Information for sellers

It is the one thing that almost everyone does at one point in their lives - sells their home. This can be a very confusing time, filled with many questions and few answers. It is hard to understand all of the questions you may have about selling your home. Fortunately, Ankor Realty can help

Ankor Realty can help you with all of the questions you have about selling your home. We have many years of experience in the real estate industry. We pride ourselves on quality customer service. Our customers come first and we make selling your home, the same way. We will make you our first priority.

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



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.
You may also want to begin making a list of all of the interior and exterior projects that you want to complete before placing your home on the market.
Contacting a Ankor Real Estate Agent will point you in the right direction, too. Our agents 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 your home.



You're Ready to List


Before you list your home, it is important to do your homework on the real estate companies in your area:



  • Search the Internet for your local real estate companies
  • Review local publications for agent advertisements
  • Call each company to compare commission fees, marketing campaigns and yearly sales volume.
  • Talk to your friends and neighbors. 9 times out of 10, someone you know has sold their home and can provide a credible recommendation to point you in the right direction


  • When choosing a real estate agent, do not be afraid to meet with many different agents. Thay are, after all, competing for your business. This competition is what makes the real estate industry successful
    Feel free to ask them following questions


  • How many years of experience do you have in this industry?
  • What is your selling experience in my community?
  • What professional certifications do you hold (ex. Certified Residential Specialist–CRS)?
  • What services will you provide for me as my agent?
  • How will you represent my property?
  • Can you provide a market analysis for my property?
  • How will you determine the price of my home
  • What is the fee for your services?
  • Can you provide all of the different scenarios with the sale of my property? (as far as commissions and fees


  • 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 (ex. title search, title insurance, termite inspections, surveys and appraisals).

    The closing process is the transfer of the title of the property from the buyer to the seller. 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 as the seller to take a final walk through the property to make sure the property's condition as not changed. It is equally important for both the buyer and seller to make sure the paperwork they are signing reflects the agreement of the original sale