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The Listing Process Flowchart

Preparing Your Home For Sale


  • seller needs, preferences and circumstances
  • property condition and circumstances

Order & Review:

  • pre-sale inspection
  • statutory required reports
  • financing scenario sheets
  • home warranty options
  • updated market data


  • property to show and sell


  • comprehensive marketing plan
  • comparative market analysis
  • market pricing and positioning strategy


  • seller proceeds sheet
  • agency disclosure and listing agreement
  • timeline for putting on market
  • seller’s disclosure packet


  • marketing plan

The Sale Process

Get into Contract:

  • review, negotiate and accept offer
  • backup offer ratified(if possible)
  • seller’s revised net proceeds sheet

Contigency Removal:

  • buyer’s approval of documents, disclosures and reports, preliminary title report, loan commitment, insurance, etc
  • buyer removes all contigencies
  • increase of buyer’s deposit to escrow

Preparing for Close of Escrow:

  • complete statutory requirements
  • make moving arrangements
  • buyer’s final walk-through inspection
  • review estimated closing statement
  • sign closing documents
  • buyer final deposit and loan funding

Open Escrow:

  • confirm buyer’s initial deposit and provide loan pay-off information to escrow
  • create timeline for removal contingencies and close of escrow

Financing & Inspection Contingency Period:

  • appraisal
  • buyer’s inspection(pest, contractor, etc)
  • statutory inspections
  • continue marketing property during contingency period

Close of Escrow:

  • proceeds to seller
  • deliver keys to buyer
  • post-closing follow up
  • seller evaluation of agent services