Selling Process

  1. Meet and Greet

    The Gouge Lorencen Team loves taking the opportunity to get to know their clients on a personal level. We desire to understand your real estate goals and strive to adapt the process to better accommodate your likes and dislikes. During out first meeting, we will take a look at your home and discuss any changes that could be made to add value to your property. Often times, these are very minimal changes. With 20 years of real estate experience, Gail has an impeccable eye for home staging. Also during the meet and greet, we will present you with a CMA, Comparative Market Analysis. This is a tool that compares your home to other similar homes on the market on the basis of square footage, structure, amenities, etc. We are then able to discuss with you an educated value for your property. Lastly, we will present our strategic marketing plan (link here), sign and explain the necessary paperwork to get your homes on the market, discuss showing instructions, and set up a time to have our photographer come take professional high quality photos of your home.

  2. Showing Process

    You choose the showing instructions for your home (call to show, 24 hour notice required, etc). When another licensed agent, outside of our Remax office, wants to show your home, you will be contacted by our office administrative assistant to confirm or deny the showing request. On occasion, we may contact you personally to set up a showing. OR if an agent from Remax Checkmate would like to show your property, He/She may call you personally. Following a showing on your home, we will provide you with prompt and thorough feedback.

  3. Offer Negotiation

    Although getting an offer on your home is one of the most exciting moments in the selling process, it can also be overwhelming and confusing. The Gouge Lorencen Team will thoroughly explain the details of the offer, your options for responding to the offer, and use their expert negotiating skills to get you the best price possible for your property.

  4. Pending Process

    The contract is signed! Now, what? Often times, there may a home inspection, pest inspection, appraisal, and/or additional inspections that will take place on your property during this time. Guiding you through this process is our responsibility. Matt’s extensive construction background is invaluable in explaining home inspections and repair requests.

  5. Closing

    Once the necessary inspections have been completed and the buyer’s funds are ready, the closing date and time will be established at a reputable title company or attorney’s office. You will be guided through the paperwork required for finalizing the sale of the property and the funds will be dispersed to you.