We use cookies in order to save your preferences so we can provide a feature-rich, personalized website experience. We also use functionality from third-party vendors who may add additional cookies of their own (e.g. Analytics, Maps, Chat, etc). Read more about cookies in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. If you do not accept our use of Cookies, please do not use the website.

Header Image

Sellers Checklist

How to sell your Silicon Valley home

Ready to list your home? The Erdal Swartz Team, Silicon Valley’s leading real estate team, will be there every step of the way. For a full understanding of the selling process, check out our 9-step seller process. Below is a quick checklist that will help you see where you are and where we’re going next. Click here to download a copy.

The listing period

❏ Initial consultation and market analysis of your home’s value

❏ Sign the listing paperwork to hire the Erdal Swartz Team

❏ Inspection time! Hire an inspector to survey your home’s condition

❏ Have a design consultation with our professional stagers

❏ De-clutter your home so it will shine during the staging process

❏ Clean your home from top to bottom, including its storage areas and exterior

❏ Stage your home so buyers can easily picture themselves living there

❏ Arrange for professional listing photos of your home

The marketing period

❏ Enter your property into the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) so it’s accessible to agents and buyers

❏ Promote your listing via internet, print and word-of-mouth channels

❏ Host private broker open to show your home to local agents and brokers

❏ Hold open houses and showings so eager buyers can see the property in person

❏ Get an offer (or three!) and begin the offer review process

❏ Negotiate with top buyers/bids and select one final offer

The escrow period

❏ Sign paperwork to accept one final offer

❏ Determine dates for inspection, appraisal and closing

❏ Sign final title documents

❏ Clean your home and move out

❏ Success! Meet for closing of escrow

pdf Checklist: How to sell your Silicon Valley home