The Selling Process
Ready to sell your home? To help you get started in the selling process, here are 5 key steps to selling your home!
Step 1: Choose a Professional
When do you want to sell? Desired terms of selling? When do you want to move? Your first step to selling your home is working with your Coldwell Banker agent to prepare your home for sale.
A sales agent will be able to answer all your questions and concerns, and assist you in the selling process. Their expertise in pricing gives you a number of advantages. If you are not already working with one of our agents, you can find one here.
Step 2: Learn Your Home's Value
Finding out your home's value is crucial for selling it quickly, and getting the most for your house. Location, condition, amenities, and market conditions are just a few of the factors that affect your list price. Our agents walk you through a thorough analysis of your home, so you will be able to come up with a realistic, competitive price.
Step 3: Prepare To Sell
Are you willing/able to do any repairs? The next step is to prepare your house to sell. Are there any issues that need fixing? Don't underestimate the power of a clean, well kept home, and manicured lawns.
Prepare to have buyers going in and out of your home. For example, if you have a noisy dog, you should consider hiring a pet sitter. Most likely the buyer will hire an inspector, you will need to be flexible to let him into your home for a few hours.
Take a look at our home seller tips for simple improvements you can do that will help you sell in a timely manner - and help you get the most for your house.
Step 4: Negotiate
When a buyer presents an offer, your agent will help you negotiate the best possible price. The offer procedure and paperwork vary within regions. Your agent will promote your interests and handle all of the negotiations and paperwork.
Step 5: Closing
Once you have accepted the buyer's offer, your agent will assist in developing a clear and binding transaction. Closing is a formal process where all buyer(s) and seller(s) sign the necessary paperwork needed to complete the sale. The house keys and title is transferred to the buyer, and you receive your payment for the house!
You are finished! Time to move to your next home!