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When Nancy Sells Your Home

Nancy makes selling your home a much easier process than you might expect. To enable Nancy to help you get the best possible price for your personal or investment property, there are steps that will need to be followed:

Your Personal Interview with Nancy

This is probably the most important step. During this interview, you will be presented a complete market analysis of your home and market area. You will be advised as to what, if anything, needs to be done to your home to guarantee the highest possible sale price and to compete effectively with other homes currently on the market.

Listing Your Home with Nancy

There are many listing forms that will need to be completed to give Nancypermission to facilitate the sale of your home. When the listing agreement is signed, Nancy goes into action!
  1. A For Sale sign will be prominently placed. A lock box, and an information box will be placed on your property
  2. With your input, your property will be listed in First Multiple Listing Service (North Atlanta's multiple listing service), Georgia MLS, Keller Williams MLS,, and Trulia, creating a spider network for Internet search engines.
  3. Interior and exterior photographs will be taken of your home
  4. Impressive 4-color flyers and feature sheets will be generated and placed in your home
  5. Your home will be added to Nancy's print and internet advertising
  6. Nancy' and her fellow Keller Williams agents will preview your property

Showing Your Home

Showings will generate the most important thing for a home seller: a contract! Although it is difficult and inconvenient to keep your home presentable at all times, it is when you least expect it, that you'll get a call asking to see your home, "and we're in your neighborhood".

After each showing, we will contact the agent who showed your home, to ask for feedback from the prospective buyer who toured your home. Feedback and opinions will be shared with you. If there is a second showing, Nancy will contact the buyer's agent and attempt to facilitate an offer on your home. Anytime buyers are at your home for an extended period of time, please feel free to Contact Us and she will contact the agent.

Offer to Purchase On Your Home

When an offer to purchase on your home is made, Nancy will contact you immediately and inform you of the terms of the contract. If you plan to go out of town, remember to leave a contact number with Nancy or her team. Experience dictates that we should expect a negotiating process - either verbally or in writing. Once the terms are agreed upon, the buyer's agent will finalize the offer and present it to Nancy with earnest money. Nancy will then contact you for your signature.

Once You Are Under Contract

Just when you think, "Finally, I don't have to vacuum and make up the beds everyday!", your buyer will want to conduct the home inspection. This is where the buyer insures that the home is in good condition and does not require any immediate repairs. The buyer's agent will schedule the inspection with us. You will be notified of the dates for the appropriate inspections. You can expect to be contacted with the schedule for the applicable inspections:

The Basic Home Inspection will cover built-in appliances, electrical system, plumbing, heating and cooling systems, roof covering (flashing, gutters), doors and windows, exterior surfaces, structural components (foundation, columns, chimneys, floors, walls, ceiling, roof), porches, decks, fireplaces, flues, crawl space and attic ventilation systems;

Radon Gas Inspection: This inspection looks for trapped radon gas, which is found in slabs and basements.

Well and Septic Inspection: If this inspection applies to the particular home you are purchasing, it will verify the quality of your water and identify any need for repairs or cleaning of the septic system;

Mold Inspection: This inspection looks for toxic mold growth that could be hazardous to one's health; Spa and/or Pool Equipment (if applicable).

Repairs that are identified as a result of these inspections are negotiable with the Seller. Please be cautious not to confuse required repairs with cosmetic repairs. Sellers are not required to make cosmetic repairs unless otherwise agreed to, in the original contract. Sellers should expect to pay at least 1 to 1.5% for home repairs requested by the Buyer after the inspection.

Repairs that the Buyer requests and that you agree to, must be satisfactorily completed prior to the closing. Nancy can recommend skilled contractors to handle these repairs; sometimes the contractors can be paid at closing.

Appraisal and Review Process

The buyer's lender will contact us to schedule an appraisal of the home. This is done by appointment and usually takes about one hour. A house will almost always appraise for the contract price, sometimes higher. As the home seller, you will not hear the results of the appraisal unless your home fails to appraise at the sale price. This is one call that Nancy truly hates to make.

Closing Day!

This is the happy day! Your part should take about thirty minutes. You will likely review the settlement statement with Nancy or your "Closing Specialist" prior to closing, so you will be familiar with the figures involved in the transaction. If you are unable to attend the closing, arrangements can be made for you to execute the closing statement prior to closing and the attorney will hold the documents until closing day. You may plan to pick up your proceeds from the sale, at the closing. We will be at the closing, helping you through this final step!