Susan Garza Homes in Las Cruces NM

Find a Realtor with whom you are comfortable working with and who will provide your home with good market exposure through Multiple Listing and advertising.

Prepare your home for showings. Think of yourself as a purchaser and what your first impressions would be if viewing your home as a prospective purchaser. You might consider boxing and storing any excessive items to open the space within your home making the rooms appear larger.

When an offer is made on your home you'll want to know that the purchaser has the financial ability to purchase your home. If the offer is not accompanied by a letter of loan approval, then you'll want to have provisions in the contract specifying that the buyer must provide loan approval by a certain date to ensure that your home is not unnecessarily off the market in the event the purchaser does not qualify for financing. The same applies for insurability of the purchaser. In some marketplaces, contracts provide deadlines for the purchaser to provide evidence of insurability on the property.

Make note of any contractual deadlines for inspections, objections, resolution of objections to an inspection, survey, appraisals and any other contractual deadlines. Your Realtor will work with you to meet any deadlines for which you are responsible.

Once under contract, the purchase agreement will be forwarded to a title company. The title company will also usually hold the earnest money deposit given by the Purchaser. The title company will conduct a title search on the property which will show any liens existing on the property and conveyability of the property to the Purchaser. The title company will also determine the mortgage payoff information including multiple mortgages to be paid at the time of closing.

If your home remains vacant while for sale, you'll want to make sure the exterior premises is cared for from showing through closing to include continued watering and care for the lawn and any vegetation. If the home is vacant, you may also want to make sure someone is able to flush toilets and run dishwashers periodically to maintain seals and functionality.

Prior to closing all items agreed to be repaired, replaced or remedied from inspection objections per the resolution agreed upon by the parties will need to be completed. In most instances, the Purchaser will request evidence of repair in the form of receipts. Most repairs are specified to be completed within a certain period of time prior to closing.

Prior to closing, coordinate a time to disconnect or transfer utilities into the Purchaser's name.

Leave the home in move-in ready condition for the purchaser.

Prior to closing, the title company should provide you with an itemization of your closing costs as well as the net balance information resulting from payoff of your loan.

Prior to closing, the purchaser will most likely conduct a walk-through of the property to ensure repairs per the inspection resolution and to confirm overall property condition.
The title company may require one to two forms of identification for closing.

Discuss with your Realtor the best method for transferring keys to the Purchaser. Often it is best to provide keys to your Realtor or title company for conveyance. Other keys and garage door openers are best left with any appliance manuals in one centralized place within a kitchen drawer. If you have any alarm company information or exterior garage keypad information, it is helpful to leave a list for the Purchaser with the access code information.

All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed and not to be implied as language given by an attorney.


Susan Garza Homes in Las Cruces NM