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Home Buying and Selling Calendar

R Home Buying & Selling Calendar SUBMIT OR RESUBMIT YOUR PRE-APPROVAL APPLICATION ENTER MUTUAL ACCEPTANCE, CLOSE THE DEAL Most mortgage pre-approvals are good for 60 to 90 days. If your search extends beyond that, resubmit your application to last another 60 to 90 days. Buyers should deposit earnest money, review the seller disclosure forms, review the ownership history and title and schedule a home inspection. FIND A GREAT REAL ESTATE AGENT STAY STRONG MAKE AN OFFER LINE UP AN INSPECTOR CLOSING DAY! Do your homework online and then ask Get your keys! Attend the closing and bring a government-issued ID and your payment for any overages. If you bought with Redfin, enjoy your Redfin Refund and celebrate your success! The home search Month START LOOKING FOR HOMES ONLINE process can be grueling, but keep your eye on the prize! Your have some recommendations, but another great place to look is Redfin Open Book. to interview a few ent should Narrow down your list of must-haves and nice-to-haves. Are you set on a particular school district or agents in person. Redfin surveys our clients and posts every review online, so you can see what other homebuyers have said about each of our agents. 3. Weeks Months neighborhood? How many bedrooms do you need? Do you want a single-family home, or are you open to a townhouse? SIGN UP FOR REDFIN SAVED SEARCHES AND INSTANT UPDATES ATTEND OPEN HOUSES AND GO ON HOME TOURS STAGE YOUR LIST YOUR HOME ON THURSDAY OR FRIDAY CLOSING DAY! Sign up to receive notifications from the Redfin app about open houses when you're in the neighborhood for homes you've added to your favorites and check out the Redfin home tour checklist to get the most out of each tour. НОМЕ Work with your agent, ASSESS YOUR GET Declutter each room and showcase key features, like new hardwood floors. lender and the title or escrow company to ensure a smooth transfer of ownership to the buyer. Celebrate, you did it! SITUATION PRE-APPROVED is Make sure you've filed your taxes and have a paper trail for major financial transactions from the It's best to choose a local lender and get a pre-approval letter before you begin house hunting in earnest. updated every 15 to 30 minutes, so you'll always get the most up-to-date information about homes that fit your search criteria. Average daily website traffic on Redfin is 20% higher on weekdays than over the weekend, and traffic on Fridays is 29% higher than Sundays. Buying GET PROFESSIONAL LISTING ENTER MUTUAL ACCEPTANCE, CLOSE THE DEAL past year. Week PHOTOS TAKEN A Redfin analysis found that homes listed with OPEN HOUSE Sign the offer, negotiate and complete inspection repairs and start packing! Start Months Months professional photos sell for $3,400 to $11,200 more, relative to their list prices. Redfin pays for professional photography for all clients as part of the listing package. Selling FIND A GREAT REAL ESTATE AGENT LOOK AT THE CALENDAR MAKE SMALL REPAIRS MONITOR YOUR LISTING EVALUATE AND NEGOTIATE THE OFFERS DEEP CLEAN PREPARE FOR THE OPEN HOUSE ASK YOUR AGENT FOR HOMEBUYER FEEDBACK Wash the floors, scrub the grout, scour the kitchen, dust the blinds, wash the windows and steam clean the carpets. Redfin Listing Dashboard allows Take time to patch a small hole in the wall or fix peeling wallpaper. Evaluate two or three agents; don't just hire the one who promises to sell your home for the highest price. Ask each agent which homes she's sold in your area, how she'll market your home, what she charges in fees and how quickly her last five to 10 listings sold. Read customer reviews. Be wary of agents who will lock you in for six months with a listing contract. Strategize with your agent about when to put your home on the market. Put away valuables such as cash, jewelry and personal items, such as family photos and your personal calendar. Once your home is on the market, tour requests should start rolling in. Your agent should call each buyer's agent and ask for feedback on the place and its price. Once you hear the same feedback from a few buyers, act on it. home sellers to track online and in-person traffic to their listing compared with that of nearby comparable homes for sale. Your agent will present all the offers, advise you on counteroffers and guide you through negotiating prices and terms. FIGURE OUT WHERE YOU'RE MOVING Determine if you're planning to buy a new home right away or down the road or if you're just looking to rent your next place. Visit to find an agent and get started now. CO

Home Buying and Selling Calendar

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This step-by-step infographic by Redfin agents demystifies the home buying and selling process for anyone in the market.




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