Colleen O'Hara Team

Selling Checklist

Creating a comprehensive selling checklist is essential for homeowners looking to sell their property. Here's a detailed checklist to help you navigate the home selling process effectively

Preparation Phase

Establish your reasons for selling and your desired timeline

Interview and select a qualified real estate agent to guide you through the process

Work with your realtor to determine an appropriate and competitive listing price for your property

  • Declutter and depersonalize your home to make it more appealing to potential buyers.
  • Make necessary repairs and improvements to enhance the property's value.
  • Consider professional staging to showcase your home's potential

Contract Phase

Once you accept an offer, work with your realtor to complete the necessary paperwork

Coordinate a home inspection with the buyer and address any issues that arise

The buyer's lender will order an appraisal to ensure the property's value matches the agreed-upon price

Work with a title company to perform a title search and ensure the property has clear ownership.

Escrow funds to cover closing costs

Listing Your Property

Arrange for professional photography to create attractive listing photos.

Create a compelling listing description highlighting your property's features and benefits.

Develop a marketing plan with your realtor, including online listings and open house events

Negotiation and Offers

Evaluate offers with your realtor, considering factors like price, contingencies, and financing terms.

Be prepared for negotiations and counteroffers

Closing Day

Attend the closing appointment with your realtor, where you'll sign the necessary paperwork

Be prepared for negotiations and counteroffers

Transfer keys and possession of the property to the buyer as agreed upon

Post-Sale Tasks

Notify post offices, banks, and other relevant parties of your change of address

Cancel utilities in your name once the property is sold

Ensure the property is clean and empty, ready for the new owner

Celebrate the successful sale of your property and begin your transition to your new home if applicable

Showings and Open Houses

Be flexible with showings and open house events to accommodate potential buyers.

Keep the property clean and well-maintained for scheduled viewings.

Closing Preparations

Arrange for the buyer to conduct a final walk-through to ensure the property is in the agreed-upon condition

Understand and prepare for closing costs, which can include attorney fees, title insurance, and taxes

Coordinate the transfer of utilities to the buyer's name after closing

Collect all relevant documents, such as the deed, mortgage documents, and disclosure statements