What Sellers Need To Know

What Sellers Need To Know

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As real estate professionals in the San Francisco Bay real estate markets, we believe we are your number one resource for selling homes in the San Francisco Bay Coastal area.  We serve the Half Moon Bay, El Granada, Moss Beach, Montara, Pacifica and Pescadero real estate markets, as well as the surrounding areas.

Selling your home involves much more than just placing a "For Sale" sign in your yard and going to the closing. As a REALTOR® , we are here to help you prepare your San Mateo Coastal Area home for sale, market your home, and guide you through the sale process to ensure you sell your home within your time frame and get the best price possible. The Rain Team has a tradition of excellence, and we will strive to provide you with every resource you need, working in your best interest to sell your property.

How We Will Work With You to Sell Your Home
We will determine the correct price range for your Coastal Area home, point out things you should do to make your home more appealing to buyers, and devise the most effective plan of action. Here are some of the steps we will take with you to sell your home:

  • Go over the selling process, without the technical jargon.
  • Perform a comparative market analysis.
  • Determine the list and target prices.
  • Help you Stage your property using your furnishings, saving you money.
  • Market your property utilizing print advertising, extensive internet marketing, Virtual Tour, 3D Walk Through Tour, 2D Interactive Floorplan, and Integrated Marketing.
  • Keep communication open.  We send you a Marketing Service Report every month that lets you know where your home has been marketed, number of viewers on the internet and open house activity.
  • Present the purchase agreement. negotiate terms, price and closing to your advantage.

Factors That Affect Your Home's Sale

Price- If your home is priced too high, you must be willing to wait much longer for your home to sell. Either it will take that much longer to find someone to pay more than the home is worth, or the market will eventually catch up to the asking price of the home through inflation.‚Äč

Time - If your time frame is important then you must be willing to lower the price.

The Big Question:  How Much Should You Ask for Your Home?  

Of course you want to get the full market value for your home. The first step to getting the best price is to determine the home's value. We will help you set an asking price by taking the following factors into consideration:

  • Your home's value may depend on recent selling prices of comparable homes in your area. After reviewing the selling prices for such homes, the price is adjusted according to current market trends.
  • Buyers most likely look in the price range determined by their monthly payment ability and down payment. Buyers are often very knowledgeable in their price range and purchase by comparison. Unreasonable asking prices are an immediate turn-off.
  • Inviting a potential buyer to make an offer shows that you are willing to bargain. But if your asking price is outrageous, the buyer's offer will most likely also be unreasonable.
  • It's necessary to offer pricing, terms and conditions that are competitive in your market. This will help you sell faster and get the full market value.

Contact Information

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The Rain Team
CA# 01169588 | CA# 01125976 | CA# 01908304
248 Main Street, Suite 200
Half Moon Bay CA 94019
Michael: 650-888-6361
Kathy: 650-888-6903
Fax: 866-396-0207

Kathy and Michael Rain of Coldwell Banker provides real estate services in the San Mateo County, California area including the surrounding communities: El Granda, Half Moon Bay, Montara, Moss Beach, Pacifica and San Mateo. Search for homes in San Mateo County. We list and sell residential real estate, investment properties, vacant land, lots for sale in the San Mateo County, California area.

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Kathy Rain - CA BRE# 01169588 | Michael Rain - CA BRE# 01125976 | Coldwell Banker - CA BRE# 01908304
Cell Phone: (650) 888-6903 * Direct Phone: (650) 712-0411
San Mateo County Real Estate and Homes for Sale

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