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
Active350$4,020,603$1,04171
Sold (90 days)517$1,733,624$88049
ATHERTON (AT)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active27$10,655,884$1,409131
Sold (90 days)7$8,554,285$1,37280
BELMONT (BEL)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active10$1,718,695$89331
Sold (90 days)34$1,798,044$97340
BURLINGAME BUR
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active6$2,838,333$1,10421
Sold (90 days)7$2,230,857$1,13135
FOSTER CITY (FC)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active7$1,314,550$83723
Sold (90 days)9$1,186,200$80947
HILLSBOROUGH (HIL)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active25$8,477,760$1,21794
Sold (90 days)13$3,499,230$1,07099
MENLO PARK (MP)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active20$4,355,200$1,24865
Sold (90 days)31$3,182,519$1,34253
MILLBRAE (MIL)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active6$1,620,806$77567
Sold (90 days)11$1,643,909$85846
REDWOOD CITY (RC)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active31$2,262,122$83246
Sold (90 days)79$1,854,303$95838
REDWOOD SHORES (RS)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active3$1,240,666$86746
Sold (90 days)8$1,381,250$85833
SAN BRUNO (SB)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active12$782,583$75924
Sold (90 days)21$694,738$69239
SAN CARLOS (SCL)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active11$2,023,454$94915
Sold (90 days)52$1,854,681$97141
SAN MATEO (SM)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active35$1,557,800$80744
Sold (90 days)71$1,301,229$85848


Santa Clara County
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active629$2,424,931$78755
Sold (90 days)3,018$1,304,362$72048
MOUNTAIN VIEW (MV)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active16$1,893,496$1,01631
Sold (90 days)35$1,770,384$1,21133
PALO ALTO (PA)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active28$6,179,214$1,57971
Sold (90 days)52$3,043,553$1,47843