How To Sell Your House in Orange County

Are you getting ready to sell a Orange County house? Before you list it, learn about the different ways you are able to sell it. In our latest post, we explore your options and lay out the simple steps to sell your house in Orange County.

When it comes time to sell your home in Orange County, there are two common options you can choose from. The first would be selling your house directly to a buyer. The second would be hiring an agent to handle things for you. Each solution has its pros and cons. What works for one house, may not work for another. Think about what each method will mean for you before selling your house in Orange County!


Selling Your House Directly:

Get An Offer

Each home buyer has their own methods. With a direct sale to H&M Realty Group, the process is straightforward and fast. Tell us about the property you wish to sell, we will view it an make an offer. It is up to you whether or not you want to sell to us. There isn’t any obligation or pressure to sell.

Sell Your House

If you accept the offer, we are able to close in only a couple days. We pay for the closing costs and take care of the repairs and cleaning. We aim to make selling your house directly a completely stress-free, yet lucrative process. We leave the sale date up to you. This will let you prepare and plan ahead, which you aren’t able to do with a traditional listing.

Selling With An Agent:

Price It To Sell

Many people make the mistake of pricing their house too high. Having to repeatedly lower your price doesn’t look good to potential buyers. The pricing history is public knowledge, so if it is dropped many times, buyers can begin to think there is something wrong with the house. Don’t waste your time pricing it too high. You might think it is worth a shot, but when in reality it doesn’t paint a good picture to buyers. Most buyers have done their homework and will find your inflated price off-putting.

Find An Agent You Can Trust

It can be difficult finding an agent you trust and like. Keep in mind, when you sign a listing agreement with an agent, you are bound to them for a set amount of time. Typically anywhere from 3-6 months. During this time, no matter how the house sells, they will be entitled to their commission. Interview multiple agents before making your decision and be sure to speak to some past clients to get their opinions on how the agent handled the sale.

Get It Ready For Potential Buyers

Before you list the property, make the needed repairs to get it ready. Fix anything that looks bad cosmetically as well as anything that will come up during a home inspection. By fixing these things ahead of time, you will save your self some grief when a potential buyer looks to inspect and negotiate the price of the home. Now is also the time to tend to the landscaping and curb appeal.

Market and Prepare To Show The House

Once the house is ready to go, you will need to market and get it ready for showings. Clean the house from top to bottom or have it professionally done for the biggest impact. Put away all personal items and clear away anything that makes the house look cluttered. Incorporate some eye-catching items to stage the house such as a fresh bouquet of flowers or colorful bowl of fruit. Make the space inviting and also photo ready. When marketing the house, choose popular sites and publications your potential buyers are likely to peruse.

Find A Buyer

This can be easier said than done. Hopefully, with the right marketing, your house gets seen and there is a lot of interest in the home. It can take many property showings and many months of waiting before you get an offer that you will accept. If you are very patient, waiting can pay off if you receive an offer you like!

Endure The Negotiation Process, If Applicable

Once a buyer has made an offer, they will have an inspection done on the house. Most offers contain a contingency allowing room for negotiation should major repairs be required. If you can’t come to terms, or if the house doesn’t appraise at the price you are asking, the whole thing could fall through and you could find yourself back at square one.

Wait For The Closing

If your buyer is using a lender, you can expect to spend several weeks waiting for the property to close. This is just more time you will be responsible for the taxes, utilities, and insurance on the home.

As you can see, selling your house directly is a much simpler process! Find out if it is right for you before signing a listing agreement!

Ready to sell your house in Orange County? We can help! Send us a message or give us a call today! 949-625-4533

Joe

Broker/Realtor/Investor/Mentor (41 years experience) Specialties: Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Foreclosure, Short-Sale, Property Management, Landlord I'm a Full Time Real Estate Professional, house flipper and mentor to many of my clients. I am here to help you get top dollar for your home or get you the best price for a home that you are going to live in. I have over 40 years of real estate experience for you to draw on and actively list and sell over 20 homes a year. I have sold over 600+ homes in the last ten years alone. I am a very skillful negotiator and will work diligently to help you realize the best possible price when buying or selling your home. With my Exclusive Home Acquisition & Sales System, I can find the Right Home for You! I have access to homes no other Realtor will show you. I can show you how to save an average of $10,000.00 on the purchase price. We will find a home that fits your needs, in a neighborhood that suits your style. If you are selling your home then I can bring all the professionals to you. I always include professional photos in ALL my listings. I have contractors standing by to assist with those upgrades if needed. I can also quickly get you ALL CASH offers for your home if you desire. My marketing surpasses all other agents. It begins with extensive internet advertising to hundreds of websites throughout the world. I do direct mail marketing for you home and also knock on doors in your neighborhood when I am holding an open house. I hold you home open to expose it to as many buyers as possible. My Exclusive program is designed to sell your home for Top Dollar in Any market. I am an experienced flipper here in Orange County and therefore can offer you my over 40 years of real estate experience. The information is available to you at no charge! If you like what you see, please call me and setup Your Free Consultation.

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