When you feel like you and your house is ready, it’s time to find yourself a real estate agent. Interview agents in your local neighborhood or ones that have offered excellent service and have a proven track record. Ask how they would market your property, and what kinds of commissions are they willing to accept. This is someone that’s going to be with you throughout the process, so make sure the chemistry works. When you’ve made your decision about an agent, prepare the listing agreement. There are several types available, each one giving you a different level of involvement between you and the broker. Choose one that will reflect the amount of work you’re willing to contribute in the home selling process – and how much money you’re going to spend.
The money you'll spend per your listing agreement should come from the revenue of your home price, so make sure you set the price ideally. A too high or too low price will not help sell your home, as this may create a bad image to potential buyers. Check some cost analysis to get a rough value of your property, and work from there. Don’t forget the costs you have to spend throughout the home selling process. If you set the price right, it’s very possible that potential buyers will start calling for home showings. Prepare for this as well as you can and make sure to prepare your house as well. If you’re using an agent, leave the house whenever a client comes over. If you’re selling on your own, check the points you’re going to show to the potential buyers and think about what you’re going to say. Make mental notes, and if necessary, written notes.
Finally, if the home showings went well, the buyers will make an offer. Offers should be made in standard forms that would satisfy a lawyer. Make sure you know what the buyer wants to include in the sale and what should be excluded. Many of these forms (real estate purchase offer, real estate contract, real estate good faith deposit form, etc.) can be found online if you have access to the Web. You can choose to accept or reject the offer, or modify it and see if the buyer is willing to negotiate with your incentives. Once you’ve reached an agreement, that pretty much brings you to the end of the your home selling process. Chances are that if things were done properly, you'll be closing your home sale within 30 to 45 days barring any unforeseen delays. Good luck!