After all, it’s not usually as straightforward as putting a For Sale sign in your front yard one day and then having a home buyer on your doorstep the next day with your ideal purchase offer in hand the next.
That’s why it’s so critical to work with a seasoned Plymouth REALTOR who can calmly and expertly navigate you through the Plymouth home selling experience.
Today, I’m going to break down the Plymouth, Michigan home selling process for you from start to finish.
Selling Plymouth, MI Homes for Sale
Here’s a rough breakdown of the steps you’re likely to take as a Plymouth home seller while working with expert REALTORS like us on the Bittinger team.
Prepare your Home for Sale
- This may include cleaning, decluttering, and sprucing up your home’s curb appeal. You may also consider hiring a professional stager to prepare your home for showings or making repairs to your home before listing it.
Evaluate your Plymouth home’s true value
- The worst mistake you can make is overpricing your home because that will likely cause your home to languish on the market. We’ll help you calculate your home’s true value by using a competitive market analysis.
Market Your Plymouth Property
- This will include print, media and web campaigns to ensure that all qualified and interested Michigan home buyers know about your home for sale.
Start showing your home
- We’ll tell you about the best ways to prepare your home for a showing, including opening all of your blinds to let in as much light as possible and encouraging home buyer feedback.
Obtain a purchase offer on your Plymouth home
- With our help, we will hopefully get an interested buyer to make an offer on your home in a relatively short amount of time. By working with us, you’ll be better equipped to navigate the sometimes cumbersome process of back-and-forth contract negotiations. And ultimately, we hope to finalize a contract that truly is the best possible outcome for you and your family.
Open Escrow and Order Title
- Make sure to plan the closing date for when the buyer’s loan will fund.
Schedule Appraiser Appointment
- The day before the appraiser comes, clean your house from top to bottom. Be aware that you will not receive a copy of the appraisal because it’s the buyer who paid for it, not you.
Prepare for Home Inspection
- Most home buyers are going to want to schedule a home inspection before closing. To prepare, make sure you know what exactly they’ll be looking at and know ahead of time if there are any major problems the inspector is likely to come back and report on. If there’s time to fix those issues before the inspection, even better.
Deliver Seller Disclosures
- For instance, all homes are subject to lead-based paint disclosures. Check with your agent to inquire about other disclosures you’re required to provide.
Attend the closing
- Afterward, your property deed and deed of trust will be recorded in the public records. Make sure all loose ends are tied up at the house before you move out and hand over your keys to the new owner.
Selling Plymouth Properties in Michigan
If you would like to learn more about the various steps of the home selling process, please don’t hesitate to contact me, Noel Bittinger, and the rest of the Bittinger Team.
While you’re at it, make sure to check out some of the free resources we already offer online to Plymouth home sellers like you, such as:
Until next time,