Selling in 10 Easy Steps

Selling in 10 Easy Steps

Published | Written by Sarah McCormick

Selling in 10 Easy Steps

Published by on Jan 11, 2022 6:30:00 AM

Selling your home is a big decision, and you want to make sure you're working with an experienced broker. There are many factors to consider, which is why I've put together a Seller Resource Guide to help Sellers better understand the process.

There is a lot to think about when you are preparing to sell your home, and it can be overwhelming. I will guide you through some simple steps throughout the selling process:


1 | Discovery & Research

I tour your home and give my insights on what will help your sale. We discuss the process and develop initial marketing strategies.


2 | Listing Appointment
We discuss the value of your home, review the calendar of expectations, sign documents and enter into contract. You're ready to list!


3 | Pre-Launch
All of our marketing material is collected. Professional photos, 3D virtual tours, drone footage, staging, flyers, brokers key box and a "For Sale" sign is installed. I make sure everything is prepared for launch day.

4 | Launch Day
It's time! Your home is listed on the Multiple Listing and all syndicated sites. All marketing material is prepared and Open Houses are scheduled.

5 | Buyer Prospecting
Consistent exposure of your home is spread across the marketing platforms. All scheduled events are completed until we reach a sales agreement.

6 | Sales Agreement
Once offers are received we review all terms and conditions and respond as needed.

7 | Inspections
Your buyer may request a home inspection or use a seller provided inspection. If the buyer asks for any repairs or concessions I will negotiate these on your behalf.

8 | Loan Commitment
The buyer's loan is underwritten and appraisal is performed. All buyer's documentation is verified and we wait for final approval.

9 | Closing Preparation
The lender's requirements have been met and the documents have been sent to escrow. Signings will be scheduled. I review the estimated settlement statement and the buyer can chose to do a final walk through. Walk throughs are usually 24-48 hours prior to closing.

10 | Closing
The last step! Documents are signed, keys are exchanged and proceeds received. You may cancel your utilities and insurance, and the 'For Sale' sign is removed. I am available to help after the sale of your home - whenever you need me!


I have had the pleasure of working with a variety of sellers and enjoy making the process smooth and stress-free. Download my Seller Resource Guide to learn more about: 

  • Agent Responsibilities
  • How to Enhance the Aesthetic Appeal of Your Home
  • How to Get your Home Show Ready
  • Factors that Affect the 'Saleability' of your Home
  • Negotiating the Deal Successfully
  • The Under Contract Process
  • Closing 101

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