Selling a Home in San Diego
Selling your home in San Diego can be a daunting task, but I’m here to help you!
Just some of the things I do as your real estate professional:
- Evaluating the local market and comparable home values
- Suggesting an appropriate listing price
- Advising you on how best to present your home, including providing referrals to painters, repair persons, and more
- Helping coordinate preparation of disclosure and other needed forms and documents
- Creating advertising materials and arranging for photographs (interior and exterior, hopefully done by a professional) and possibly an exterior drawing of your home
- Placing ads on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and in other media, and sending out postcards to potentially interested buyers on the agent’s mailing list
- Arranging for individual visits to the property — if you’re no longer living there, most likely by providing a lockbox for use by other realtors, and meeting with individuals who don’t yet have their own agent
- Aanswering questions and providing documents such as disclosure packets to potentially interested buyers and their agents
- Holding one or more open houses, possibly including weekday open houses for other real estate brokers to visit and weekend open houses for the public (which itself involves many tasks, such as arranging for and putting out signs in advance, and providing food for the broker’s open houses, as is traditional in some areas)
- Receiving offers to buy your house, whether via email/mail or in person if other agents wish to formally present their offers
- Helping you evaluate the strength of each offer and strategize on issues like whether to accept or reject an offer outright or make a counteroffer, and whether to also look for or arrange a backup offer.
- Negotiate with the buyer’s agent until the purchase contract is complete (although this task may fall more to an attorney in states where legal help is required)
- Coordinate with the buyer’s agent throughout the escrow period, helping to make the house available for inspections and appraisals and make sure you’re doing your part to close the deal
- Help you strategize over requests made while in escrow, such as for a reduction in purchase price due to repair issues revealed in the inspection, and negotiating such issues with the buyer’s agent (unless any attorneys are still involved), and
- Attend the closing.
If this sounds like a lot or overwhelms you, don’t worry, it’s all my job.