Thursday, August 21, 2014

4 Simple Steps to Closing Your Home Sale

Think of the closing table as your home sale end game it takes effort to get there, but the payoff is what you've been working toward.

Here's how to make sure you finish strong with a four-point game plan to stay on track and seal the deal on your home sale.

1. Set Your Timeline. Once you've accepted an offer on your home and the contract is signed, keep everything on schedule by creating your closing calendar.

2. Expect an Inspection. After you've agreed on a sale price, the next step for the buyer is to have an appraisal done on your home. Be prepared by doing your own assessment beforehand and making any necessary home repairs.

3. Call in the Professionals. It's time to hire a real estate attorney and title company to ensure everything goes smoothly with your sale, from organizing paperwork to conducting the closing.

4. Make Your Move. You're not just selling a home, you're also moving somewhere new. Work with your buyers to coordinate a move-out date that works well for everyone.

We want to know: What are your best tips for a streamlined and successful home closing? 

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