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PROCESS

It is important to understand the process of selling real estate

RESIDENTIAL

Indianola Homes

AGRICULTURAL

Farmland – Recreational – Development

COMMERCIAL

Indianola Business

SELLER’S GUIDE

Guide To Selling

PROCESS

RESIDENTIAL

COMMERCIAL

AGRICULTURAL

SELLER’S GUIDE

RESIDENTIAL SALES

Selling your home shouldn’t be a stressful ordeal. Making the smart move of choosing a REALTOR® is your first step to ensuring that your investment in your home pays off. Our services and experience allow you to focus on your move while we manage your home sale from our initial consultation to the closing deal, and beyond. We pride ourselves on repeat business and hope you’ll come to understand why.

GETTING THE HIGHEST PRICE

Curb appeal is key and could make a difference whether people stop to consider it, or drive right by. Here are a few tips to increase the curb appeal of your home. Staging your home is important. Many buyers will stay in your home longer if it’s staged appropriately. We have compiled some ideas to present your home in the most effective manner.

WE WILL

Complete a comparative market analysis that will compare your home’s value to that of your neighbors.
Compile a comprehensive plan detailing all the efforts we will employ to sell your home, including Internet and local media.
Explain the fees that will be paid at closing.
Present your home to as many qualified buyers as possible getting your home maximum exposure.
Help you stage your home and generate curb appeal to ensure you get the highest price.
Assist with obtaining offers and help you in negotiating the best deal as smoothly as possible.
Help you find your next home and answer all your questions about the local market area, including schools, neighborhoods, the local economy, and more.

CLOSING COSTS TO EXPECT

Iowa relies on property abstracts for a historical story about the property. Selling a property requires the seller to update the abstract and provide it to the buyer’s attorney for review to make sure clear title can be transferred to the buyer.
A Broker’s commission is a full-service fee and is always negotiated during the listing process.
Fees that will be paid at closing include:
Property transfer tax, which is $1.60/$1000 value
Capital gains taxes are the charges that you may be required to pay. Contact your accountant prior to listing to determine if Capital Gains tax will affect you.
Iowa Real Estate Taxes are paid in arrears, so each real estate transaction will transfer all or a portion of the current year’s real estate taxes to the buyer for payment at a later date.
FHA fees and costs are now negotiable between an FHA buyer and seller.
Title insurance fees are dependent on loan companies, some of whom require the fee in addition to the abstract.
Home inspection fees are in some circumstances typically paid for by the buyer, except the seller must provide a recent pest inspection prior to closing.
Miscellaneous expenses can accrue from correcting problems noticed during the home inspection.

SELLING COMMERCIAL

Indianola offers many opportunities for businesses and there are many businesses looking for locations that are better suited to them. If you are interested in selling a commercial property in the Indianola area we will provide you with comparable sales data to help you determine current value and market it to the Indianola Business Community.

SELLING RESIDENTIAL

Selling residential properties involves a combination of marketing, communication, negotiation, and attention to detail. We promote residential properties to potential buyers through various marketing channels such as DMAAR Multiple Listing Service, social media, email campaigns, and online listings. Effective communication with both the seller and potential buyers is crucial to ensure that all parties are informed and satisfied throughout the sale process. Negotiation skills are also important to reach an agreement that is fair and beneficial to both the seller and the buyer. Paying attention to details such as contracts, inspections, and financing options is crucial to ensure a successful and stress-free transaction.

SELLING AGRICULTURAL

Our office closely follows the Warren County land market, so if you are interested in selling your land our first step it to determine is highest and best use.  Whether its best use is the tillable acres for crop production, recreational uses such as hunting and fishing, timber production, or development opportunities, each use has its own value system.
We will provide you with an analysis of the land you wish to sell, including soil maps, productivity indexes and comparable sales to determine its highest and best use and the current value of each parcel.

GUIDE TO SELLING