Information for Sellers


Selling Your Home with Delta Media Group Test SiteIt is the one thing that almost everyone does at one point in their lives - sell his/her home. This can be a very confusing time, filled with a lot of questions and few answers. It is hard to understand all of the questions you may have about putting up your home for sale. Fortunately, Cloud Real Estate can help.


Our real estate agents can help you with all of the questions you have about selling your home. Cloud Real Estate has many years of experience in the real estate industry. We pride ourselves on having many satisfied customers in the Killeen and Harker Heights area. Our customers come first and selling your home at the right price is our first priority.


Let's begin the home selling process so that you can understand how easy and hassle-free Cloud Real Estate agents make it for our valued clients.


#1 Preparing to Sell your Home


The first question you might want to ask yourself is, "Why do I want to sell my home?" Do you need more space? Are you an empty nester looking for a smaller space? Have you accepted a job in a different part of the country? All of these questions affect the potential sale of your home and the negotiating process of that sale in Killeen, Harker Heights, Copperas Cove, Belton or Temple.


You may also want to begin making a list of all the interior and exterior projects that you will need to complete before placing your home for sale.


Contacting a Cloud Real Estate agent will point you in the right direction, too. Our realtors have the knowledge and understanding of the industry. They can provide reliable information and get you moving in the right direction towards the sale of homes in Killeen and other cities of Central Texas.


#2 So You're Ready to Sell your Home


Assessing your home is the key to beginning the home selling process. You may want to ask yourself, "What would I like to see or not see if I were touring this home as a potential buyer?"


Problems like chipped paint, dirty walls, windows and doors, unfinished remodeling projects and cluttered garages are all areas of improvement to speed up the sale of your home.


The team at Cloud real estate can help you effectively stage your house in Killeen, Harker Heights, Copperas Cove or Temple/ Belton. We will provide you with a list of certified contractors to perform all the repairs and other maintenance work at reasonable prices.


#3 You're Ready to List


Before you list your home, you will want to schedule an appointment with Cloud Real Estate agent.


When choosing a real estate agent in Killeen, Harker Heights, Copperas Cove or Temple/Belton, do not be afraid ask questions of your Cloud agent.

Feel free to ask them the following questions:


  1. How many years of experience do you have in this industry?
  2. What is your selling experience in Central Texas?
  3. What professional certifications do you hold (ex. Graduate Realtor Institute® GRI)?
  4. What services will you provide for me as my agent?
  5. How will you represent my property?                
  6. Can you provide a market analysis for my property?
  7. How will you determine the price of my home for sale?
  8. What is the fee for your services?
  9. Can you provide all of the different scenarios with the sale of my property? (as far as commissions and fees)
  10. Can you explain the paperwork that I will need to sign?
  11. What is the timeframe for listing my property with you?


#4 Determining Property Value

There are a number of factors that help to determine the value of the homes for sale in Killeen, Harker Heights, Copperas Cove and Temple/Belton.


  • It is realistic to compare and ask prices of the homes for sale in your area.
  • The law of supply and demand always comes into play. Do you live in an area with increasing job opportunities or an increasing supply of homes?
  • Owners needs greatly impact the selling price of a home. Do you need a quick sell or do you have time to sit on your sale?
  • The selling price is not cut and dry. On many occasions, the seller will negotiate the price, split closing costs or offer different allowances to the buyer, to make the sale of the home complete.


Your qualified Cloud Real Estate agent can provide a fair market analysis of the homes for sale in Killeen and  Central Texas. A market analysis is usually free and without obligation. For more information on how to receive a FREE market analysis that will help you properly determine the value of your home in Killeen, Harker Heights, Copperas Cove, Belton and surrounding areas, contact Cloud Real Estate at 254.690.3311.


#5 Getting Your Home Out There


There are a number of different ways that an agent can drive traffic to view your Central Texas home:


  • Multiple Listing Service (MLS)
  • Open Houses
  • Websites/Internet
  • Print Advertising
  • Real Estate Magazines
  • Cloud Real Estate Marketing Strategies


#6 Selling Your Home


The Offer

An acceptable offer depends on many different things:


  • Is the proposed offer near the asking price?
  • The timeframe of the seller – Does the seller have another house payment? Insurance?
  • Does the owner have enough time to wait for the agent to bring them more potential buyers?
  • What if the home is listed and never receives a single offer?
  • What if several offers are received at the same time?


The Counter-Offer

When potential buyers are searching for houses for sale in Killeen, they can respond in three different ways to a property:



  1. This home is not what we were looking for. We are not interested in the property.
  2. We are interested in the home and we will purchase the property on the buyer's terms per the real estate agreement.
  3. We are interested in the home, but here is our counter-offer for the property.



This negotiating process can at times seem very complicated. However, if you are equipped with the right Cloud Real Estate agent, all of this can be made hassle-free.


During the negotiating process of the sale of a Killeen home, the seller can react in one of three different ways:


  1. Accept the buyer's proposed offer
  2. Decline the buyer's offer
  3. Make a new counter-offer



#7 Saying Goodbye To Your Home


The closing process is always changing. It is even referred to as "settlement" or "escrow" in different parts of the county. With increased technology, most closings are completely automated and both parties do not have to be present at the same time to sign.


Closings usually take about 30 days to complete. This mainly depends on the buyer's financing availability, successful home inspection completion, and various lender conditions (e.g. title search, title insurance, termite inspections, surveys and appraisals).


The closing process is the transfer of the title of the property from the seller to the buyer. The buyer will receive the keys to the home or the deed to the land, while the seller receives payment for the property. The amount the seller receives is based upon the amount that is still owed on the mortgage, any outstanding fees or taxes and any additional closing costs. All legal papers are filed with the local record office.


It is this step where the buyers and sellers do very little. It is important for the buyer to take a final walk through the property to make sure the property's condition has not changed. It is equally important for both the buyer and seller to make sure the documents they are signing reflects the agreement of the original sale.


#8 Surviving the Move


Moving can be one of the most emotional times in your life. The thrill of something new … new career, a new neighborhood, a new home. While this may sound great to some people, for others, these changes can be an emotional rollercoaster.


The key to surviving your move is to first analyze the situation. You may want to ask yourself this question, "What does my move entail?" "Will I be moving across the country or just down the block?" "Could I handle the move myself, provided I have the right packing materials and friends to help" Or "Do I need to explore the option of hiring a professional moving company?"


There are many resources out there. You may want to consult your Cloud Real Estate agent for guidance.




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