Sell Your Home Checklist

Thinking of selling your home? Here’s a basic checklist of what all is involved when you work with me. 

Before your home is listed

  • Hire Me
  • Find a mortgage broker/lender if you are planning to buy another property after you sell your current property. I recommend comparing at least two lenders/mortgage brokers to see who will give you the best terms and rates. I can recommend a few too. This way you know if you can afford to buy another property and, if so, if it makes sense to sell now.
  • Fill out questionnaires:
    1. Top 10
    2. Ready, Set, Sell!
  • Discuss approximate closing costs.
  • Review and sign all listing documents. Have me come and do a staging evaluation. Repair, replace, etc. any items on the staging evaluation checklist before the house goes on the market. Set up a date/time for me to come and take photos.
  • Make an extra set of house keys to go in the lock box for showing access. 
  • Deep clean the house the day before it goes on the market or have someone come and clean for you.
  • Arrange for pets to be out of the home or contained in a crate, if possible, during showings.
  • Hide all valuables including money, passports, jewelry, electronics and prescription medication. Password protect all computers.
  • Discuss with me the possibility of multiple offers, low appraisals, quick closings dates, etc.
  • Discuss showing instructions.
  • Discuss what title company to use.

Once listed

  • Be prepared to be flexible with showing times, and last minute cancellations. 
  • Share your news on social media (if you use social media) – discuss with me what to post and what NOT to post.
  • Keep up to date with your competition. See if they do price drops, get offers…

When you have an accepted offer

  • Get excited!
  • I will send you a receipt showing earnest money has been received. 
  • I will let you know when the home inspection will occur so you can vacate the property. Home inspections generally take about 2 hours. You will be given a copy of the report.
  • If there are inspection issues, be prepared to negotiate. 
  • Hire a mover/rent a van and begin packing. 
  • Call and arrange for WPS utilities to be stopped the day of closing. Water will be automatically transferred with title, so you are good there. 
  • Be responsive with the title company.
  • Once moved out, make sure the property is in broom swept condition or better! Leave garage door openers and any keys on counter. 
  • Close! Closing may be done in person, or remotely. Ask for details. 

Want a FREE home evaluation as to what you home is worth? Contact Green Bay Realtor Elysia Diaz.