Selling Process

Things to Remember When Selling Your House


Selling Process—Getting Prepared

First impressions are imperative! To ensure the highest and best price, we suggest the following:

Make sure your home is uncluttered and spotless. Your agent will review your home before the first showing to ensure it is presentable.
Helpful tip: details are important!

  • Pet Bowls and Kitty Litter Boxes Should Be Out of Sight
  • Limit the Amount of Knickknacks and Family Photos
  • A Vase of Fresh Flowers Is Always a Nice Touch
  • Scented Candles
  • Fresh Hand Towels in the Bathroom
  • Neatly Made Beds
  • Repaint Rooms in a Neutral Color
  • Make Sure Closets Are Organized (Yes, Buyers Do Open Your Closets!)

These issues will come up in a home inspection and give the buyers an excuse to renegotiate the price.

  • Repair Any Damaged Siding and Repaint If Necessary
  • Replace or Repair Windows That Need Repair
  • Remove Any Overgrown Bushes and Weeds—Cut the Grass
  • Plant Flowers That Complement Your Home’s Exterior

Our agents will guide you in the decision process to determine the best offer and walk you through the process from an accepted offer to closing.

Once the offer is accepted, the purchase and sale agreement will be drawn up by a real estate attorney. This is a contractually binding agreement and will accompany an additional deposit made by a bank check held in an escrow account until closing.

Our agents will keep you on track and assist you with the scheduled timeline and any issues that may arise for the following:

  • Home Inspection
  • Signing of the Purchase and Sale Agreement
  • The Buyer’s Mortgage Commitment Letter
  • Smoke Detector Certificate Required for All Properties
  • 6D Certificate (for Condos Only)
  • Title IV Certificate (for Properties With Septic Systems)
  • Appraisal of the Property (Required by the Banks to Determine Value of the Home for the Mortgage Approval)