Our homes are lifetime investments coupled with strong personal ties. Selling a home ranks among our clients' most important experiences and we approach our task with sensitivity, concern and professional competence. Over and over, we at Bishop Realtor Group find that our policy of conducting a diligently prepared market analysis of the property and reviewing it in detail with the owner reduces the time spent on trial and error and leads to a faster sale at a better price and with less inconvenience to our seller. Thank you for this opportunity. You should know that our presentation is a measure of the quality of service that you can expect from us until your home is SOLD. It's another reason why Bishop Realtor Group is among the leaders in the Texoma real estate market!
Obtain a Payoff Statment
A payoff statement can be furnished by your mortgage lender (if any). Providing a payoff statement at your listing appointment is important because it may play a role in determining the list price of your home.
Obtain a Home Inspection
Selling a home can be a time-consuming process. Most lenders will require a home inspection prior to funding a loan. One thing our sellers can do to expedite the home buying process is to obtain a home inspection and make necessary repairs prior to listing the home. To know that your home is move-in ready for potential buyers is a relief, but it's also a unique marketing tool when providing the home inspection and list of completed repairs to potential buyers.
For your home to be memorable to potential buyers, the home needs to be in good repair. Touching up paint if needed and creating a clutter-free home make it easier for potential buyers to imagine their belongings in the home. Manicured landscaping and weeded, freshly mulched flower beds will create a lasting first impression for potential buyers. Consider pressure-washing your home and driveway/walkway and cleaning the insides and outsides of windows. Although the tasks noted above may seem minor, they can make an immense difference in the overall first impression of the home.
Determine List Price
The agent may perform a Comparable Market Analysis (CMA) of your area. A CMA is a report focused on properties that have recently sold, are comparable to your property, and are within a similar area. Factors such as loan payoff, square footage and amenities will play a role in formulating a list price for your home. A market analysis can be a vital step when listing your property for sale. For an overview of home values in the Wichita Falls area, please reference our 2016 Annual Report.
Your property will be furnished to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). A Bishop Realtor Group “For Sale” sign will be placed in your yard, a lockbox will be put on your door, a brochure box can be placed in your yard if desired, and photos will be taken of your home. Your property can be marketed via the following: Open Houses, Times Record News Sunday Paper, Times Record News Homes Magazine, Bishop Group TV Show, Social media outlets, and websites: bishoprealtors.com, texomahomesource.com, www.timesrecordnews.com/realestate/, realtor.com, wfar.com, and zillow.com are just a few of the marketing avenues used.
When your home is on the market, requests to show may come at any time. Therefore it is important to stay proactive. While your home is on the market, it is imperative to maintain a clean and orderly home. Showing preparations include opening all drapes, washing and putting away dishes, making beds, vacuuming, dusting, and vacating the home during showings creates a more relaxing environment for potential buyers while touring your home.
Offers & Contracts
Understand the offer and contract portion of a sale can be overwhelming. Our agents will walk you through each step until you understand the process to its entirety. Once you accept an offer, you will be under a legally binding contract with the buyers. The contract will outline all specifications of the contract and sale of your home. Your agent will ensure your comprhension of all steps through to closing.