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Selling your home is a big decision. With the right agent in your corner the process will move along smoothly, and you will be ready to make new memories in your next home.


THE HOME SELLING PROCESS

Listing paperwork completed - Your agent helps fill out the listing paperwork

Home goes on the market and marketing begins - Your agent should identify the sizzling selling points and choose advertising words to sell. The agent will then create a marketing campaign to attract the right buyers for your house.

Offer is made - A buyer (with their agent) approaches your agent and makes an offer to buy your house.Even if you receive a lowball offer, negotiate by issuing a counter offer. Don't ignore offers. Ask for a kickout clause or first right of refusal if the buyer's offer is contingent on selling a home. Consider making a counter offer contingent on buying a home, if market conditions warrant. If you are priced competitively, don't be afraid to make a full-price counter offer and prepare yourself for multiple offers.

Negotiations with buyer - Your agent helps you negotiate the best value for your house

Home inspections - A buyer or their loan company will schedule home inspections to verify that your house does not have any critical home repairs. You may also choose to make your own home inspection. Ask your agent to provide you with a home inspection checklist so you will know which items an inspector will want to see. Expect that the inspector will want access for an attic inspection and will look for a wet basement; prepare those areas for inspection. Prepare as well for the final walk-through inspection. If your contract calls for a roof certification, hire a reputable company to conduct the inspection. The fees for all inspection reports, even if seller-mandated, are negotiable. If your home was built before 1950, a sewer inspection might call for a new sewer line, but trench-less sewers are less expensive to install.

Open Escrow / Order Title - Your agent will open escrow and order a title policy.Write down the contact information for the closing agent. Select a date to close based on when the buyer's loan will fund. Ask for a receipt for the buyer's earnest money deposit.

Appraisal - Clean the house the day before the appraiser arrives. If you receive a low appraisal, ask your agent about alternatives.
You are not entitled to receive a copy of the appraisal because you did not pay for it.

Necessary home repairs completed - Ordinarily, sellers do not need to accept a buyer's request for repair; however, buyers can generally then cancel. You are entitled to a copy of the home inspection report, if the buyers request repairs. If you do not choose to make repairs, a buyer might instead accept a closing cost credit.

​Sign Title and Escrow documents - Your agent will help you review the title and escrow documents. You will sign escrow documents near closing. Bring a valid picture ID.

Close Escrow - Your property deed, re-conveyance and deed of trust will record in the public records. Title will notify you and your agent when it records. Depending on buyer's possession rights specified in the contract, you may be required to move on the day it closes.


I hope this overview was helpful and know that when you are ready to sell your  home, you will reach out to me to help you every step of the way.

THE HOUSE SELLING PROCESS