Homestead Realty Group

Seller Info

Thinking of selling?

Sometimes this may be a very difficult decision. For some it may be a no-brainer. Follow along and take these things into consideration before jumping into the market.

First decide whether you want to sell your property on your own or hire a Realtor. Selling on your own can be trying to say the least but some people do it, most however decide to go with a realtor.


Choose a realtor that has been referred to you or someone you know. Treat the first meeting as an interview. The interview will be on both sides as the realtors will be interviewing you as well. 

Choosing the best Realtor to market and sell your home can make all the difference, turning a possibly otherwise difficult, stressful process into a comfortable, informed experience that you are in control of. As your local Realtors, we would work with you making every effort to insure you get the best price for your home, in the least amount of time.

For you and your property, we will:
Explain the selling process
Customize a detailed marketing plan
Clarify how broker fees are distributed
Provide a list of publications used for marketing
Present a competitive market analysis to determine your homes most successful list price
Discuss ways you can enhance your property to attract buyers
Offer internet exposure on the HRG website and many other websites
Mail Just Listed postcards to surrounding property owners in the neighborhood
Submit your property on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS)
Prepare a virtual tour of your property available on MLS and the HRG websites
Market your property to other real estate professionals
Present and review all contracts
Negotiate the best price and terms
Return your calls promptly
Be fully committed to providing "Excellence in Service!”

Selling your property.
Determine competitive list price.
Take a walk through and view things from the buyer’s perspective.
Take notes of what needs attention.
Simplify
Determine if you want to do some of these things to make it more marketable.
Determine Title 5 Certification (if applicable)
Well test (if applicable)
Normal Costs to sell.
Mass Tax Stamp $4.56 per $1000 of sale price. ($200,000 would be $912.00)
Attorney Cost $ 900
Smoke Certificate $25 Town Fee plus detectors cost of $36.00 each as needed
Real Estate Commission averages 5% of sale price. Includes any buyer agent co-broke
Showing Process
Showings scheduled through listing agent
Suggest 24 hour advance notice on showings
Sign on property
Electronic Lock Box
Open Houses average one per month

Ready to List.
An offer is received.
We advise whether to accept, reject or counter offer.
If you come to terms proceed, if not wait for another offer.
If proceeding the buyers will schedule a home inspection within 10 days of offer being accepted.
The home inspection may bring along additional negotiations to repair or compensate for issues found if any.
Terms are once again agreed upon.
Your attorney draws up the Purchase and Sale normally due 14 – 21 days after the initial offer is accepted.
Purchase and sale is signed by buyers first and then sellers, additional deposit is due from buyers at this time and held in escrow normally by the seller’s attorney.
Closing date is determined at time of initial offer but can be adjusted as needed by all parties are in agreement.
Local utility companies are contacted by the seller to stop the account as of the day of closing.
Buyer contacts the same companies to begin their account services
Seller’s attorney signs Power of Attorney from sellers
Seller’s cleanout property as determined in the Purchase and Sale, normally broom swept conditions are expected.
Final walk through by the buyers and agents the day before or the day of closing.
Close. Funds are dispersed to all parties. Mortgage is secured or paid off. Deed is recorded.