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SELLER’S GUIDE


{the SELLING PROCESS}

S T E P 1 : CO N S U LTAT IO N

S TEP 2: C OMMUN I C ATI ON

STEP 3: C LOSING

Initial consultation to discuss your needs and educate you on the current market.

Stay in frequent communication to ensure you are kept up to date during this important time.

Once your home is under contract, we will be right beside you throughout the rest of the process, all the way until closing.

J EF F AN D N IC O L E KO Z A K

“GreenPrint was recommended to us by a friend, and we have never been so satisfied with a recommendation before. Geoff Myers was nothing but professional, communicated with us every step of the way, and definitely went the extra mile to help our family out. He was always there to answer questions and made the extra effort to make sure these first time sellers understood what was happening throughout the process. He was a phenomenal realtor, and I will recommend him to anyone!

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THREE REASONS

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Agents have an in depth understanding of the market and selling process.

Agents represent the seller throughout every phase of the process.

Agents ensure you can focus on your day to day life without worrying about missing an opportunity.

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Before placing your property on the market, C OLLEC T D OC U M ENT S (Existing Survey, Floor plan, 12-month cycle of utility bills, Homeowners’ Association, Condo guidelines, etc.) for your GreenPrint real estate agent and be familiar with contractual obligations.

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The potential buyer will place a BI D OR OFFER either orally or in writing through your real estate agent. A buyer’s qualifications are generally communicated at this time.

Contact a knowledgeable Bryan / College Station REAL ESTAT E ATTO R N E Y that will represent your interests and protect your rights.

The seller can AC C EP T the initial purchase offer OR C OU NT ER with a price negotiation If your property gains multiple bids, you and your real estate agent will IMPLEMENT A STRATEGY in order to receive the highest price and terms of conditions from the most eligible buyer. Customarily, the strategy involves sealed bids and/or deadlines for highest and best offers from the numerous bidders. You and your agent will make a C OM P REH ENSI VE ANALYSI S of the offers and identify the one that meets your needs. Under the advice of experienced agents, the buyer and seller will agree upon P RI C E , T ERM S , and C LOSI NG DATE . The Buyer’s and Seller’s agents will arrange and draft the P U RC H ASE C ONT RAC T . Depending upon what the Buyer requests in the purchase contract, any necessary documents will be compiled by the seller, including: Homeowners’ Association Information, Existing Survey, T-47 Property Affidavit, and any other requested documents. Upon approval of all specifics, the buyer SI G NS T H E P U RC H ASE C ON TR A C T . An average earnest money deposit of 1% to 5% of the sale price is due at signing. If a Termination Option Period is requested by the Buyer (typically 10 to 14 days in length), a separate check is submitted by the Buyer as well. The contract will be forwarded from the Buyers Agent to your Sellers Agent in order to OBTAIN YOU R SI G NAT U RE . The deposit is usually held in the Title Company’s escrow account until the closing date. The option check is either held by the Seller’s Agent and returned to the Buyer at closing, or presented to the Seller to cash.

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{other THINGS TO NOTE} INS PE CT IO NS

C LOSI N G

• It is customary for the buyer to ask for any inspections of the property (i.e. Structural/Mechanical, Wood Destroying Insect, HVAC, engineering, etc.), which occurs during the 10 to 14 Day Option Period.

• When all documentation has been prepared, and all pieces of the transaction invoiced and/or accounted for, the Title Company will prepare a preliminary Settlement Statement (also known as a HUD statement).

• At this time all fixtures and appliances that are included in the purchase of the property are to be in working order.

• The HUD is reviewed by all parties.

• Depending on the outcome of any and all inspections ordered, the Buyers Agent may prepare an amendment to the Purchase Contract, requesting that the Seller address specific repairs, or requesting an allowance or concession from the Seller on behalf of their Buyer. • Once the Option Period has expired or the remainder of the period waived by the Buyer, the transaction is ready to move toward closing. • At this point, the lender, underwriter, homeowners insurance agent, governmental entities, and any other pertinent parties interact closely with the pre-closer and closer at the Title Company to prepare and finalize all documentation for the closing.

• Once approved by all involved parties, the Buyer and Seller will know the amount of monies they will either need to obtain in the form of a Cashier’s Check or Wire Transfer, or which they will be receiving as proceeds upon funding of the transaction. • Once the Buyers and Sellers come to the Title Company to sign their documentation specific to the transaction, the paperwork will be reviewed by the Title Company’s Attorneys, and once approved, funds will be released and the file officially “funded.”

• This is generally the point at which the Buyer’s Agent and Seller’s Agent will schedule a closing date and time for their Buyers and Sellers. • The Buyer’s Agent and Seller’s Agent will continue to stay in touch with each other and the title company to communicate regular progress updates to their respective Principals.

tips for selling in the BRYAN/COLLEGE STATION AREA Present your home in a pristine condition. Display fresh flowers and allow natural lighting and indirect lamp light to add warmth to your home. Schedule showings during periods of the day when your property is most attractive – be aware of morning and afternoon sun. Remove pets from the property and conceal any undesirable scents. Make arrangements to be away from your home while visitors are viewing the property.

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Selling your home doesn’t have to be stressful. We would love to work with you! To start the process, email us at hello@greenprintrealestate.com.

150 Venture Drive, Suite 101 College Station, TX 77845 www.greenprintrealestate.com

GreenPrint Real Estate Seller's Guide  

This is a quick how-to brochure I made for GreenPrint Real Estate based in College Station, TX.

GreenPrint Real Estate Seller's Guide  

This is a quick how-to brochure I made for GreenPrint Real Estate based in College Station, TX.

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