All offers for your property must be presented. Your sales associate will counsel and advise you, but the final decision will be yours. Review every offer, comparing the financial qualifications and readiness to buy of each buyer.
When you decide what terms are acceptable, let your sales associate negotiate with the buyer . The sales associate will cover all costs you are willing to pay and what you expect of the buyer. A suitable deposit will be collected from the buyer prior to any acceptance of the purchase offer. A written agreement stating all conditions of the sale will by signed by both parties.
Now comes the time to sit back and be patient. The buyer is busy arranging mortgage financing. The real estate company and the title company are beginning to accumulate data and prepare documents. The sales associate is checking on the progress of the sale. You can concentrate on the important matter of packing and moving to your new home.
Final closing day will be scheduled when all the steps are completed. Both parties must sign the final closing documents. Once you present an executed deed to the buyer and receive the check in the amount agreed upon, your house is successfully sold.
Congratulations! Selling a house is one of the largest transactions you may ever undertake. But with some careful planning, it can be a very satisfying experience. If you have any questions, call your local CENTURY 21® office today and see how quickly your house can go from FOR SALE to SOLD.