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
Active254$3,265,780$99959
Sold (90 days)372$1,781,734$91449
ATHERTON (AT)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active13$11,049,615$1,516154
Sold (90 days)6$7,055,833$1,54443
BELMONT (BEL)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active5$2,093,767$83735
Sold (90 days)7$2,178,412$85952
BURLINGAME BUR
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active9$2,837,987$1,03132
Sold (90 days)5$2,481,000$1,00155
FOSTER CITY (FC)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active5$1,304,915$7984
Sold (90 days)5$1,343,600$82038
HILLSBOROUGH (HIL)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active12$9,589,833$1,280121
Sold (90 days)8$3,666,250$88793
MENLO PARK (MP)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active14$3,236,142$1,12256
Sold (90 days)25$3,074,400$1,27845
MILLBRAE (MIL)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active11$1,598,608$78722
Sold (90 days)11$1,695,170$89132
REDWOOD CITY (RC)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active22$1,576,813$94510
Sold (90 days)94$1,569,014$1,02643
REDWOOD SHORES (RS)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active5$1,426,977$8296
Sold (90 days)4$1,476,250$85333
SAN BRUNO (SB)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active8$989,625$78233
Sold (90 days)7$1,077,714$77181
SAN CARLOS (SCL)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active8$1,793,999$90912
Sold (90 days)37$1,850,972$96042
SAN MATEO (SM)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active51$1,225,250$79227
Sold (90 days)62$1,269,161$88848


Santa Clara County
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active528$1,982,118$79543
Sold (90 days)2,436$1,316,058$75149
MOUNTAIN VIEW (MV)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active18$1,497,370$97420
Sold (90 days)45$1,246,531$1,04840
PALO ALTO (PA)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active19$4,165,736$1,75826
Sold (90 days)30$2,953,096$1,64244