Thomas E. Williams II
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Emerald Coast Living

Selling Your Home in Northwest Florida

Preparing Your Home for Sale

Selling Your Home in Northwest Florida - Real estate guideNow that you’ve decided to sell and have completed all the paperwork needed, you can make your house more desirable for sale so that you can receive the best price for it. Here are a few basic tips for getting your house ready to be shown and selling your home:

Hopefully these tips on staging your home for sale provide helpful information. We may also share suggestions when we visit your home that should help you ready it for showing so you can receive top dollar.

What Can I Expect to Receive After Selling My Home?

This is the most important detail in the sale of a home to a seller, but often times “Net Profit” is not even talked about. Most people focus on what it costs to sell their home and overlook their gain.

Once you receive an offer, your Realtor will help you to determine the “Net” at the close of escrow. In order to do this, he will look over the terms of the contract, as well as ownership information, such as your mortgage payoff, insurance and/or tax proration. To find out how much money you’ll clear from the sale of your house, itemize and add up your closing costs, then subtract that amount from the sale price of your house.

Here is a list of potential closing costs you may incur as a Seller:

Your Realtor will go over these costs with you and be able to tell you approximately what you can expect to net at closing.

The Home Inspection Process

A home under contract can be expected to undergo an inspection by the Buyer. These inspections are the most common:

Items normally checked during a home inspection include:

If any area is an issue, the buyer may ask the inspector to address concerns regarding indoor air quality, previous fire, pests and mold and expansive soil conditions which may cause cracks and foundation problems.

Another “inspection” is usually done by the Buyer prior to closing which is called the walk-through. At that time it will be confirmed that any repairs agreed upon have been completed and that the home is in the same condition as when the offer was written.

Before Moving Checklist

Are you ready to sell your home? Call Thomas Williams at (850) 258-8670 or contact us online to list your property. Our team members have sold over $250 Million in real estate on Florida’s panhandle.

We specialize in homes, condos, waterfront properties, golf course homes, foreclosures, commercial real estate, new home construction and property developments. Our service areas encompass prestigious coastal communities in Northwest Florida. This includes Destin, Rosemary Beach, Seaside, Watercolor, Watersound, and Alys Beach. It also includes Panama City Beach, Pensacola Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island, Navarre Beach, and Santa Rosa Beach. In addition, we serve other popular communities like Niceville and Freeport. They retain the old Florida feel and are close to the beach, bay, and rivers. Learn more about Florida’s Emerald Coast.