Seller's Guide

The Home Selling Process

Selling your home doesn't have to be complicated.

As a long time Santa Barbara resident with several years of experience in real estate transactions, I can help you navigate the home selling process with fair negotiation techniques, patience, and a strategic plan. I'm always available via phone or email to discuss any questions you may have.

There's a lot to consider when pricing your home: What is trending in the current market? What are your home's comps selling for? What is the average list time? I'll do the necessary research to determine the right price to ensure that your home sells quickly for the right price. 

Anyone who watches HGTV knows that first impressions are vital so I'll come by your home to give you some pointers on how to get the most bang for your buck. Most of these improvements are simple and cheap such as a fresh coat of paint, bringing in a cleaning service for a deep clean, decluttering, or freshening the landscaping. 

Creating a plan to market your home will help attract the interest of the right buyer. Today, the vast majority of homebuyers use the internet in their home search, so your marketing plan should include focused online activities, in addition to print advertising and open houses.

After reviewing comps and conducting market research, I'll create a plan to strategically market your home. According the National Association of Realtors, over 40% of home buyers look at homes online first. I use a special approach to make sure your home is listed online and maximizing old-fashioned word of mouth by holding open houses.

After you've received an offer, I cover all the terms to help you decide if this is the best offer. Once you accept an offer, I will guide you through all the necessary steps from contracts to purchase agreements to inspection.

Negotiating sounds scary but with my help, we'll make sure you get the best deal whether it's finalizing the sale price or setting the closing date. Years of experience has taught me the ins and outs of this process and I'm honored to fully represent your decisions and interests.

After accepting the offer, we'll settle on a closing date and complete all necessary paperwork for the escrow company. At closing, both the buyer and seller will sign paperwork and pay any settlement fees. Now we can celebrate!

Work With Samantha

Get assistance in determining current property value, crafting a competitive offer, writing and negotiating a contract, and much more. Contact Samantha today.

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