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
Active481$3,301,264$98048
Sold (90 days)590$1,726,154$87548
ATHERTON (AT)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active31$10,478,322$1,53068
Sold (90 days)10$9,081,250$1,63941
BELMONT (BEL)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active10$1,534,277$89017
Sold (90 days)29$1,665,054$93944
BURLINGAME BUR
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active16$2,353,430$94052
Sold (90 days)24$2,316,411$99651
FOSTER CITY (FC)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active9$1,370,764$71752
Sold (90 days)14$1,345,750$73147
HILLSBOROUGH (HIL)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active37$6,839,918$1,115114
Sold (90 days)16$4,846,437$1,09375
MENLO PARK (MP)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active44$3,156,681$1,18232
Sold (90 days)49$2,559,163$1,24350
MILLBRAE (MIL)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active16$1,727,803$73718
Sold (90 days)22$1,340,785$83849
REDWOOD CITY (RC)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active30$1,836,261$81930
Sold (90 days)95$1,720,555$94635
REDWOOD SHORES (RS)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active3$1,255,962$7147
Sold (90 days)6$1,373,416$81035
SAN BRUNO (SB)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active14$872,469$68021
Sold (90 days)19$978,615$71450
SAN CARLOS (SCL)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active17$1,644,264$89213
Sold (90 days)37$1,795,228$1,06628
SAN MATEO (SM)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active54$1,290,066$76528
Sold (90 days)66$1,127,683$81750


Santa Clara County
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active1,128$1,899,718$71139
Sold (90 days)3,450$1,230,577$69147
MOUNTAIN VIEW (MV)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active18$1,686,494$98629
Sold (90 days)49$1,742,812$1,10832
PALO ALTO (PA)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active49$4,780,401$1,42238
Sold (90 days)79$3,162,937$1,45936