What will a Mel Foster Co. Agent do for me?
CONDUCT A COMPETITIVE MARKET ANALYSIS TO DETERMINE
A FAIR MARKET PRICE FOR YOUR HOME.
OFFER SUGGESTIONS TO PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR SALE.
EXPLAIN DISCLOSURES AND AGENCY LAWS.
DEVELOP A CUSTOMIZED MARKETING PLAN TO ATTRACT PROSPECTIVE BUYERS.
ESTIMATE YOUR EXPENSES AND PROCEEDS.
HOST OPEN HOUSES FOR AGENTS AND THE PUBLIC.
FOLLOW UP FREQUENTLY DURING ALL PHASES OF SALE.
SUGGEST VARIOUS FINANCING ALTERNATIVES FOR BUYERS OF YOUR PROPERTY.
PROTECT YOUR INTERESTS DURING NEGOTIATIONS.
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Find an agent familiar with your neighborhood and meet to determine if you are comfortable working together. You’ll then sign an agreement for your agent to list your property for sale.
OFFICE WORK BEGINS
Your agent starts the process of gathering information about your home, taking photos, and preparing paperwork to list your home.
Your agent will prepare a description of your home with features, measurements, and relevant information for buyers and will enter this data into the multiple-listing service.
Your agent will announce your home is for sale at an office meeting and will make contact with other agents or clients looking for a home to purchase.
Your agent will coordinate an open house just for other agents. This sneak peek helps you receive feedback from other agents. One of these agents may have a potential buyer for your home.
Your agent will schedule an open house that works with your schedule and will host the openings.
Count on your agent to help you determine a fair offer price and navigate the paperwork.
A back and forth process your agent facilitates will help you reach agreeable terms with the buyer.
You accept the buyer’s offer and their earnest money deposit.
The buyer will likely request a home inspection to determine if there are any mechanical or structural issues.
The buyer’s lender will require an appraisal of the home to make sure the loan value does not exceed the value of the home.
An underwriter evaluates the quality of the loan, the buyer’s credit history, collateral and ability to pay off the loan. The underwriter makes the final decision on the loan approval.
Loan underwriter makes final approval, and your closing date and time are set.
The history of the property is reviewed to determine if there are any liens or judgments on the property.
Your agent will assist you in gathering paperwork to prepare for closing.
Final documents are reviewed and signed. Closing usually takes an hour. You will hand over keys to the property and supply any required documentation.
Preparing For Selling
Easy & Affordable Tips
Keep lawn and landscaping
trimmed & cleaned.
Sweep sidewalks, clean front door,
& ensure your doorbell is working.
Open your curtains and blinds
and clean all windows.
Make closets look larger. Remove seasonal storage items and keep areas well organized.
Remove excess furniture and clutter. Keep floors and counters cleared off. Clean stairways are also essential.
Let prospective buyers see the full value of your basement & garage spaces by making them accessible.
Moving personal belongs to off-site storage may be necessary.
10 Best Improvements
Mid-range attic bedroom remodel
Mid-range garage door
High-end garage door
New wood deck
Mid-range vinyl siding
Broker Associate | Licensed in Iowa
Managing Broker | Licensed in Illinois
Mel Foster Co. -- Kimberly Road
2215 E. Kimberly Rd.
Davenport, Iowa 52807
Mel foster Co. Inc. - Licensed in Iowa & Illinois. Corporate Offices Located in Davenport, Iowa and Moline, Illinois.
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