Selling Your Home
The Steps to Selling Your Home
Whether you’re ready to sell or simply looking to learn your home's value, Nicolette will guide you with data and expertise throughout the process.
Setting the Stage
From applying a fresh coat of paint to rearranging furniture, Nicolette will ensure that the property is visually ready for showing. She will schedule a professional photo shoot, commission an illustrative floor plan, and prepare a listing description.
Compass Coming Soon
Drive buyer interest and buzz with Coming Soon, which affords prospective buyers a glimpse of your home before it officially comes on the market. During the setting the stage period, your home will be pre-marketed as a “Coming Soon” property on compass.com. This will build anticipation among potential buyers, drive up its value, and shorten the sales timeline.
The listing is broadcast online and sent across our 100+ partner sites for the duration of the selling process.
Spreading the Word
Our marketing team produces beautiful print collateral to strategically showcase your property. Nicolette will develop and execute an intelligent, effective paid marketing plan in relevant publications. Eye-catching property signs are produced and placed outside your property.
Nicolette continuously leverages professional contacts and the Compass Network Tool to find ideal buyer brokers. Open houses are hosted for both brokers and clients on an ongoing basis.
Building a Strategy
Nicolette will conduct an assessment of the market response within the first 30 days of your listing going live. Feedback from agents and buyers is aggregated and the listing strategy revised if needed.
Nicolette provides bi-weekly 1:1 updates and continuous traffic metrics.
Optimizing the Offer
Following an offer, Nicolette contacts all interested parties, review offer terms, and raise all counter-offer options with you. The contract is negotiated and accepted, and the executed offer is circulated to all parties.
Finalizing the Details
Nicolette notes and observes all contingency periods throughout the in-contract stage. All financial and supplemental information is collated and submitted to the managing agent.
Completing the Close
The property appraisal and home inspection take place. The closing date is set with the attorney.
Purchase and Sale
Your attorney will draft a purchase and sale contract and deliver it to the buyer’s attorney. If any changes are requested from the buyer, you must agree to these changes. Signed contracts are returned to all parties with a contract deposit.
Nicolette arranges the final walk-through and closing, at which time the keys are handed over to the buyer.