Home Selling Process

You are the key player on the home-selling team.

No one has a more important role in the home-selling process than you. Here are some ways your participation can contribute to a successful sale:

  • Maintain the property in ready-to-show condition.
  • Ensure that the house is easily accessible to real estate professionals (lock box and key).
  • Try to be flexible in the scheduling of showings.
  • When you are not home, let us know how you can be reached in case an offer is received.
  • If approached directly by a buyer who is not represented by a real estate professional, please contact us. Do not allow them into the property unescorted.
  • Remove or lock up valuables, jewelry, cash and prescription medications.
  • If possible, do not be present when the property is being shown.
  • Securely pen up pets, or take them with you.
  • Be cautious about saying anything to buyers or their sales professionals that could weaken your negotiating position, especially regarding price or your urgency to sell.
  • Collect all business cards of real estate professionals who preview and show your home, and pass them along to us.
  • Let us know of any change in the property’s condition that would need to be disclosed to potential buyers.

Selling a house typically includes many of the following elements.


  • Determine your needs and priorities
  • Review “agency” choices and disclosures and select appropriate working relationship
  • Discuss marketing plan.
  • Establish Pricing Strategy


  • Complete home enhancement recommendations.
  • Carry out marketing activities and office preview.
  • Advertising placed in local publications.
  • Listing placed in statewide M.L.S.
  • Listing showcased on Realtor.com and www.prudentialdinsmore.com.
  • Prepare a color-marketing brochure for your home.
  • Show property to prospective buyers and to co-broking agents.
  • Communicate with you on a regular basis. Buyer feedback.
  • Seller e-mail market updates.
  • Modify Marketing plan and pricing strategy as necessary.


  • Buyer’s real estate professional presents offer.
  • Discuss and clarify proposed terms and conditions.
  • Negotiations; possible counter offers.
  • Reach final agreement.

COMPLETE SETTLEMENT PROCESS (as detailed in purchase and sales agreement)

  • Sign documents.
  • Deposit buyer’s earnest money deposit.
  • Complete home inspections. Possibly renegotiate based on inspection results.
  • Buyers obtain mortgage commitment. Contingency removed. Authorization to close.
  • Title search completed on property.
  • Seller vacates property. Buyer’s final walk-through of property.
  • Closing papers signed. Title recorded. Funds to Seller.
  • Relocation of Seller; possession of property by the buyer.


  • Help find you your next home, as needed. Coordinate with sale of existing home.
  • Assist you with relocation out of town or across the country.

Contact us!