Selling your home can be a daunting process, especially without a clear understanding of what to anticipate. However, with the support of a seasoned agent and this straightforward guide, navigating the process can be simplified. By following these steps, you can efficiently prepare, get organized, and strive to sell your home at the best possible price.


Why Sell?

What are your goals with selling your home?

 Are you aiming to generate a specific amount for an upgrade to a larger or more desirable property? Or is a swift sale crucial to facilitate a relocation to a new city or region? Understanding your objectives allows for a more tailored approach to your offer. For instance, if a quick sale is a priority, pricing your home lower may be preferable compared to aiming for a specific profit margin. It’s essential to communicate these requirements to your chosen real estate agent so that they can adjust your selling price accordingly.



Determining the right price for your home stands as a crucial aspect of the selling journey.

Setting a fair price initially garners heightened interest from both real estate agents and potential buyers. Overpricing might diminish interest, while underpricing could result in selling for less than its worth. Engaging a real estate agent is the optimal approach to ascertain the appropriate selling price. An experienced agent can assess the selling rates of similar homes, analyze the current market trends, and may even recommend a home appraisal.


Be Prepared


Most homeowners don’t maintain their homes in showroom condition throughout their stay. After setting the price for your home, it’s essential to prepare it for potential showings. This involves decluttering, depersonalizing the space to help buyers imagine themselves there, attending to minor repairs, and conducting a thorough cleaning to ensure your home is in impeccable condition.


create a plan

The best selling homes are well-marketed.

I’ll create a tailored marketing plan to effectively promote your home. This includes listing the property and directing suitable audiences to the listing using strategies like social media campaigns, referrals between agents, traditional media, and SEO advertising. Our team designs a marketing campaign focused on generating maximum traffic to your listing within the initial three weeks of working together.


Review Offers

Getting an offer is an exciting step, but it doesn’t mark the end of the process.

We’ll carefully assess each offer, ensuring that the offering party is prequalified or pre-approved by a mortgage lender and that their terms align with your preferences. If the offer falls short, you have the option to counter-offer or propose alternative solutions to narrow the gap. These could include covering part or all of the closing costs, addressing repairs, modifying the move-in date, or leaving specific appliances or fixtures for the new buyer.



We will get the best price possible.

Upon considering the offer acceptable, we’ll look over the proposed contract to ensure its completeness, including crucial elements like the deposit amount, down payment, financing terms, inspection rights, repair allocations, contingencies, settlement date, and a detailed list of fees specifying the responsible party. Once both parties reach an agreement on the terms, your agent will compile a final contract.


Prepare for the close

You’ve accepted an offer, and you’re nearing the end of your selling journey.

HOWEVER, before closing, both you and the buyer must outline the necessary tasks. This may involve formal inspections, surveys, and appraisals for your home. Additionally, there might be requirements for major or minor repairs before finalizing the house sale. I’ll lead the effort in organizing and executing this list, ensuring that each action item is covered by the appropriate party and that everything aligns before the closing date. A few days prior to the closing, we’ll contact the company handling the transaction to confirm readiness. If not done yet, you’ll also need to arrange your move-out plans so the new buyer can assume possession of the property.



You’re at the final stage of the seller’s journey.

Closing on the sale involves legally transferring property ownership to the new buyer. We’ll convene with the company overseeing the transaction to sign the last documents and address any outstanding matters. Concurrently, you can coordinate with your real estate agent to finalize tasks like discontinuing utilities, cable, lawn or waste services, updating account names retained by the new owner, and providing instructions for the appliances staying in the home.

Does this sound like your future? Schedule a call with Adriane today!