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A Comprehensive Guide for Home Sellers

We wonder how many people are "out there" wanting to sell their house and not having a clue as to how to proceed.
These folks are begging for guidance and asking friends and family:
"Will somebody PLEASE just explain to me how to sell my home?"

The friends and family may have sold houses in the past, but that definitely does not qualify them as "experts", and they frequently offer advice that is inaccurate and perhaps even potentially harmful. Acting on information found on the internet is no safer. The first (and most important) advice we have for you is that you rely on the advice and counsel of a LOCAL Real Estate Sales Professional - a REALTOR who actively markets and SELLS homes in YOUR community.
Within this Pareto Realty Website, we offer (FREE) comprehensive guidance from beginning to the end of the process AND provides myriad other resources to smooth your path to successful Home sale. We give this information freely because we care about every Home Seller whether we represent them or not. We know this is one of the largest, most significant transactions of any family's life, and we are committed to serving and protecting as many clients we can :-)

20 Steps to Selling your Home

  1. Your Decision to Move
  2. Selecting and Committing to a REALTOR
  3. The "Listening Appointment"
  4. Preparing your house for the market - Your participation is important
  5. Search
  6. Analysis
  7. Negotiation
  8. Completion
  9. Contract to Close (C2C) DO NOW
  10. Select Title Company - Issue Order & Provide Documents
  11. Complete Inspection - Repair/Replace Proposal
  12. Repair Resolution - Repair/Replace Amendment
  13. NLT 14 days from Binding Agreement
  14. Receive Appraisal
  15. Last 10 Days
  16. Prepare for the move - Moving Checklist
  17. Seller - Final Details
  18. Final Walkthrough
  19. Review ALTA
  20. CLOSE


Congratulations on your decision to begin considering changing homes.  While this move is exciting for you, we understand you will experience varying degrees of apprehension throughout the process.  Very few transactions in your life will match the purchase or sale of your home in size, scope and consequence as you close one chapter (leaving your current home) and enter a new chapter with a probable significant lifestyle change. Without question, the process of selling a home is not as simple as it once was. 


This information on our website is dedicated to diminishing your apprehension by reducing the number of surprises along the way.  When you choose a Pareto Realty REALTOR as your real estate consultant, you will receive a level of service geared towards educating you about the process so you can make informed decisions. 


This is a complete reference guide designed to help make your transition smoother and more manageable than you ever thought possible.  You will find in-depth information on every facet of the home buying process. You will discover detailed information to guide you to the best decisions and move you toward your goal with comfortable confidence. You may wish to keep this guide handy for reference throughout the process. 


Good luck with your home selling odyssey.  We are honored you are considering us to consult with you throughout the process