Boston Beacon Hill condos for sale: Sellers checklist
Now that Beacon Hill condo buyers are being more cautious, we’ve seen how important it is now for Boston Beacon Hill condo sellers to spruce up their home and list for an attractive price. A third component is to not think that there are two in the bush that are going to offer hundreds of thousands over the list price – it’s already been priced in.
Boston Beacon Hill condos for sale
We expect to see a lot of closings happen in the Boston Beacon Hill condos for sale market, in 2019. In 2018, we had 119 Boston Beacon Hill condos that sold, with the average days-on-market of 57.
For Beacon Hill condo sellers, the 30-45 days time frame from accepting an offer on their Boston condominium until closing at escrow is crucial. Here’s how to make that final closing as smooth as possible.
Seller Closing Checklist:
- Get any negotiated repair work done long before the closing date. If your Beacon Hill real estate agent hasn’t already warned you, it can be tough finding contractors like plumbers and electricians, or even just a handy-person to work on homes in Beacon Hill. We’re in a labor shortage and wait times can often be weeks long. If your contract with the buyers says that you’ll complete certain repairs before closing, schedule them as soon as possible.
- Reconsider what you leave behind. Generally, all permanently installed fixtures of the Beacon Hill home stay with the home, and you can negotiate with the buyers if they want things like the washer and dryer. A lot of sellers, however, assume that buyers want things they likely should get rid of: patio furniture, old pots, old doors or windows from a long-ago remodel. The buyer seeing these items during the final walk-through probably won’t derail the home sale, but as a courtesy to the home’s new owners, dispose of them unless they have specifically asked for them to be conveyed. If in doubt, it…