Seller Resources

A Quick Guide to the Home Selling Process

Selling a home in Homestead, Redland, or Miami can be a complicated process. When you price your home, you need to determine which price will help you earn the most money but won't drive buyers away. When you start cleaning and decluttering, you need to know which furniture arrangements and paint colors will look best in online listing photos. And before you close, you need to negotiate a price that will leave both you and the buyer happy with the outcome. Hiring a real estate professional is the best way to make sure you sell your home for the right price and have a stress-free experience.

Whether you're ready to put your home on the market or are in process of deciding to sell your home, this overview of the home selling process will help you quickly and easily navigate the often-complex transaction.


how much is your home

Step 1: Find Out What Your Home is Worth

You have likely made improvements to your home over the years. The question is, how much is it worth today? Request a home evaluation (also called a comparative market analysis) to determine your home's market value. Then you can work with a real estate agent to determine a competitive listing price.

home under a magnifying glass

Step 2: Research Recent Sales in Your Area

The housing market varies in different Miami-Dade communities, including in different neighborhoods. Staying informed about current market conditions will help you get the best price for your home. Are you curious about the sale price of your neighbor's home? Do you want to know if your neighborhood is popular among buyers? Ask for our Miami-Dade County neighborhood sold report for all of the details.

for sale sign

Step 3: Prepare Your Home to Sell

At this point in the home selling process, you should start cleaning, decluttering, and staging your home. Here are 10 low-cost staging tips to help you increase your home's value. Contact us if you want to learn even more ways to add value to your home.

team of real estate agents

Step 4: Find an Agent

An experienced real estate agent will take care of all the details and make sure that you understand each step in the home selling process. Choose an agent you trust, who is an expert in your neighborhood or community, and who has years of real estate experience. 

Searching for an agent in Homestead, Redland, or Miami? Learn more about the Essential Realty Services team and how we can help you sell your home.

photographing a home

Step 5: Market Your Miami-Dade Home

Your real estate agent is the best resource you have when selling your home. Together, you will be able to price your home competitively on the Miami-Dade market, have your home featured online, and reach as many buyers as possible with a custom home marketing plan.

Want to know how we can market your property? Call us at 305-508-7250.

real estate paperwork

Step 6: Review Offers and Paperwork

Your real estate agent will keep you updated about offers on your home, help you negotiate a fair price with the home buyer, and guide you through the paperwork and closing process. Before closing, your home will be appraised, inspected, and viewed again by the potential buyers. If all goes well, it's time to close.

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Step 7: Close and Pay

During closing (also called "settlement"), you will need to make sure all of your paperwork is in order. At that time, you'll receive the sale proceeds and pay closing costs — typically attorney fees, prorated property taxes and homeowners dues, and commission for the real estate agents involved in the transaction. Congratulations — you have sold your home!


Ready to Sell Your Home?

If you're ready to receive the most amount of money possible and sell your Miami-Dade home in a reasonably short amount of time, contact us to get started. We can guide you through the entire home selling process from listing your home to closing.