Steps to Selling Your Home

Seller's Guide

Discover the streamlined steps to selling your home with 3tree. From finding the perfect agent to expert pricing, preparation, marketing, negotiation, inspections, and smooth closing, we've got you covered. Sell your home with confidence and ease!

This is a huge step in the home-selling process. You want an agent that is knowledgeable, proactive, and communicates well with you. Please visit our team page to find an agent that will meet your needs.

Many factors go into pricing, and no two situations or properties are the same. 3tree offers a custom approach to pricing your home, and our agents will discuss the options with you and help you determine the best price. Factors often include:


  • Condition of property
  • Market Activity
  • Comparable homes in the area

Price is best discussed in a meeting with your agent after they walked through the property and researched the factors mentioned above. Get more information on pricing strategy.

When preparing your home to sell, you will want to keep in mind both the exterior of the home and the interior. This is critical in getting the best price for your home and selling it quickly. We are happy to walk through your home with you to determine the best approach given your situation. Likewise, we have created a brief guide to help you best prepare your home for sale. Please take a look at these tips to get you started.

This is an area where 3tree agents excel. Your listing will be posted to both the Athens Area MLS and Georgia MLS so that state-wide exposure will be at a maximum. We offer strong advertising through multiple social media outlets – Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Listings will be posted on a number of real estate internet sites so that your home will be exposed to a worldwide market. Realtor open houses can also be arranged to get more realtors in the door and gain more exposure for your listing. Contact one of our agents to have them develop a custom marketing plan for your home.

Offers will be submitted to your agent first and they will go over the specifics with you and explain the details in a clear and straightforward way. When receiving offers, it is best to keep an open mind, and remember everyone is on the same team and both buyer and seller ultimately want the same thing. Your REALTOR will work with you to help negotiate the best terms for you while keeping the ultimate goal in mind.

Once your home has gone under contract, the buyer will most likely schedule a home inspection. This should look at all the major systems of the home: roof, heating and AC, plumbing, electrical, foundation, and so on. The buyer will receive a detailed report with pictures. With this report, the buyer might try to negotiate more repairs. Again, every situation is different, but your 3tree agent will offer you expert advice on negotiating repairs during this phase of the contract. 3tree is filled with creative agents who are excellent problem solvers. This proves to be helpful throughout the entire home selling process, but particularly during the inspection and appraisal periods.

The appraisal determines the value of a home and is an independent assessment done by a licensed appraiser in the state of Georgia. If the buyer is getting a loan, an appraisal will be required by the bank and the contract will likely be subject to that appraisal. If the buyer is paying cash for the home, an appraisal is optional and at their discretion.

The final step of the selling process is closing. For this phase to go smoothly, strong communication with all parties is key. 3tree’s goal is to have a smooth, successful closing, but in the world of real estate, last-minute issues can arise. This is where the quick creative thinking and experience can often save the day. Calm in the midst of chaos, we know how to think well under pressure and get the deal closed!

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