Seller’s Guide

Selling your home is a complex, multi-step process that calls for the expertise of a REALTOR®. There are many things you’ll need to consider, and to help you through it, here’s a general overview on what to expect and prepare.

Get Your Finances In Order

Don’t worry if you’re still paying off your mortgage, there are several options depending on what type of mortgage you have. However, you’ll need to talk to your lender before you can proceed

Meet With a REALTOR®

It’s important to partner with a REALTOR® you feel completely comfortable with. Don’t fall for the trap of partnering with the first agent who suggests the highest asking price– A good agent can help you price your home, and figure out when it’s a good time to sell.

List your Home

Pricing your home too low or too high is not an option. Setting a fair price will attract more potential buyers, and give your home more exposure. Your REALTOR® should be able to explain to you the multitude of factors influencing pricing, including: competitive pricing, current market stats, and of course the estimated value of your home.

Marketing and Promotion

The next step will be to sign a Listing Agreement. They’ll then begin marketing your home through a variety of mediums — digital and traditional — and inform other real estate brokers (representing buyers) that your property is on the market. Your real estate broker can also help you prepare your home for staging.


After the hard work of marketing and promoting your home pays off, you’ll hopefully have a few offers on the table. Once you’ve accepted an offer, your buyer will want to conduct a home inspection and (potentially) negotiate the cost of any repairs. Finally, your lawyer and REALTOR® will walk you through the paperwork and legal bits needed to close.

Congratulations! With the sale of your home complete, you can now begin looking for a new place.


Let’s connect and discuss the steps to get your home listed for top dollar.

Sell for more in less time.

The Windermere Ready program offers you concierge-level service as you ready your home for sale. Together we will determine the repairs and upgrades that are most likely to appeal to today’s buyers who prefer stylish, turnkey spaces. If needed, Windermere Ready can provide up to $50,000 to help mitigate any expenses incurred, with no upfront cost to you.

From decluttering and deep cleaning to major repairs or replacements, together we’ll set your home up for selling success.


Return on investment for refinishing original hardwood floors


The potential return on every $100 investing in staging your home


Of Realtors believe curb appeal is important to potential buyers

How it Works


We’ll walk through your home to identify potential updates and repairs. Based on your timeline and needs, you’ll choose the improvements that will get the biggest return.

Personalized Plan

Once your top home improvement priorities are identified, I can connect you with local service providers, assist with a work schedule and arrange access to your home.


When your home’s ready for its close-up, I’ll have it professionally staged, which will dramatically transform it while boosting your bottom line.

High Impact Updates

    • Landscaping
    • Interior and Exterior Painting
    • Floor Repair/Refinishing
    • Carpet Cleaning/Replacement
    • Decluttering
    • Window Washing
    • Professional Deep Cleaning
    • Fixture Repair or Replacement
    • Cosmetic Updates
    • Punch List Repairs

Windermere Ready stories


Outdated bathrooms kept this home from selling when it was first listed

After the seller used Windermere Ready funds to renovate her main and hallway bathrooms, the home was relisted at a higher price and sold for $87,500 more than the price it was listed at before the renovation.



This 1975 estate sale home was well loved and well lived-in

The original owner of this home had smart heirs who understood that the listing would sell for more with minor sprucing and major staging. Thanks to Windermere Ready, the home got all-new carpets, paint, decor and landscaping. These improvements brought a fresh, welcoming vibe and a very welcome offer way above list.



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