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Within one business day after receiving the high-quality images of your property, we will list it. The moment you decide to syndicate nationwide, we'll develop your single property website, add your listing to the IDX websites, and accomplish all of that right away. The print materials are typically ready two to three business days after we receive the images since we will create them and then send them to you for approval. In a nutshell, we move swiftly. Setting up your property for sale is very situation-specific. If your home is ready to sell, we can typically offer it for sale within a week. However, it will take as long as those if you intend to make renovations to your home before advertising it.
Although the general rule is "If you have to use a tool to remove it, it stays," some objects are expressly mentioned in the contract, while others will go with you. Your curtains, window coverings, and television mounts will remain with the house unless otherwise stated. You will provide your refrigerator and washer/dryer unless otherwise stated. Please don't hesitate to ask questions regarding specific items if you have any, and if there is any ambiguity (and you want to keep the item), then be sure to include it in your Seller's Disclosure Notice as an exception!
Almost always, it's best if you leave the house when it's being shown. Without the seller there, buyers feel considerably more at ease in a home, and it is in your best interest for them to feel at ease. You will undoubtedly have a distinct viewpoint on your own home, and it is our responsibility to ensure that any potential buyers are made aware of this perspective through our marketing materials.
How long it takes to sell your property will also depend on its condition and the price you decide to set. The average days on market varies from area to neighborhood (or condo development to condo development). Depending on how much preparation you want to put into selling your home, we can give you a decent idea of how long it will take after we've seen it.
All of your personal belongings must be taken out, unless your buyer and you have made alternative arrangements. It's very common for a seller to thoroughly clean the property after move-out (vacuum, dust, wipe countertops, etc.), even though a standard contract doesn't require it. It's also fairly typical for a buyer to specify in the contract that they want the house professionally cleaned and/or the carpets steam cleaned. We advise employing common sense and leaving the property in the same condition you would like it to be in if you were the buyer if there is no such requirement. Remember that the buyer will conduct a final inspection prior to closing, so you want to make sure the property is in good shape.
Typically, there is a 6% broker fee in addition to an additional 1.5% in escrow, title, and other expenses. The simplest method to calculate your profit from the transaction is to multiply the sales price by 92.5%. from the transaction is to multiply the sales price by 92.5%.
It is customary for the buyer and seller to sign at different times. This enables you to close as soon as possible. Both parties must wait for one another if they sign at the same time (one goes first and one waits for the second to finish.)
The buyer's tour enables him or her to verify in person that the property is undamaged before closing. Things can happen, despite the rarity. Storms can bring down trees, and movers can knock holes in the walls. If an improbable event occurs, we must either provide a monetary credit or correct the issue prior to closing. The walkthrough is often brief and painless, and it is not a chance for the buyer to renegotiate before closing. You have a legal obligation to grant the buyer a walkthrough with reasonable notice and at reasonable times.
The profits from closure should be available the following business day, albeit this is not always the case.
A buyer's right to cancel the agreement and receive their earnest money back is known as an option period in a contract. They are given the "choice" to leave. The option period is almost often utilized as an inspection period in reality. A qualified inspector is hired by the buyers to check the house and provide them a report. Buyers frequently request repairs or a repair credit. Although you are not legally required to do so, we will always decide if it is in your best interest to negotiate repairs or put the property back on the market.
A professional Texas real estate inspector will conduct a visual assessment of your home in accordance with current building codes. This means that the inspector won't disassemble anything to examine it and won't take into account the year the building was constructed. Although it's pretty typical for older homes to have issues merely because the code has changed, you're under no duty to bring anything up to date. A specialist inspection of a particular system (HVAC, foundation, plumbing, etc.) may occasionally be advised by an inspector.