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Are You Ready to Sell Your Home?

Congratulations! Selling a home can be an exciting venture, however it can also be an emotional, or even stressful, experience. Paris Group Realty, LLC agents understand and empathize with what you may be feeling during this process. In our experience, the best way to manage uncertainty is to arm yourself with knowledge! That’s why we provide small pieces of information to prepare you for each step of your home selling journey. For even more in-depth information, check out our Resources!

Prepare to Sell Your Home

First, find an agent to work with

An experienced and trained agent will ensure your home has an enticing online presence and develop a targeted marketing strategy to find the right potential buyers. The Paris Group Realty, LLC team understands the Portland, Oregon real estate market and will ensure your home sells with the terms that are important to you. Learn more about our team.

Next, finalize important details

Your timeline is an important part of the process. Are you in a hurry to sell? Do you need to sell quickly to close on another property? Are you moving into a second property or a rental and have more flexibility in your timeline?

Another notable detail is deciding how much the home will list for. Your agent will run a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) to compare your home with others in your area. This will give you an idea of what buyers may pay for the home. Your agent will walk you through the results and, using his or her knowledge of the Portland area and expertise in the market, work with you to determine the price.

Along the way: declutter!

Once you’ve decided to move, it’s a good idea to start cleaning out closets and getting rid of excess items. Even if you’re moving into a home of an equivalent size, it’s likely that you’ve accumulated a lot. By minimizing your clutter, it’ll be easier to get work done, deep clean, and stage your home. Plus, it’ll be easier to move!

Preparation

Show Your House

Once your home is ready to sell, your Paris Group, LLC agent will list the property. It’s then time to manage upcoming showings.

Some important questions you might have include:

What is a home showing?

A showing is when potential home buyers visit and tour your home. This might be a virtual online showing, a private appointment, or an open house, where your home is open to anyone who stops by during a scheduled window.

How do I prepare for listing my house?

If your agent suggests something to make your home more attractive to buyers, it’s important to take his or her feedback into consideration. As seasoned real estate professionals, Paris Group Realty, LLC agents know how to sell your home! The goal is for your home to be viewed in the most positive and competitive light possible. We’ll advise you on what exactly needs to be done, which may include:

  • Deep cleaning
  • Painting the interior and exterior
  • Minor repairs
  • Major repairs
  • Home staging with furniture and décor
  • Organizing closets and storage areas
  • Decluttering and removing personal items
  • Enhancing curb appeal

What do I need to do during showings?

As much as most home sellers would love to be present when their home is seen by a potential buyer, you’ll need to leave your home whenever it’s shown. While this may sound inconvenient, buyers are more comfortable touring and assessing homes without the buyer present. Keep in mind that it’s important for buyers to be able to see your home when it’s convenient for them, even if that means times that are inconvenient for you — such as weekends. Don’t make excited buyers wait!

How To

Evaluate Offers to Purchase Your Home

It’s an exciting time when your home begins to receive offers! The next step will be to consider each offer’s terms and determine which best meet your expectations.

What’s an offer?

An offer is submitted by a potential buyer, and it is not legally binding until it has been accepted by the seller.

It includes the following:

  • Offer amount
  • Description of the buyer’s financing – such as all-cash
  • Closing terms – such as contingencies or a positive home inspection
  • A closing date
  • The amount of earnest money
  • The offer’s expiration date

How should I evaluate offers?

You may wonder, what makes an offer good or bad? How do you know which one to pick if you’ve received multiple offers? Don’t worry! Your Paris Group, LLC agent will help you evaluate the merits of each offer you receive and guide you toward a decision. Together, you’ll both consider factors such as:

  • Amount offered
  • Contingencies, or conditions of the purchase – and whether they’ll work for your needs
  • Details of the financing – including whether the funding is from a well-known lender or if it’s all-cash
  • Desired closing date
  • Inspection requirements

Your agent will help you identify your strongest options by measuring the amount offered versus the strength of the financing, as well as how realistic the contingencies are. You’ll then decide with your agent’s guidance If you want to counter any offers or pick one that stands out.

What exactly are counteroffers?

You may accept an initial offer if it’s strong enough. Or you might see if an offer can come in stronger. The negotiations might go back and forth a few times until the final contract is agreed. For example, your counteroffer could request minor or major modifications to the terms of the deal. Then, your counteroffer could be accepted outright by the buyer, or the buyer might make his or her own counteroffer.

Your Paris Group Realty, LLC agent will work with you to decide what you’re willing to concede on and where you’ll hold the line.

Last Steps

Home Inspections and Appraisals

After you’ve accepted an offer, your home is under contract, however, the sale is not yet final.

You’ll most likely be anxiously waiting for this process to conclude (which can feel long!) while the buyer waits for all the financing pieces to fall into place, including the home inspection and the lender’s appraisal.

What happens during the inspection?

The buyer chooses his or her own inspector, who will tour your home and assess the condition of the structure and systems. The buyer can withdraw his or her offer if the inspection reveals a major issue, or they may request repairs.

What happens during the appraisal?

The appraiser, who works for the buyer’s lender, will determine the value of your property. This is done by assessing comparable properties in your neighborhood, the condition of your home, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and other metrics.

How do I prepare for an inspection?

To get ready, you’ll need to:

  • Ensure that spaces like your attic, crawlspace, or garage are easily accessible
  • Make sure your house is clean and appliances are empty
  • Leave the file you have for the house out for the buyer to page through. This includes any maintenance, repairs, or improvements you’ve done on the property.
  • Leave the property along with your pets (or crate them)

How can inspections and appraisals impact my home’s sale?

The results of a home inspection and appraisal could potentially lead to renegotiation with the buyer. For example, if the inspection yields a major issue, you may need to perform some repairs or lower your price. If the appraised value comes in low, you may reduce the purchase price, request that the buyer makes up the difference, or cancel the sale.

No matter what happens during the inspection and appraisal, your agent at Paris Group Realty, LLC will be there to advise your next move.

It’s closing time!

Closing on the Sale of Your Home

Your agent will help guide you through the process and answer your questions, which may include:

How do I prepare for an inspection?

We’ll help you stay organized during these busy last steps. You’ll want to consider the following:

  • Complete any repairs that are noted in the contract and keep the receipts
  • Collect manuals for appliances and systems
  • Clean the house
  • Cancel utilities and change address
  • Get ready for the buyer’s last walk-through

What happens at the closing?

You likely won’t need to attend the closing as your documents can be signed prior to the event. Your expenses, including final mortgage balance and prorated property taxes, will be deducted from the proceeds.

What is a final walk-through before I close on the sale of my home?

Before the end of the home selling process, a final walk-through will occur — usually one day before closing. The buyer will check to see that everything is in good condition and that all repairs have been completed. If a last-minute issue arises, your Paris Group Realty, LLC agent will help you decide how to deal with it.

What happens after we’ve closed on the sale of my home?

Congratulations — your home sale is complete! After the closing, you’ll receive a wire transfer of the sale proceeds and you’ll be free to proceed to your next big adventure! Pro tip: Save all your documents for tax purposes.

Recent Google Reviews

  • Scott Hay ★★★★★ a week ago
    Heather was the listing agent on a residential real estate transaction. It was an emotional sale and our expectations were high. I couldn't have been happier with the outcome. Heather is a serious professional. Her support team, … More stagers, and vendor referrals were really strong. We had our house market ready in 3 weeks with me being out of state, and it was just smooth. I was truly impressed and give Paris Group my highest recommendation and praise. Thank you so much Heather! So grateful for all you did.
  • Josephine Mannone ★★★★★ a month ago
    Claire was amazing, she walked us through everything and explained every question we had. A great unexpected value add was that Paris Group not only supplied a list of vetted contractors but arranged to have the work we wanted done. … More I would like to give a special shout out to Ty who coordinated EVERYTHING and answered my millions of questions.
  • Mustafa Çavuş ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    As a first time home buyer, it was a great experience to work with Claire and her team. She was extremely helpful, very responsive, and always there for my questions. Claire and Josh went above and beyond, driving long distances to help … More me find my new home. Nikki was also greatly helpful and responsive in the process. Thanks a million!
  • Art Sibgatullin (Turo4U) ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    We had the honor of working with Heather and Brittany on our transaction. Still speechless to the fight they put up to ensure strict deadlines are met, and far fetched dreams come true. When we started we didnt know what was possible, today … More we are in our new home and dont think we would have done anything of what we were able to accomplish during the holidays w PRG and Heather. Forever the BEST! Thank you, if you are lucky enough to work with Heather you will get what you are looking for and maybe even better like it happened for us 🙂 10 stars
  • Casper Menson ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    We absolutely LOVED having Claire as our realtor. She took the time to listen to what we were looking for, and was always open to viewing any home. She never made us feel pressured to buy, and patiently helped us look for our home for three … More months. After our offer was accepted, Claire connected us with a fantastic inspector, and gathered quotes for every improvement that was suggested and ultimately led to us getting a generous amount off the home. We are absolutely ecstatic about our new home, and wouldn't be here without Claire.
  • Cassie Duffle ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    Claire and her team helped us buy our first home in Portland, Oregon. The process was seamless from start to finish. Claire is an expert at negotiating and we appreciated that they went the extra mile. Definitely recommend!
  • Jackie Swift ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    So thankful I found Claire and her team! We had a very complicated situation and Claire immediately set us at ease and helped us zero in on our best options. As we pursued lots of different avenues, she helped us explore them all and provide … More us answers to our 50 million questions. Purchasing a home can be so stressful, there are always unexpected obstacles, and with Claire and her team I always knew it would work out for the best. Everyone deserves to work with such a skilled and caring team. In the end, we ended up with the perfect home for us and we will always be grateful to Claire. Definitely call Paris Group Realty, you will be so glad you did!
  • Devyn Powell ★★★★★ a year ago
    We worked with Claire and her team to buy our first home in Portland and could not have had a better experience. Claire was knowledgeable, responsive, and determined. She was a great and honest partner in the homebuying process overall. … More Most importantly, Claire was a real champion for us when we put in bids and then entered negotiations with the seller. We love our beautiful home and are really grateful for all the support from Claire and her team at every step in the way. Would definitely recommend!
  • Michaela Sinrod ★★★★★ a year ago
    Claire and her team at Paris Group Realty are absolutely amazing!!! My husband and I are first time home buyers, and they were SO helpful, patient, supportive, and diligent through the whole process.
    Touring homes with Claire was a blast-
    … More she is so fun and really knows her stuff (she's been in the industry in Portland for I think 25 years). Once we got to the offer stages at a couple homes, she was so great with giving us the information to think through, providing a listening ear when we needed to talk things out, would dig up and follow up with answers to our questions, and would offer her two cents when we asked for it since we are new to this whole process and valued her insight.
    Once we had an offer accepted and went into escrow, Claire and her team handled what felt like absolutely everything for us. We had documents to read and sign, but they handled all the communications with the lender, title company, inspector, sellers, and others to make sure everything was on track and accounted for. I can't tell you how valuable this was to us since we are first time buyers and had no idea where to begin or how anything worked.
    I'm so excited to say we just got the keys to our new (and first!!) home. Claire, Josh, Brittany, and the team were so kind and helped us celebrate. After all, we made it to the finish line all together. Thank you Claire and team for all of your hard work, we appreciate everything you've done for us!!

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Claire Paris is an award-winning broker at Paris Group Realty, LLC, a local, woman-run, family business.

Coming from a family background of real estate and construction and a personal background in the insurance industry she truly has a grasp of the big pictures of building, contract law and negotiation.

From the joy of helping buyers purchase their first home to the thrill of securing cash-flowing property, she firmly believes real estate is one of the most effective means to build wealth. 

Thank you for liking, subscribing, and getting reminders from our Channel, we really do appreciate it! 

We help our clients find a home reflecting their personal taste & lifestyle. | PDX

Claire Paris ASR, CRS, GRI, Earth Advantage Broker
Principal Broker Paris Group Realty, LLC
5214 N Maryland Ave
Portland, OR 97217
Licensed in Oregon and Washington
P: 503-998-4878
E: claire@parisgrouprealty.com

Financing | A Home Seller's Perspective

You're selling your home and have accepted an offer on your house! What's next? In this video, Claire Paris, of Paris Group Realty, LLC walks you through what happens with the financing on the lender side of things. Not to worry though, with Claire by your side, she'll take you through the process step by step guiding you along the way...you're in this together and she's here for you!

LET'S CONNECT!

W E B S I T E | http://parisgrouprealty.com/

F A C E B O O K | https://www.facebook.com/parisgrouprealty/

I N S T A G R A M | https://www.instagram.com/parisgrouprealty/

P I N T E R E S T | https://www.pinterest.com/clairep1078/

Claire Paris is an award-winning broker at Paris Group Realty, LLC, a local, woman-run, family business.

Coming from a family background of real estate and construction and a personal background in the insurance industry she truly has a grasp of the big pictures of building, contract law and negotiation.

From the joy of helping buyers purchase their first home to the thrill of securing cash-flowing property, she firmly believes real estate is one of the most effective means to build wealth.

Thank you for liking, subscribing, and getting reminders from our Channel, we really do appreciate it!

We help our clients find a home reflecting their personal taste & lifestyle. | PDX

Claire Paris ASR, CRS, GRI, Earth Advantage Broker
Principal Broker Paris Group Realty, LLC
5214 N Maryland Ave
Portland, OR 97217
Licensed in Oregon and Washington
P: 503-998-4878
E: [email protected]

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LET'S CONNECT!

W E B S I T E | http://parisgrouprealty.com/

F A C E B O O K | https://www.facebook.com/parisgrouprealty/

I N S T A G R A M | https://www.instagram.com/parisgrouprealty/

P I N T E R E S T | https://www.pinterest.com/clairep1078/

Claire Paris is an award-winning broker at Paris Group Realty, LLC, a local, woman-run, family business.

Coming from a family background of real estate and construction and a personal background in the insurance industry she truly has a grasp of the big pictures of building, contract law and negotiation.

From the joy of helping buyers purchase their first home to the thrill of securing cash-flowing property, she firmly believes real estate is one of the most effective means to build wealth. 

Thank you for liking, subscribing, and getting reminders from our Channel, we really do appreciate it! 

We help our clients find a home reflecting their personal taste & lifestyle. | PDX

Claire Paris ASR, CRS, GRI, Earth Advantage Broker
Principal Broker Paris Group Realty, LLC
5214 N Maryland Ave
Portland, OR 97217
Licensed in Oregon and Washington
P: 503-998-4878
E: claire@parisgrouprealty.com

Home Inspection | A Seller's Perspective

You're selling your home and have accepted an offer! What's next? In this video, Claire Paris, of Paris Group Realty, LLC walks you through what you can expect in a home inspection. Not to worry though, with Claire by your side, she'll take you through the process step by step guiding you along the way...you're in this together and she's here for you!

LET'S CONNECT!

W E B S I T E | http://parisgrouprealty.com/

F A C E B O O K | https://www.facebook.com/parisgrouprealty/

I N S T A G R A M | https://www.instagram.com/parisgrouprealty/

P I N T E R E S T | https://www.pinterest.com/clairep1078/

Claire Paris is an award-winning broker at Paris Group Realty, LLC, a local, woman-run, family business.

Coming from a family background of real estate and construction and a personal background in the insurance industry she truly has a grasp of the big pictures of building, contract law and negotiation.

From the joy of helping buyers purchase their first home to the thrill of securing cash-flowing property, she firmly believes real estate is one of the most effective means to build wealth.

Thank you for liking, subscribing, and getting reminders from our Channel, we really do appreciate it!

We help our clients find a home reflecting their personal taste & lifestyle. | PDX

Claire Paris ASR, CRS, GRI, Earth Advantage Broker
Principal Broker Paris Group Realty, LLC
5214 N Maryland Ave
Portland, OR 97217
Licensed in Oregon and Washington
P: 503-998-4878
E: [email protected]

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