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Selling Your Minnesota Home Q & A

Tuesday, September 29, 2015   /   by Jason Huerkamp

Selling Your Minnesota Home Q & A

Selling Your Minnesota Home?

Are you considering selling your Minnesota home but not sure about the process? 

Let these few points help you with that all important decision.
 
Selling your home is sometimes a difficult decision. You feel as though you have been through it in your mind several times and just not sure what to do. Let these thought provoking questions help you with that decision.
  • Why are you considering moving?
    • Financial  
    • Family needs
    • Scaling up
    • Scaling down
    • Home in need of repair
    • Work transfer
    • Happy Move
    • Sad Move
Always start with a valuation of your property. Once you know what your home is worth it is easier to make that decision. Sometimes talking with a real estate professional just like our team, we have been through all of these decisions with clients before and if you have someone on your side, who has the experience, it makes the decision that much easier. We have a program to assist you with your valuation, find out here what your home is worth. You get to see how much the homes in your area have sold for, how long it took to sell them and other great important information to help you with that decision. We would love to have a cup of coffee and a confidential chat with you about your home, please give us a call on 612-341-6330 or email us
 
 
  • How long will it take from the time you decide to sell your home until the time the home goes onto the market?
    • That answer depends on how much work you would like to do to the home to get it ready for sale. If it needs a paint refresh or just some minor garden work, that can be done really quickly and in a week or two the house can be on the market.
    • If the home is ready to be offered to the market as it is, we can schedule photographs, get the details sorted and list the home and within a few days the it can be offered on the MLS
  • How do I decide what my property is worth?
    • We do a number of things to help you find the correct price for your home. The most effective way, short of an appraisal, would be to do a CMA. We have access to property records and information that can assist you to find that price. This short video can assist you when pricing your home. 
 
  • What happens once my home is on the market?
    • We action a specific marketing plan for your home
    • It is a good idea to have the home staged professionally. There is only one chance to make a first great impression.
    • Keep the home tidy and clean and avoid clutter
    • Pets should be away from the property at time of showing
    • Keep the home smelling fresh and clean.
    • Your home will be shown to prospective qualified buyers who are looking in your area. 
    • Once we have an offer/s on your home we will meet with you and discuss each and every option and we will negotiate with the buyers agent to get the best contract to suit your needs.
 
  • What process follows accepting an offer?
    • There are a few things that need to happen once you accept an offer including
      • An appraiser is normally appointed by the buyers mortgage company to find the value of your home, so it is important the home is correctly priced
      • A home inspector is generally appointed by the buyer to come out and check your home. This is often a thorough inspection and more often than not they do find out things about the home that need to be addressed/repaired/investigated further which can sometimes involve an engineer or specific professional. The buyer may have a repair request and we would work with the request or even offer a financial compensation by lowering the price of the property if you would not want to carry out the repairs. This is the most critical time of the sale and sometimes the buyer will terminate the contract.
      • Often the buyer will request a termite inspection for the property
      • Sometimes the buyer will request a Radon Test to be done to check that there is no poisonous gas emissions into the home.
      • Once all the conditions of sale have been met and all parties are happy we would proceed to closing
 
  • What happens at Closing?
    • The day of closing the parties would meet for a walk through of the property to check that all is in order and as expected.
    • Once all the suspensive conditions of sale have been met, a date and time are set for the closing and the two representing agents, the buyer, the seller and the closing attorneys would be present. A final account would have been emailed to all parties for perusal and adjustment and once that has all been agreed to and the outstanding funds wired to the closing attorneys, the parties would meet and exchange keys, funds and close the transaction.
Our Team are experts in the Twin Cities and we have sold many homes for the best possible price, with the least amount of hassle in the shortest possible time. We pride ourselves in knowing our market. If you need your home sold, we should be on your interview list. We want to show you what we know and how we can find you that perfect buyer. If you are not sure about selling your home, or when the best time to sell would be, please call us for an appointment and lets have a chat about your needs and your property.

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Jason Huerkamp
14300 Nicollet Court # 208
Burnsville, MN 55306
612-314-6330

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