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Assisting Sellers

Selling a home requires a great deal of planning and strategic action. Thankfully, our team has the knowledge and resources to ensure that your home is properly marketed and sold. Our agents have successfully helped many clients in achieving their real estate goals, from finding their dream homes to putting up their current homes for sale.

The Odegard Real Estate Team is proud to meet the needs of buyers and sellers throughout Indiana’s Lake and Porter Counties, and the Southeast suburbs of Chicago. Based in Schererville, IN, we look forward to meeting your real estate needs.

The Home Selling Process

We are here to guide you through the critical steps that must be taken in order to sell your home quickly, efficiently, and with the best results possible.

Step 1: Initial Phone Conference

This is the beginning of a relationship built on trust and communication. During our initial phone call, we will be gathering information concerning your needs and goals along with your timeline and motivation for selling. We will also discuss the features of your home, any improvements you have recently made, as well other important factors to help us begin the process of determining the value of your home based on the current market conditions. Once you feel confident in the objective, we will then schedule a time for one of our Listing Specialists to meet with you personally at your property.

Step 2: Listing Appointment

The real estate market is ever-changing, so timing is everything. Our highly-trained Listing Specialist will share with you the current local market conditions. Once we have established your property value and listing price, we will begin preparing your home for sale. We will work together to present your home in the best possible light by discussing any home improvement projects, preparing your home for showings, staging, and scheduling a professional photo shoot.

Step 3: Marketing

Once your home is ready to go on the market, we will begin marketing your home in order to connect you with the right buyers. We will kickstart the process by listing your home in our Multiple Listing Service and marketing your property online. This will allow your listing to not only reach the local REALTORS® in your market, but also buyers searching for a home that meets their wants and needs in your area. Your home will be featured on over 800 different websites including the most popular such as Zillow,, Trulia, and more.

Step 4: Negotiating

As soon as an offer is received on your home, our Listing Specialist will contact you to begin the negotiations. It is extremely important to us that you thoroughly understand the contract details so that we can negotiate on your behalf the terms that provide you with the results that meet your needs and goals, and get you to the closing table.

Step 5: Contract to Close

After an offer on your home has been accepted and fully executed by all parties, our team of Transaction Coordinators will begin the processing of the file to ensure that everything that is required from mortgage companies, home inspectors, title companies, etc. is submitted and reviewed. You and your Listing Specialist will be provided regular status updates regarding the progress of the file. Once the file has been approved and ready to close, the Transaction Coordinator will schedule the date, time, and location of the closing, as well as provide you with the final details needed the day of closing.

Step 6: Closing

Closing on your home and achieving the results you are hoping for is our goal. We understand that selling a home can be a stressful yet exciting process. Our team hopes we will have made this a pleasant experience and that you will make the Odegard Real Estate Team your real estate professionals of choice that lasts a lifetime.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current market value of my property?

The market value of your property is determined by various factors, such as location, size, condition, and recent sales of comparable properties in your area. A real estate agent or an online valuation tool can provide an estimate of your property’s market value.

Should I make any repairs or upgrades to my property before listing it for sale?

Making repairs or upgrades to your property can increase its value and attract potential buyers. However, it’s essential to weigh the costs of repairs or upgrades against the potential increase in sale price.

What are the costs associated with selling a property, such as commissions, closing costs, and taxes?

The costs of selling a property can vary, but typically include real estate agent commissions, closing costs, and taxes. A real estate agent can provide a breakdown of the costs associated with selling your property.

How long will it take to sell my property, and what factors could affect the timeline?

The time it takes to sell a property can depend on various factors, such as location, market conditions, price, and the condition of the property. A real estate agent can provide an estimate of the time it may take to sell your property based on these factors.

Should I hire a real estate agent to help me sell my property, or should I try to sell it on my own?

Hiring a real estate agent can provide you with valuable expertise, such as pricing your property correctly, marketing it effectively, and negotiating with potential buyers.

What is the current state of the real estate market in my area?

The real estate market can be affected by various factors, such as economic conditions, interest rates, and local housing supply and demand. A real estate agent can provide you with insights into the current state of the real estate market in your area.

How should I price my property to attract potential buyers without undervaluing it?

Pricing your property correctly is essential to attracting potential buyers. A real estate agent can provide you with a comparative market analysis to help you price your property based on recent sales of comparable properties in your area.

What documents and paperwork do I need to prepare for the sale of my property?

The documents and paperwork you need to prepare for the sale of your property can vary depending on the state and local regulations. However, common documents include a property disclosure form, a sales contract, and title and insurance documents.

What are the potential risks and challenges associated with selling my property?

Some potential risks and challenges of selling a property can include a slow market, a lower-than-expected sale price, and issues that arise during the inspection process. A real estate agent can help you navigate these potential risks and challenges.

How can I effectively market my property to attract potential buyers?

Effective marketing strategies for your property can include professional photography, staging, and online listings on popular real estate websites. A real estate agent can provide you with a comprehensive marketing plan to help attract potential buyers to your property.

Ready to sell your home? Contact us today!


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