Homes Seller’s Guide

Everything you need to know about selling your home

  • 1

    Determine Your Pricepoint

    Get a Competitive Market Analysis (CMA)

    Agree on a price

    Sign a Listing Contract

  • 2

    Prepare Your Home For Sale

    Declutter, paint, update & stage

    Photograph, create a video, write copy and advertising, do floorplans

    Determine your ‘go live’ date

  • 3

    Conduct Showings

    Keep the house clean and tidy

    Schedule showings

  • 4

    Negotiate An Offer

    Receive an offer

    Counter or accept the offer

    Hire a real estate attorney

  • 5


    Evaluate and negotiate inspection report requests

    Allow buyers to conduct an appraisal

  • 6

    Close The Sale

    Sign the contract

    Complete inspection repairs

    File deed at closing


Home Selling Process

Whether you are selling a condo or a luxury estate, we understand that you will have many questions about the listing process. The flowchart highlights the typical home selling process, but we also recognize that every sale presents its own unique set of challenges. At Karla Murtaugh Homes, our team is committed to ensuring that each and every transaction is handled in the most effective manner possible, and with the trust and integrity you deserve.

Quick Tips When Selling A Home:

Your Realtor Needs To Understand The Market
Pricing decisions cannot be made in a vacuum or because you think you know what your home is worth – they must be made with sound judgement and knowledge of the current market conditions. At Karla Murtaugh Homes, we constantly review the current properties available, analyzing what’s sold and what’s taken deposits. Armed with current and past trends in the market, we feel confident advising you on the best price to list your home.

A Robust Marketing Program Is Key
A person can’t buy your home if they can’t find your home. Most home searches are beginning online, generally on a mobile phone or tablet. A solid marketing program should involve both online and offline channels, meeting buyers where they are – on social media, on Google, on Zillow or on an agent’s website. Nothing is more frustrating than looking for your home online and not seeing it there.

Listen To Your Realtor
It’s easy to get emotional when you decide to sell your home, but it’s important to detach. One of the shifts in your thinking needs to be that what you’re selling is a house, not YOUR home. Realtors look through a buyer’s eyes – so clean out the clutter, spruce up the paint, buy the neutral rug and up the curb appeal.

Understand The Contract And The Closing
The closing is where the Deed is signed and transferred, monies are apportioned and all aspects of the transaction are completed. You will be represented by a Real Estate Attorney who will meet with you to discuss signing a contract, addressing inspection issues that may come up, and signing the closing documents. Knowing what you are responsible for in advance and making sure to address all issues in a timely manner is key.