Selling Process

1. Prepare to sell your house
Home selling has become more complex than it used to be. New seller disclosure statements, longer and more mysterious form agreements, and a range of environmental concerns have all emerged in the past decade.

2. Find a Realtor®
In the maze of forms, financing, inspections, marketing, pricing, and negotiating, it makes sense to work with professionals who know the community and much more. Those professionals are the local Realtors who serve your area.

3. Set the list price of your home
Several factors, including market conditions and interest rates, will determine how much you can get for your home. In other words, home selling is part art, part science, part marketing, and part negotiation.

4. Market your house for maximum exposure
Your Realtor should share a marketing plan with you, but the more you know about the process of selling your home the easier it is to support your Realtor’s efforts. Make your home sell fast with these tips.

5. Negotiate a real estate offer
Perhaps the most complex moment in the sales process comes when you get an offer for your home. Whether you have one offer or several to consider, these tips will help you navigate the negotiation.

6. The art of settling
When you have a signed contract with the buyer for your home, you may feel as if you can breathe a sigh of relief. But before you can completely relax you need to get to the settlement table.

7. Plan your move
Some of the activities required to sell your home can actually help with the moving process. For example, by cleaning out closets, the basement, and the attic, you will have less to do once the home is under contract.

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San Mateo County
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active470$3,020,589$94952
Sold (90 days)780$1,642,524$86645
ATHERTON (AT)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active20$14,505,250$1,482104
Sold (90 days)13$9,053,076$1,80279
BELMONT (BEL)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active19$1,484,473$79217
Sold (90 days)48$1,699,378$94837
BURLINGAME BUR
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active20$1,621,700$93726
Sold (90 days)35$1,924,911$99339
FOSTER CITY (FC)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active12$1,463,490$77928
Sold (90 days)20$1,373,994$79038
HILLSBOROUGH (HIL)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active29$6,927,689$1,081129
Sold (90 days)18$4,107,944$1,00858
MENLO PARK (MP)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active25$3,444,280$1,13134
Sold (90 days)49$2,415,524$1,09362
MILLBRAE (MIL)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active10$1,669,357$95532
Sold (90 days)27$1,487,537$93043
REDWOOD CITY (RC)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active38$1,682,332$85527
Sold (90 days)101$1,577,409$91940
REDWOOD SHORES (RS)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active2$1,793,941$83743
Sold (90 days)0$0$00
SAN BRUNO (SB)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active16$721,234$71228
Sold (90 days)25$890,192$82250
SAN CARLOS (SCL)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active15$1,575,656$98017
Sold (90 days)47$1,713,513$99136
SAN MATEO (SM)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active55$1,395,960$78728
Sold (90 days)115$1,356,253$89146


Santa Clara County
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active1,040$1,881,847$71241
Sold (90 days)4,001$1,223,813$68848
MOUNTAIN VIEW (MV)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active24$1,566,490$98319
Sold (90 days)56$1,840,151$1,13733
PALO ALTO (PA)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active30$4,912,696$1,41859
Sold (90 days)47$2,887,184$1,37050