Are you looking to sell your home in New York or the surrounding areas? To get the best value for your property, you need an experienced real estate team by your side. Read on to learn more about the home selling process, use our online tool to see what your home might be worth, and contact the DH Citadel Real Estate team to get started!

Take time to explore the reasons you want to sell your home, and assess your financials to find out how much equity your home will provide when you sell.

Every real estate market is complex, and you need to understand the unique features and trends of your market to make educated decisions. If you want to keep the research brief, contact the local experts at DH Citadel Real Estate.

Are you aware that in 2018, only 10% of sellers were able to sell their homes without engaging a real estate agent in the process? Save yourself the time and headaches, and contact the DH Citadel team today!

You will need to complete home improvements to prepare your property for sale. To get started:

  • Schedule a pre-inspection of your home
  • Find out what buyers are looking for in your local market
  • Find out what buyers are looking for in your local market
  • Complete home improvements that are proven to increase the value of your home

In general, you are more likely to sell your home at or above your listing price if you can sell it quickly — and to sell your home quickly, it needs to be priced competitively. The experienced agents at DH Citadel Real Estate can provide you with valuable information about your housing market including:

  • What comparable homes are selling for
  • How to start a bidding war between multiple interested parties
  • Proven pricing strategies
  • And More

Never underestimate the importance of properly staging your home. Here are two rules of thumb — but it’s best to contact DH Citadel Real Estate for professional guidance.

  • Depersonalize your home - Take down family photos, heirlooms, artwork, and anything else that could get in the way of how your buyers perceive your home.
  • Clean and declutter - On top of deep cleaning, you will need to declutter every room. Remember, the more stuff you have in a room, the less spacious it will feel.

From crafting a listing description and taking high-quality marketing photos to getting your home listed, hosting thoughtful open houses and private showings, and more, the team at DH Citadel Real Estate can get your listing in front of as many buyers as possible, what we do is not only put your home on the MLS but we do professional photography, floor plans, 3D imaging, Videos, Global marketing and sending your home listing information to our personal networks and Channel Partners in Dubai, London, China and India.

As you enter into discussions with potential buyers, be prepared to face some closing hurdles. For example, you can expect a buyer to raise some concerns during their inspection of your home. In fact, up until the moment you receive your check at closing, your buyer’s financing could still fall through. The DH Citadel Real Estate team can help you navigate any closing hurdles with ease.

As professional movers can easily reach rates of $100 per-hour, you need to budget for your move out day. You will also want to coordinate your move out day with your move in day as closely as possible, so you can get the most out of your time, efforts, and money. When you receive an offer that you want to close on, things kick into gear fast. Planning for your move out will help you act quickly and avoid costly delays.

You’ve made it! To finalize the deal, you will need to take care of the following:

  • Complete all agreed upon repairs, inspections, and certifications
  • Review your expected closing costs
  • Disclose any known defects that could affect the value or safety of your home
  • Sign the necessary paperwork for the legal sale of your property

After you turn over your keys to the buyer, the settlement agent will record the new deed, pay off your mortgage balance and closing costs, and hand you your check. Contact the DH Citadel Real Estate team to sell your home!

Home Selling Guide

So you're ready to sell your luxury residence but are unsure where to begin. The home selling process can be broken down into seven categories:
  • Engage an experienced listing agent
  • Prep your home
  • Compile presale documentation
  • Set price
  • Market your property
  • Review and accept offers
  • Close the sale
The process for listing your home for sale can occur in as little as a month or take six months or more. And once your home goes under contract, the average timeframe to close is between 30 and 45 days.

Engage an experienced listing agent

Why employ the services of an experienced real estate listing agent instead of selling your luxury home on your own? Consider all you'd be responsible for in selling your home:
  • Coordinate contractors or vendors for inspections, repairs, or staging services
  • Compile your home's presale documentation
  • Create a marketing plan for your home's listing
  • Develop an online listing including photos, copy, and advertising materials 
  • Research comps, recently sold properties, and trends and market history to determine your list price 
  • Host open houses and coordinate individual tours 
  • Act as your own seller representation during contract negotiations
A knowledgeable listing agent specializing in your submarket or the type of home you're selling will alleviate many major stresses from the multiple-step sales process.

Prep your home

Once you've identified your listing agent, it's time to start preparing your home for prospective buyers. The primary goal of this process is to make the house feel fresh, new, and not lived in. Focus on any updates or repairs before moving on to cleaning and staging.
  • Fix minor repair items first
  • Determine if significant repairs, such as the roof, foundation, or HVAC, are needed, weigh cost versus value, then opt to either repair or defer and disclose
  • Pack away all family pictures or personal items
  • Store bulky or oversized pieces of furniture
  • Reduce contents of all closets and pantries by at least half
  • Remove small appliances from countertops, leave only the coffee maker
  • Organize open shelving and reduce clutter
  • Hire a cleaning service to clean and maintain your home
  • Don't neglect your home's exterior during this process

Compile presale documentation

The more you can compile upfront, the fewer delays you could run into during the closing process.
  • Certificate of occupancy
  • Code compliance information
  • HOA documents
  • Information on utility averages
  • Maintenance records
  • Mandatory disclosures
  • Mortgage statement
  • Preliminary title report
  • Property survey
  • Tax records
Your listing agent can help determine what else is necessary before closing.

Set price

Your real estate agent will prove invaluable with access to the necessary market data to determine a competitive price. They'll rely on much of the following info:
  • Your home's immediate comps
  • Recent sales in your neighborhood and submarket
  • Your home's location and proximity to desirable local amenities (good schools, parks, and shopping or retail districts)
Ultimately your listing price needs to attract buyers. The more offers you generate, the higher the chance for a lucrative sale.

Market your property

As with setting a price, your agent will coordinate most of your marketing efforts, which include:
  • An MLS listing
  • Presence on the agent's website as a featured listing
  • Professional, high-quality images
  • Virtual and/or video tours, including drone footage
  • A social media strategy
Your agent may adjust, add, or reduce market exposure based on initial demand.

Review and accept offers

Choosing the right offer is not always about selecting the highest bid. You'll want to weigh all viable offers and consider the following carefully:
  • Purchase method (all-cash or financed)
  • For financed offers, the type of funding and whether the buyer is preapproved or prequalified
  • How large the down payment is
  • Contingencies
  • Proposed closing date
Although total value matters, so too do a quick closing or a bid that limits delays.

Close the sale

Upon accepting, your home is under contract and going to the closing stages. Steps include:
  • Sign purchase agreement
  • Open escrow account
  • Order a title report
  • Buyer's inspection
  • Negotiations (could include repairs or concessions)
  • Home appraisal
  • Address any necessary repairs
  • Buyer's final walkthrough
  • Execution of the contract
  • Settlement
  • Payment of closing costs
  • Disbursement of funds
  • Handing over keys

What we do for you

If you're seeking that perfect listing agent to help position your home toward a timely close and lucrative sale, here are a few reasons to consider working with The DH Citadel Real Estate team to help you get yourself to the next chapter in life.
  • As a boutique real estate firm, our hands-on approach and concierge-level service ensure that we'll do whatever needs to be done to prepare, stage, and position your home to attract only the most qualified buyers.
  • We develop comprehensive marketing plans and believe in producing materials that best represent your home to potential buyers, including accurate floor plans, broad use of videography and drone footage, and staging photography, if needed. 
  • We can bring a world of highly-qualified buyers to your front door. Our firm has a global reach, as demonstrated by our fluency in seven  languages, and maintains clients in reputable markets across the globe.


The DH Citadel Real Estate not only has agents that speak more than 10 languages but believes in working with the best in the industry, stager’s builders, architects, attorneys, inspectors, mortgage bankers which you can use at your own convenience.

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