What is a Listing Agreement?
A Listing agreement is a document signed by the Sellers and the Realtor on behalf of his/her brokerage stated that the house is for Sale for “x” amount of dollars, with a start and an end date. This document also states the % of commission the seller is willing to pay to the Listing Brokerage ( this is who represent the seller) and the co-operating brokerage (this is who represents the buyer).
Should I sell my house first or buy my new house first?
This answer can change based on what kind of market we are in. We suggest once you think you may be ready for a move to contact us at The Costabile Group and receive a Free Personal home consultation. Once you know what kind of budget you have to work with we can set you up on the Private Client services we offer. This will give you a change to see what is currently available on the market. If you do find and decide to purchase your new home first. With more Buyers than Sellers right now, some simple things like an extended closing date can give you peace of mind even if your house has not been put on the market yet.
What should I do to prepare to sell?
Once you have decided to list your property with the Costabile group, it is a good idea to start de-cluttering your home. We want to create a space that appeals to any of the potential Buyers. From curb appeal to a fresh coat of paint, cleaned out cupboards and closets can go a long way to get top dollar for your home. Check out our section on Home Staging.
Now that my house is listed with The Costabile Group what should I do to prepare for showings?
Once your house has hit the MLS system you need to have your home prepared for showings daily. It is best to have beds made and sink cleaned up of dishes before you leave for the day. Buyers want to get into your house as quickly as possible. It is important to be flexible with scheduling the showings but also it is perfectly acceptable if there is time that does not work for you and family ie: young children bedtimes etc. we can reschedule the viewings to cater to your needs.
What does Multiple offers mean?
Right now there are more Buyers than Sellers, which means it is possible to have more than one Buyer put an offer on your house. We are here to help you sift through the offers to help you decide which offer is right for you. Purchase Price, closing date and conditions are just some of the things to consider before selecting the one you will accept. Check out our Bidding Wars page