Seller's Guide

Everything you need to know about putting your home on the market, accepting an offer, and closing on your home.

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

Each of our clients receive the white glove service – that means, from beginning to end, you’re taken care of throughout the whole process.Whether you’re searching for advice, assistance in coordinating vendor bids, scheduling showings or needing to completely upgrade your home,we’ve got you covered!


Step 1: Discovery Visit

We will do a quick walkthrough of the property to really learn about the condition of the home. This is where we get to know the property’s special features and selling points.


Step 2: Consultation

Together, we will have an in-depth meeting to go over the hyperlocal market trends and analytical data on comparable sold homes, review our professional opinion on where to invest to net the highest return (upgrades, repairs, staging, etc.), and determine a strategic pricing and marketing plan.


Step 3: Home Preparation

Our team will handle everything needed to prepare your home for the market. From gathering bids to facilitating the work, we work to get your home photo and show ready.


Step 4: Photography

  1. First impressions are everything! We’ve only got one shot to introduce your home to the public market so we bring in professionals to make it look just right.
  2. 97% of buyers start their shopping online! Don’t worry: we cover all the marketing costs for professional photos and videos.

Step 5: Pre-Marketing

Here we pre-market and promote your property to Compass agents.*

(*Pre-marketing strategies are independently determined by you after we present you our recommendations)


Step 6: We Are Live

Now, the fun part (at least for us)! We like to go the extra mile in making sure there isn’t just a sign in front of your home and posted on the MLS. We get creative with your marketing efforts and position your property in front of the largest audience possible.


Step 7: Communication & Feedback

We handle coordinating with the buyers' agents that show the property and follow up with any feedback and leads. We make sure to stay on top of it all (and keep you updated) while monitoring the market, providing updates and assessing strategies.


Step 8: Negotiations

  1. It’s not only important to secure an offer but to also assess the stability of the buyer. In the best case, this means having the ability to choose the best buyer of the bunch (a multiple offer scenario).
  2. We go above and beyond and do our due diligence on the buyer by assessing their financial stability, interviewing their lender, while also screening their representing agent. This step helps us make sure that the people buying your home are trustworthy of your biggest asset.

Step 9: Escrow

  1. Once you’ve decided on a buyer, we open escrow and work through contract terms. This step is very collaborative so make sure to communicate to our team exactly what you need to feel confident about this deal! And if you don't know what you need, we help you figure that out too.


Even though this deal is closed, you’re officially a client for life! Whatever resources you need, don't hesitate to reach out...we’re happy to help with all of it.

What's your home really worth?


Maximize The Value Of Your Home With Compass Concierge

Compass Concierge Is The Hassle-Free Way To Sell Your Home Faster And For A Higher Price.

From staging to renovation, our exclusive Concierge program transforms your home with zero upfront costs and no interest.

By investing in your home’s  potential, we aim to provide a swifter, more profitable sale.

Can you help me if I need to both buy and sell my home?

Definitely! We can discuss further during the consultation on how to strategize this. We’d also be happy to share some of our past clients’ testimonials who have sold and bought a home with us at the same time.

If you’re thinking about selling your home first then buying, we’ve also got options for you. There are a few ways to approach this. In our consultation we can discuss these different options and explore what works best for you.

  • Negotiate a lease back option with your buyer. This means that after the close of escrow you will rent the home from the new owners (typically for 2 months). This gives us time to find a home and close escrow all while staying in your old home.
  • Find your new home and negotiate a longer escrow. (ie: 45 days and then list your home on the market, contingent on your purchase closing.) This helps you buy and sell at the same time.
  • Use the Compass Bridge Loan Program to buy your house first, move into your new home, then sell your house.

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