Essential Steps Of Selling Your Home


The listing price of your home is often the first thing buyers notice. Setting the right price is an important first step. As your Realtor and SRES®, I will analyze your home, compare it to the local market, and consider your unique financial situation to arrive at a competitive selling price that benefits you and your family.


It’s exciting when an offer/multiple offers are made on your home. How do you know if the offer is reasonable and should be considered, and how do you begin negotiations?

We can discuss the method of presenting offers received. As your Realtor and SRES®, I understand the local market and familiar with your needs. We will review all terms of each offer submitted and presented to help you make an educated decision as to whether to accept, decline or if negotiations should begin by way of a Counter Offer.


A buyer has a time period to conduct inspections once the offer submitted has been accepted. This could include Home Inspection, Termite Inspection, Roof Inspection, and any other inspection the buyer wishes to have conducted during their inspection contingency period of the contract. Normally the inspections are conducted within the first 17 days or less, depending on terms identified in the contract and agreed upon by both seller and buyer.

At the completion of inspections, the buyer will receive reports of all inspections conducted. Copies of reports will be provided to you. The buyer may choose to submit a Request for Repairs depending on the outcome of the inspections. (More details will be discussed regarding this process before placing the property on the market).


If the buyer is financing their home purchase, the buyer has 21 days or less to secure final loan approval from their lender and remove loan contingency and appraisal contingency at that time.


Close of escrow is identified in the purchase agreement. Arrangement for both buyer and seller will be made to sign closing documents.


Price is one thing, but how you show off your home can be the difference between closing a deal and watching one walk away.

Staging your home means presenting it in the best light. Sprucing up the curb appeal, giving the inside a new shine. This usually takes place before the For Sale sign goes up. I am an Accredited Staging Professional and know what buyers are looking for and can help you get your home looking its best. I assure you we will make this as stress-free as possible and I will be supporting you all the way through this process. Not every home requires staging and this is why we have an initial meeting and consultation to discuss a plan that is best for you and your family considering all aspects in selling your home.


Moving out of your family home can be overwhelming. Not just the organizational and physical parts but the emotional part, too. Old possessions can trigger a lot of memories making it difficult to decide what comes with you and what is given a farewell. Family members can help you through this process but sometimes a third-party specialist is what you need.

As your SRES® I can help or recommend professional services for the following:

  • Determine how much can fit into a new home
  • Help make decisions on what to keep and what to leave
  • Arrange for the packing, moving and unpacking process

If you decide to handle the moving on your own, it’s recommended that you start organizing and packing sooner than later. Set small, achievable goals and break up the work to relieve any emotional stress you might experience.


Open houses: Your home will be open for a few hours to REALTORS® and potential buyers. I or a member of my team is present the entire time and requires all visitors to sign in.

Individual showings: An agent brings prospective buyers into your home to show them around and discuss its features. Specific showing instructions can be identified such as “shown by appointment only” or request showing agent gives a specific time period notification before showing.

We will discuss in detail what best meets your needs in showing your property to prospective buyers.