89 Things To Do Before Listing Your House

Prior To Listing Your Home

  • Sign and return your listing agreement, property disclosures. Hd photography, videography, and drone imaging where available is scheduled

  • Property specific url is purchased & custom website is built

  • Coming soon status of your home is entered into mris for up to 21 days

  • Email blast to database of over 10,000 contacts

  • Lock box is placed on your home.

  • For sale sign is placed in your yard.

  • Review listing details, photos, and showing instructions prior to listing being placed active.

  • Order homeowners/condo association re-sale documents

Offer Acceptance/ Contract Ratification

  • Sign and return the accepted contract.

  • Contract ratication date ____________________

  • Inspections

  • Home inspection date/time ___________________ due by ___________________

  • Radon date/time ___________________ due by ___________________

  • Termite date/time ___________________ due by ___________________

  • Well/septic date/time ___________________ due by ___________________

  • Complete and return title company seller information sheet

  • Sorelle team will call to discuss the results of all inspections and next steps should repairs

  • Need to be made.

  • Appraisal is scheduled by buyers lender date/time__________ due by___________

  • Buyer financing commitment letter due by______________

  • Return all receipts/invoices for any repairs done after the home inspection if applicable.


  • Settlement sheet will be sent to you at least 3 days prior to closing.

  • Sorelle team will contact you to schedule the closing date/time/location.

  • Buyers will do the nal walkthrough.

  • Contact your utility companies to let them know the date you are selling your home.

  • Note: utilities should be left on through the day of settlement.

  • Come prepared at settlement with the following:

  • Photo id

  • Check book and/or account information to wire the proceeds.

  • House keys, garage door openers, mail box keys, and any other keys for the property.

Receiving An Offer

  • Offer is reviewed by sorelle team.

  • Offer is e-mailed to you for review.

  • Sorelle team calls to discuss offer and determine next steps best for you.


  • Donation sent to new story charity

alt tagEmpty everything out of the garage. Hose down the floor, if there are stains remaining, paint it porch gray.

alt tagPaint the garage walls off-white using a flat latex paint.

alt tagAfter the paint is dry – put everything back in the garage piece by piece and throw out what you won’t be taking with you. Then organize what’s left.

alt tagIf you have a storage shed, organize it the same way and if it needs a coat of paint or stain, do it!

alt tagUse an open bag of charcoal to absorb moisture in the storage shed.

alt tagIf you have too much “stuff,” rent a storage unit and store it there.


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