Seller's Guide

A Step-by-Step First Time Seller's Guide

Putting your home on the market can be a stressful process, especially when you don’t know what to expect. Fortunately, with the help of an experienced agent and this easy to follow guide, you can smoothly complete the process. Following these steps will help you prepare so you can get organized and sell your home for the best price possible.​​​​​​​


Step 1: Pricing Your Home

One of the most crucial aspects of your home sale is getting your home priced correctly. My job as your real estate agent is to completely know the local real estate market and be able to prepare for you a comprehensive market analysis that compares your home to several homes of similar size, build and finish that have been sold in the past three to six months. The perfect formula for a home to hit the market and possibly get multiple offers within days is seller preparation + correct pricing + superb marketing.


Step 2: Staging Your Home

Prior to staging your home, it's vital that you take the time make necessary repairs, then declutter and clean your home. Beyond the importance of real estate photography, (which you can read more about in my blog post featuring Jesse Riesmeyer) having your home decluttered can help buyers to envision themselves living in the space on future tours, which is key! If you plan to vacate prior to open house, it is worthwhile to consider bringing a staging company in to set up furniture and create an inviting space for buyers to visualize living in the space..


Step 3: Listing Your Home

Now that your home has been staged and photographed, it's time to get your home listed on the MLS! It's important for you to gather all of your property-related documents from the time of purchase to present. The more information you have about your home, the better! We'll need to document all repairs and improvements you've made since your purchase of the property. It's also time to start marketing your home! You can expect the highest quality signage, social media posts, and photography when working with a Piatt Sotheby's International Realty. Learn more about our unparalleled marketing here.


Step 4: Negotiating The Sale

Now that your hard work is almost completed, it's time to sit back and watch the offers come pouring in! It is my responsibility to present you with the offers and advise you to make the best decision possible in the transaction. Let's get your home sold!


Once you have sold your home, you’re free to take the next step on your journey. Whether this is relocating to a new city, moving into a larger home, or downsizing and enjoying your life as empty-nesters, knowing all your selling responsibilities have been taken care of will help you achieve peace of mind for your new path.

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She offers the highest level of expertise, service, and integrity. Monica Sample is the leading real estate agent in Sewickley and has helped buyers find their dream homes in Pennsylvania. Contact Monica today to discuss all your real estate needs.

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