The fact of the matter is that real estate, as a whole, has been dangerously over-simplified. Moving is up there with some of the most stressful life experiences, but it’s also often very exciting. The reality though is that it is stressful for a reason and can be challenging, stressful, and risky. Real estate agents are not all the same and not every one of them will think to (or even know to) serve and protect their clients the way that they should.
Finding the right buyer is very obviously important. Getting said buyer to the closing table, money in your pocket, and you/yours off to your next adventure is even more important! Even if it is made to seem simple, it isn’t an easy feat getting you through the offer, the negotiations, and the acceptance, and then on to and through the necessary disclosures, reviews, contingencies, emotions, challenges, hoops, and general navigations of closing the sale. Through the closing process (the time between having an offer formally accepted with a buyer and when the property is officially transferred out of your name), the number of things that happen in front of and behind the scenes can be staggering.
To over-simplify, in spite of noting how dangerous that can be, during the closing process, a number of things happen. The top 3 considerations are typically…
Past that, there are move coordinations, title considerations, disclosure requirements, legal mandates, the possibility of challenges you never would have thought of, strategic negotiations, professional positioning with your interests in mind, and the herding of many, many cats. And that’s just for starters.
*It’s A LOT to include it all here so if you’d like to learn more about the process of selling your property, just give me a shout! I’m more than happy (honored, actually) to run through it with you*