Selling a Home

As an experienced Realtor, I will simplify the buying process to help
you make the best choices for your investment and see you through to a
successful closing while keeping the experience stress free and fun.
Here are the steps I follow to help you get the most from your

1. Get a Realtor 6. Accept the Best Offer
2. Decide the Right Listing Price 7. Open Escrow
3. Stage Your Home for Showing 8. Inspections & Appraisals
4. Market Your Home 9. Sign Papers and Complete the Transaction
5. Evaluate Offers 10. Let Everyone Know of Your Great Experience!


Every person selling their home has different needs. We will be
attentive and use our experience to help you accomplish your real
estate goals

Benefits of a Professional Realtor:
Battle the Paperwork
Real estate agents deal with complicated contracts every day. Your
agent will easily negotiate the purchase contract and assist you
throughout the escrow process.

More Buyers To Choose From
Your real estate agent will market your home using a wider variety of
advertising and technology such as Multiple Listing Service (MLS),
print, internet, cd-rom, and open houses to bring buyers to your

See the Process to Close
Transactions can fall apart before the closing. But a real estate
expert can negotiate and resolve problems to help see your transaction
to a successful closing.

Limit Your Liability
Your real estate agent can provide you with much needed legal and
financial protection.

Ask Your Agent
Your real estate agent knows the current market and the value for homes
within your neighborhood. We specialize!

Know the Possibilities
In addition to market value, your agent will factor in the net proceeds
from the sale of your home, taking into account any of your outstanding
loan balances, closing costs, and possible owner financing. You will
know ahead of time exactly what resources you will have to take to your
next transaction.

Maximize your investment
Your agent will help you to set a realistic yet competitive price to
maximize your investment.


Real estate agents see your home as an interested buyer may see it.
Your agent may have you tend to your landscaping, organize the clutter,
brighten the lighting, or even remove the black velvet Elvis painting.
Your agent’s advice will then lead to your home selling for the highest
possible price in today’s market. The way you live in your home, and
the way you market and sell your house are two different things, and
your real estate agent knows what will sell.


Real estate agents have more marketing tools available than anyone
else. Through print advertisement, computer technologies, cd-rom,
Multiple Listing Service (MLS), open houses, referral contacts, and
business associates your agent will be able to fully market your home
to qualified prospects. Ensuring that your home is presented to the
appropriate market and buyers are capable. Since Arizona has many
people relocating here, your agent will know how to market to
out-of-state prospects as well


Your real estate agent will be working for you 24 hours a day 7 days a
week. You don’t need to worry about being available if someone decides
to make an offer late at night or over the weekend. Your real estate
agent will show you every offer that comes in and help you sort through
all of the contracts to help you make the best choice.


The highest dollar offered is not always the best offer.
Evaluate Offers by Factoring in the buyers financing, requests made, close of escrow, and
even flexibility, your real estate agent will help you through this crucial decision process.
Negotiate the best deal
Your real estate agent will be the liaison between you and the buyer,
making all the phone calls, faxes, and negotiating on your behalf.


Escrow is opened by depositing the buyers’ earnest money with the Title
Company. Your agent helps you understand the requirements of working
with an escrow agent to successfully close the home on time.


This is the buyers’ time to do more research on your neighborhood and
the home itself; to be sure it is a perfect fit for them.

Make Sure Utilities are connected for inspection
Arizona allows a ten day inspection period. Be sure all utilities are
still connected for the inspectors.

Make the home available for inspections
The seller will make the home available to inspectors during this
period. The buyer may hire a home inspector to inspect the entire home
and pool, possibly a mold expert, and also a termite inspector.

If The house is unsuitable
If there is anything non-cosmetic found within in the inspection period
that deems the house unsuitable for the buyer, the buyer can give
written notice to be released from the contract and the sellers agent
will return the buyers earnest monies.

Negotiate repairs
Based on the inspection results, the buyer may ask that some repairs be
completed. We will help you negotiate through this crucial process.

The buyers’ lender will hire an appraiser to appraise the value of the


The Title Company
Your title company will handle all of the paperwork. In Arizona, your
real estate agent acts as your legal representation.

Sign the paperwork
You will meet with the title company separately than the buyer and sign
all of your paperwork. The transaction is complete When the loan is
recorded the title company will notify your real estate agent.

Get the Check
Your agent will give the keys to the buyers’ agent and you will receive
a check from the title company for the sale of your home.


The greatest compliment you can pay your real estate agent for a job
well done is to refer them to your friends and family.