Selling Your Home Q&A

Thinking of upgrading, downgrading or just looking for a change in scenery? If you were thinking about selling your home, join me for a conversation on what it takes to get your home on the market and SOLD  🙂


Is it a good time to put my home on the market?

Yes, very much so! Omaha is currently experiencing a shortage of homes for sale. There are buyers out there just waiting for more homes to come up. Many people (including me in the past) would think that spring would be the best time to sell. That’s a really great assumption, and very true, but why wait until spring when you can get your home in front of today’s buyers with very little competition. There will definitely be more houses to compete with in the upcoming months. I think right now is a VERY good time to put your home on the market!

What’s the process I can expect?

The first thing you’ll want to do is call me and we’ll meet up to discuss your goals. I will then tour your home and review all of the comps (recently sold homes) in your area to make sure we’re putting your home out there at the absolute best price. I will suggest getting your home show-ready so that once it hits the market you’ll be able to get buyers over ASAP. I will work with you on scheduling showings, negotiating the price and any buyer inspection results. I will do all the talking with buyers and buyers’ agents and will absolutely represent you honestly with your best interest at heart.

Alright, I’m thinking I may sell, but what do you mean by show-ready?

When I preview your home, there may be some things that I suggest we do to make sure the home will show best to buyers. Some things I may suggest: removing family photos from the walls, rearranging furniture, cleaning carpets, fresh paint on walls, and other cosmetic items that will really stand out to buyers and could help you sell the home faster and for top dollar. I may also suggest making small repairs that won’t cost you a ton but help with the buyer’s first impression. Some things you may want to take care of: repairing handles on cabinets, oiling a squeaky door, or replacing ripped window screens.

What exact services do you provide as my Realtor®, and what do you charge? 

You won’t pay me upfront for any of my services. When we discuss your home’s price, we will also negotiate a percentage of the sale that will be my compensation. This money will come out of the sale at the very end. You will never hand me money 🙂

As your Realtor®, my job is to be your trusted partner before, during and after the sale of your home. I will work hard for you! I will…

  • Review the current market to bring the correct price to our price discussions
  • Help stage your home before it’s listed to make sure it is show-ready
  • Provide professional photography to capture your home in the best possible way
  • Immediately list your home on the MLS so it gets in front of all metro agents
  • Market your home on real estate websites such as Trulia, and Zillow
  • Schedule showings, inspections, appraisals with buyers’agents
  • Vet potential buyers by speaking with their lenders and agents, making sure we’re only taking time to show your home to serious buyers
  • Negotiate on your behalf
  • Monitor the transaction until closing, making sure you know what’s happening on all ends

And if you’re also purchasing a home while selling your current, I would be honored to do all of the above plus help you navigate your new purchase!

If you have considered selling, or have questions about the process, or questions about who I am and how I can help, I would love to chat! I am always available for my clients (and potential clients!) so I invite you to give me a call, send me a text, or email anytime you would like! It would be an honor to work for you!

heart sign off.PNGSarah Waller





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