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
Active449$3,127,641$96155
Sold (90 days)702$1,663,145$85546
ATHERTON (AT)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active20$14,505,250$1,482103
Sold (90 days)13$9,053,076$1,80279
BELMONT (BEL)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active17$1,523,941$78519
Sold (90 days)46$1,674,568$95437
BURLINGAME BUR
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active20$1,652,450$93525
Sold (90 days)34$1,932,996$98639
FOSTER CITY (FC)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active12$1,447,749$75728
Sold (90 days)21$1,399,994$80337
HILLSBOROUGH (HIL)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active29$6,925,103$1,074130
Sold (90 days)16$4,233,937$99865
MENLO PARK (MP)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active27$3,348,222$1,10139
Sold (90 days)46$2,355,666$1,05455
MILLBRAE (MIL)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active8$1,713,447$97225
Sold (90 days)26$1,479,288$91843
REDWOOD CITY (RC)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active34$1,753,193$86731
Sold (90 days)78$1,626,616$90242
REDWOOD SHORES (RS)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active2$1,793,941$83742
Sold (90 days)0$0$00
SAN BRUNO (SB)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active14$745,410$72128
Sold (90 days)23$876,947$83149
SAN CARLOS (SCL)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active13$1,596,303$99319
Sold (90 days)27$1,613,746$93238
SAN MATEO (SM)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active52$1,462,277$78730
Sold (90 days)116$1,364,617$89145


Santa Clara County
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active1,054$1,866,235$71141
Sold (90 days)3,985$1,231,754$69348
MOUNTAIN VIEW (MV)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active24$1,566,490$98318
Sold (90 days)57$1,839,622$1,14032
PALO ALTO (PA)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active33$4,673,208$1,42154
Sold (90 days)60$2,748,952$1,41846