3 MUSTS when selling a home.
- Offer home warranty to the buyers. This usually is for one year. This gives the buyers assurance that if any issues come up after the close of escrow, that they’ll be able to get it fixed at a nominal fee. The buyers feel comfortable knowing that a licensed professional will take care of these issues. And it takes the worries away from the buyer about having to come up with additional money later on that they probably don’t have after just buying a house.
- Also, have all of the disclosures in hand prior to going on the MLS. Like the sellers disclosure. There’s a lot more than that but it’s really important to have these up front. Why? Because it saves you time and money. There’s less chance of a buyer falling out because of buyer’s remorse. It also keeps buyers away from your property that might have problems with items that you’re disclosing.
- Be as flexible as possible when you’re showing your home and have your home show ready. You want your home sold right? Doesn’t it make sense to make it available. Don’t give a buyer the opportunity to fall in love with another house because they couldn’t get into yours. What happens is, many times buyers stop after they’ve found the one. So make sure they fall in love with yours.
Now here’s the deal when selling. By being as transparent as possible and taking care of any issues or problems prior to listing your house buyers and their agents will welcome the transparency in purchasing a home from a seller who has taken the time to be as diligent as possible in fixing any issues as well as fully disclosing any previous issues. Also it ensures that any problems, issues, or concerns that are dealt with prior to going into escrow, so that you don’t waste your precious time, resources, and money. Right?
Oh and one more thing. Think about this, you might as a seller want to consider getting a sellers home warranty coverage. This helps pay for most issues that could arise when your house is on the market and you’ll be able to take care of them for a minimal, minimal cost.