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
Active476$3,496,805$99654
Sold (90 days)621$1,570,038$87050
ATHERTON (AT)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active28$11,005,746$1,469110
Sold (90 days)9$5,204,777$1,306106
BELMONT (BEL)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active12$1,889,416$85422
Sold (90 days)36$1,756,288$97733
BURLINGAME BUR
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active12$2,078,500$94518
Sold (90 days)20$1,984,373$1,02548
FOSTER CITY (FC)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active8$1,223,696$81713
Sold (90 days)8$1,094,250$76452
HILLSBOROUGH (HIL)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active33$7,482,600$1,19374
Sold (90 days)19$3,879,368$1,006116
MENLO PARK (MP)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active27$3,593,366$1,15052
Sold (90 days)28$2,672,164$1,23842
MILLBRAE (MIL)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active11$1,782,170$88130
Sold (90 days)10$1,788,500$87146
REDWOOD CITY (RC)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active58$1,833,728$85833
Sold (90 days)101$1,665,787$96844
REDWOOD SHORES (RS)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active7$1,349,142$90221
Sold (90 days)1$2,080,000$76734
SAN BRUNO (SB)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active12$1,026,166$71419
Sold (90 days)23$1,002,642$79838
SAN CARLOS (SCL)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active12$1,995,903$85618
Sold (90 days)41$1,729,579$99338
SAN MATEO (SM)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active45$1,254,662$78832
Sold (90 days)100$1,188,752$84843


Santa Clara County
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active808$2,293,270$78749
Sold (90 days)3,354$1,258,348$71147
MOUNTAIN VIEW (MV)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active34$1,575,232$1,06516
Sold (90 days)89$1,457,176$1,08840
PALO ALTO (PA)
# of ListingsAVG PriceAVG $/SQFTAVG DOM
Active43$6,030,953$1,62448
Sold (90 days)42$3,593,980$1,47346