Seller Faq’s

Selling a home is a serious matter and involves a lot of legal paperwork. Your Melody Samuel Agent will not only professionally market your home but also manage all the paperwork and legalities and ensure the whole process is completed smoothly and safely.

The standard commission is 6% of the sales price. Normally a seller will pay this to their broker upon completion of a successful sale. 

Your Melody Samuel Agent will check previous listings in the are and market trends and availability to out together a fair and exciting value of your home. Based on your urgency to sell, the price of your home can be modified to entice buyers.

While average days on market varies depending on location, price and time of year, once a home is under contract, it takes on average 30-45 days for the contract to close. During this time, buyers will have an opportunity to complete due diligence and to prepare their financing terms. Sellers will be able to address any of the buyers’ concerns, make agreed-upon repairs, and prepare for the move.

In addition to addressing any major defects before listing your home for sale, it’s recommended to ensure all rooms are de-cluttered, well lit, clean and that no foul odors are present.

It is not required but always recommended. Choosing neutral paint colors and removing any clutter, family photos, creates a blank canvas for buyers to envision themselves living in your home.

We discourage owners from being present during open houses. Having the owner in the house makes the buyers uncomfortable. They feel as though they can’t make comments or ask questions that could be offensive. Home owners also have a tendency to be highly protective and might feel insulted by any remarks from buyers.

Earnest Money is normally a advance payment made by the buyer to showcase their serious intentions of buying your home and is accompanied with their buying offer. 

Once a listing agreement is signed, your Melody Samuel Agent will attach a secure lockbox on your house, granting only real estate agents the ability to safely and securely enter your home. The best way to sell your home is to make it available to be seen. Therefore, your agent will work with you and buyer’s agents to ensure showings are scheduled within an appropriate time frame.

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