Selling an Out-of-state Home
Whether you’re selling an inherited property, a second home, or your own home after moving out of state, handling a long-distance property transaction can be challenging. But with good professional help, you can easily sell your home without leaving the comfort of where you live.
Ask your Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network professional for a referral to a listing agent in the property’s area who has:
- Property management experience.
- Expertise with long-distance sellers.
- A strong network of homebuyers that they’ve brought to the table.
Many real estate agents don’t manage properties, but the ones who do can help you with many services that you’ll need. For example, they can help you prepare your home for sale before it hits the market. They have turnkey resources such as a detail-oriented cleaning crew, staging professionals, landscapers, housekeepers, handymen, roofers, painters, carpenters and mold and radon mediation teams, as needed. They can recommend a real estate attorney or closing agent who will facilitate the closing of your property electronically.
A listing agent who frequently works with buyers and is part of a large U.S. and overseas network such as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, is invaluable when it comes to marketing your home. They know what appeals to buyers in their market as well as to their network of professional contacts, past clients, and other sources of buyers.
Your long-distance agent should contact you often with buyer comments, renovation updates and market conditions so you know your property is in good hands.