Melanie Wood
Coldwell Banker Realty

Steps to Selling a Home in Maryland


When we represent a seller, we represent you and your priorities. Whether you’re selling a $200,000 home or a $2 million home, you will get our full attention with top-notch staging (1 hr consulting included), professional photography and marketing with big data buyer targeting, tough negotiating skills, as well as our expert and honest advice.  We believe it’s our job to not only sell your home for the highest price but to do so quickly with as little stress and interruption in your life as possible.  We go above and beyond for every seller from using our own interior designer/stager in your house when needed, arranging for our contractors to do repairs during the inspection period, to help you find professional packers and movers. Still, need more proof that we’re really good at what we do? Read reviews on us on recommendations and Zillow.


If you’re interested in working with us, please download our seller checklist.  This checklist contains the steps we will follow together from A to Z to sell your home for top dollar. Second, send us an email at so we can set up a time for us to conduct a free market and competitive analysis of your home. Lastly, when you work with us, we will educate you throughout the process by using our expert knowledge as well as our below blog posts to explain each step of the transaction. We promise you’ll be in good hands.


Step 1:    Hire a Realtor

Step 2:    You’ve Hired a Realtor. Now What?

Step 3:    Time to Declutter and Stage

Step 4:    Conduct a Pre-Market Inspection

Step 5:    Repair Time

Step 6:    Deep Clean

Step 7:    Professional Photography

Step 8:    I’ll Pre-Market Your Home

Step 9:    My Property is Live in the MLS. Now What?

Step 10:  Putting Your Listings on Zillow, Trulia, Etc.

Step 11:  Time for Showings

Step 12:  The First Week Your Home Is On the Market

Step 13:  We’ve Received an Offer. What Does It Mean?

Step 14:  We Couldn’t Come to An Agreement (this step may not apply to your transaction)

Step 15:  We Have an Accepted Offer. Now what?

Step 16:  The Home Inspection

Step 17:  Attorney Review

Step 18:  The Appraisal

Step 19:  Inspection Time Period Closes

Step 20:  Put the Closing Date On Your Calendar

Step 21:  Hire Movers and Start Packing

Step 22:  Schedule Your Utilities To End

Step 23:  Cancel or Transfer Your Home Owner’s Insurance

Step 24:  Hire a Cleaning Person

Step 25:  Mortgage Approval and Clear to Close

Step 26:  The Final Walk Through

Step 27:  Closing Day

Step 28:  Review Me