What are the steps to selling my house?

What are the steps to selling my house?

In the state of NY, there are quite a few complications when it comes to selling a house.

There are so many things that must be done correctly in order for the sale of your home to go as smoothly as possible and keep you from making costly mistakes along the way. Hiring a real estate agent can help take off a lot of pressure when dealing with these issues during the sale process of your home. Below we have outlined what is generally expected in this process:

Consider bringing an agent:

The decision to use a real estate agent will depend on the circumstances surrounding your situation, and your individual needs and wants. Research online different local agents, ask friends and family members who they have used in past experience, or even look into open houses locally to get an idea of who the top-performing real estate agents are local.   You will want to make sure that the agent is familiar with the area you plan to list in, as well as knowing about the local market conditions.

What to consider:

When working with an agent, there are a few things to consider: commission fees, funding your own transaction, and if you can handle it alone or not. In many cases, a real estate agent works on commission – which means that they get paid via a percentage of the total amount that they sell your home for. While this might seem like a lot at first, it is worth noting that they take care of all of your issues from start to finish and take more worry off of you than doing it yourself would be able to. Another thing worth paying attention to is that when a real estate agent is used, homes tend to sell for higher dollar amounts.

It is also important to consider which title company you work with during the transaction.   Sometimes while are buying or selling a home, the title company is used to handle all of the paperwork such as a TP584 form and other administrative tasks involved in order for the sale to go through as planned. When shopping around for which title company you would like to use during your transaction, it is important that you read reviews on them so that you know whether they will be able to take care of all of your needs or not.  We suggest working with a proven company like MacGregor Abstract.  They have a great reputation for handling all types of real estate transactions. They can answer any questions that you may have and will work with you every step of the way.

Another important decision during this process is your choice of a real estate attorney.  There are a lot of moving parts in a real estate transaction and you want to make sure that you have someone who is professional, experienced, and knowledgeable so that your transaction will go smoothly.  The knowledge you get from using a real estate lawyer can also help with future transactions for times such as selling off one of your properties or buying another property.

As mentioned above, when it comes to real estate there are a lot of laws in place that you need to be aware of and they all deal with different aspects of the process. There are laws protecting both buyers and sellers depending on what side of the transaction they are on. One good reason for having an attorney by your side during this time is because if something goes wrong in the process then it will be easier to find out exactly where you stand legally and exactly who is liable to fix the situation.   This will prevent any kind of misunderstandings or confusion on the part of either party.

In conclusion, when you are selling your house in NY state, it is very important that you work with top-quality professionals.   It will be well worth the extra money that you pay to have a team of experts who are committed to seeing the sale through and making sure that everything goes smoothly from beginning to end, as opposed to choosing the cheapest options at your disposal and hoping it doesn’t cost you more in the long run.


David Lockhart