Step 1: Find a Real Estate Agent:

A listing agent (i.e. a real estate agent representing the seller) represents you and your best financial interests. It is his/her job to properly market and get the highest price for your property. Again, having an expert to guide you through the process and negotiate on your behalf is a no brainer. With both expertise and relationships with other agents, Babb Real Estate’s local advantage can save you time and money.

Step 2: Set your Price:

Ideally, you want to get the maximum price and best terms while your home in the shortest amount of time; this means pricing your home correctly from the beginning. The Babb Real Estate team uses a combination of supportive software tools, marketing know-how and years of experience to assess multiple variables and arrive at the right number.

Step 3: Prepare to Show:

Spruce up your space; more attractive homes get more attractive offers. Maybe this means a deep cleaning, de-cluttering and improving your home’s curb appeal. Maybe it means more significant home repairs and improvements. Babb Real Estate can help walk through your home, identify and prioritize improvements, connect you with trusted contractors (if necessary), and make your property appealing to prospective buyers.

Step 4: Market your Home:

Should your agent do more than list your home on the MLS? Yes! From creating video walk-throughs to writing sizzling listings, there are plenty of ways to up your home’s X-Factor. Babb Real Estate employs a multi-media marketing approach—advertising through online portals, social media, email, and print marketing. We know how to connect with your target audience on whatever search platform they use.

Step 5: Negotiate:

By now, you have heard us mention negotiation several times. It is an agent’s fiduciary responsibility to work hard in getting you the best price, but some are more skilled than others. The Babb Real Estate team of expert negotiators knows that negotiation requires confidence, preparation, a command of one’s emotions and an understanding of human psychology. We come to the table with a win-win mentality to help make both parties eager to cooperate, reach an agreement, and get our clients the best price in the shortest time.

Step 6: Close:

Once an offer is accepted and your home is off the market, the buyer can inspect the home and ensure they would like to move forward with the purchase. Once the bank combs through the buyer’s financials and approves their loan, you are nearing the finish line! In a smooth closing, the deed is delivered to the buyer, the title is transferred, financing documents and title insurance policies are exchanged, and negotiated costs are paid. In this home stretch, Babb Real Estate continues to anticipate and head off hiccups, ensures you are meeting your contractual deadlines, and provides regular status updates so you are never in the dark.


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