Selling: A Step by Step Guide


Whether you’re planning to downsize, trade up or relocate out of the area, when you choose to work with me, I realize that you are entrusting me to list and sell one of your most valuable assets.

Selling your property is a big decision. What determines how much you will get from your home will be a function of the Housing Market, the Condition of your house and the Agent you partner with. How your home is priced, how it shows and how it’s marketed makes all the difference, so it’s important to work with an agent you can trust to get the job done perfectly.

With me as your agent, you're not just getting a professional who uses the best tools and technology to sell your property for the maximum return on your investment, in the least amount of time, with the least amount of stress to you. You're getting transparency and instant communication throughout the entire process, so you can relax knowing every detail is taken care of.

Mark Vantress
Vantress Real Estate
(408) 841-6303  |  DRE # 02109166   |

Initial Consultation - Understanding Your Goals - Selecting the Right Agent


In our initial meeting we will discuss your motivations and expectations and I will explain my selling process and marketing strategies so you know what to expect. I will bring a Comprehensive Market Analysis to review with you to inform how much to list your property for and how long it should take to sell.

We will walk through your house and discuss suggestions on how we can enhance its presentation and I’ll advise you on any pre-listing inspections.

When you're ready to move forward together, we’ll collaborate on a listing calendar and timeline, which I will project manage from start to finish, and strategize for a faster sale and a strong selling price.


To make your home selling process easier, I recommend thoughtful consideration of these points before you embark on the journey.

  • Why are you selling your home? Downsizing, Upsizing, Retiring or Job Related?
  • What is your ideal timeframe? Are you in a position to be flexible?
  • Have you discussed the financial and tax repercussions of a potential sale with your accountant and/or tax advisor?
  • Will your home need minor or major repairs to get it into the best shape for a sale?
  • Do you plan on staging your home?
  • Are you prepared to move out of the home during the sales process, or do you want to buy before you sell?