The Selling Process

Although selling your home can be stressful, The Team with MORE will walk you through each and every step. 


1. Decide to Sell 

Some common reasons for selling a home include needing more space, changing lifestyles, or downsizing. Whatever your reasons, our team will work with you to ensure you get the best possible terms. 


2. The Right Agent 

A critical step in selling your home is having an agent that has the years and the breadth of experience that you can rely on to get the most value for your home. Take a look at our guide that highlights key questions you should ask an agent to help determine if they are the best choice to get your home sold.  


3. The Process 

We have a systematized process that we’ve perfected over the past twenty years that makes every step of selling your home easier. From the first meeting until the keys are handed over, The Team with MORE is with you every step of the way.


4. Getting Your Home Ready

You have only one chance to make a first impression, so it’s essential to do it right when preparing your home for the market. Most importantly, buyers want to imagine themselves living in your home. After meeting with you, we provide you with a detailed checklist of the important steps you need to go through to have your home showing it’s best. We’ll let you know if any project or repair will shorten the time to sell your home or increase its value. With years of real estate sales experience, we know what needs to be done to get your home sold for top dollar.


5. Marketing that Sells

We do a lot more than add your home to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and put up a sign in your yard. We have a comprehensive marketing plan that tells the story of your home and highlights its value. We’re connected to an international network of buyers through our affiliation with Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty. We market your home via direct mail, digital advertising, social media outreach, email marketing campaigns, and professional collateral to name only a few tools that attract attention. We create exposure to Buyers from all over the world, as well as those just down the street.


6. Showing 

There is a lot of work that goes into properly showing your home whether virtual or in person. Before the showing, we provide custom photography that is used in a host of marketing materials from videos, postcards, and listing brochures. For each showing, we arrive early to make sure the home is perfect, and we listen carefully to potential buyers to learn how to best position your home. Each showing plan is customized to your unique situation in order to make it as convenient as possible.


 7. Negotiations

You should be able to count on your agent to negotiate the best terms for you and the sale of your home. These terms can include price, but also your move timeframe, and any other factors which impact your decision. Our team has an arsenal of market analysis tools, and we are used to working with financial equations—we enjoy justifying why your home is worth every penny. We pay attention to ALL of your goals relative to your home sale. During the escrow process, we stay involved—we attend your inspections,  meet appraisers, and are there at the walkthrough to ensure the home sale closes smoothly and on time.


8. Escrow, Inspections, & Appraisals

The home is not sold when you have an accepted offer. There are a lot of steps between the contract agreement and the closing of the sale. The Inspection or Due Diligence period opens up more negotiations. If a Buyer is obtaining a loan, your home must appraise for the sales price. It is vital your real estate team is involved and present to keep the train on track. We stay involved through each and every step of the escrow process to ensure an on-time and successful sale. 


 9. Close of Escrow 

This is where having an agent with attention to detail is vital. Closing escrow is the actual formality after all the due diligence has been completed, all the obligations by Buyer and Seller have been met, the Buyer’s (and Lender’s if applicable) funds have been properly deposited, and the papers have been signed, so that on the day of closing, you’re celebrating instead of worrying. From the first meeting until the keys are handed over, you can count on The Team with MORE every step of the way.

Thinking about Selling?