Selling Your Home

Your Bend Premier Broker is here to help you navigate through the complicated home selling process. Our goal at Bend Premier Real Estate is to take the stress out of real estate, and to give you the confidence you need to make informed decisions that will lead to a successful closing.

8 Steps to Selling a Home

1. Meeting with your Bend Premier Broker

The first step in the home selling process is typically sitting down with your Bend Premier Broker to discuss and map out the best path forward. This includes a discussion about current market conditions, your goals and reasons for selling, and an opportunity to build and plan a reasonable timeline to help keep you organized during the selling process. 

2. Pricing your Home

Before you even meet, your Bend Premier Broker will likely already have conducted a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) for your home which can be extremely valuable in pricing your home correctly the first day it hits the market. Overpricing your home, or "testing the market," can be detrimental to the sale of your home and may actually result in a longer selling cycle and less money in your pocket. Your Bend Premier Broker will use the CMA to evaluate recently sold, pending, and active homes for sale in the surrounding areas that are similar to yours (e.g., style, size, amenities) in order to determine the best price to list your home. Here it is very important to use an experienced real estate broker who is not only familiar with selling real estate in the Bend Real Estate Market, but also with the pricing and trends within the neighborhoods of Bend and the surrounding areas.

3. Preparing your Home

The condition of your home can have a major impact on not only how quickly it sells, but for how much. The advice of your Bend Premier Broker can be your most valuable asset here. First impressions are important! In addition to getting rid of clutter and cleaning, your Bend Premier Broker can give you other useful tips in making your home more appealing to buyers such as de-personalizing your home and staging tips. When a buyer walks though a home they are trying to visualize themselves and their family living there... not yours. Together you can put together a list of important items that you can do yourself to get your home ready for sale, and those that might require professional assistance. 

4. Marketing your Home

Now that your home is all spruced up, it's time for your Bend Premier Broker to market your property for sale. With over 93% of home buyers using the internet in their home search (2020 NAR Home Buyer & Seller Generational Trends), our company places a heavy emphasis on getting the word out where the buyers are... online. This includes both our organic and paid company website exposure, extended MLS coverage areas in Oregon and Washington, paid social media advertisements, and for our luxury homes inclusion in the #1 portal for luxury real estate www.luxuryrealestate.com. Your Bend Premier Broker will be able to discuss the marketing plan specifically developed for your property.

5. Receiving Offers

Receiving and negotiating offers is where working with an experienced Bend Premier Broker really pays off. In a high demand market like Bend, it is not unusual to receive multiple offers. You need a Broker with a good level of expertise and negotiation skills in order to help you accomplish your sales goals.  Although it is normal to look at the price first, the offer can contain many other items as well including financing, earnest money, possession date, fixtures/furniture/appliances to be included, required inspections, contingencies, and due diligence. It is the job of your seasoned real estate agent to represent you during this process, and make sure that your interests are best protected and to negotiate the best possible deal for you.

6. Sign & Close

Once you accept an offer, the final process is known as closing. Your Bend Premier Broker will help you review the closing statements, help make sure all conditions in the Purchase and Sale agreement are satisfied, help provide names of appropriate professionals as needed, and be there to answer any questions you may have. Once paperwork is signed by all parties, documents are recorded, and the funds are disbursed,... the transaction is complete. 

Hopefully these essential steps along with the guidance of your Bend Premier Broker will make your selling experience successful and rewarding. For more information, please fill out the form below and we will be glad to answer any questions you may have.

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