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How We Work With Sellers

Here are the steps we will go through as we work together to insure your success...

With careful planning, attention to detail and consistent follow through, we excel at getting our clients the highest price and best terms when it comes to the sale of your most important asset. We work as your analyst, project coordinator, advocate, advisor, sounding board and more to insure that this is a smooth process.

 

Understand Your Needs & Goals

  • Discuss your criteria, timeline, and budget
  • Seller Interview
  • Home visit

Assist You with Understanding the Process

  • Make sure the you understand the process of selling your home
  • Go over any questions or concerns that you have

Prepare and Review a Comparative Market Analysis for your Home

  • We will prepare a comprehensive market evaluation of your property using current local market info and appropriate  comparable sales data, so you can see the market value of your home.
  • We will review a sample timeline and detailed Marketing Plan for your home.

Help You to Prepare your Property

  • We help make your property shine. We will work with you to prepare your property for the market by making repairs,  obtaining reports and staging.
  • Discuss the strengths of your property and how to best showcase them
  • Go over potential improvements that will increase the value of your home
  • Help you manage the costs, including deferment of costs until close
  • Get bids and coordinate any work that needs to be done prior to marketing the property
  • Manage workers and update you on progress as work is being completed
  • Schedule and attend pre-sale inspections and review the resulting reports with you
  • Put together a full disclosures package and distribute to all prospective buyers. The goal is to give buyer full disclosure  and limit renegotiation after property is in contract.
  • We work with you to prepare all disclosures and documentation necessary to safeguard your legal interests.

Market Your Property

  • While San Francisco is certainly a great market for sellers, we still expose your home to the highest number of qualified  buyers in order to insure that you receive the highest and best offer the market can generate for your home.
  • We network with the real estate community to ensure your property has maximum exposure to the most qualified buyers
  • Design and pay for color property statement, signage, custom website and professional photos
  • Set up signs for open houses to draw as much foot traffic as possible
  • Make sure property shows its best each time: do clean up and general tidying
  • On time for all showings and allowing buyers time to leisurely explore the property
  • Screen potential buyers through conversations with their agent and being observant during showings

Receive, Qualify & Review Offers

  • We will receive and review all the offers your receive for your home.
  • We qualify the financial standing of the top offers to protect your interests and time.
  • We work with the Buyer’s agent in negotiation to maximize your sales price and optimize your terms.
  • We review all offers with you and go over all the pluses and minuses of each one.

Manage the Escrow Process

  • We work as project managers to make sure the entire process goes as smoothly as possible, including:
    • Coordinate with the Title Company and any Bank involved to insure a smooth escrow
    • Maintain a relationship with the Buyer and Buyer’s Agent to keep things moving forward
    • Insure the buyer has all disclosures and pertinent property information to review and sign
    • Advise you of contingency dates and other important contractual milestones and make sure they are addressed in a timely manner.
    • Review the closing statement with you.
    • Schedule and attend your escrow appointment when you sign your loan documents and finalize your paperwork

After Close of Escrow

  • Help you with any issues that come up after you sell your home and be a resource for you regarding any real estate  related questions
  • We are available throughout the entire transaction to answer any and all questions that may arise. We are here to take care of you.

Here’s what you can expect from us

  • Discuss all of your options at each stage of the process so you can make clear and informed decisions that meet your  goals.
  • Service-oriented team approach, two dedicated agents working to market your property and get you the highest price  possible.
  • Timely communication: return all calls/emails within 24 hours.
  • Follow up with you regarding all home prep, marketing, open houses, brokers tours, private showings and the escrow  process.

What we ask of you

  • Let us know if you have any questions or issues as soon as they arise
  • Clear and timely communication
  • Return all emails and phone calls within 24 hours (or sooner if critical)
  • If you are going to be out of town or unavailable for an extended period, please let us
  • Complete disclosure about the condition of the property during the entire sales process
  • If needed, flexibility to adjust as need to accommodate changes in timelines that cannot be foreseen at this time.