How buyers and sellers in San Francisco split the closing costs pertinent to the sale of real estate is ultimately decided in the purchase contract itself, but this list details how they are typically split in San Francisco County.
The quality of agent working on your behalf—his or her competence, negotiating skill, knowledge of the market and commitment to your interests—can make an enormous difference in the outcome.
Fair market value is that price a qualified, reasonably knowledgeable buyer will pay to a seller not under duress, after the property has been fully exposed to the market.
Fair Market Value Neither agents nor sellers determine a property’s market value: Fair market value is determined by that (highest) price a qualified, reasonably knowledgeable buyer is willing to pay at a specific point in time, after the home has been properly exposed to the market.
The question: Should a Seller should incur the cost of supplying property inspection reports — such as structural pest control inspections and the more general contractor’s inspection performed by a home-inspection specialist – to buyers prior to soliciting offers, part of what is typically called a buyer disclosure package? Though it is true that this […]
Preparing your home to show is not a matter of taste, but of strategy: Is there anything that might be done that would result in making you more money?
One of the first steps in designing an effective property marketing campaign is to analyze how buyers typically find the homes they purchase. It only makes sense to focus on those media and those efforts that grab the most eyeballs, generate the biggest response and create the greatest sense of urgency to see your home […]
Selling residential real estate in the San Francisco Bay Area is a complicated financial transaction involving many important issues: home preparation, pricing and fair market value, comprehensive marketing across a wide variety of media, buyer profile and buyer qualifying, contract negotiation, showing the property, statutory disclosure of the property’s condition and circumstances, buyer due diligence, […]
In one of the largest, most complicated financial transactions of your life, what exactly does a good real estate agent do?
1. Radius-mailing invitation to neighbors for 1st open house 2. Flyer delivery or email announcement to selected agents most likely to be working with buyers for your home (for 1st open house) 3. Alert Paragon agents, my client list and sphere of influence 4. Place ad in the Chronicle’s open house listing section 5. Post […]