Selling Your Home

All the knowledge to make your selling process simple.

1) Deciding To Sell Your Home

So you need to sell your home, whether it be to upgrade or because you just outgrew it, where exactly do you start?

First write down, what your plan is. Are you selling this home and using the profits to buy your new home? Or is this just an extra home that you want to get rid of?


The reason why this is important is because it helps determine the timeline in which you need to sell. 


Please keep in mind that if you are planning on upgrading homes, most sellers require you to show proof that the current home you have is already listed on the market before they even look over your offer. 

Step 1. Reach out to a realtor you would like to work with. Realtors can add tremendous value to your home because we are always keeping up with current market trends. Why is this important? Current market trends allows a consumer to see what features are most desirable, which can result in more money in your pocket.

2) Using A Realtor

Some sellers are reluctant to use a real estate agent because there is a fee for listing their home. I truly believe that it is not the fee that consumers are worried of, it is because the consumer does not fully understand the work that will be going into marketing and negotiating top dollar for the seller.

What Marketing does sellers receive?

-Social Media Marketing

-Agent-to-Agent Marketing

-MLS Marketing

-Open Houses 

-Cold Calling Marketing

-Door-to-Door Marketing, etc!

What is the fee for selling your home with a realtor?

The fee is typically 6% of the final sales price. Where does all of this go? The 6% is split up as follows:

3% to the listing broker

3% to the buyers agent (The one who brings the buyer to you that you decide to do business with)

Statistic says that a home sold without a realtor, labeled as "For Sale By Owner" can sell for 20-30k less than market value. 

3) Listing and Prepping Your Home

After you officially hire a realtor, sit down with them and see the comparable to figure out the suggested list price the market is willing to pay for your home. Comparable's are homes close to yours that have been recently sold, just listed, and currently pending. The most accurate comparable are those within 6 months.


If you already had a number in mind and you are disappointed with the suggested price, don't worry.


Think of your listing price as the beginning bid price, and not the final sales price. If a home is priced right in the right market, your home will get a lot of attention which can even result in multiple offers over asking price.

Next is to start cleaning up your home, clean up any clutter and make cosmetic changes if necessary.


I can't tell you how many time I have walked into a home, seen the mess that was there and immediately walked out.


In order for buyers to be interested in your home, they must be able to visualize where they are able to put their things and feel like home.

4) Choosing an Offer

When choosing an offer, you could possibly have multiple offers to choose from. Within real estate contracts, there are different terms that fits each of your needs differently. 

For example, you could receive an offer $6,000 over asking but they need to sell their current home first before they buy yours, that maybe a problem if you need to sell the home ASAP. 

After choosing an offer, the buyer will have time to do inspections and the lender will order an appraisal. Keep in mind that if there needs to be repairs in the home determined by a inspector or, if appraisals fall short, there could be negotiations between you and the buyer.


After all inspections are done, title is cleared, repairs are completed you will be ready to officially close!! 

Congratulations for selling your home, be patient with the process and trust your real estate professional. They only want to protect your interest so you will refer them as your real estate professional for generations.

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