Selling A House in Roswell: A Step By Step Process

Selling a house probably isn’t as simple as we’d like it to be, but it’s not as complicated as it may seem at first glance. As with anything, if you break it down into the constituent steps of the process, it will be much easier to understand and accomplish – despite the legal and financial complexities and the mountain of paperwork. To that end, we offer this step by step guide for selling a house in Roswell.

Decide For/Against an Agent

You have two basic options for selling a house in Roswell: sell it yourself (FSBO) or hire an agent. If you sell your house yourself, you’ll have to do everything yourself – listing, marketing, showing, negotiating, and more. A real estate agent, on the other hand, will do all this for you, making your life easier and often getting you a better price and a faster sale.

Determine the Price

The first step in the actual process of selling a house in Roswell involves determining the price. It’s a true balancing act where you have to weigh maximum profit against buyer appeal. The main factors you’ll need to consider for pricing are:

  • The prices of comparable recently sold homes in the area
  • Market conditions
  • Local economy
  • Appraised value
  • Seller needs, such as how fast you want to seller

A comparative market analysis is your best tool for arriving at a competitive price. (Contact your local agent to find out more about this. Just call (404) 964-2267.)

Begin Showing

After determining the price and listing your home, you will then begin showing it to interested buyers. A successful showing that ends in an offer, is mostly the result of preparation, which includes:

  • Making (at a minimum) minor repairs and cosmetic upgrades
  • De-cluttering and deep cleaning
  • Improving curb appeal
  • Staging

Negotiating

After you begin showing your home, the next step in selling a house in Roswell, if everything goes right, is negotiating. You will begin to receive offers and try to bargain for the best deal.

You don’t have to accept an offer – you can always reject it outright or make a counteroffer. An offer doesn’t become binding until both seller and buyer sign the offer to purchase contract. That’s why it’s important to have an experienced agent in your corner to help you negotiate the best deal, including contingencies before that contract is signed.

Preparing for Closing

After the negotiations have resulted in a signed contract, you will then begin preparing for closing in the process of selling a house in Roswell. And a lot has to happen before the actual closing, including:

  • Home inspection
  • Title search
  • Property survey
  • Septic certification (where applicable)
  • Final walk-through 24 hours prior to closing
  • Final disclosure

Closing

The final step in selling a house in Roswell, the conclusion and finalization of the transaction, is closing. During the closing, which takes place on a specified and agreed-to date, money changes hands, the deed is delivered to the buyer, the title is transferred, and previously agreed-on costs are paid. All of this includes the signing of several documents, such as the deed and mortgage or deed of trust. Ultimately, you get your money, and the buyer gets the key to her new house.

Listing and Marketing

While this step actually occurs early in the process of selling a house in Roswell, we left it for last in the place of prominence because it is so important. Crafting an arresting compelling listing is critical if you want to draw potential buyers in, and marketing that listing to a laser-targeted market is the only way to sell on your terms. But how do you do those things? The best way is to hire an experienced local agent.

Work with the best agents when selling your house in Roswell! Contact us today! (404) 964-2267

Tania Gardere MacLeod

Roswell’s Perfect Spot Top Producing Real Estate Agent & Lacrosse Mama IT'S THE PERFECT SPOT Hi, I’m Tania (pronounced Tan - like a SUN-TANya, not TONya). Not to digress, but I get this question all the time. My husband Doug & I have lived here in Roswell since 2002 and we have 1 son and 3 girls. All of them play lacrosse, so when I’m not out showing and selling houses, doing walk throughs, attending closing celebrations, taking continuing education classes, attending seminars, watching HGTV or jogging with my dogs, you’ll find me on the side lines of a lacrosse field cheering for my kids and their teams! I’ve been in Real Estate right here in Roswell since 2007. Currently, I average about 95%+ of my business comes from referral, so it’s critical that I connect with my clients from the beginning and spend some time discussing what their goals are, so we can create a plan that makes sense for them. I’ve been able to sell homes for more money and in less time than the average agent in Atlanta. That means your house is on the market for less time, so you can move on to your next phase of life... and have more money too! Being in the top 10% of all real estate agents in Atlanta, means I’m doing more business so I deal with the majority of bumps that can come up during a transaction so that we are better prepared how to handle anything that comes our way. This is the biggest investment for most of us, and I want this to be a great experience for you too! I’m not a transactional real estate agent, I’m a FULL - SERVICE RELATIONAL REALTOR®. I am here to help you and your family (including your family pets! ) through the entire process, well before it’s time to put your house on the market to sell or time to buy a new house, and well after we’ve close on your new perfect spot to call home. Sometimes we need to come up with a plan to save up for that dream house for a year or two or even work with my lenders to craft a credit repair or improvement plan so you qualify for a better loan option and rate. Often times, my buyers have to sell first, but they don’t want to put their house on the market before they find the perfect spot to call home and buy. So we have a vicious cycle of not enough homes (or the right homes) on the market when you need to buy. Don’t worry, this is where my networking skills really help you out. I keep a secret list of homes not on the market. And many times, you can tell me a specific neighborhood you want to live in, and I can FIND someone who might consider selling to you. I go the extra mile to make sure we find or sell your perfect spot to call home. I’m your life time real estate advisor! Many referred to me as the high energy Roswell Real Estate Expert. It's where I live, work and play!

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