Buying and Selling Real Estate Journey with The Southside Group

We're truly excited to be your trusted partners on this exciting real estate journey. Whether you're buying, selling, or doing both, we're here to help you every step of the way. We're here to give you expert help and support at every turn. Your happiness and success mean the world to us, and we're here to help guide you in making the right decisions.  With The Southside Group on your team, you can feel confident and be ready to tackle anything that comes your way in the world of real estate. Let's make your dreams come true together! 

SELLINGSelling

Welcome to the exciting journey of selling your home! With our dedicated support and expertise, we're here to make the process as seamless as possible. From preparing your home for listing to negotiating offers and coordinating closing, we'll be by your side every step of the way. Together, we'll showcase your property, attract potential buyers, and celebrate the successful sale of your home. Let's embark on this journey together and make your selling experience a resounding success!

PRE-LISTING 

  • Collaborate with your real estate agent to gather necessary documents and prepare your home for listing. Preparing Your Home for Photos
  • Complete any repairs or improvements recommended by your agent to enhance your home's appeal to potential buyers.
  • Declutter and depersonalize your space to make it more inviting to prospective buyers.
  • Schedule time with your real estate agent for a picture day to capture stunning images of your home. Here's a guide on Preparing Your Home for Photos to help you get started.

COMING SOON/LISTING STAGE 

  • Work closely with your agent to finalize the listing agreement and set an appropriate listing price for your home.What to expect from showings
  • Your agent will craft compelling descriptions to showcase your property online.
  • Your home will be listed on the multiple listing service (MLS) and marketed through various channels to attract potential buyers.
  • Expect open houses and private showings to be scheduled, providing buyers with opportunities to view your home firsthand. Here's a guide on What to expect from showings to help you prepare for this stage of the selling process.

NEGOTIATION

  • Review offers received from potential buyers with your agent and negotiate terms, including price, contingencies, and closing date.
  • Your agent will provide guidance and support throughout the negotiation process to help you achieve the best possible outcome.

UNDER CONTRACT 

  • Once an offer is accepted, your agent will help you navigate the contract stage, including signing the purchase agreement and completing necessary inspections.Transmittal of Homeowners Association DocumentsSeller’s Home Inspection Checklist 
  • Your agent will work with you to address any issues that arise during the inspection process and negotiate repairs or credits with the buyer. Here's a quick guide for "Seller's Home Inspection Checklist" to help you prepare for this stage of the selling process.
  • If your property is part of an HOA, please reach out to them to inform them of the sale. They will guide you in retrieving the HOA resale package, which is essential for the transaction process. It's crucial to obtain these documents as soon as possible. Here's a handout explaining the Transmittal of Homeowners Association (HOA) documents.

POST CLOSING

  • Cancel utilities and transfer any remaining services to the new owner's name.
  • Notify relevant parties of your change of address and forward mail as needed.
  • Your agent will coordinate with the title company, lender, and other parties involved in the transaction to prepare for closing.
  • You'll attend the closing appointment to sign the final paperwork and officially transfer ownership of the home to the buyer.
  • Upon closing, you'll receive proceeds from the sale and hand over keys to the new owner.
  •  Celebrate the successful sale of your home and begin planning for your next steps. 

 

BuyingBUYING

Welcome to the journey of homeownership! With your property now under contract, we're here to guide you through the final steps towards owning your dream home. From scheduling inspections to coordinating closings, we'll ensure a smooth process every step of the way. Let's make your homeownership dreams a reality together!

UNDER CONTRACT 

  • After your offer is accepted it’s time to schedule property inspections, appraisals, and any other necessary assessments. Here's a guide on What to Expect during Home Inspections to help you prepare for this stage.What is EMD?what to expect during home inspections
  • Work with your agent to address any issues identified during inspections and negotiate repair resolutions with the seller.
  • Submit the Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) to the escrow account within the agreed-upon timeframe within the contract. The EMD demonstrates your commitment to the purchase and shows the seller you're a serious buyer. Here’s how to send the EMD.

LOAN APPROVAL

  • Finalize your mortgage application and work with your lender to secure loan approval.
  • Provide any requested documentation and information promptly to facilitate the loan approval process.
  • Review and sign the loan documents once your mortgage is approved.

1 WEEK PRIOR TO CLOSING

  • Transfer utilities and services into your name and set up any new accounts as needed.
  • Initiate the moving process and make necessary arrangements for moving day.

 CLOSING 

  • Coordinate with your real estate agent, lender, and title company to prepare for the closing.Closing DayWhat to expect during Walkthrough
  • Conduct a final walkthrough of the property to ensure it meets the agreed-upon condition. Here’s what to expect from the Walkthrough.
  • Attend the closing appointment coordinated by your Real Estate Agent to sign the final paperwork and officially purchase the home. Here's a quickguide for What to expect for Closing Day.
  • Receive the keys to your new home and take possession of the property.

POST-CLOSING

  •  Celebrate becoming a homeowner and begin creating memories in your new space!

 


Welcome to Shaker

Track your property's updates easily, from listing up to closing!

Your go-to platform for a seamless real estate experience. Get ready to simplify your journey with easy task management, document uploads, and important date tracking. Let's get started! Watch this video tutorial on how you can use Shaker Client Portal.

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Thank you for exploring the comprehensive support and guidance we offer for both selling and buying real estate. With our dedicated assistance, you can confidently navigate every step of your real estate journey, whether you're selling your home or purchasing your dream property. Your happiness and success are our top priorities, and we're committed to ensuring that every decision you make leads you closer to your real estate goals.