Selling Real Estate

At Aska Gateway Estates, we use the most effective sales and listing strategies to sell your property. In order to sell your property at the best price and in the optimum length of time, we use the most effective marketing strategies, including planning open houses and contacting potential buyers.

Sales and Listing Strategies Based on Market Research
We will view your property and plan our marketing strategies based on the current real estate market. In order to increase the property value as much as possible, we may suggest repairs or suggest areas where interior staging is recommended.

1. Listing Agreement

A listing agreement is made between the seller and the real estate company. Once a listing agreement is made, our agent can list the property on the MLS website which is then linked to other real estate websites including Zillow and Trulia and can be accessed by anyone in the world. The real estate agent commissions are paid by the seller.

2. Preparations Prior to Listing the Property

Prior to listing the property, any interior staging should be done and photos should be taken by a professional photographer. Information that will be disclosed at the time of the property inspection should be collected.

3. MLS Listing

The seller’s property will be listed on the MLS website. The information and details about the property and photos taken of the property will be available on real estate listing websites.

4. Open House and Contacting Potential Buyers

Our agent will plan open houses and contact potential buyers regarding the property.

5. Receiving an Offer / Negotiations with the Buyer

Once an offer is received from a buyer, the negotiations will begin.

6. Finalizing the Contract

The contract is finalized once both the seller and buyer agree on the conditions in the contract.

7. Seller Disclosure Statement

The seller must provide a disclosure statement to report any known issues with the property and any repair or remodeling projects completed during the time they owned the home. Through the escrow process, a title report is obtained to make sure that there are no liens on the property and no one else but the seller has a claim to any part of it. The property will be surveyed, any condominium documents will be reviewed and a termite inspection will be completed.

8. Applying for a Taxpayer Identification Number to File for Withholding Tax and Income Tax Return

If the seller does not have a U.S. taxpayer identification number, the seller must contact their accountant to apply for a taxpayer identification number and to file their withholding tax and income tax return.

9. Document Notarization

The property registration documents must be notarized and signed.

10. Transfer of Property

Once all inspections have been completed and negotiations are finalized, the seller should begin preparations to move, including having the property cleaned. The payment from the buyer will be paid to the seller from escrow and the property will be transferred to the seller once property registration is completed.

11. After Property Registration is Completed

Once property registration is completed, the seller should cancel utilities, including electricity and internet services, forward any mail and file the income tax return for the following year.