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
Active266$3,236,981$99757
Sold (90 days)379$1,840,945$92150
ATHERTON (AT)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active13$11,057,307$1,545155
Sold (90 days)5$7,157,000$1,35948
BELMONT (BEL)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active4$2,167,209$87443
Sold (90 days)7$2,178,412$85952
BURLINGAME BUR
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active10$2,717,188$1,04329
Sold (90 days)9$1,899,000$91544
FOSTER CITY (FC)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active6$1,554,096$8245
Sold (90 days)8$1,651,000$88337
HILLSBOROUGH (HIL)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active12$9,589,833$1,280123
Sold (90 days)8$3,666,250$88793
MENLO PARK (MP)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active19$3,290,888$1,15543
Sold (90 days)34$3,278,235$1,32946
MILLBRAE (MIL)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active11$1,589,608$79622
Sold (90 days)10$1,681,787$89236
REDWOOD CITY (RC)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active24$1,568,245$92915
Sold (90 days)92$1,582,569$1,01745
REDWOOD SHORES (RS)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active5$1,426,977$8298
Sold (90 days)4$1,476,250$85333
SAN BRUNO (SB)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active7$959,571$78338
Sold (90 days)7$1,077,714$77181
SAN CARLOS (SCL)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active8$2,093,624$91713
Sold (90 days)32$1,957,687$98742
SAN MATEO (SM)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active53$1,272,373$79428
Sold (90 days)62$1,312,984$89546


Santa Clara County
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active537$2,001,936$79843
Sold (90 days)2,359$1,316,539$75349
MOUNTAIN VIEW (MV)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active18$1,615,103$98221
Sold (90 days)45$1,230,531$1,05240
PALO ALTO (PA)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active19$4,165,736$1,75828
Sold (90 days)29$2,949,547$1,63245