Selling a Home Can Be Stressful…

Sterling Property Management, Inc. is here to help you sell your home fast and for the best price!

Step 1: A Free Comparable Market Analysis (CMA)

A Free Comparable Market Analysis (CMA) to determine if this is the right time to sell your property. This analysis provides information on recent sales of similar properties, how your home compares in value to those properties, and our suggested list price and value of your home.

  • Allows you to get the most money for your home.
  • Eliminates unnecessary time on the market by having your home priced correctly from day one. Overpricing your home can prolong the time it sits on the market.

Step 2: Property Assessment

Once we determine what your home value is, we will provide you with suggestions on how to get your home ready to list for sale. For a quick start guide on getting your home ready to put on the market, please see our 15 Tips to Get Your Home Ready for Sale!

Step 3: Market Your Home

To advertise your property we will:

  • Have photos taken – When you are ready to list your home, we will take high resolution photos of your home to market with.
  • Put a sign up – Our sign is proudly placed in the yard, and information books will be made for showings. These booklets contain a flyer about your property, any disclosures you have provided, and any other information we can provide to educate buyers about your property.
  • Add to the Multi Listing Service (MLS) – Your property will be entered into our MLS service. Within as little as 15 minutes and over the next 24 hours, your property will be marketed worldwide on the internet. Your property will be featured on all the latest home search websites that buyers use most, such as Zillow, Trulia,, Homesnap and more!
  • Other advertising – Your property will also be featured on our website and Facebook page.

Step 4: Closing

To ensure we get to closing on time, we will:

  • Review any requests from the buyer from inspections, and assist you in determining next steps and how to remedy any problems that may have been found.
  • Deed prep – If you do not have a lawyer already, we can assist you by connecting you with a professional who can prepare your deed for settlement.
  • Schedule settlement – Please keep in mind settlement will occur on a non-holiday weekday during normal business hours (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).
  • Work with the closing company and the buyer agent to ensure all contract terms have been met, fees have been properly computed and closing costs appropriately applied to ensure there are NO surprises or inaccuracies at the settlement table.
  • Represent YOU at the closing to table.

15 Tips to Get Your Home Ready for Sale

Use our digital checklist.

We often hear “how do I get my home ready for sale?” The best tip we can provide to you is to keep your home NEAT AND CLEAN, inside and out! Avoid clutter by storing items in their proper places. Stage your home for a clean yet lived-in look. Help buyers see themselves there. This, above all, will help you to sell your home. A clean house is a desirable house. To further help you, we have come up with 15 easy tips to whip your home into “show ready” shape!
1. Clutter: If you haven’t used it in six months or can live without it for the next three months, pack it away! Better yet, have a yard sale and/or donate unwanted items! Remember, you will be moving all of this “stuff” in the near future. This also applies to the GARAGE.
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2. Floors: Keep them clean and free of clutter. Are they outdated? Do you have holes, tears, dirt or odors in the carpet? Maybe it’s time for a cleaning or an economical update.
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3. Walls: Do your walls need a fresh coat of paint? How does the trim look? Old wallpaper or cracks that can be repaired? Don't forget the closets! If it looks sloppy to you, it will look worse to a buyer!
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4. Counter Appliances: See item 1. More counter space is appealing to buyers!
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5. Furnace/Water Heater: Three inches of dirt on top? Wipe it off. If they’re really old, a replacement could be necessary. Inspections are coming.
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6. Roof: Any leaks or missing shingles?
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7. Fixtures: New fixtures can really make a difference in certain rooms.
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8. Tub/Tile Caulking: A new bead of caulk will really brighten the bathroom. If you’re not skilled in this area, be careful, it could get messy. Messy caulking is much worse than old caulking!
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9. Railings: Are they loose? Need painted or replaced?
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10. Deck: Keep it clear of clutter and consider a quick wash. If it is painted or stained, consider applying a fresh coat (if necessary).
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11. Yard: Keep it cut and shrubs trimmed. Neat and Clean applies here too.
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12. Windows: Cracked or broken – fix it. Wipe them down.
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13. Siding: Has it been cleaned since you moved in? A good pressure washing can make all the difference! It will be one of the first things people see. First impressions are very important.
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14. Garage Door: 30+ years old? If it’s in the front of the home, it will be one of the first things people see. Again, first impressions are very important.
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15. Staging: Help buyers see themselves in the home. Have the table nicely set, or have a vase of fresh flowers on the counter. Maybe a book on the end table? Keep it simple.
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Still Need Help?

Ask us for suggestions on what can be done to better market your home. We have several business associates that can help you improve these items and save you thousands in the process. Remember: Only do what you can afford.