Seller Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long does it take to put my house on the market?

    Once we receive the professional photos of your property, we will have it listed within 1 business day. We will immediately create your single property website, submit your listing to the IDX websites, and if you choose to syndicate nationally, do so at that time. We will create your print materials and submit them to you for approval, so the print materials are usually ready 2-3 business days after we receive the photos. In short, we work very quickly. Preparing your property for market is extremely case by case. If your house is ready to go, we can usually have you listed within one week. However, if you plan to make improvements to your property before listing, then it will take as long as those improvements do.
  • Which items stay with my house, and which items can I take with me?

    The general rule is: “If you have to remove it with a tool, it stays.” However, some items are specifically included in the contract and other items will go with you. Unless specifically excluded, your drapes, window treatments, & television mounts will stay with the house. Unless specifically included, your washer & dryer and refrigerator will go with you. If you have a question about a specific item, please don’t hesitate to ask, and if there is any doubt (and you want to keep the item) then list it as an exclusion in your Seller’s Disclosure Notice!
  • Do I need to leave my property during showings?

    It’s almost always best for you to leave the property during showings. Buyers feel much more comfortable in a home without the seller present, and it’s in your best interest for buyers to feel comfortable. You will certainly have a unique perspective on your own home, and it’s our job to make sure that this unique perspective is communicated to any potential buyer through our marketing materials.
  • How long will it take to sell my house?

    The average days on market will vary from neighborhood to neighborhood (or condo development to condo development.) How long it will take to sell your property will also be a function of your property’s condition & where you decide to price it. After we’ve viewed your property, we can give you a good estimate of the time it will take to sell your property, given the amount of preparation you would like to do.
  • Do I need to clean my house before I move out?

    Unless otherwise agreed with your buyer, all of your personal items need to be removed. While a standard contract doesn’t require it, it’s very standard for a seller to clean the property well after move out (vacuum, dust, wipe countertops, etc…) It is relatively common for a buyer to stipulate in the contract that they want the house professionally cleaned and/or the carpets to be steamed. If there’s no such stipulation, then we recommend using common sense, and leaving the property in the same condition you would want it to be in, if you were the buyer. Bear in mind that the buyer will have a final walk through before closing, so you want to make sure they’re happy with the property’s condition.
  • What are the fees associated with selling my property?

    While all contracts are negotiable, the standard fees are outlined here. There is typically a 6% broker fee and 1.5% in additional escrow, title, & miscellaneous fees. The easiest way to determine how much you will net in the sale is to multiply the sales price X 92.5%.
  • Will the buyer & seller sign closing docs at the same time?

    The buyer & seller usually sign at different times. This helps you close as quickly as possible. If both parties sign at the same scheduled time, then both parties wait on each other (one goes first and one waits for the second to finish.)
  • What is a buyer walkthrough? Do I have to let them do the walkthrough?

    The buyer walkthrough allows the buyer to physically see that the property hasn’t been damaged prior to closing. While uncommon, things can happen. Storms can cause trees to come down & movers can bang holes in the walls. If something unlikely happens, then we have to either give a monetary credit or fix the problem prior to closing. The walkthrough is most certainly not an opportunity for the buyer to renegotiate prior to closing & it is generally quick and painless. You are contractually obligated to allow the buyer walkthrough during reasonable times with reasonable notice.
  • How long will it take for me to get the closing proceeds into my account?

    You can expect to have the proceeds from closing the following business day, and you sometimes get proceeds the same day as closing.
  • What is an option period? Do I have to negotiate repairs during the option period?

    Contractually, an option period is the period during which a buyer can terminate the contract and receive their earnest money back for any reason. They have the “option” to terminate. In practice, the option period is almost always used as an inspection period. Buyers hire a licensed inspector to inspect the home and provide them a report. Buyers usually do ask for repairs or a credit for repairs. You are not contractually obligated to negotiate repairs during the option period, but we will always look at what is in your best interest - negotiating repairs or going back to market.
  • What does a home inspector look for in the property?

    A licensed Texas real estate inspector will provide a visual inspection of your home based on current code. This means that the inspector will not disassemble anything to inspect it and that they will not take into account the year the property was built. It’s fairly common for older homes to show deficiencies simply because code has changed, but you’re under no obligation to bring anything to current code. Sometimes, an inspector will recommend that a specialist inspect a specific system further (HVAC, foundation, plumbing, etc…).

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We were extremely fortunate to find Craig through Bramlett Residential Real Estate and after our first meeting we know Craig would be our realtor to sell our home. Craig know the Allandale neighborhood and the area around Shoal Creek Blvd. Craig is knowledgeable, professional and driven. He thoroughly explained the sale process so we understood what to expect with showings, open house, etc. Through out the process Craig was responsive, no matter the time or day. We would recommend Craig to anyone seeking a professional and knowledgeable realtor who can get things done.

Meaghan M. Was by far the most patient agent I’ve had the pleasure of working with. I am a DIFFICULT client to work with and she was nothing short of amazing. I felt she was realistic in helping me to sell a property during a time that the market was NOT in my favor. It was stressful but she was there every step of the way to answer all of my questions and concerns I expressed. She made the process easy and I intend on using her again as my agent in the near future, you should too!!!!

Becky recently assisted with the sell of our home. I truly can’t thank Becky enough for her guidance and patience with us. Becky was full of great knowledge and such a wonderful realtor. Thank you!!

Jean was outstanding in her guidance with the sell of our property. Extremely knowledgeable, responsive, patient, detailed and provided tremendous guidance & counsel towards the overall selling/buying process. There wasn’t a detail that did not get missed on her radar and was attentive to keep us calibrated throughout the process – we’re super glad she was on top of it all!! Amongst her other fascinating Realtor qualities, she’s a super individual and enjoys general convo’s – as it allows her to get to know her clients. Would highly highly recommend Jean for your next property buying or selling ventures.

We had the pleasure of working with Jeremy Vandermause as our realtor for selling our home in Round Rock. Jeremy’s professionalism, responsiveness, and dedication made the entire process smooth and hassle-free, despite being based in California.

He was always readily available to address our questions and concerns promptly, even with the physical distance between us. His ability to manage all the necessary tasks remotely was truly remarkable and gave us great peace of mind throughout the selling process. He guided us through each step of the way, ensuring we understood all our options and making well-informed decisions. His attention to detail and commitment to excellence were evident in every aspect of his work.

I cannot recommend Jeremy Vandermause enough for anyone seeking a reliable and trustworthy realtor.

Abby was great to work with. In my experience listing agents often seem to disappear after they have the listing. Abby worked tirelessly to help us get the house sold in a difficult market. Abby remained in contact, offered great advice that helped us market the home and skillfully walked us through closing with a buyer who continued to attempt to negotiate up until the day of closing. Abby is an Austin native who knows the market and the city well, and she’s a really nice person.

Annette is amazing! She helped sell our home in North Loop, and we had an offer within the first week. Without her, we would have priced our home too low. She is super responsive, knowledgeable, and patient! I don’t even know how many times I texted her with random questions. My husband and I were continually impressed with her every step of the way. We left Austin, but if we come back, we will for sure use her! Highly recommend!

Annette was a wonderful resource when I sold my home. A fantastic communicator, she kept me engaged along every step of the path, and she always answered my questions with speed and expertise. She’s deeply knowledgeable about the Austin market and put my best interests first. With the complexity of the current market, Annette does an excellent job of bringing calm and focus to the task. 100% recommend!

Anna Uliassi is one of the best in the business. Her experience, professionalism and knowledge were invaluable. She was on top of everything from beginning to closing, always available & quick to address anything that came up. She gave great advice about staging and little fixes to make my property stand out. She has a great rapport with other agents which is invaluable in the negotiation process. I would highly recommend her to anyone as a Buyer or Seller agent.

Molly Parks did an amazing job selling our house very quickly under a very tight timeframe. She went above and beyond to help us get ready to list our home. I trust her judgment 100% when it comes to any and all real estate decisions.

This was our first time selling a home and Tyson was incredibly patient with every single question we had about how things were done. Trust me, we had A LOT of questions. He gave us sound input and information to make educated decisions, but at the end of the day it was just that: OUR DECISION. Tyson let us make the calls on pricing, price-cuts, staging, etc. I can’t speak highly enough about Tyson. As friendly as he is, he lived up to his promise of being “a bulldog in negotiations”! He did not accept anything less than what he would’ve accepted for his own home. I truly believe that. There were several times he told agents and unrepresented buyers alike “no” and that their offers were unrealistic or “no, my clients will not entertain that”. Loved it!

Had a great experience with Kasey and Kim at Bramlett Residential Real Estate. They listed, marketed, and sold my home in a difficult market, while maintaining consistent communication with me the whole time. They also solved the normal bumps in the road that come up in any big transaction like that.

Would highly recommend their team to anyone!

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