OUR LISTING PROCESS

Step 1

Step 2

We need to learn about your whole home. Homeowners know their homes better than anyone, and we want you to give us the guided tour. Inside, outside, plusses, minuses. We want to know everything you know about your house.

We are going to want to sit down and learn a bit about you. Where you are going, why you are selling. Once your broker has a complete picture, we will present you with a customized listing plan. This plan lays out expectations of Design Realty, expectations of you, how we will sell your home, how much we will sell it for, and how long it will take. We will provide you with this information before we ask you to sign any type of contract.

Step 2

We are going to want to sit down and learn a bit about you. Where you are going, why you are selling. Once your broker has a complete picture, we will present you with a customized listing plan. This plan lays out expectations of Design Realty, expectations of you, how we will sell your home, how much we will sell it for, and how long it will take. We will provide you with this information before we ask you to sign any type of contract.

We aim to be transparent. We want to provide positive working solutions for our clients. Our goal is to help you turn over the stones so you can make informed decisions, and then execute for you in the least disruptive manner possible. Give us a call or schedule an appointment below!

F.A.Q

Frequently Asked Questions

If your agent recommends it, then absolutely! The National Association of Realtors discovered in 2019 that 83% of buyers agents said that home staging helped their buyers visualize themselves in that home.*

We offer in-house staging services. We own the furniture and employ the stagers, so you do not have extra fees in order to get home staging. Take a look at some of our recent projects to see how staging can make a difference.

RECENT PROJECTS

*https://www.nar.realtor/research-and-statistics/research-reports/profile-of-home-staging

The absolute best time to sell your home is when inventory supply is low, and buyer demand is high.

 

This can change based on many different factors such as seasonality, economic outlook and mortgage rates. The bottom line however is that no matter what cycle you are in, if you have control over when to list your house, the factors you want to look for are LOW HOUSING INVENTORY and HIGH BUYER DEMAND.

Real estate brokers are your partner through this process. A good broker will act as a guide, an advocate, and a resource for you.

 

Our brokers have decades of experience. We have assisted thousands of people find their homes. You learn things with repetition, and our brokers are there to use their knowledge to assure no stone is unturned during your home search, and no dollars are left on the table while negotiating.

Quite simply, homes sold by professionals sell faster and for more money. We simplify the process for you, remove the stress from your shoulders, sell it faster, and you put more money in your pocket at the end of the day.

A recent National Association of Realtors study found that 89% of home buyers used a real estate agent to buy their home, 81% of home buyers found their home through a real estate agent or on the internet and 88% of homebuyers used financing to purchase their home.*

*https://www.nar.realtor/research-and-statistics/quick-real-estate-statistics

What does this tell us?

That unless you want to pursue the 11% of buyers who want to buy without a broker, the 19% of homebuyers that find their home by driving through neighborhoods, or the 12% of buyers who buy with cash; you’ll need to be ready to work with real estate brokers, have a strong internet presence, and you should expect a bank to be involved.

We can help you understand the entire process from start to finish.

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On average, homes take 30-45 days to close after a buyer is found. This is because 88% of buyers use financing* , and the financing process takes roughly 30-45 days.

Absent financing, a home can sell as quickly as a title insurance company can pay off the existing liens guarantee a clean title transfer. Some cash purchases can close in as little as 5 days.

Getting your home on market is a different timeline, that depends on your situation and the condition of your home. We can move very quickly if needed, but most homes take 2-4 weeks to get ready to go on market.

*https://www.nar.realtor/research-and-statistics/quick-real-estate-statistics

That is a great question to ask one of our brokers. They will let you know. If you do, we have a great network of reliable contractors we can recommend. As a rule of thumb, paint is usually worth it if it is needed, but that is a subjective question that must be answered by a broker who sees the whole picture.

 

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The basics are de-clutter, de-personalize and neutralize the house. While your house is your home and is full of your memories, we need to turn it back into a neutral house someone else can picture making their own memories in.

 

We can assist with everything and will review with you how much you are able to take on. Our brokers will then give you a personalized written plan that lays out what needs to be done, and what is expected of who. This helps keep everything on track and clears up expectations so we can get things done efficiently with the least interruption to your life.

This is a very normal situation, but a much more complicated one than either a straight purchase or sale. The goal is to sell your home for the most amount of money possible, while buying the home you want at the price you want, all without moving more than once or ending up homeless.

 

Preparation is critical here. We recommend getting a complete listing plan ready for your home, so we know what to expect when you need to sell it. During this process, we will discuss how to navigate these situations. You may be able to start hunting and list your home right away, or you may want to wait to list the home until you find the perfect property.

We believe full service should wear a white glove. Standard services we provide at no additional fees are:

 

Home Staging

House Cleaning

Window Cleaning

Photography

3-D Matterport Tour

Weekly Home Monitoring

Full Time Listing Coordinator

 

Access to your listing coordinator is going to be your most valuable tool. Your listing coordinator is your personal problem solver. They will be with you every step of the way as you get your home ready for market and will maintain it once it is on market and in escrow.