They say a picture is worth a 1000 words, imagine what story you can tell with a video… Closing the deal is probably the most critical period in the whole buying and selling transactions. Sealing the deal is when the buyer and the seller meet at the common terms including the house price, terms of payment, and other important conditions about the sale. Before it happens, a long list of things needs to be done. Starting with finding the best team who can find the right Buyer. What to expect from deciding to sell and up to the magical day that you get to say SOLD! Marketing Your Property First you want to make sure that the marketing you choose (or your Realtor) reflects the value of your home. Maybe there are good insider tips you can share to entice potential buyers. Try to keep your home tidy and “Viewing-Ready” so that in-person your home is always at its best. Now a days, everything is on the internet. Like this post, we know. Make sure you get the best New York video production team to capture your home with high resolution photos and beautiful aerial shots, who doesn’t love drone footage? You Found a Buyer! Now What? Once you have a verbal agreement, your house goes into escrow. What does that mean? Escrow is an account handled by a third party completely working independently-not on the side of either the buyer or the seller. Because the home sale involves a lot of money and documents, it is better for both parties to entrust another person with these important elements of the sale. The escrow holds the money and protects the documents until everything has been settled. Make sure that the title is clean Get a title insurance to protect yourself so that when you buy the property, no one else will claim it. There are situations when a relative of the owner or a complete stranger will knock on your door and will ask you why you are living in their property. To prevent this kind of awkward and infuriating situations at the same time, get title insurance. The title officer will make sure that the title is clean before you pay for the property. Hire an attorney This is not necessary but if you really want to make sure that closing the deal can go as smooth as possible, hiring a lawyer can be a good investment. A closing attorney can prepare all the documents needed in closing the sale. He can also make you understand the legal terms and conditions stated in the contract. By having somebody advice you on what to do, you will have the confidence that you are on the safe side of not having potential problems after the deal is closed. Negotiate Closing Costs When you hire an escrow, they can charge for almost anything. Though you are not expecting for a free escrow service, you need to watch out for some junk fees that they will be asking you. When your escrow company is charging you for so many fees like administrative fees, processing fees, email fees, or any other words with “fee” on them, you can speak out about reducing them if you cannot completely get away from paying them.