The Selling Process

Thinking about selling your home?  It’s one of the biggest decisions you can make and one that requires a lot of planning.  It doesn’t matter whether it’s the first time you’re selling a home or have done it before; you need to pay attention to a lot of things in order to have a hassle-free sale.

Selling a house is a complicated process.  To make the most of it, you need the expertise of an experienced REALTOR.  From market trends to paperwork, there are a ton of things that affect your ability to smoothly sell your house at a good price. Propping a “FOR SALE” sign in the yard doesn’t do the trick anymore.  The guidance of a capable realtor can make all the difference.

There are many factors that affect how long your house stays on the market.  We will give you a time-frame estimate based on current market data for similar properties.  Keep in mind that competitive pricing and aggressive marketing makes a home sell faster.  The right pricing is especially crucial in the initial marketing period.  Statistics suggest that with the right pricing a home should sell in the first 12 showings.


  • We will preview the property with You
  • Prepare Pricing Analysis with You
  • Discuss our opinions of necessary updates if needed
  • Discuss the option of having a Home Inspection prior to putting on the market 
  • Assist to determine selling price & timeframe of listing the property 
  • Discuss Home Warranty options for marketing purposes
  • Discuss professional stager if necessary
  • Complete and execute Listing Paperwork 


  • We will schedule a professional photographer
  • Gather room by room measurements
  • Place key lockbox & signage at the property
  • Place the property on the market for sale (Realtracs, Zillow, Trulia, are some of the sites)
  • Showing appointments are scheduled by Centralized Showing Service and the showing instructions will
    reflect your personal preferences
  • Provide a color brochure of the home
  • Hold an Realtor Open House & public Open House as needed
  • Ensure prospective buyers are pre-qualified
  • Present any and all offers in a timely manner
  • Negotiate & work in Your best interest at all times


Contract to Close Checklist

Contract to Close

  • Contract signed and dated
  • Earnest money received
  • Home inspection completed and repairs negotiated
  • Confirm that buyer has made loan application
  • Make sure appraisal is done and satisfactory
  • Give all contract documents to closing agent/attorney and set up closing date/time
  • Provide payoff information on all existing mortgages to closing attorney
  • Advise closing agent on how funds are to be dispersed to you – wire/check
  • Get an estimate from moving company and get on the books
  • Give utility information to buyer and call utilities to arrange for transfer
  • Leave codes to security system, gates, pool; appliance manuals and warranty information.
  • Complete any repairs agreed to in contract prior to final walk-through
  • Change address for mail, newspaper and magazine subscriptions
  • Discontinue property insurance
  • Have home cleaned and yard cut for buyer final inspection
  • Make arrangements for key transfer and garage door openers at closing
  • Confirm with closing agent and buyers that everything is set for close and loan approved
  • Review Preliminary HUD (settlement statement) 24-hrs prior to close if possible
  • Close & receive funds