The Selling Process

#1 Videos to Prepare You For The Process

Transform your home by making it as inviting as possible, removing distractions, and depersonalizing.

#2 Listing Your Home For Sale

#3 Creation of a Marketing Plan

Selling can entail a variety of marketing strategies. Once listed, it's likely that the home will be quickly entered into the local MLS (Multiple Listing Service) and placed on our company website, Century21.com, Realtor.com, dozens of other national real estate sites, as well as on  other local real estate company sites that participate in the MLS IDX VOW online data sharing .

#4 Setting The Right Price For Your Home

A key part of the marketing plan is setting the list price. If a home is priced too low, you won’t benefit from the optimal profit. If a home is priced too high, potential buyers may be scared away. To determine the best asking price review the cost of recently sold homes, evaluate the competition and study marketplace trends. CENTURY 21® Sales Associates are trained to use this information to help you reach the right asking price. It is also helpful to discuss

#5 Showing Your Home

Although the buyer is a guest in your home, you want the buyer to imagine owning the home. You don't want to make the buyer feel like an intruder.

Now it's time to get your home ready for the spotlight. Start with a good cleaning, then eliminate any clutter, add a fresh coat of paint and tidy up the yard. Talk to your CENTURY 21 real estate agent about other tips that can help boost a home's curb appeal and impress potential buyers once they're in the door. One way to make a home more attractive

#6 Negotiating The Purchase Contract

When a buyer is ready to make you an offer their Agent will contact your Agent to let you know. Buyers should present their offer formally with a contract to purchase and sale.

#7 The Home Inspection

Your home is in escrow, and the buyer has scheduled a home inspection. A home inspection is a thorough visual examination of the home and property.

#8 The Closing

Closing -- or settlement or escrow -- is essentially a meeting where the closing agent (the party who conducts settlement) takes in money from the buyers, pays out money to the owner and makes sure

#9 Moving On To Your New Home

Whether you have moved once or a dozen times, it never seems to get any easier. Here are some hints that we hope you will find helpful as you prepare for moving day.

Make agreements with buyers about possession of the home and moving date. Having sellers and buyers meet on the front walk – each with a house full of furniture – is not a happy situation.