3 Musts When Selling a Home

The three musts when selling a home, offer a home warranty to the buyers. This usually is for one year. This gives the buyer assurance that if any issues come up after close of escrow that they’ll be able to get it fixed for a nominal fee. The buyer feels comfortable knowing that a licensed professional will take care of these issues and it takes the worries away from the buyer worrying about having to come up with additional money later on that they probably don’t have after just personally buying a house. Also have all the disclosures in hand prior to going on the MLS, like the TDS, the SPQ, the natural hazard. There’s a lot more than that. Those are just a few, but it’s really important to have these. Why? Because it saves you time and money. There’s less chance of a buyer falling up because of buyers remorse.

It also keeps buyers away from your property that might have problems with items that you’re disclosing. Also, be as flexible as possible when you’re showing your home and have your home show ready, you want your home sold right? And doesn’t it makes sense to make it available? Don’t give a buyer the opportunity to fall in love with another house because they couldn’t get into yours. What happens is many times buyers stop after they found that one, so make sure they fall in love with yours.

Now, here’s the deal when selling, by being as transparent as possible and taking care of any issues or problems prior to listing your house. Buyers and their agents welcome the transparency in purchasing a home from a seller who has taken the time to be as diligent as possible in fixing any issues as well as fully disclosing any previous issues. Also, it ensures that any problems, issues, or concerns that are dealt with prior to going into escrow so that you don’t waste your precious time, your resources and money. Right? Oh, and one more thing. Think about this. You might, as a seller, want to consider getting a seller’s home warranty coverage. This helps pay for most issues that could arise when your house is on the market and you’d be able to take care of them for a minimal, minimal cost.


— Krista Mashore