hire. Here at Jupiter New Home Realty, we will provide you with a listing on the RMLS (the most professional and comprehensive listing of property in the Jupiter Florida-area),  Jupiter New Home Realty's Relocation Network of trusted companies and services to assist you in all aspects of your sale and relocation as well as a wealth of online references on how to do everything from hosting a yard sale to packing to move.

Deciding who to Hire

Undoubtedly, when selling your home you want to feel comfortable with whom you are hiring. The first step is for us to meet with you in person at our local office or we can arrange a meeting closer to where you live or work, or even at the property you want to sell. If a face-to-face is too inconvenient to fit into your schedule, then we will set aside time for a conference call. One way or another, we will take the time to answer all your questions and explain to you the entire process of selling your home with Jupiter New Home Realty. If you are ready to get the process started, then contact us today.

Property Evaluation and Market Analysis

A Licensed Real Estate Professional who will talk to you about your home and visit the property to gather all the technical details and information that will be necessary to do an accurate Market Analysis and a MLS Listing. The Market Analysis and MLS Listing are the two most important components in the sale of a home. The Market Analysis helps to assure that the original list price (OLP) is neither too high, not too low. If it is too high, it will take a long time to sell, costing you money in taxes and upkeep, plus, the longer a property sits on the market, the less attractive it is. On the other hand, if your agent prices your home too low, it will sell quickly, but you will lose much of the equity that you have built up in your home over the years. Composing a good Market Analysis is a skill that we pride ourselves on at Jupiter New Home Realty, not just another formality.

Listing on the MLS

The MLS Listing is the first introduction to your home for all potential buyers. It is a complete profile of your home, both inside and out, that should be more of a personality profile than a catalogue of measurements and facts. With thousands of comparable homes on the market, a MLS Listing needs to set your home apart from the crowd. At Jupiter New Home Realty, we believe that every home is unique. We strive to find the key elements that make your home different from the rest and market these attributes specifically. This strategy finds the specific buyers that want your home because of how unique it is, and who are willing to pay for it. At   Jupiter New Home Realty, we know what it takes to sell your home and will work with you every step of the way.

Staging and Photos

An MLS Listing includes up to 9 photos of the listed property. These photos, more than anything else, are the first visual introduction to your home for potential home buyers. They will evaluate the size of your home more from the pictures of it than from the measurements. They will judge it's visual appeal by how clean and inviting the pictures of your home seem. That is why we always have an expert photographer help stage and shoot each home we list on the MLS. The difference between an owner taking point-and-shoot pictures of their own home and an expert photo shoot is more than significant; it can add thousands to the value of your home. For more on staging your home for sale, read our Staging a House to Sell page.

Repairs and Cosmetics

Once we visit your home, we will evaluate what, if any, repairs are advisable to increase the value of your home. In addition to repairs, there are many things that can be done cosmetically to improve the appearance and therefore the value of your home. For a comprehensive list of suggested repairs and touch-ups, refer to  Jupiter New Home Realty 's guide to Easy Home Improvement Projects.

Receiving Offers and the Art of Negotiations

When a potential buyer sends their offer on your house, it will come directly to our office and we will review it immediately. We will inform you of all offers, but we will also help you evaluate whether an offer is acceptable, or whether you should wait to see who else is interested. Ultimately, the decision is yours, but we will be with you providing our expertise and resources to help you make that decision. We can also help you make counter-offers, if the buyer is serious but you think that you can get more money out of the sale. Though car salesmen and real estate agents may get a bad rap for their negotiation skills at a dinner party, at DMD we are proud of it because our clients count on it. We promise that at Jupiter New Home Realty, our skills will never let our clients down.

Preparing for Closing

Once an offer has been accepted, a series of events has to take place quickly and accurately. This is where the experience of your agent can really come in handy because there are many things that can make a sale fall through at the last minute before closing. We will be with you every step of the way making sure that nothing slips through the cracks. If you sell your home with  Jupiter New Home Realty , you will walk into the closing fully prepared and confident that you got the best price for your home.

Closing and Move-out

While most Real Estate Agents are done once their commission is paid, at Jupiter New Home Realty we understand that the real work starts only after closing. You have to pack, find storage, hire movers and tie up millions of loose ends.  Jupiter New Home Realty sticks buy your side even after closing with our Relocation Network that provides trusted references to some of the best Jupiter Florida -area professionals and services to met your every need.