Step 2 to Selling Your Home

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You’ve picked a Realtor (me!). Yeah! Now what? Now I need to get your home ready for the market. This involves:

More paperwork 

Selling your home involves a lot of paperwork. I gave you a printed copy of the listing packet at our appointment for your review. Once you are ready to sign, I will send you digital copies via Dotloop. 

Top 10 List

Write a top ten list of reasons you love living in your home. We don’t want these reasons to be things the buyers can easily see for themselves such as your gorgeous kitchen.  Rather, we want them to be intangibles that only you know such as the beautiful sunsets visible through your living room windows, that you have great neighbors, the farmers market down the street every Tuesday, etc.  Email me the list.

Pick the Date

Let me know what date you want your home to go live on the MLS.  I need about one week’s notice before I can put your property on the market. Before it goes on the market you need to declutter your home, fix any items that need to be fixed, and either clean it or have your home professionally cleaned.  If your home is not going on the market within 48 hours we need you to fill out an MLS Listing Exclusion form, saying it’s acceptable for your home to go into the MLS at a later date. If you don’t fill out this form, I can be fined.

Safety Issue

Change the privacy settings on your Facebook page so only friends can see your posts.  I don’t want potential buyers Googling you learning that you just got a big promotion at work, are moving across the country or are buying a new house because you’re having a baby.  All of these items can hurt my negotiation position, therefore, it’s imperative you change your security settings to make your posts and photos private to strangers. And while you can mention on your Facebook page that you’re selling your home, don’t say why.

Once you’ve completed the above, let me know and I will send you your next steps.  Have questions? Email us at helene.kepasbrown@cbrealty.com or call me at 80-734-5819