Seller's Process

We understand the value of trust and are dedicated to earning your confidence. You can rely on our experience and commitment to finding the right buyers and attaining the most return on your investment.

  • Initial Seller Presentation � Understanding your needs and goals
  • Evaluate your home by delivering a comparative market analysis done through careful study of your home and those comparable homes sold in your neighborhood
  • Prepare your home for sale through cleaning and staging.
  • Pricing Strategy � Pricing is the key. I do not just want to list your house, I want to sell it.
  • Sign listing contract
  • Marketing strategy and plan
  • Get your approval to order Survey within 7 days of listing date
  • If survey reveals encroachments, work with you/seller and neighbors to sign an Encroachment Agreement
  • Review the Preliminary Report provided by Island Title � verify ownership; liens; encumbrances; mortgages; encroachment agreements; easements; etc. of record.
  • Schedule Open Houses
  • Having professional pictures taken of the property.
  • Follow up with all showings
  • Present all offers received to you
  • Open escrow with the accepted buyer
  • Closely monitor the escrow process
  • Deliver reports such as preliminary title report, termite inspection report and etc.
  • Closing
  • Delivery of keys to buyer's agent.

Decorating and Display: Prepare your home by decorating and rearranging contents to maximize the appeal of your home. A staging or design expert can assist with simple fixes that bring out the best in your home and increase its potential. Every home has personal items displayed like family photos or personal items. Help buyers focus on the home and to picture themselves in the home by removing personal items that can be distracting. When a potential buyer walks in to a showing, you want them to notice the floor plan and fixtures as opposed to pictures of your last family trip. The goal is to make your home appeal to just about anyone who may walk in to view the house. Try to hide or store such things like collections of dolls, or little trinkets you may collect, make the house less about you, and more about the potential buyer.

Remove Clutter: Clutter detracts from the look and feel of your home, and also gives the impression that a home may be smaller than it actually is. If you have collections or areas in your home are used for storage, move them away to offsite storage if possible. Clutter in the home can also be distracting to potential buyers as they focus on the "stuff" instead of focusing on your home. If you are in the process of moving and have boxes and other items lying around they also make homes feel cluttered, make sure clutter is removed so the potential buyer can fully appreciate your home.

Fixtures: Fixtures are a quick and cheap way to update your home and add a little accent that buyers can appreciate. New light fixtures and shower heads may run you from $30-$100 but are usually well worth the cost. A shiny new shower fixture can easily be appreciated over a fixture with water stains and signs of usage. These small replacements, especially for items that buyers appreciate if clean and new go a long way. I once viewed a home with faucet fixtures that had stains and mildew on it. That was one of the "features" of the home I remembered most. The last thing you want is a potential buyer recognizing and remembering problems that can easily be corrected. Make sure toilets and showers are clean. The cleanest rooms in your home should be your bathrooms and kitchen.

Odors and pets: Many home owners have pets and love them dearly. It is important to remember when selling your home that not all buyers will appreciate pet odors or damage, especially inside the home. Subtle odors normally don't bother us if we're used to it or have been exposed to it for a long time. The smell of your pet in your house may be something you've grown accustomed to. Bring in a friend or family member who doesn't spend much time at your house to give you their opinion. Also make sure you have a place to keep your pets while trying to sell your house. This is both a safety and appeal issue, potential buyers may not be thrilled to have a dog racing to them to greet them.

Carpet and Flooring: Stained and worn carpet can greatly depreciate the value of the house. Because carpet has the potential to soak in and hold odors, debris, and grime potential buyers can be turned away by heavily stained and worn carpets or flooring. Some buyers view dirty carpets as potential health concerns that can affect the room or the entire house, similar to mold concerns. A dirty wall or window is perceived very differently from stained and dirty carpets because carpet has the potential for mold growth and retaining other stains and odors. The buyer may depreciate their offer because they will have to factor in the price of changing the carpet and their overall impression of the house will also be hampered. While carpet can be expensive to replace, a professional carpet cleaning that removes stains and odors can be inexpensive and worth the cost.