Step 2 to Selling Your Home: You’ve Hired Your Realtor. What’s Next?

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Paperwork. Yes, more of it.

Legal Paperwork When Selling Your Home

You’ll become familiar with quite a bit of paperwork when selling your home. They’ll be listing documents, disclosure forms, as well as, a few questions.

Legal contracts can be confusing, but your real estate agent is trained to understand and explain these forms. Be sure to read them over with your agent before signing them.

Informal Paperwork When Selling Your Home

Make a list of your top 10 reasons you LOVE living in this home. We don’t want the reasons you think the buyers will appreciate because buyers can already see them. What things make you love the home, what little quirks have you found that are enjoyable? For example, the beautiful sunsets you see from your dining room while eating dinner, the friendly neighborhood, or the local markets.

make a list paperwork when selling your home

This top 10 list will be used to market your home and make it stand apart from all other homes for sale in your area.

calendar paperwork when selling your home

Let us know the date you want to go live on MLS. We will need about a week to prep the home to go on the market, including decluttering and cleaning the space for photos, video, and eventually for showings.

Pro Tips

  • Change social media settings to “friends only”.

We want your privacy protected, and people will google you and your home to see what they can find. If they know about your new promotion, for example, we will lose valuable negotiation power.

  • Make a list of updates

Have you made any improvements to your home within the last few years? Renovated the kitchen, updated the master bath, new carpet, new HVAC make a list of these and any other updates you’ve made.

  • Review our home sale preparation checklist

Do you have a property in Northern Virginia you would like to sell? We can help sell your NOVA Property!  Call 703-539-2053 to discuss your home’s value or receive your free home value report done by an experienced Northern Virginia Realtor®. We are here to help you with all of your Northern Virginia real estate needs.


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Abraham Walker, Your Realtor

About the Author: The above article was written by Abraham Walker, Your Alexandria Virginia Real Estate Agent, helping clients market their homes to achieve high sales with a quick closing time is my main priority.

He’s the co-founder of Ask A Walker and can be found on YouTube, Facebook, and HERE on this blog.

Abraham can be reached via email at [email protected] or by phone at (703)539-2053.

He’s happy to answer all your real estate questions.

Thinking of selling your home? Check out my 20+ step process to selling your home. Or contact me now to start the home selling process. Same day appointments are available on a case by case basis.

Your Alexandria, VA Realtor, Abraham Walker, helps people sell and buy real estate in the following Northern Virginia area cities & neighborhoods: Kingstowne, Island Creek, Cameron Station, Overlook, Alexandria, Old Town, Belle Haven, Fort Hunt, Mount Vernon, Springfield, West Springfield, Burke, Lorton, Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Manassas, Annandale, Fairfax, Arlington, McLean, Reston, Herndon and of course Vienna.