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Seller Resources

You're ready to sell your property. And, while you're looking forward to seeing the word "SOLD" posted from the curb, you know there's a lot to consider along the way. One of your first decisions is to select a real estate company and real estate agent who'll join you in the process.

Manage Showings

Once you’ve chosen your Keller Williams agent, and together have prepped your house for sale and set a price, you’re ready for the public to see your home.

A showing takes place either at an open house, which is a scheduled session when anyone can come by without an appointment, or during an appointment scheduled with you or your listing agent.

Review Offers

Congratulations! You received a message from your KW agent that you have an offer on your home. Now you need to evaluate that offer and decide how to respond.

An offer to buy your home is a purchase agreement signed by the potential buyer that includes:

  • The amount of the offer

  • An explanation of how the buyers will pay, such as cash or a pre-approval for financing

  • The terms – such as a request for closing cost help or contingencies such as the sale of the buyers’ house, a final mortgage approval, a satisfactory home inspection and an appraisal

  • A target date for closing

  • An earnest money deposit

  • A time limit for the offer

Prepare for Inspection

Most buyers request a home inspection as a condition of their offer. While a home inspector will dig more deeply into your home than a buyer, the preparation you made before your first showing should help you get ready for the inspection. Your Keller Williams agent can give you personalized advice, too.

A home inspection is a thorough review of your home’s structure and systems by a professional home inspector. Buyers can use the inspection report to decide to rescind their offer if a major issue is uncovered or to request repairs if the contract is contingent on a satisfactory report. In some cases, a home inspection is solely for the buyers’ information and can’t be used to negotiate.

Prepare for Appraisal

As you near the end of your home sale journey, you will need to pass one more test: an appraisal. Your KW agent can help you gather materials and prepare for the appraiser’s visit.

An appraisal is an objective valuation of your property that serves as a safeguard for the buyer and the buyer’s lender. While the buyer pays for an appraisal, the appraiser actually works for the lender. While an appraiser may look at some of the same things as a home inspector, the result is an appraised value of your property rather than a condition report.


While it’s tempting to focus on your next move, your Keller Williams agent is likely to remind you that until the closing is over, you have some final responsibilities as a seller.

Before the closing day, you’ll need to:

  • Take care of repairs required by the contract.

  • Keep all receipts and invoices and before-and-after photos of repairs.

  • Gather all appliance manuals and warranties for your buyers.

  • Hire a mover.

  • Cancel all utilities for the day after you move.

  • Cancel all utilities for the day after you move.

  • Change your address.

  • Review all settlement documents, especially the settlement statement.

  • Check the property survey to be sure it’s correct.

  • Clean the house.

  • Prepare for the buyers’ final walk-through

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The Parrish Team | 614-686-4663
1349 W Lane Ave #1125

Columbus, OH 43221

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