Things To Consider When Selling Your Baltimore House

Things To Consider When Selling Your Baltimore House
Baltimore Real Estate

by Helene Kelbaugh of Keller Williams Legacy Metropolitan

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Things To Consider When Selling a Home 

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For the past two years, 92% of all buyers have used the internet in their home search according to the National Association of Realtors’ latest Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers.

However, the report also revealed that for the second year in a row 96% percent of buyers that used the internet when searching for a home purchased their home through either a real estate agent/broker or from a builder or builder’s agent. Only 2% purchased their home directly from a seller whom the buyer didn’t know.

Buyers search for a home online but then depend on an agent to find the actual home they will buy (53%) or negotiate the terms of the sale & price (31%) or understand the process (63%).



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Preparing Your Home For Sale

Here are some inexpensive ways to maximize your home's appeal:


Exterior Interior

• Keep the grass freshly cut.

• Remove all yard clutter.

• Apply fresh paint to wooden fences.

• Paint the front door.

• Weed and apply fresh mulch to garden beds.

• Clean windows inside and out.

• Wash or paint home's exterior.

• Tighten and clean all door handles.

• Ensure gutter and downspouts are firmly attached.

• Remove excessive wall hangings, furniture and knickknacks (consider a temporary self-storage unit).

• Clean or paint walls and ceilings.

• Shampoo carpets.

• Clean and organize cabinets and closets.

• Repair all plumbing leaks, including faucets and drain traps.

• Clean all light fixtures.


Closing 101

The closing process finalizes the sale of your home and makes everything official. Also known as settlement, the closing is when you get paid and the buyer receives the deed to your home. .

Here are a few things to bring to the closing:

• House keys

• Garage door opener(s)

• A picture ID


What can you expect? 

The closing agent will look over the purchase contract and identify what payments are owed and by whom; prepare documents for the closing; conduct the closing; make sure taxes, title searches, real estate commissions and other closing costs are paid; ensure that the buyer's title is recorded; and ensure that you receive any monies due to you. .

What are your costs?

Sellers commonly pay the following at closing:

• Mortgage balance and prepayment penalties, if applicable

• Other claims against your property, such as unpaid property taxes

• Unpaid special assessments on your property

• Document stamps (or taxes) on the deed

• Real estate commission

• Legal fee or title insurance premium

After the closing, make sure you keep the following for tax purposes:

• Copies of all closing documents

• All home improvement receipts on the home you sold 



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Data last updated: Jan 19, 2022 1:43:am.