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
Active542$3,226,489$98048
Sold (90 days)754$1,577,940$84550
ATHERTON (AT)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active29$12,063,237$1,48594
Sold (90 days)12$6,807,916$1,482116
BELMONT (BEL)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active14$1,825,392$83727
Sold (90 days)35$1,671,816$94738
BURLINGAME BUR
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active17$1,492,882$93328
Sold (90 days)14$2,265,041$1,10649
FOSTER CITY (FC)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active9$1,475,444$85419
Sold (90 days)9$1,556,736$89844
HILLSBOROUGH (HIL)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active36$7,011,633$1,18671
Sold (90 days)24$4,152,541$1,05981
MENLO PARK (MP)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active35$3,135,536$1,15735
Sold (90 days)48$2,513,120$1,10260
MILLBRAE (MIL)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active13$1,762,743$89226
Sold (90 days)30$1,480,754$92243
REDWOOD CITY (RC)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active49$1,764,494$84328
Sold (90 days)89$1,670,845$90043
REDWOOD SHORES (RS)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active4$1,298,200$79511
Sold (90 days)8$1,495,750$82128
SAN BRUNO (SB)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active13$845,980$71126
Sold (90 days)21$688,133$71543
SAN CARLOS (SCL)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active29$1,723,341$91412
Sold (90 days)36$1,772,377$99842
SAN MATEO (SM)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active60$1,378,945$78534
Sold (90 days)118$1,288,485$86446


Santa Clara County
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active901$2,232,813$77247
Sold (90 days)3,584$1,245,835$69749
MOUNTAIN VIEW (MV)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active24$1,316,745$92626
Sold (90 days)42$1,318,080$1,06439
PALO ALTO (PA)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active36$6,117,500$1,76550
Sold (90 days)45$3,384,271$1,47948