Seller’s GUIDE

Frequently Asked Questions

Selling your home is a decision that has a long-standing financial and emotional impact. Here
are some questions that may arise during the process of selling your home. If this list misses
a question you have, reach out to a Century 21 Metropolitan agent.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why select a real estate attorney?

The real estate market in New York City is a very dynamic market. Having a real estate attorney who specializes in the NYC market is very important. First, they know the intricacies of the laws and regulations. Second, they can respond quickly to any problems that arise and can therefore expedite the closing. Ask your Century 21 Metropolitan Broker to assist you in selecting a qualified real estate attorney.

What is a closing?

A closing is where a buyer gives the seller money in exchange for ownership and title to a particular property. This exchange transfers ownership of the property. The seller also needs to sign different documents including a deed. The place of closing is normally at the bank attorney’s office. The parties present will be the seller, bank attorney, brokers, seller’s attorney,buyer’s attorney, and title closer.

When is the best time to sell my home?

This frequently asked question cannot be answered with a simple answer. Every home is different, therefore, the best time to sell a home will be different for every seller. In most cases, the warmer months are the best time to be selling a home. Since every home seller’s situation is different, you should discuss the timing of your home sale with your Century 21 Metropolitan agent. However, in a real estate market as competitive as New York City, homes typically sell quickly, especially when listed with an experienced and knowledgeable agent.

How should I prepare my home for a showing?

The expression “You never get a second chance to make a first impression” is absolutely true when it comes to selling a home in New York City. When selling a home you must be sure that your home presents itself in the best possible light. Making sure clutter is at a minimum, freshly painting rooms, installing new carpeting, or ensuring odors are non-existent are just a handful of things that should be done to maximize the appeal of your home before listing.

How much is my home worth?

At Century 21 Metropolitan, our agents are trained to accurately price homes to ensure that our clients selling their homes receive the maximum value for their apartment. We also recommend hiring an accredited appraiser to get the highest possible and most accurate price.