The first question you might want to ask yourself is, “why do I want to sell my home?” …more space, less space, relocating, convenience. All of these questions affect the potential sale of your home and the negotiating process of that sale.
Dale Jorgenson has worked in the Peoria market advising home owners for over thirty years. In that time, he has studied, assessed and helped hundreds of clients and been a part of thousands of real estate transactions.
Knowing resale value in today’s market is critical, and assessing your home is key to beginning the home selling process. You may want to ask yourself, “What would I like to see or not see if I were touring this home as a potential buyer?”
Problems like chipped paint, dirty walls, windows and doors, unfinished remodeling projects and cluttered garages are all areas for home selling improvement. Make a list of all the interior and exterior projects you want to complete before placing your home on the market. Neat, tidy and organized works
Here are some practical suggestions for enhancing your home's appearance.
Look at your house "THROUGH THE BUYER'S EYES," as though you've never seen it or been there before. Any time or money invested on the following will bring more money in return, and perhaps a faster sale.
Chad Jones, a lifelong Peorian, has been in the forefront of real estate development for twenty-five years. As part of the Jorgenson Group, Chad has been involved in the building and resale of North Peoria and Dunlap homes for first-time buyers, relocation and new construction.
Before you list your home, it is important to do your homework on the real estate companies in your area.
After all, they are competing for your business and this is what makes the real estate industry successful.
Feel free to ask the following questions:
Dale Jorgenson and Chad Jones have helped home owners and investors in determining the fair market analysis for properties throughout the Tri-County area.
There are several factors that go into determining the value of a home.
Only a qualified Realtor® can provide a fair market analysis of the homes for sale in your area. A Market Analysis is usually free and without obligation. For more information on how to receive a FREE Market Analysis that will help you properly determine the value of your home, contact The Jorgenson Group.
The Jorgenson Group is a member of MLS through Jim Maloof, participating in advertising through the Homes Guide, Peoria Journal Star, our website and a year-round commitment to Open Houses on Sundays from 2-4pm.
There are a number of different ways an agent can drive traffic to view your home. Talk with us to form a practical advertising plan for your home.
Dale Jorgenson and Chad Jones of the Jorgenson Group have the experience and expertise to present and negotiate the residential offers between buyers and sellers using a team approach.
An acceptable offer depends on many different things:
When potential buyers are searching for a home, they can respond in three different ways to the seller(s):
This negotiating process can at times seem very complicated. However, if you have the right Realtor®, all of this can be hassle-free.
During the negotiating process of the sale of a home, the seller can react in one of three different ways:
Once a contract is signed, the property is pending. The Jorgenson Group, through Jim Maloof/Realtor®, will complete all the necessary steps towards a successful closing.
The closing process is always changing. It is even referred to “settlement“ or “escrow” in
different parts of the county. With increased technology, many closings are completely automated
and both parties do not have to be present at the same time to sign.
Closings usually take about 30 days to complete. This mainly depends on the buyer's financing availability, successful home inspection completion, and various lender conditions (ex. title search, title insurance, termite inspections, surveys and appraisals).
The closing process is the transfer of the title of the property from the seller to the buyer. The buyer will receive the keys to the home or the deed to the land, while the seller receives payment for the property. The amount the seller receives is based upon the amount that is still owed on the mortgage, any outstanding fees or taxes and any additional closing costs. All legal papers are filed with the local records office.
It is this step where the buyers and sellers do very little. It is important as the buyer to take a final walk through the property to make sure the property's condition has not changed. It is equally important for both the buyer and seller to make sure the paperwork they are signing reflects the agreement of the original sale.
If you plan to hire a moving company you might want to do some research first. Go online and check reviews of local moving companies. Go on a social media site like Facebook and ask your friends.
Moving can be one of the most emotional times in your life. The thrill of something new … new career, a new neighborhood, a new home. While this may sound great to some people, for others these changes can be an emotional rollercoaster. Talk to your family about their feelings to help them with the transition.
10 steps courtesy of Jim Maloof Realty® and The Jorgenson Group