Once you have accepted an offer to buy your house, expect to make your house available to a housing inspector, a termite inspector, an appraiser and other inspectors. After seeing the results of the inspections, the buyer may request that additional work be completed before purchase, such as repairing a damaged roof or fixing a leaky faucet. Your Donation Realty agent will discuss with you whether to comply with the buyer’s requests or make a counter-offer.
During this flurry of activity, try to keep your home in show condition. The deal has not closed and still may fall through, which may mean showing your home to more potential buyers. In the meantime, the buyer is working with a lender to secure a loan for the purchase. When the buyer has written loan approval, a closing date can be set.
There will be a final walk-through before all signatures are collected and the deal considered done. The buyer will go room by room to check that everything is in working condition and, if you had agreed to do so, any additional work requested after inspection is completed.
Now you can prepare for your own move, notify your utility companies of the date to transfer your account to a new address, and start packing. Congratulations, you’ve sold your home!
For more information about how Donation Realty can help you sell your home and work with you throughout the whole process to make sure you are getting the most for your home, contact us at 630-445-8638 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't forget, for every house house sold or purchased, we will donate $2,000 to the 501c3 charity of our client's choice! It is simply our way of giving back to the community.