How to Sell Your Home

by Tim DeBellis 09/12/2021

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If you do not know the process for selling a home it can raise your stress level some. It can also be a very unpleasant experience. During the process, you will have to endure a lot of opinions and suggestions that can either help you or end up hurting your efforts when the home sells. If you want to be successful in selling your home, then there are some things that you will want to consider before beginning the journey.

Get the Best Agent

Your real estate agent is called a listing agent. This is true if they are the one that listed your home. If your agent also is helping the buyer, then they can be the mediation between both parties. In order for them to represent both parties they must have approval by agreement of both parties in writing. This is important to know because as your agent they must represent your interests to the buyer. An agent that represents both parties could be accused of having a conflict of interest. When choosing your agent you will want to find one that is able to represent your interests effectively.

Have an Analysis Done on Your Home

It is the price that will eventually sell your home. If you price your home too low, you will end up losing money. But price if the price is too high, and you will make nothing because it will never sell. A comparative market analysis will be done by your agent. It will compare your home to others in the area. It will suggest what your home could potentially sell for. When you finally decide on a price your agent will put that price on the contract. The buyer will have to agree to that price, in writing, for it to become the sale price.

All sellers are responsible to disclose anything that could be wrong with the property. You will have to fill out a form that would list any problems that could potentially be wrong with the property. In this case the law favors the buyer as they are making a major purchase. 

Get Your Home Connected

You will want to make sure to advertise your home. Your agent will be able to put the listing out for everyone to see but that is not the only thing you can do. Go ahead and take pictures of your home and use social media to advertise it. The more exposure you give your home the better it will sell. The real estate market is very competitive. If you want to sell your home fast, then you will have to do more than what everyone else is doing to market their own homes. But knowing how to create exposure will sell your home fast.

About the Author

Tim DeBellis

Providing a low-stress and enjoyable real estate experience is just the beginning of the value I bring to the table for my clients. Drawing on over thirty five years of experience across a wide variety of industries, I combine my extensive knowledge and diverse set of skills with a life-long passion for real estate to help you successfully achieve your goals.

Achieving your real estate goals requires close collaboration with a knowledgeable and trusted agent coupled with a comprehensive support team. As your trusted agent, my primary objective is most importantly to understand your needs. From this essential understanding I then leverage my real estate knowledge and diverse set of skills acquired from working across industries including aerospace, higher education, healthcare, and management consulting, to design and execute a real estate plan that is uniquely tailored to your desired outcomes. I also bring with me the full capabilities, market knowledge, and global reach of the entire W Real Estate organization. The result is the most comprehensive and experienced real estate team dedicated to your success.

While I have lived throughout California for over thirty years, my husband and I, along with our two rescue dogs, have called Sonoma County our home for the past several years. My passion is and has always been residential home design. Additionally, I enjoy taking advantage of the local food scene, wine tasting, hiking the area parks, playing tennis, gardening, and simple backyard gatherings with friends.