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Seller Information

The time has come for you to sell your home and move on. What should you do now? Should you try to sell it yourself?

Should you call a REALTOR®? Which REALTOR®? Which Company?

What are the most important points to consider when you list your home for sale?   Where are you going to live after you sell?

A lot of thoughts will pass through your mind when you decide to sell your home. Lets take a look at what your options might be.

First things first – You need to gather some information

  1. How much will my home sell for?
  2. How much will a new home cost?
  3. How much time do I have before I have to move?

You know the answer to #3, but #1 and #2 are where your Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices agent comes in.

How much will your home sell for?

We will prepare a market analysis to help you determine what your home should sell for in a normal time period, and how much it should sell for if you have to get moved quickly.   See our Key Market Factors section.

How much will a new home cost?

Your Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices agent can provide you information about homes for sale, not just in Bloomington and Monroe County, but throughout the United States. See our section on Buyer Information.

Sell it yourself or List with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Indiana Realty?

Ask yourself these 9 questions then see our Marketing Services section.

  1. Do I have the time to find a buyer or do I have to get it sold quickly?
  2. Do I have time to show the property myself? ….and will I know that people looking at my home are qualified to buy or are they just "tire kickers"?
  3. Can I take inquiry calls about my home where I work or is the caller relegated to leaving a message on your home answering machine?
  4. Are the people who will be entering my home looking to take advantage of me, and can these people be trustworthy?
  5. Can I set in place for sale signs, advertising in the paper, answering the phone, setting appointments, learning the paperwork and writing legal and binding contracts?
  6. Can I negotiate strongly in my own behalf without losing a potential buyer? Do I have the required Residential disclosure statements required in Indiana? If my home was built prior to 1978 where can I get a lead based paint disclosure and where do I find the federally mandated Lead Paint brochure for every buyer.
  7. Can I help a buyer get qualified for a loan, and can I get a lender to work with me to see that the loan is approved if an appraiser can’t justify a sales price I negotiated.
  8. When I find a buyer, which closing company do I use for the title work and transfer documents. Throughout the transaction have I complied with federal fair housing laws (they apply to everyone, not just professionals).
  9. After we closed the transaction am I still responsible to fix items that may break because I could not provide a home warranty?

If you found as most people do that you could not answer yes to the majority of the questions above then you probably should consider listing your home with a professional. We hope you choose Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. We think you’ll find our marketing services are the most powerful in the area, and that our agents are the most aggressive at obtaining sales. When all is completed we’re confident you’ll be glad to recommend our company and your agent to others.