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Selling A House In 9 Steps: Seller's Guide

Updated: Dec 19, 2022

Proven Realty is a full-service real estate company that is locally owned and managed. We are committed to providing you with the highest level of customer service. We have over 12 years of experience in the Bakken and will utilize our knowledge and relationships to get you the best results. We value our clients and know that you have a multitude of real estate agents to choose from. We want you to be confident from the first time that we meet, that you have made the best choice for you and your family. We take our tagline very seriously: “Experience, Service, Results” and we are committed to finding you the perfect solution for all your real estate needs.


A CMA is a Current Market Analysis of your home. We provide a comprehensive two-step approach to our CMAs

Whether you speak with one of our agents or our Client Care Department, we will set you up with an initial appointment for our agent to come to your home, meet with you and discuss your home and your motivations for selling. This process is usually a 15-20 minute appointment and they will walk through your home, take notes and discuss the features of your home which make it unique. Our agent will then come back to the office and create an in-depth market analysis of your home and the surrounding market. They will pull comparable homes that are listed or have sold in your area and price range. After the agent has all the relevant information and statistics, they will then call you and schedule a second CMA appointment to go over everything with you.


This is an integral part of listing your home. With the CMA complete, our agent will have given you an idea of where your home should be priced to sell quickly and for the most money. At this point in listing your home, we are here to guide you through the process and set you up for success. A smartly priced home can sell quicker and create more showings compared to a home priced higher than the current market value. Understanding your motivations and urgency is key.


When you decide to list your home, it has its advantages and disadvantages. If you’re thinking of listing your home in Spring. It’s usually the busiest time of the year, but that also means the market is flooded with homes.

If you choose to list in the winter, some buyers don’t want to move in the winter, but the inventory is much thinner so your listing will have much less competition. It’s important to have this discussion with your REALTOR so you can present your home at the ideal time.


One of the most important things you can do for your home when you are preparing to list it, is to make sure you have decluttered. When a buyer comes through for the first time, you want them to be able to envision their possessions in your home and not be focused on too many distractions.


Depending on your home and its age, a pre-inspection is a great tool to have. We take one of the scariest documents during the selling process and turn it into a marketing tool that can accomplish many things for the seller including:

> insight into any issues you may not want to address before the listing, so you can adjust the list price.

> provide a comprehensive report you can give to serious buyers so they may waive the subject-to-inspection clause on a contract when purchasing your home resulting in a fast subject period.

> bringing to light any issues with the home that a buyer would uncover in an inspection, which you can then address before the home is listed.

> confirmation that your home is sound and make you aware of any issues a buyer would bring up during negotiation from an inspection.


92% of home buyers start their search online. This is a huge number and a big factor in how the Proven Realty team approaches our marketing strategy. Video is one of the most effective ways to market a home and we do a unique video for every listing. Here are just a few ways we will market your home:

> On our website with the listing at

> Personalized listing video which we put on Facebook, YouTube, MLS with targeted ads.

> Zillow


> eXp Realty

> Craiglist

> SEO & Google Adwords Campaign run by a professional online marketing company.

> A targeted email blast to our database of potential buyers with your listing video.


Photos and videos grab a home buyer’s attention, but a well-written description gets them in the door. Our listing write-ups tap into a buyer’s emotions and draw a captivating picture of what it would be like to live in the home – to sit in front of the fireplace, catch the sunset from the deck, or host a festive holiday gathering. Our descriptions will successfully tell the story of your home.


We place a For Sale signpost outside every listing, so that prospective buyer who are out driving around will immediately take notice.


There are many ways to market a home effectively, with some of them being severely outdated. We, however, do find some to be worthwhile continuing such as:

> Open Houses

> Exclusive Neighborhood

> Networking Events

> Phone Prospecting

> Door to Door

> Promotional Flyers

> Internal Press Release Previews



Each listing with Proven Realty receives a beautiful, professional sales brochure, with a unique write-up, professional photos, floor plan and features of the home for each prospective buyer to take with them once they have left your home. We also provide these for any open houses held at your home during the duration of your listing.


We have agents on our team and many referral partners within eXp Realty who can hold open houses for our listings. Depending on your schedule, location of your home and time of the year, open houses can be an effective tool in selling a home.

Proven Realty

Experience | Service | Results

Call us: 701-380-4816

3210 27th St W, Suite 207, Williston, ND 58801

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