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
Active504$3,354,624$1,01738
Sold (90 days)558$1,907,376$1,00838
ATHERTON (AT)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active25$12,899,640$1,68578
Sold (90 days)10$7,035,800$1,64940
BELMONT (BEL)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active15$1,907,653$86818
Sold (90 days)16$2,025,864$1,10331
BURLINGAME BUR
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active20$2,326,444$1,03825
Sold (90 days)21$2,453,159$1,10248
FOSTER CITY (FC)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active20$1,616,727$8598
Sold (90 days)20$1,611,700$91032
HILLSBOROUGH (HIL)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active30$6,988,200$1,15481
Sold (90 days)13$5,697,384$1,28947
MENLO PARK (MP)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active42$3,122,839$1,25920
Sold (90 days)53$2,955,274$1,38533
MILLBRAE (MIL)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active8$1,567,375$96817
Sold (90 days)4$1,704,500$1,05331
REDWOOD CITY (RC)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active37$1,748,144$89813
Sold (90 days)96$1,829,383$1,03137
REDWOOD SHORES (RS)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active5$1,304,200$8419
Sold (90 days)4$1,393,750$94641
SAN BRUNO (SB)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active20$1,036,113$69715
Sold (90 days)21$886,595$84236
SAN CARLOS (SCL)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active25$1,877,441$96315
Sold (90 days)37$1,965,702$1,13630
SAN MATEO (SM)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active78$1,460,397$87033
Sold (90 days)99$1,560,804$1,01935


Santa Clara County
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active959$2,079,468$83228
Sold (90 days)2,782$1,460,468$83841
MOUNTAIN VIEW (MV)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active34$1,756,832$1,10419
Sold (90 days)55$1,782,227$1,29742
PALO ALTO (PA)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active45$4,582,706$1,60225
Sold (90 days)49$3,487,197$1,79033