Thinking About Selling in Grand Rapids?

If we could get the right price for your home, would you consider making a move? Below are the steps of the home selling process.

Find Out What Your Home is Worth

Free Home Assessment & Market Analysis

We can come out and give you a free home assessment and market analysis. We can even give an analysis before coming out to give you a rough idea of your home’s value, but it is more accurate for us to come out and assess the property on-site. 

Should you get multiple assessments?

Typically sellers don’t need multiple assessments. Sometimes, if we’re having trouble deciding on a listing price, we can call in another appraiser. For a rural property or for very unique properties, this can be helpful in finding the proper value of the property. 

 

 

Find a Realtor

How soon should you find a realtor if you’re thinking about selling?

You should find an agent first. They will know the area and the neighborhood. If you’re looking into other homes, you should definitely reach out sooner rather than later. 

How does a realtor help the selling process?

A realtor is there to handle managing the transaction, and for marketing your home. 616 Realty has built our reputation on selling homes for top dollar. We work with stagers, if you’re open to it, and we’ve really increased the value of homes we sell by doing this. We can paint, clean, set it all up for you to get multiple offers through our marketing process. 

 

 

Our Marketing Process

What does 616 Realty bring to the marketing element of selling the house?

We market to the public, but also to other real estate companies. We’re cooperative with you - we’re looking out for the best interest for the seller, and we want to sell to the buyers who will give you the best price for your home. 

What can sellers provide to help 616 Realty market a home?

Just be cooperative and have the house ready to sell. We can help with that, but ultimately it’s your house and you’re involved in the process. It really helps us when sellers have flexibility with showings. It’s a seller’s market, so hopefully, you don’t have to show it for too long. But it can be an intense few days or even weeks to show a house - making time for showings is vital. 

Do you send professional photographers to the house?

Yes, we take charge of this. Professional photography is a must-have when selling a home. We make sure to get the best placements for your listing, so we want to take advantage of those placements with the best photographs we can get of your home. Photos are one more thing to check off your list and let us take care of.

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Home Selling FAQs

Are home selling expenses tax deductible?

There is a state and county transfer tax, which are tax deductible.

How should I track the expenses of selling my home?

You should track all expenses and bring them to your accountant or use for your own tax filing purposes.

If you’ve owned and lived in a home for 2 years or more, as your primary residence, you don’t pay capital gains tax on it anyway. If it’s not your primary residence, you do have to pay the capital gains tax.

What are home selling fees?

Selling fees can be confusing, so let’s break it down. You can expect fees associated with these costs:

  • Transfer tax
  • Title insurance
  • Closing fee - to the title company
  • Recording fee - to the county
  • Brokerage fee - to your real estate broker

All of these fees added together average around 8% of the transaction.

What is the first step to selling your home?

Contacting an agent is the first step. Don’t worry yet whether or not your house is ready - we can help you with that. 

It’s a seller’s market so if you’re thinking about it, get on it now! Don’t worry so much beforehand, we can help you decide what to do or not to do to get the house ready to show and sell. 

What are home improvements to make before selling?

The first thing to do is to get it cleaned and clutter-free. Subconsciously, people will feel like the house is smaller the more stuff is in it, and a clean home seems to be in better shape.

If you’re wanting to get it inspected before it hits the market, it’s probably not a necessary expense but we can help set an inspection up.

Talk to an agent before making any big improvements - we’ll be able to suggest whether or not it’s needed to sell. 

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Matt Pickart

Scot and the team @ 616 are outstanding. Scot is a pleasure to work with and helped us sell our home last week and best of all above asking price! We've worked with Scot on other properties in the past and it's always been a positive experience. I highly recommend 616 Realty.

Amanda Cordes

So happy I worked with 616 to sell my property! Extremely responsive and gave great advice to sell my home fast. I look forward to working together in the future!
 

Eric Mercer

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If you're looking for a Realtor/Broker to make the process of home buying as easy as possible, I cannot recommend 616 Realty enough. And, if you're trying to buy or sell a home during these strange times of COVID-19 lockdown, then you can count on Scot and his team to have the experience and confidence to walk through the process with ease.