Suburban House
Home Seller's
Guide &Tools

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1. SUNNY LEE SELLERS AGENT Here’s why:

  • Local market expertise

  • Professional negotiation skills

  • Law and contract knowledge

  • Preferred partner network We don’t just list homes, we sell them. We know how to market homes, find buyers for them and help you achieve your goals through a successful sale. You can place your full confidence in our hard work, knowledge and professional marketing experience!

2. PLAN FOR SALE OF HOME

 

  • Figure out where you’re moving—Will you buy a new home right away, or down the road; will you rent your next place, or will you relocate out of the area?

  • Strategize with your agent about when to put your home on the market

3. PREPARETO MARKET HOME With your agent, get market-ready by addressing factors important to buyers

  • Price–It is the bottom line; getting the price right from the start is important

  • Condition–To fetch the highest price, improve your home’s condition with a little clean-up and home improvement

  • Presentation–Work with your agent to formulate a plan for the strategic presentation of your home for sale that includes staging, great visuals and focuses on where buyers search most—online!

  • Location–Location is hugely important, but your home is where it is—Be sure to perfect the other 3 factors important to buyers if your location is an issue

4. LIST HOME FOR SALE

 

  • With your agent, establish an initial market position

  • Sign listing contract

  • Be prepared to give keys to your agent

 

 

 

5. STAGE HOME

  • De-clutter each room and showcase key features like new hardwood floors

 

 

 

6. LISTING PICTURE PHOTO SHOOT

 

  • includes professional listing photos as part of its listing package

  • A National Association of Realtors® survey found that 83% of buyers considered listing pictures “very useful” in their home search therefore we think great pictures are key

7. PREPARE FOR OPEN HOUSE/SHOWINGS

  • Being prepared means being ready to leave on short notice to give buyers uninhibited access

  • Put away valuables, personal items and prescription drugs

 

8. BUYER FEEDBACK

  • With your agent, regularly review buyer feedback and act on frequently mentioned items

9. EVALUATE AND NEGOTIATE OFFERS

 

  • Your agent will present all offers, advise you on counteroffers and guide you through the back and forth negotiation process

10. ACCEPT OFFER

 

  • Your agent will work with the buyers agent to manage the initial offer process

 

 

11. NEGOTIATE FINAL OFFER (P&S)

 

  • Negotiate and complete inspection repairs

  • Sign the Purchase & Sale Agreement

12. SCHEDULE MOVE

 

  • Contact movers

  • Contact building management, or HOA for procedure if applicable

 

 

13. CONTACT UTILITIES

  • Arrange to have utilities and phone service shut off, or transferred if you’re staying in the area

 

 

 

14.VACANT HOUSE?

 

  • If you need to move before you’ve sold your home, check with your insurance company for any vacancy coverage requirements

15. LAST MINUTE DETAILS

  •  You’re in the homestretch, work with your agent to ensure a smooth transfer of ownership to the buyer

16. CLOSING DAY

  • Don’t forget to leave door keys and items like garage door openers behind for the buyer

Keep Yourself Organized With This Checklist

Clean and Maintain

  • Windows, sills, and screens

  • Walls and floor

  • Tile

  • Ceilings

  • Cupboards and drawers

  • Kitchen

  • Bathrooms

  • Light fixtures

  • Ceiling fans

  • Carpet and rugs

  • Mirrors

  • Garage

  • Attic

  • Basement

  • Laundry room

  • Yard

  • Gutters

  • Replace furnace filter

  • Dust furniture, TV and computer screens

  • Closets

  • Remove clutter

  • Pack personal items

Repair

  • Leaky faucets and plumbing

  • Torn screens

  • Slow drains

  • Gutters

  • Loose doorknobs

  • Deck boards

  • Broken windows

  • Electrical fixtures

  • Water stain damage

  • Broken appliances

  • Damaged walls and ceilings

  • Worn carpet and rugs

  • Damaged sidewalks and steps

Improvements

  • Stain or paint deck

  • Store tools

  • Roll up garden hose

  • Paint or stain exterior

  • Prune bushes and hedges

  • Trim trees

  • Mow lawn, fertilize, edge, and trim

  • Weed gardens, plant flowers

  • Shovel driveways, de-ice

  • Stack firewood

  • Clean out birdbaths

  • Caulk windows and doors

  • Repair and paint fences

  • Seal asphalt driveway

  • Make sure doors close properly

  • Enhance entryway

  • Replace welcome mat

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