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The Home Selling Process

There are a lot of details to be handled when selling a home. It is our job to streamline the home sale process for you, ensuring everything is completed as quickly and efficiently as possible.

This overview was designed to help you understand the various steps along the way.

Preparing for Sale

  • Conduct comparative market analysis to establish a fair market value of your home
  • Prepare and complete the listing agreement
  • Recommend repairs or improvements to maximize your home's value
  • Place a lock box on your property, if needed

Marketing your Home

Communicating with You

  • Contact you regularly with feedback from showings
  • Prepare and deliver regular progress reports
  • Discuss all marketing activities with you

Coordinating the Sale

  • Pre-qualify potential buyers
  • Present and discuss all offers with you
  • Negotiate your transaction with the other agent
  • Prepare and finalize the closing

Other Ways We Can Help

  • Arrange for an agent to assist you in your relocation
  • Recommend a moving company
  • Provide you with a helpful moving checklist
  • Recommend preferred companies for related services

How long does it take to sell a home?
There is no easy answer some homes sell in a few days, others may take several months. Recognizing the key factors influencing a sale can give you significant control over market time.

The proper balance of these factors will expedite your sale:

I will work hard to make the sale of your home as smooth and stress-free as possible!

CMA Seller Guide
A Guide to
Selling Your Home


Are there things we should do to our home to help ensure the maximum price?
Yes. There is a benefit to making sure your home looks its best prior to offering it for sale. There are also small remodeling jobs that will pay off at resale. I can advise you about specific improvements that will increase your home's marketability and value.

How often will you advertise our property?
I don't just list homes; I market them. I will make sure your home is marketed to potential buyers around the clock, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I will customize a marketing plan to reach the types of buyers most likely to purchase your home. I know how to maximize the power of the Internet for my clients, while also using traditional methods including newspaper ads, brochures,yard signs and direct mail.

Will you be present at all showings?
At open houses I, or a member of my team, will be there. For showings, potential buyers will bring their own agents to see your home. Most buyers prefer only their own agents be present when evaluating a prospective new home.

What if another agent tells us they can get us more for the house?
Some agents will quote a higher listing price just to get your business, but an overpriced house will not sell. If you choose to work with me, I will conduct a comparative market analysis prior to recommending an asking price for your home. I will explain how I arrived at the price, but ultimately the decision is up to you. I will offer my professional opinion on how the market will value your home.

Do we have any responsibilities during the marketing of our home?
Your primary job during the sale of your home is to keep it neat and clean for showings and open houses. A large part of a home's appeal involves staging, which is everything from furniture placement to home fragrance. I will advise you on how to stage your home well, giving you easy tips and quick fixes to maximize your home's appeal.

What happens once we get an offer?

I will help you consider each offer and negotiate the best deal for you. Once you've accepted an offer, I will guide you through the entire closing process and ensure everything proceeds smoothly.