Seller’s Guide

The Answer Book for Sellers

 Click and the botton above and download a collection of how-tos, checklists, and worksheets to help your buyers and sellers understand what to expect during the real estate purchasing experience.

Prepare and Plan

Selling a home is a major undertaking — before taking the plunge, make sure that you’ve thought it through and are ready to proceed.

Deciding to Sell

It’s always a good idea to have as much information as possible when planning something as important as selling a home.

Check the Market

 

Get Ready

Selling a home is a major undertaking. If you invest the time required to get everything ready beforehand you’ll have a much easier time once your home hits the market.

Selecting an Agent

Your home is the star performer in this show. Even the best marketing and promotion efforts will fall short if your home isn’t appealing to potential buyers.

Prep Your Home

Pricing is one of the most crucial aspects of your marketing effort. The figure your choose must reflect the various attributes of your home, the state of the market, and your need or desire for a fast sale.

Setting a Price

 

Find a Buyer

Preparation can get you ready for the selling process, but finding a buyer requires a well executed marketing effort. 

Market Your Home

A buyer’s early impressions are crucial, so it’s extremely important to make sure that you are prepared to properly handle showings. This entails a number of things – from being available on short notice to deflecting insensitive remarks about your home.

Handling Buyers

Pricing is only one factor to consider when reviewing an offer on your home. It’s important to review the entire offer – with all of its terms and conditions – when making a decision.

Evaluating Offers

 

Close The Deal

A properly written contract sets forth the terms of the sale and protects the interests of both buyer and seller.

The Contract

You’re almost there — but there is still some work to do before the deal is closed.

Preparing to Close

It’s almost finished. The preparations are all complete – now it’s time to finalize the sale.

Closing Title

Congratulations! It’s done – you’ve sold your house!

Moving Out