Seller's Guide

With services like Compass Concierge and years of experience, the Tate Advisory Group can expertly help you navigate the challenges of selling your home for top dollar.

Hiring a trusted real estate professional is a critical component of selling your home or investment property. While buying or selling a house independently as possible, it’s often more difficult and less financially rewarding to list a property for sale by the owner. An experienced team like the Tate Advisory Group can offer you in-depth insight into the best neighborhoods throughout Central Florida. 

Additionally, you’ll gain access to cutting-edge services like Compass Concierge and Bridge Loan Services. Sellers trust the Tate Advisory Group because they have a reputation for maximizing profits fast and efficiently with little stress for all involved parties. The below seller’s guide will help you protect your assets and understand the basics of what can sometimes be a complicated process.

Preparing Your Property for The Market

Everyone wants their house to appeal to buyers. The more people interested in purchasing your property, the better chances of selling fast for a large profit. However, it takes careful planning and diligence to make your house look professional and appealing on open house day.

One of the many advantages of working with a Compass real estate team like the Tate Advisory Group is that you can access the innovative Compass Concierge service. With Compass Concierge, you can get fronted for the cost of premium home improvement services without worrying about interest accumulating over time. This hassle-free service helps you sell your home faster and for a higher price.

Services Included:

  • Professional staging
  • Landscaping
  • Electrical work
  • Repairs (roofing, floors, etc.)
  • Pest control
  • Cosmetic renovations
  • More than 100 other services

There are tasks you can tackle independently as well, such as depersonalizing your home by removing family pictures, heirlooms, and any other clutter that makes your home look “lived in.”

The goal is to make your home look amazing but also like no one has lived there before. Buyers want the chance to envision what their life will look like unfolding within the space, and it’s hard to do that with photos of people they don’t know adorning the walls.

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Accepting an Offer

When it comes time to pick the best offer made on your property, don't get too distracted by the dollar signs. The highest bid is not always the best one. There are many factors to consider during this stage. Luckily, having an experienced real estate professional advocating for you will make this part of the process much less intimidating.

For starters, you might have an ideal number in mind for your home, but even if a buyer matches (or exceeds) that price point, it's critical to ensure they have the money to back it up. That's why it's best to work with pre-qualified buyers with certified letters of pre-approval from an accredited lender. Then you know they have been approved to borrow a specific loan amount. You'll also need to figure out what contingencies will be part of the deal. Fewer contingencies, such as inspections and appraisals, mean a buyer has fewer chances to back out of the agreement.

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Closing Process

The closing process is a little easier for the party selling property than for those buying the house, but that doesn't make it any less important. Closing can make or break a deal, so it's best to come prepared. Your Tate Advisory Group real estate agent will help ensure that all of your paperwork and details are in order so that the final day is seamless. You should expect to meet with the buyer for the settlement process, where both parties will review the documents and funds to finalize the transaction.

At this point, property ownership will transfer to the buyer, and the seller will receive the proceeds. Sellers should bring any property keys or miscellaneous items like codes and garage door openers to hand over to the buyer along with at least forms of government-issued identification and anything else your realtor asks you to provide.

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The Tate Advisory Group is ready and willing to assist you with all of your real estate needs. Contact us today to get started with your home buying or selling process!

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