Selling your home shouldn’t be stressful, but it does take a well-planned and implemented strategy to yield the best results. I’m confident that I can sell your home using my PP&M strategy, in which I Prepare, Price, and Market your home as it fits within the available market inventory. Understanding and monitoring your home’s market position allows us the foresight to adjust our negotiating stance depending on changing market conditions, as well as your personal requirements. Hiring an experienced real estate professional ensures that the investment in your home pays off. My services and experience will allow you to focus on your move while I handle the sale from our first meeting through closing.
How I Work For You:
- Your needs and objectives are my top priority.
- Communicate with you in a timely manner all details related to the sale of your home.
- Provide you recommendations and advice to prepare your property to yield the highest net sale price within your chosen time frame.
- Provide you with the most current market activity to develop an effective pricing strategy to achieve the most rewarding sale.
- Work diligently to protect your interests at every stage of the home-selling process.
- Help you find your next home and answer all your questions about the local market; including schools, neighborhoods, the economy and more.
What Is Your Home Worth?
Call me today for a free Competitive Market Analysis of your home. You may also e-mail me your name, property address, special features, recent upgrades, and other pertinent information about your home and I will send you a Comparable Market Analysis.
What are your costs to close?
The costs to close are a variety of costs associated with selling your home, including; realtor fees, title insurance, proration of real estate taxes, settlement charges & recording fees as well as fees associated with the buyer’s loan; such as updating the as-built and the cost of an appraisal. There could be other costs depending on the specifics of your home; such as a recertification of the well and septic system. The majority of these costs are paid at closing. Most of these costs vary depending on the sale price of your home and the type of financing your buyer is using.
- Title insurance and recording fees; each side of the transaction generally pays for their portion of these costs.
- Broker’s commission is a negotiable fee, typically near 6% in the state of Alaska.
- Lender document prep fee and escrow closing fee. These fees are split 50% between the buyer and seller unless the buyer is using VA entitlement, which requires the seller to pay these fees.
- Attorney fee to draw up your Deed of Trust to transfer title into the buyer’s name. Typically paid by the seller.
- Real Estate property taxes will be prorated at closing. If you’ve prepaid your taxes, you will be getting the prorated portion back shortly after closing. If you haven’t paid your taxes, you will be charged to bring them current. Real Estate taxes are commonly paid through an escrow account funded with a portion of your mortgage payment.
- As-built survey or a re-certification of as-built survey may be required if changes have been made to the property or to confirm how the improvements are situated on the property.
- Appraisals are generally a seller’s expense in the state of Alaska.
- Home inspection fees are generally a buyer’s expense in Alaska. However, additions to the general inspection (i.e. furnace, plumbing, or well and septic tests) are generally a seller’s expense.
Repair and maintenance items uncovered during the inspections are negotiable, but the seller normally pays for the health and safety items, as they will be required for financing.
If you’re considering selling your home and would like a professional valuation including the breakdown of all the costs associated with a possible sale, please give me a call or send me an e-mail.