Sellers - A Path from Getting Started to Closing

When you are ready to sell your home or property there are many ideas, decisions and processes you need to know about. You must first realize the home where you currently live is not yours once you place a sign in the yard and let the world know it is for sale. You need to remind yourself that your home of a few years or a lifetime is now a real estate property for sale. At Rector-Hayden, Realtors, we have hundreds of thousands of hours helping sellers market homes, negotiate contracts, tackle home inspections and make it to the closing table.

We pride ourselves on offering sellers a wealth of tools and resources to expose properties for sale to the general public. Rector-Hayden, Realtors is a full service brokerage company. We are there with you at the start of the process and stay with you until the closing table and beyond. Our company has been selling real estate since 1969. We know real estate and we know our tools and knowledge can benefit your desire to sell your property. 

The path below may help you in making a decision to sell your home.  We hope you will call upon Rector-Hayden, Realtors associates to assist you.

1. Thinking About Selling Your Home

A good place to start when thinking about selling your home is to look for facts about how the market is doing.  How many months of inventory are on the market?  How many days does it average to sell a home?  Is the average selling price versus list price going up or down in the market?  Market updates are available right here on

 We highly recommend you speak with a Rector-Hayden agent to get specific market information about your area and price range.  The best market information is called a CMA (Competitive Market Analysis) where one of our agents can look at just your home and compare it with homes currently on the market, recently sold, and recently expired.  

2.  Should you Fix Up, Expand, or Sell

Selling your home is NOT always your best move.  Sometimes you just need to tweak your house a bit with a remodel or fix up something that has bothered you for months or years.  Other times you need to invest some big dollars and expand.  You love the neighborhood but need some more space... expanding is the answer.

Brokerage companies and real estate agents meet and know a lot of people in the real estate industry.  We know people.  We know home repair companies and remodelers.  We know mortgage companies like HomeServices Lending which has special programs available for remodeling your home.  However, many times a fix up will simply not do.  An expansion of your home does not seem the desired path to take.  Then your mind begins to think now is the time to consider selling.  We think the time is right to move to step 3. 


to find out more information about renovation loans from HomeServices Lending.

3. Ready to Sell Your Home with a Rector-Hayden Agent

When you've made up your mind and you are ready to sell your home then the best action to take is contact a Rector-Hayden associate to get you started down the right path.

4. Marketing Your Home with Great Tools

Rector-Hayden agents have numerous tools to market your home.  From traditional real estate activities to state-of-the-art technology, Rector-Hayden agents have the marketing tools to showcase your home to the real estate market.

5. Managing Offers and Contracts

In addition to all the activities to market your home, our agents knowledge and experience are on hand all hours of the day to negotiate on your behalf.  Selling a home is not an average run of the day activity for most people.  For Rector-Hayden people, it is your average daily activity and it is why we want to help you.  Selling a home is a significant event in most everyone's life.  Rector-Hayden agents strive to ensure the managing of offers and contracts are as seamless as possible.

6. Sold and Settled Using a Rector-Hayden Agent

Rector-Hayden agents work with you from beginning to end.   From the day we sign the listing agreement until we arrive at the closing table, you can count on a Rector-Hayden associate.