The Home Selling Process

The prelisting period is when we are getting your home ready to be put on the market, and there are a number of important pieces involved.

  • Home evaluation
  • Comps and Pricing
  • Repairs / Cleanup
  • Staging / Lighting
  • Photos
  • Listing Agreement

The listing period happens the days around the actual day your home is listed in the MLS and includes…

  • Sign and Keybox
  • ShowingTime setup
  • Listing validation

Now that your home is officially listed it’s time to get some showings!

  • Accept requests via ShowingTime
  • Try to be as flexible as possible
  • Be sure valuables and medicines are removed or locked up
  • Turn lights on!
  • Vacuum
  • Remove pets
  • Remove odors – cooking, pets, teenagers 🙂
  • Feedback will be requested on all showings and forwarded as soon as received

Any offer I receive will be discussed with you as soon as possible!

  • I will contact all other showing agents to try and drum up multiple offers
  • Accept / Reject / Counter
  • Inspections
  • Appraisal
  • Closing

Showings by me
It is my goal to bring the best buyer to you, no matter if me or another agent is working with them. For anyone that I show your home to I will require a proof of funds (pre-approval letter or bank statement). This is a protection to you and I.

Open houses
You are the client so I will work with you as desired, but my general policy based on personal experience and that of other agents in our office is that open houses are usually not a good use of anyone’s time. Truly motivated buyers will be working with an agent, or contact me directly for a viewing. I would rather not spend either of our valuable family time sitting at an open house.