Resources for Sellers

The H&A Home Team realizes there is so much more to selling a home than just putting it in the MLS, displaying a few photos online and sticking a sign in the yard. What sets us apart from other agents is that we go the extra mile to provide excellent service, to communicate consistently, and to be accessible to our clients. More importantly, our relationship with each seller is a partnership in which both parties have responsibilities to each other, while sharing a common goal.

Our goal is to get you the most money for your property in the shortest time frame, guiding you to a smooth closing, reducing stress and saving you time. This guide contains helpful information about selling your home—from the time it is first listed to the moment you hand over your keys. We are looking forward to working with you on getting your home SOLD!

BEFORE WE LIST

• STRATEGIC POSITIONING IN PRICING
We don’t price your home to sit, we price it to SELL using current Market Data and Analysis.

• PROFESSIONAL COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY
Only the best photos highlighting the features of your home will be placed online or in the property brochure.

• AGENT MARKETING
We market heavily to agents as 88% of residential sales involve REALTORS®.*

• ADVERTISING
Our advertising is technology based and internet driven, attracting buyers and increasing awareness of our brand.

*According to the National Association of Realtors®

WHEN WE LIST

• GLOBAL NETWORKING
1 in 12 real estate transactions in the US involve an international party, so we pay to have your listing exposed to the global marketplace through ListHub Global.

• COLOR PROPERTY FLYERS
Full color, professionally designed and printed flyers will be displayed inside and outside your home for potential buyers.

• YARD SIGN
Placement of the “For Sale” sign in your yard will attract the attention of neighbors and drive-by traffic.

• SUPRA KEY LOCK BOX
Your property’s security is a top priority. The lock box records information on everyone who accesses your home, restricting access to your home to only licensed professionals.

• TEXT MARKETING
Buyers who are interested in your home will text for more pictures and information, allowing us to capture their information and follow up with a phone call.

• BUYER SCREENING
We market to agents who will bring prequalified buyers to your home, reducing stress and eliminating “tire-kickers.”

• MASSIVE INTERNET EXPOSURE
95% of all consumers view properties on the internet prior to purchasing.*

• OPEN HOUSE
Open houses are conducted by trained agents, utilizing social media postings, door knocking, and advertising through signage to create exposure for your listing.

• SOCIAL MEDIA Your home will be featured on our social media pages.

*According to the National Association of Realtors®

AFTER WE LIST

• QUICK, RELIABLE RESPONSIVENESS
We promise to return all calls within two hours of receiving them.

• CANVASSING YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
We will attempt to personally talk to your neighbors as they occasionally refer buyers to your property.

• SKILLED NEGOTIATING
Your best interest is our best interest, and we will represent you in every phase of the transaction.

• UPDATES ON THE MARKET
We constantly monitor what the market is doing in your area and inform you accordingly through weekly reports.

• ONLINE ACTIVITY MONITORING
We will continue to track how many hits your listing generates and respond to online inquiries.

FROM OFFER TO CLOSE

Inspections and potential repairs are the number one reason sales do not close. Typically, buyers have a certain number of days in which to inspect the property and accept or reject the property based upon mechanical and structural inspections.

Save yourself time, money and disappointment—do deferred maintenance NOW!

 A FEW THINGS TO BRING TO THE CLOSING:

• A valid government-issued picture ID
• House keys
• Garage door openers
• Mailbox and any other spare keys

WHAT TO EXPECT:

The escrow officer will look over the purchase contract and identify what payments are owed and by
whom; prepare documents for the closing, conduct the closing; make sure taxes, title searches, real estate
commissions and other closing costs are paid; ensure that the buyer’s title is recorded; and ensure that you
receive any money due to you.

YOUR COSTS:

Sellers commonly pay the following at closing:
• Mortgage balance and prepayment penalties, if applicable
• Other claims against your property, such as unpaid property taxes
• Unpaid special assessments on your property
• Real estate commission
• Title insurance policy
• Home warranty

AFTER THE CLOSING, MAKE SURE YOU KEEP
THE FOLLOWING FOR TAX PURPOSES:

• Copies of all closing documents
• All home improvement receipts on the home you sold