Selling a Home

You’re selling a home in Metro Detroit, Michigan. Perhaps you’ve lived in downtown Northville for many years, and it’s time to downsize to a smaller condo. Or maybe it’s downtown Plymouth or Birmingham. Or perhaps you’ve been living in a condo near the University of Michigan and it’s time to move out near the Huron River. Or maybe you’re in Canton, Livonia or Farmington Hills and you’re simply ready for something different. Wherever you may be selling–whether in Washtenaw, Wayne or Oakland County–a successful sale involves many moving parts, and it’s not necessarily as easy as it may appear at times. At Professional One Real Estate, we like to make things simple, smooth and easy for our clients when selling a home.

And that’s why we put together this “Selling a Home” page, to help you navigate that process. Because the process in reality does proceed in “sections” of activity–understanding real estate agency and disclosures, finding a great real estate agent to properly represent you, preparing yourself and your home for the sales process, properly pricing your home, getting maximum marketing exposure, receiving, evaluating and responding to real estate offers and then, hopefully, closing on the sale of your home and moving on to wherever is next for you–we set up the page in that way, so you can focus on one of those sections at a time.

Also, further below, we’ve included free items you can download to help you further, whether it’s selling a home for the maximum the market will allow, or finding the perfect real estate agent to help you with your next purchase or sale, or getting a good idea as to what your home is worth at the moment. Our goal is to help to educate you about the real estate process, and we believe these items will help you. So, please download and enjoy!

Selling a Home, from Start to Finish

Let us put our $.5 BILLION of sales experience to work for you.

understand what's involved in buying a home or selling a home

Learn about real estate agency, disclosure requirements and the financial aspects of selling your home! Learn more >

preparations for selling a home or buying a home

Decide whether to buy or sell first, and learn how to get your home in tip-top shape to maximize sales price! Learn more >

select an agent when selling a home

Learn what to do to ensure you find the PERFECT real estate professional to represent you in the sale of your home! Learn more >

pricing when selling a home

Get an estimate of your home’s value, learn about market value & why it’s crucial to price properly from the start! Learn more >

marketing when selling a home

Learn how to create massive market exposure, which is critical in terms of getting fast sales at high prices! Learn more >

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Click here to learn what happens from offer to the closing, and how to best manage that often stressful process! Learn more >

Related Information from Our Blog

Here are a few of our blog posts that relate to selling your home in the greater Detroit metropolitan real estate market. And if you’d like to read more, just go to our blog and consume as much as you like!

  • The Ethics of Open Houses – Real estate love doing open houses. But do you know why most do them? The truth may surprise you. And, as a seller of real estate, quite possibly upset you.
  • Agent Selection Myths – Many real estate sellers pick real estate agents for very wrong reasons. Read this to find out how to avoid these common mistakes.
  • Does Your Agent Pass the “10,000 Hour Rule” Test? – According to popular author Malcolm Gladwell, the key to success in any field correlates very closely to whether the practitioner has or has not practiced the job at hand for a total of around 10,000 hours. As a seller of real estate, you need a professional with this level of experience and expertise.
  • Communication Breakdown – Communication is MASSIVELY important when working with any real estate agent. Demand this level of communication from whomever you select to assist you in selling your home!
  • Who is the Client? – Many real estate brands OPENLY STATE that they exist to serve THEIR AGENTS, and NOT their clients! That is NOT a typo – you are reading that correctly! You deserve an agent AND a brand that makes YOU, the real estate seller, the focus of everything they do. Nothing less should be acceptable to you!
  • Missing the Next Bill Gates – Similar to the prior point, many real estate brands have literally no standards when it comes to the agents they will allow into their fold. It’s no wonder the public thinks so poorly of the real estate industry. Find a brand that has standards. You deserve that.
  • “Why” is Why Real Estate Brands Don’t Matter – Simon Sinek wrote a brilliant book called Start With Why. In it, he talks about how important it is for brands to do things for the right reasons. When you select the agent, brokerage and brand you ultimately choose to represent you when you sell your home, make sure they have the right “why.”
  • We’re NOT #1 – Real estate is infamous for its obsession with “quantitative” metrics–like sales, transactions and agent income–instead of qualitative ones–like customer satisfaction, human relationships and great service. We think that’s wrong.
  • Absolute Candor – Real estate agents owe their selling clients a fiduciary duty. In lay terms, that means they must put YOUR interests above THEIR interests. But the hard reality is many do not do this.

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