1. Discuss all major
financial activity/change with a tax
2. Determine the market value
of your home by asking at least 2
local Realtors for a market
analysis. Have them carefully
explain their marketing campaign and
the home sale process (to determine
who will make it easiest for you).
3. Address clutter, do
necessary clean up.
4. Have a well-advertised or
private "give-away weekend" or a
garage sale, for all those things
you can "live without" (in your next
home). Your Realtor can be
invaluable and will happily assist
in this effort.
5. Do some paint and carpet
freshening. Clean up the garden.
6. Box up! You're going to
MOVE! Consider hiring a storage unit
until you move. Take advantage
7. Coordinate with your
Santa Monica Realtor, the best strategy allowing
sufficient marketing lead-time to
get your home advertised to
pre-approved buyers. Professional
photography for brochures and
Internet, catering for broker
caravan luncheon, full-page
advertising display, open house
protective service, etc., require
about a week of pre-planning by your
8. Have your Realtor help you
"stage' your home or give you phone
numbers for companies who will
provide the service.
9. Pre-plan your move and the
escrow procedure with your Realtor's
help. Sit-down with a local escrow
officer and ask questions, give them
required data, wire-transmittal
information, etc. Usually, you can
choose your service providers.
10. Remember that all of us
at REALESTATE-SANTAMONICA.COM are
here to help you!