Six Easy Steps for Selling a Home

When deciding to sell your home, you have to make many emotional and financial decisions. Even if you've bought or sold a home before, this process can still be daunting. Let's look at the many steps involved in selling a home and see how a real estate professional works to tie them all together.

  • Hire a Listing Agent - Hiring the right listing agent to sell your home is the single biggest determinant of how successful you will be selling your home.

  • Prepare for the Sale - The first impression your home makes on a potential homebuyer likely will be a lasting one. Preparing your home for showing doesn't mean spending a lot of money or making any major changes or improvements, but it does mean cleaning up your home's interior and curb appeal.

  • Properly Pricing Your Home - Choosing the right pricing strategy for your home and your situation is an important decision for attracting a high number of qualified buyers. Proper pricing helps a buyer determine if they should even consider your home.

  • Market and Show Your Property - Marketing and showing your home in its best light and uncovering a buyer's true motivations can take your property from being on a buyers list to being at the top of it.

  • Receive & Negotiate Offers - You need to know how to encourage buyers to make offers, how and when to respond when you receive offers, and what the best mix of price, dates and terms are for your specific situation.

  • Accepted Offer Through to Closing - You have accepted an offer and now you have to get to the closing table. What’s the process and how do you prepare it?