The Selling Process

It is essential to understand that home selling 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)

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 purchase 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