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
Active523$3,434,110$97351
Sold (90 days)732$1,774,453$89045
ATHERTON (AT)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active28$12,310,821$1,53888
Sold (90 days)15$8,688,200$1,64041
BELMONT (BEL)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active11$1,661,818$82023
Sold (90 days)37$1,692,796$94636
BURLINGAME BUR
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active20$2,436,344$93350
Sold (90 days)35$2,272,525$1,04442
FOSTER CITY (FC)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active10$1,462,599$72032
Sold (90 days)20$1,372,275$73639
HILLSBOROUGH (HIL)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active43$6,384,609$1,129102
Sold (90 days)21$4,567,047$1,09957
MENLO PARK (MP)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active38$3,503,052$1,18041
Sold (90 days)54$2,556,231$1,19945
MILLBRAE (MIL)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active21$1,885,895$80120
Sold (90 days)30$1,442,642$87049
REDWOOD CITY (RC)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active39$1,764,370$80424
Sold (90 days)86$1,695,739$94938
REDWOOD SHORES (RS)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active7$1,466,300$78114
Sold (90 days)10$1,299,600$81927
SAN BRUNO (SB)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active20$962,751$74821
Sold (90 days)24$904,275$80349
SAN CARLOS (SCL)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active15$1,803,253$99012
Sold (90 days)63$1,858,762$98633
SAN MATEO (SM)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active80$1,366,992$80225
Sold (90 days)119$1,293,359$88341


Santa Clara County
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active1,199$1,824,733$70338
Sold (90 days)3,803$1,245,970$69846
MOUNTAIN VIEW (MV)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active40$1,327,505$88218
Sold (90 days)102$1,567,964$1,03638
PALO ALTO (PA)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active48$4,750,850$1,46837
Sold (90 days)78$3,222,825$1,42644