Seller's Guide


Everything You Need To Know About Putting Your Home
On The Market, Accepting An Offer, And Closing On Your Home.

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A Step-by-Step First Time Seller's Guide

Putting your home on the market can be a stressful process, especially when you don’t know what to expect. Fortunately, with the help of an experienced agent and this easy-to-follow guide, you can smoothly complete the process. Following these steps will help you prepare so you can get organized and sell your home for the best price possible.​​​​​​​

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Step 1: Let's Talk!

We will meet to discuss your plans and goals, analyze marketplace trends, and assess your property’s qualities.


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Step 2: Setting the Stage

From applying a fresh coat of paint to rearranging furniture, I will work with you to ensure the property is visually ready for buyers. 

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Step 3: Going Live

Your property listing is showcased on and sent across our 100+ partner sites for the entire selling process. 

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Step 4: Spreading the Word

I will develop and execute an effective marketing plan. The Compass marketing team will produce beautiful assets to highlight your home.

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Step 5: Making Connections

I will leverage my professional contacts, the Compass Network Tool, and Open Houses to find ideal buyers
and brokers. 

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Step 6: Optimizing the Strategy

Feedback from agents and buyers is aggregated from launch, and the listing strategy is revised if necessary.

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Step 7: Communication and Measuring Success

You and I will establish the best method and frequency of communication for updates, metrics, and market info. 

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Step 8: Receiving an Offer

We will review the offer together and decide how to respond: by accepting the offer, rejecting the offer, or making a counter offer.

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Step 9: Negotiating the Details

The contract is negotiated and accepted, and the home appraisal and inspection take place.

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Step 10: Completing the Close

The buyer will perform inspections, I will arrange the final walkthrough, and you will hand over keys.


Once you have sold your home, you’re free to take the next step on your journey. Whether this is relocating to a new city, moving into a larger home, or downsizing and enjoying your life as empty-nesters, knowing all your selling responsibilities have been taken care of will help you achieve peace of mind for your new path.

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    “Elizabeth was amazing to work with, both on the purchase of my home, and on the sale later.”

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