HOW TO SELL YOUR HOME

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Selling Your Puget Sound Home

When you hire The Madrona Group to sell your home, we take it all the way to closing, and beyond. We don’t just want to be your agent for this transaction…We want to be your real estate resource for life.

Our business is built upon referrals from satisfied clients who refer their friends and family to us.

Below you will find information on how to sell your home.

The 3 P’s To Selling Your Home

Presentation

  • The “WOW” factor or 1st impression
  • Establish an emotional connection

Promotion

  • Traditional marketing
  • Web Marketing

Price

  • What a Ready, Willing and Able buyer is willing to pay
  • Based on Sold Comparables

The First Step To Selling Your Home Is Determining The Market Value

It is not possible to get a truly accurate home valuation using internet pricing tools.  The companies that offer this service will be the first to tell you that instant online home prices can be +/- 20% of the actual value.

Simply click the button below and complete the survey and we will take your information and schedule a 5 minute no obligation home price consultation to extrapolate what buyers have paid for comparable homes in your neighborhood to help determine how much your home is worth and what you could expect to net from the sale of your home.

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Online Price Estimate

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If You Are Just Starting To Think About Selling Your Home This Guide Could Help

We try to answer the 2 biggest questions that you might have when getting ready to sell your home in our complimentary Home Sellers Guide.

1. Do you need a Realtor?

You might expect what our answer will be. Find out how a real estate professional can ensure that the process goes quickly and smoothly.

2. What are the important factors to buyers when buying a new home today?

Getting your home ready to sell can be intimidating. Find out the 4 important factors for buyers and what you can do to maximize them.

Home Seller Guide

Download Our Complimentary How To Sell Your Home eBook

Marketing Your Home For Sale

Once we know how much the home is worth, have gotten it ready for sale, and signed the listing agreement, it is time to put it on market.

  • Schedule time to shoot property photos
  • Schedule time to shoot 3D Virtual Tour
  • Schedule time to stage the property
  • Review showing procedure with you
  • Prepare property flyer
  • Enter listing into the MLS system
  • Add Professional photos and 3D Tour to MLS
  • Put up “For Sale” yard sign and add Flyers
  • Send out 100 JUST LISTED Postcards to your immediate neighborhood
  • Create Single Property Website for Online Marketing Blitz
  • Syndicate listing to real estate websites and Social Media accounts
  • Post Listing to my Social Media and Email Marketing accounts
  • Install lock box (optional)
  • Schedule Open House
  • Contact Database of active Buyers
  • Run Online Ads to Single Property Website
  • Hold 1 to 2 Open Houses
  • Diligently follow up with all showings and tours
  • Monitor competing properties
  • Invite brokers and agents to tour home
  • Begin agent to agent marketing efforts
  • Replenish flyers
  • Review and update status
  • Monitor competing properties
  • Show property to potential buyers
  • Follow-up on Internet leads
  • Monitor market conditions
  • Monitor comparable properties for sale
  • Monitor foreclosures and short sales in market
  • Track showings and get feedback
  • Present and negotiate offers

Here are some common steps to selling your home

Preparing your Home for Market

Well before you’re ready to plant that “For Sale” sign in your front yard, there is work to be done to prepare your home for sale. Remember how keen your eye was to every small detail and defect in the houses you saw as a buyer? Now that door to your bedroom that never quite closed properly or that leaky faucet that you never got around to fixing will be seen by a potential buyer with that same keen eye.

Start making the obvious repairs today – even if you don’t plan to sell until a year from now. These repairs can cost money and take time. Plus fixing it now will allow you to enjoy the results before it’s time to move out.

If you plan on doing some improvements before the sale, the best place to start is where the buyers start: at your curb. Potential buyers base a large part of their decision on a property’s “curb appeal,” so make yours say something positive. That means a tidy front yard, a house with well-painted trim, a tidy driveway and a clear, welcoming entryway.

Inside, the biggest return on your investment continues to be improvements to the kitchen, followed closely by improvements to the master bedroom. If you’re making these improvements shortly before selling the house, consider painting and decorating the rooms in neutral colors, the most appealing choice to the greatest number of potential buyers.

Inside and outside, start reducing the clutter. When it comes time to show your home, less will mean more. Potential buyers don’t want to see how your closets overflow with clothes, how every room feels cramped with furniture, or how the yard is difficult to maneuver with that rusty swing set in the way. So downsize now; it not only will make the preparation for showing your home easier, it also will make packing for your move faster.