Selling Your Silicon Valley Home

Selling your home can be an overwhelming process. That’s why choosing a real estate agent that’s both compassionate and competitive is key.

With Heidi as your seller’s agent, here’s what you can expect:

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Our goal is to make your Silicon Valley home selling experience a great one. And with over 75+ 5-star reviews, you know you’re in great hands when you’re working with Heidi.

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Whether this is your first home sale in Silicon Valley or you’re a seasoned investor, Heidi is the right real estate agent for you. She works with sellers across the spectrum, giving every client the same premier customer service. If you’re ready to get the best deal on your home sale in the South Peninsula, get in touch with Heidi today.

Our goal is to provide you with the most personalized service that is designed to help you to sell your home.

Free Seller’s Guide

Download our Silicon Valley Home Seller’s Guide to get a comprehensive overview of this unique market, what to expect in the home selling process, and how to ensure a seamless transaction from start to finish.

FAQ

How much commission do I pay for a real estate agent?

The typical commission rate in California is 5-6%, but there is no set commission rate. The agent determines the cost of a home by property basis, depending on a number of criteria such as the price point of the property, expenses the agent will incur to sell the property and the amount of time the agent will need to spend to get the property sold.

What do I need to do to my house to prepare it to go on the market?

While you want your home to appear as nice as possible, not every job is worth the money spent. Generally fixing anything that is broken, tidying up and decluttering your home, and doing some painting or touch-ups are sufficient. It may be worthwhile choosing a few specific tasks to complete, such as refinishing floors or upgrading an outdated bathroom, in order to better position your property with what is on the market. All of this is subjective to your unique home, needs, and current state of the market, which Heidi can offer extensive data and counsel on.

How much is my house worth?

A comparative market analysis will be completed by your agent, which will compare your house to other recently sold homes. You'll be able to figure out a good price range for your home based on present market conditions once you've completed the process! There is no one-size-fits-all approach to assessing the value of your home, but Heidi will be able to offer you an idea of what range you should price your home at to maximize interest and offers.

How long will it take to sell my home?

This is dependent on the Silicon Valley housing market. In a strong seller’s market, homes are often going under contract in less than one week and closing in a month since there is higher demand and less supply. When it becomes a strong buyer’s market, homes may sit longer as there is a larger supply than demand. This is where a strong pricing and positioning strategy comes into play.

What do I do if I need to buy a new home while selling my home?

There are several ways to protect a seller in the case that they need to purchase a new home before leaving their current home. One way to do this is to incorporate language into the contract that protects your right to back out if suitable housing cannot be found. Alternatively, a seller can also request a use and occupancy agreement, which allows the seller to remain in the home for a set time period after closing. Another option is to request an extended closing (usually 45 or more days) to give you additional time to get a new home under agreement.

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Integrity and enthusiasm are the core values that continue to motivate Heidi after 20+ years in real estate. Her dedication to her clients has resulted in her being a top agent in Silicon Valley. Get in touch today to see what we can do for you.

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