The Senior Transition can be difficult, challenging, and time-consuming. Our 5 Step Senior Transition Program works to make this process easier on the entire family. Be sure to check out our Trusted Vendor List as well for things you may want to do prior to starting the process
Step 1: Initial Consultation
Robin McCoy & Associates will meet with the Sellers (and any relevant family members) and provide a complimentary home evaluation. We will then review the Sellers’ timeframes and strategize the best plan of action.
Step 2: Getting Organized
Once the timeframes have been determined, we will schedule for our professional Home Decorator and Organizer to go through the home with the sellers and determine what items they would like to take with them to their new space as well as what items the family would like to keep.
Step 3: Taking Inventory
After we determine which items the sellers will be taking with them, our Estate Sale specialist will then work with the sellers on what they would like to sell vs. donate, including a free estate appraisal, and then schedule the Estate Sale, if desired.
Step 4: Preparing the Home for Sale
Now that all the personal items have been organized, Robin McCoy & Associates will work with any trade services to make any necessary repairs on the property to get the home in “showing” condition.
Step 5: Marketing & Selling the Property
Robin McCoy & Associates will market and sell the home for top dollar and ensure an easy and effortless transition for the Sellers. We will coordinate with the movers, the packers, and any other services the Seller may need.
Hi, it’s Robin McCoy with Keller Williams and I thought we would talk today about repairs on a house. Whether you’re on the buyer’s side or the seller’s side, there is often repairs to be made on a home. One of the things that we want to talk about is, “what do we do about that”?
If you’re on the buyer’s side and you have a general inspection done as you should do, regardless of the age of the house, and it comes back and there are some things that are just not up to par. Some common things are the AC needs to be serviced or there may be a small leak under the sink. Sometimes things are more dramatic. Maybe they need a new roof or maybe the foundation needs to be looked at. Maybe there’s some electrical issues, any number of things can come up and all of those are not the end of the world.
The House is not falling apart. Nothing like that. Those are things that your agent and you will decide what are the most important and you will negotiate that with the with the seller and negotiate what the seller is willing to fix or what they’re not willing to fix. Then you get to make a decision based on that information.
What Can a Seller Do?
Now from the seller side…there are a couple of things to look at here too. Before your house goes on the market I always recommend going through and repar the things that you know are broken or that need to be fixed.
Get those obstacles out of your way. When you are selling your house, you want to present the best product possible. If you know the dishwasher makes a funny noise, let’s get that serviced. If you know your oven to be at 400 and it always heats up to 425 so you adjust accordingly. A new buyer is not going to know that. So let’s go ahead and get that calibrated.
There are any number of different things that can be taken care of before you hit the market. In fact, you could get a pre inspection by a general inspector so that you can fix all of the things that you know are going to come up in the buyer’s inspection. Your agent will help you with that.
Make sure you discuss these things with your agent so that everybody knows what to expect when that buyer comes in and that first offer is made. If you have any questions about the general inspection, what repairs may or may not be necessary or required, and which ones you might want to do prior to even listing your house. Please let me know. Robin Mccoy with Keller Williams, license number 0582766, we are here to help you with all of your Texas real estate needs.