The Selling Process

It is essential to understand that selling a home is a step by step process that should begin with the selection of an Agent who will skillfully guide you through the entire process.

Initial Consultation and Planning

  • Determine your needs and priorities
  • Confirm decision to sell with all persons on title
  • Review agency choices and select appropriate working relationship
  • Discuss marketing plan and establish pricing strategy
  • Discuss home improvement recommendations (repairs/staging)

Devise and Execute Marketing Plan

  • Complete home improvement recommendations if needed
  • Agent places home on market (place on MLS if appropriate)
  • Proceed with scheduled marketing activities
  • Show the property to brokers and prospective buyers
  • Communicate with you on a regular basis
  • Monitor and evaluate results of marketing activities

Revise Marketing Plan and Pricing Strategy as Necessary

  • Review Offers and Reach Agreement with Buyer
  • Agent presents offers
  • Discuss and clarify proposed terms and conditions
  • Negotiate offer including possible counter offers
  • Reach final agreement

 Complete Settlement Process (per contract)

  • Open escrow; deposit buyer’s earnest money
  • Receive escrow instructions and sign documents
  • Title search; preliminary title report to buyer
  • Review inspections and disclosures
  • Complete any needed repairs
  • Removal of remaining contingencies
  • Final inspection and walk through by Buyer and Seller
  • Loan funding/remaining funds deposited into escrow
  • Record deed of title
  • Seller moves, buyer moves in

 After Sale Service

  • Possibly help you find your next home
  • Assist you with relocation needs
  • Provide resources for after-sale home owner needs