Selling Home in Bay Area?

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Simplify the process for you, while guaranteeing your satisfaction with highest level of care and service ever delivered in a real estate transaction

Selling Your Home

Looking to Sell your Home?

Contemplating selling your home can bring out a complex mass of emotion, excitement, uncertainty, reluctance to leave memories behind but looking forward to creating new one. All of these are real and will be experienced during your transaction.

Let us assist you in answering questions about the selling process, and a HomeSmart Agent will do the rest!  Read more

Home selling process

Choosing an agent

Consider asking the following questions when interviewing an Agent to sell your home:

Are you a REALTOR®?

There is a difference between a Real Estate Licensee and a REALTOR®. A licensee who is a member of the National Association of REALTOR®s, is bound by the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice associated with the industry, and may be disciplined for violating it. They have a duty to treat all parties honestly and fairly, and have a fiduciary duty to their clients.  Read more

1. First Consultation

  • Discuss current market price, and value
  • Viewing your home advice about repairs, and sales date.
  • Study and discuss price based on location, condition, amenities, views, and current market data.

2. Pricing

  • Determine price to sell, after studied market, repair, and sales date

3. Place home on Market

Let' us sell your home fast and the best price with our Marketing Plan
  •   Multiple Listing Service 
  • Send Just Listed" postcards highlighting your home to local area residents
  •   Local news paper advertising
  • Yard Sign
  • Advertise and hold agent/broker Open house to preview.
  • Buyer Open House
  • Have your listing posted on other real estate search websites
  • Video/virtual tours on You Tube, Facebook, and my blog, and my website


4. Offer from buyers

  • Present and review all offers with you
  • Consider and advice the best and highest offer to choose.

5. Accept offer and escrow opened

  • Buyer opens escrow and send initial deposit check to title company
  • Seller provides all required disclosures and sent them to buyer
  • Preliminary report to be sent to buyer and seller by Title company

6. Inspection and Appraisal

  • Seller and Buyer perform own inspections by contract.
  • Buyer's lender proceed property appraisal to determine loan to value
  • Possibly to negotiation from buyer after reviews of inspection reports

7. Remove contingency by buyer and seller

  • Buyer satisfies disclosure reports and inspection reports
  • Buyer's loan to be final approved 
  • Seller clears all pending items 

8. Sign documents

  • Buyer and Seller sign documents provided by Title company.

9. Buyers Down Payment/Loan Funding

  • Buyer sends closing cost and down payment to Title Company
  • Buyer's lender sends funds to Title Company

10. Record/Transfer Title & Close of Escrow

  • Deed is recorded by County recorder's office
  • Disbursed fund to Seller
  • New Owner get key