Everything you need to know about putting your home on the market in Humboldt County, accepting an offer, and closing on your home dream home in Humboldt County.


Selling your Humboldt County home can be a daunting undertaking, so it’s important to go into the process prepared. With the guidance of an experienced agent and this useful guide, you can make sure everything's in order, giving yourself the best possible chance to get your desired price. Follow the steps listed here and you’ll soon experience the satisfaction of completing a successful sale.


Step 1: Understand Why You're Selling

When selling your Humboldt County home, it is essential to understand your goals. Do you need a quick sale in order to facilitate a move? Have you set a certain amount of money that you want to make from the sale? Answering these questions will help you craft an offer that meets your individual needs. Consult with your real estate agent, Christina, before pricing the home; if you are trying to sell quickly, for example, she may suggest a lower starting price than if making money is your primary objective. Understanding and conveying your objectives allows Christina to adjust the asking price accordingly so that you can attain all of your goals from the sale of your house.


Step 2: Determine Selling Price

Knowing the right price for your home is crucial when it comes to selling. The right price will attract the most attention from real estate agents and potential buyers, while overpricing can lead to a lack of interest. Additionally, underpricing could mean you get significantly less than what your home is worth. To ensure that you’re setting the correct price, it’s best to consult with a trusted real estate agent like Christina who can assess the value of comparable homes in the area, evaluate current market conditions, and even recommend a property appraisal if necessary. Let Christina help you arrive at an accurate pricing strategy for your home and achieve a successful sale!


Step 3: Start Preparations

Getting your home in showroom condition for a sale is no easy feat, but it is an essential task that many homeowners will have to complete. Taking the time and effort to depersonalize the space by eliminating most of your personal items from sight and ensuring that all minor repairs are taken care of will demonstrate to potential buyers both your commitment to having a well-maintained residence, as well as the excellent condition of the home itself. Performing a deep clean can help take things an extra step further by making sure that the space looks spotless and perfectly presentable. If you begin this process well before you list your property, you can have peace of mind knowing that it is ready for viewing and likely to make a greater impact on prospective purchaser.


Step 4: Develop a Marketing Strategy

With Christina's help, you can be sure that your home will get the attention it deserves. She will build a tailor-made marketing strategy to bring the most attention to your listing. From agent referrals and traditional media to SEO advertising, every strategy will be carefully tested to maximize traffic within the first three weeks of her collaboration with you. Her experience and expertise make Christine the perfect partner for a successful advertising campaign of your beloved home — one that is just as unique as you are!


Step 5: Evaluate Offers

Receiving an offer can tilt the scales, but it's important to ensure that the buyer is truly able to execute. We'll do our due diligence and make sure they have already taken care of prequalifications or mortgages with a lender. If you find the offer is low, there are several paths forward. Consider making a counter-offer or offering other concessions like covering closing costs, deferring certain repairs, negotiating on move-in date, or leaving behind appliances and fixtures for the buyers. Taking care of these details ahead of time will create win-win solutions for everyone involved!


Step 6: Accept an Offer

Once both parties have accepted the offer, for everything to move ahead it is essential that the proper components are included in the written contract. This could include items such as deposit amount, down payments, financing details and other important matters about inspections, rights and repair allowances, contigencies settlement date and all applicable fees and who will pay them. Once this is reviewed and the terms agreed to by both sides, Christina will proceed with preparing a final contract that accurately represents all the parties' agreement.


Step 7: Get Ready to Close

With the offer made and accepted, Christina has you covered when it comes to the tasks of getting ready for closing. We'll make a list of everything that needs to be done: from formal inspections, surveys, and appraisals to any repairs that will need to be completed before closing. She will take care of all the payment details for each item, plus ensure the paperwork is up-to-date and in-order by the closing date. To be extra sure that all our efforts are not in vain, we'll call up the company just a few days prior to confirm everything is good-to-go. Before you know it, you'll need to also plan for your big move - so don't forget to make arrangements soon if you haven't already! With this checklist wrapped up, we're guaranteed success in selling your home quickly and efficiently.


Step 8: Close

At this point in time, all that remains to be done is the official closing of the transaction. Here, you will meet with the pertinent personnel to handle paperwork, address any remaining issues and set dates for deeding the property over to its new owner. Furthermore, Christina can provide support while you handle final details such as canceling services like utilities and cable and changing account names if necessary. Finally, instructions regarding appliances will also be given over to the new owner so they can continue to take advantage of their new home’s features immediately.

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The greatest honor that I can earn is your respect and trust. Please feel free to call me if you, or someone you know, is ready to buy or sell in beautiful Northern California, in Humboldt County. Even if you're just starting to envision a future home change. I am the leading real estate agent at Remax Arcata. I have helped many buyers find their dream home in Humboldt and the surrounding areas, including Arcata, Eureka, Trinidad and Ferndale. I will take excellent care of you.

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