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Seller’s Guide

Selling your home can be daunting, especially given the competitiveness of the real estate market. To help you prepare for the process, here’s a guide on the steps you need to take for a successful home sale.

    1. Find the best real estate agent for you

      Guidance from a seasoned Realtor will significantly make the process less stressful. Make sure to work with a local agent who’s well-informed about the market. Look into their past accomplishments. Their track record will speak for itself.

      If you’re selling a high-end home, work with an agent who knows the luxury real estate market and its nuances. For example, if you don’t want to advertise your home sale to the general public, a Realtor who specializes in luxury real estate will know how to market the property while protecting your privacy.

      Gerard Bisignano and his team at Vista Sotheby’s International Realty are dedicated to providing excellent service through their wealth of resources and expertise in luxury properties in the South Bay area. Have a stressfree selling process and get the best possible price for your home. Call 310-990-4727 or send an email to gerard(at)vistasir(dotted)com to learn more.

    2. Price the property accurately

      Overpricing a home can cause it to sit longer on the market. And the longer a property stays listed, the harder it is to sell, as potential buyers might think the home is undesirable. An experienced real estate agent analyzes current market conditions and other factors in determining a realistic and competitive selling price, while ensuring you get the best possible profit.

    3. Market your home

      It’s time to sell and that means advertising the property on different platforms. Online, your Realtor will list your home on the MLS and other listing sites. They will make sure you have amazing, flattering photos and superb presentation.

      If you want to keep the sale of your home as low-key as possible, your Realtor can tailor a marketing strategy to match your preferences. They can tap their widespread network to find the right buyer for your home, advertise on luxury publications, list your home on luxury websites, and adopt other similar strategies.

    4. Stage your home

      Once you’ve put your home on the market, brokers and buyers will be visiting your property to inspect it. Staging is key to successfully selling a home. Its goal is to make buyers fall in love with your home and make it easy for them to imagine living in it.

      You can either hire a professional stager or do it yourself. This means getting rid of clutter, depersonalizing your home, and making it look as spacious as possible. Luxury buyers have high expectations so make sure that your home is impeccable at all times.

    5. Negotiate for the best price

      Interested buyers will submit their offer letters, which will include their offer price, buying contingencies, and other conditions of the sale. You can choose to accept an offer, reject it, or make a counter-offer, which opens up negotiations.

    6. Close

      Once you accept an offer, the process goes to escrow, which is often facilitated by a third-party closing agent. At this stage, most of the work will be done by the buyer and their agent as they finalize the financing for the purchase, arrange for home inspections, and prepare the necessary documents. If everything is in order and the buyer’s lender releases the payment to you, the title changes hands.

      Congratulations! You have successfully sold your home.