Tips for Sellers

Selecting a Realtor®

Your most important decision when selling your home is the selection of the person you choose to represent you.

My job is to support you in selling your home with the best possible terms, and to aid you through the entire process.

I will explain the process of selling a home, and familiarize you with the various activities, documents and procedures that you will experience throughout the transaction.

As your Realtor® I will be:

  • Aware of the complicated local and state requirements affecting your transaction.
  • Effective in multi-party, face-to-face negotiations.
  • Highly-trained, with access to programs for continued learning and additional certifications.
  • Resourceful in attracting the largest possible pool of potential buyers.
  • Knowledgeable in the technology resources that facilitate the transaction.
  • Assisted by a fully-staffed marketing department.
  • Supported by professional legal counsel.

Developing a Marketing Strategy

In order to sell your home quickly and on with the best possible terms, it's necessary to prepare your home for the market. This process includes:
  • Deciding when to put your home on the market.
  • Establishing a strategic price based on recent comparable sales, local market conditions and your motivation to sell.
  • Estimating probable net proceeds.
  • Advising you on how to make your home more appealing to potential buyers.

Marketing Your Property
  • Ordering a "FOR SALE" sign to be placed prominently on your property.
  • Installing a lock box to make it easy for agents to show your home.
  • Submitting your home to the regional Multiple Listing Service for immediate exposure to the real estate community.
  • Arranging Sales Associates in the area to tour the home.
  • Developing a flyer/brochure highlighting the features and benefits of your home.
  • Promoting your home at the appropriate Association(s) of Realtors' for maximum exposure to other cooperating agents.
  • Holding open houses when appropriate.
  • Contacting your neighbors to promote the property.
  • Advertising your property on our regular office schedule meetings.
  • Featuring your property on our web site and REALTOR.com.
  • Asking clients and colleagues if they know of possible buyers.

Managing the Transaction

I will be communicating with you throughout the entire process and and I will be a strong advocate on your side before, during, and after the transaction. 

Negotiating the Offer
I will immediately present and explain all offers to you. You will be able to accept, reject, or counter any offer presented. During the negotiation process,I will leverage my experience and skills to advocate your interests:
  • Reviewing the contract and obligations before you sign.
  • Explaining how contingencies and release clauses work.
  • Protecting you from signing a "blank check" for unknown problems or repairs.
  • Defining legal disclosure requirements.
  • Orchestrate the offer process for "back-up" offers, if necessary.
Throughout the negotiation, I will provide you with a professional, objective point of view; but the final decision of accepting an offer is yours.

After the Offer is Accepted

Once an offer is accepted, I will manage all the details to make the process as stress-free and efficient as possible:
  • Staying in contact with the buyer's agent to ensure a smooth escrow.
  • Following up on the progress of the buyer's loan.
  • Monitoring all contingency removal deadlines.
  • Assisting you if a conflict with the buyer arises.

Finalizing and Closing the Transaction

Finalizing the process includes reviewing all closing documents and ensuring both parties have copies. When the transaction has closed,
funds will be wired directly to you and  the keys to the new owner.


My Business Directory 


Because of the nature of my business and the depth of the relationships I have with my clients, I refer people to businesses that I have worked with over the years. 

In order to make it hassle-free for my clients, I have created a direct access On-line Business Directory of select local businesses I trust. 

You can have access to this handy list by clicking below: 

Click Here to be check out my Business Directory

Smooth Move Checklist 

Ready to move? Check below to see the best steps in getting organized for your move! 


Two Months Prior to Moving Day:


  • If you are using a mover, get a few estimates from moving companies.
  • If you are moving yourself, get costs from at least two truck rental companies.   
  • Begin to remove clutter, pack up all items not used on a daily basis (photos, files etc.)
  • Start a file for all of your moving paperwork (estimates, receipts, etc.).
  • Arrange to transfer school records.
  • Get your new home ready- contact painters, carpenters, plumbers, roofers, etc., so your home is ready when you arrive.

Six Weeks Prior to Moving Day:

  • Go to USPS.com and fill out change of address form
  • Make arrangements for storage if necessary.Ask your doctor or health plan provider for referrals, and obtain all medical records
  • Clean all closets and drawers.
  • Start using foods and cleaning supplies that can’t be moved

Three Weeks Prior to Moving Day:

  • Prepare auto registration for transfer (if moving to another state).
  • If you are moving in or out of an apartment, arrange for use of the elevator.
  • Make child-care arrangements for moving day.
  • Hold your moving sale.

Two Weeks Prior to Moving Day:

  • Arrange for disposal of anything not sold at your moving sale.
  • Return any borrowed items (including library books) and retrieve any loaned items.
  • Notify any creditors of your move.
  • Transfer prescriptions and be sure you have an adequate supply of medications on hand.
  • Assemble a file folder of information to leave for the new owner of your home.
  • One week before your move, send change-of-address cards to everyone who will need to contact you. 

One Day Prior to Moving Day:

  • Disconnect and prepare major appliances for the move.
  • Set aside anything that will travel in your car so it will not be loaded on the truck.
  • Pack a travel kit: Put aside critical items like a checkbook, credit cards, personal phone book, ID, flashlight, keys, toiletries, tools, paper plates, cups, towels, travel alarm clock, aspirin, bandages and games for the kids. Also, pack a suitcase with clothing and other personal items.
  • Obtain cash or traveler’s checks for the trip and to pay the movers.
  • Confirm arrival time of your moving van/truck.
  • If moving yourself, dismantle beds and other large furniture.

Moving Day:

  • If using a mover, be sure someone is at the old house to answer questions.
  • Note all utility meter readings.
  • Read your bill of lading and inventory carefully before signing. Keep this paperwork in a safe place.

Delivery Day:

  • Check your belongings carefully and note on the inventory paperwork any damaged items.
  • On an interstate move, be prepared to pay the driver before your possessions are unloaded.
  • Supervise unloading and unpacking.
  • Be prepared to pay your mover with cash, certified check, or traveler’s checks unless other arrangements have been made in advance.

 

 Now kick back, relax, and enjoy your new home!