When you sell with SideDoor, you will save money. Typically, sellers save both buying and selling agent commission fees, totaling 6% of the sale price. Most of our sellers end up saving an average of $20,000 on the sale of their home.
Setting the right price for your home is essential and will be a big influence on the success of your sale. In order to determine what your home is worth, take a look around your neighborhood and see what other homes, similar to yours, are selling for. Consider things like square footage, type of lot (corner, cul-de-sac, etc), number of bedrooms and bathrooms, quality of finishes, and any upgrades that have been done to the home. You can also use online home value calculators. Make sure to gather as much data as possible in order to set a price that will be appealing to buyers.
As you get ready to list, it is important to give your home a good cleaning, clearing away any clutter, personal pictures or objects, or bulky furniture. This will help buyers be able to visualize themselves in the space. When you are ready, we will connect you with a professional real estate photographer who will photograph your home and send you the images for your listing. Professional images make a huge difference in the presentation of your home and help your listing stand out among the rest. SideDoor has an incredibly easy to use interface when it comes to listing your home. You will upload your images, specify size (sqft, beds, baths), and create a description, highlighting special features in the home and things you love about the area. Once you have everything uploaded, your listing will be ready to go live within two business days.
Once your home is listed, interested buyers will begin to schedule showings. Using SideDoor, you can set blocks of time for showings, schedule openhouses, and approve showing requests. SideDoor will also help you to manage your showings; creating a schedule for upcoming showings and sending reminders so you’ll never forget. We will also advertise your openhouses on social media and our website, drumming up interest for your listing and driving buyers to you. All of our buyers must be pre-approved before scheduling showings so only serious buyers will be looking at your home.
Instead of creating a new contract with every counter offer, we will document your negotiation with the buyer in one place until you agree on a price. SideDoor will then help you legally document and lock in your offer. Then, we will help keep you organized to meet deadlines for the home inspection, appraisal, etc so that you are ready when your closing date arrives. Using our network, you will be able to choose a real estate lawyer best suited to your unique situation. They will help you prepare the paperwork and make sure the process goes smoothly.