Questions to Consider After You Accept a Home Offer

by JoAnn Heller 02/16/2021

After you accept an offer on a home, you likely will only have a few weeks to pack up your belongings and vacate the premises. As such, there are many questions that home sellers need to consider at this point, including:

1. Where am I going to live?

If you haven't figured out where you're going to live after your home closing, there is no need to panic. Consider all of your potential living options now, and you can plan accordingly.

Oftentimes, friends and family members may be willing to provide you with a temporary place to live. These loved ones may enable you to stay in their houses until you buy a new residence.

On the other hand, if you enjoy being a homeowner, you may want to kick off a home search right away. This will enable you to find a new place to live in the city or town of your choice. Also, if you work quickly, you may be able to finalize your home purchase around the same time that you sell your current house. This is definitely quite the intricate contractual balanceing act that I have guided many clients through. Part of our consultation will be to discuss your housing and moving goals.

2. What is the homebuyer's next step?

In most cases, a homebuyer will have a set amount of time to schedule a home inspection after you accept his or her offer. Once the home inspection is complete, the buyer will receive a report that provides insights into the condition of your house.

For home sellers, a home inspection can be stressful. If a property inspector discovers problems with a residence, a buyer may choose to walk away from a home purchase or ask a seller to complete various home renovations. Or with the right Realor you have other saving options.

When it comes to selling a house, it pays to be honest. If you provide honest responses to a homebuyer's questions about your residence, you can help the buyer make an informed purchase decision. Plus, with this approach, you can minimize the risk that a home inspection may lead a buyer to rescind his or her offer.

3. What will I need to do to finalize the home sale?

The time between accepting a home offer and reaching the closing date may seem endless. However, a patient home seller will be able to stay calm, cool and collected, even if challenges arise along the way.

As a home seller, you should try to do everything you can to reach the finish line of a property sale. If you maintain consistent communication with a real estate agent, you can seamlessly navigate all stages of the home selling cycle.

A real estate agent works on a home seller's behalf and will do everything possible to minimize potential pitfalls. Thus, this housing market professional is happy to respond to a home seller's questions to ensure this individual is fully supported in the weeks and days leading up to a home closing.

I collaborate with all my clients and tailor the game plan to their specifc needs and goals. Most importantly you'll receive plenty of support throughout the home selling journey. I look forward to hearing from you.

About the Author

JoAnn Heller

2020, 2019, 2018 C21 Allstar Sales Person of the Year!

You can google what does it take to buy or sell a house. What google doesn't tell you is how does all that information apply to your personal situation and needs. Most important how can you use all that information and turn it into a means to meet your housing goal? That's where I come in.

I take all the "real" information decipher it for you, combine it with over 17 yrs of experience and use all of it to provide you personally, the highest and best outcome . Back it up with years of consistent high volume sales, knowledge and resources. Personalize it to fit your needs and create the best opportunity to reach your real estate goals in a way that makes sense to you.

Personalized Real Estate with positive economic benefits. Creating trusted Real Estate relationships for over 17 yrs.

Google can't do that. Zillow can't do that. I not only can but I'm excited to !

Wish you all the very best on your journey,

JoAnn Heller,

Real Estate Associate Broker


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