top of page
Interior Design

Consultation Services

If you don’t need all the services I offer when preparing and selling your house for a flat commission, my Consultation Services might be perfect for you. Rates for phone or in-person meetings are $160/hour ($40/qu. hour). Payment can be made with a personal check or Venmo for amounts up to $1,000; amounts higher will be paid with a Cashier’s Check or a Wire.


Customized plans are also available, depending on the services you need. These may include:

  • Guidance on market conditions

  • How to prepare your house to attract buyers

  • What to do with all your stuff

  • The timing of selling a home and how quickly you need to vacate after accepting an offer

  • Request the title company to prepare a PTR (Preliminary Title Report) to ensure there are no liens, false claims or name errors on the deed

  • Pull tax records for property tax assessment, property taxes, square footage, age of home, bed & bath count, and check for accuracy

  • Gather HOA information such as Covenants & Restrictions and By-Laws

  • Prepare a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA)

  • List your property in the MLS with photos, a professionally written description, dimensions, room details, bed & bath count, square footage above and below ground (finished and unfinished), appliances included, age of property, taxes, HOA fees, and C&Rs

  • Ability to have buyers' Realtors use ShowingTime to schedule showing appointments (or they can call you directly to schedule showings) 

  • Use of the automated Realtor's Key Box to let buyers’ Realtors, inspectors and appraisers access your house (or you can let them in)

  • Prepare listing documents such as Listing Contract, Seller’s Disclosure, SJ County Addendum, Lead Based Paint Certification, As-Is Addendum, HOA Disclosure, and more

  • Read, understand, and negotiate offers; issue a Highest & Best notification for multiple offers

  • Prepare counter offer, if needed; use electronic signature software for efficiency

  • Review buyers’ financial documents (Pre-Approval Letter or Proof-of-Funds Letter); are they accurate and not expired

  • Provide the title company with all necessary documents to process the sale

  • If applicable, work with your attorney on documents (Trusts, POAs, Estates, Personal Representatives, Executors, Transfer on Death Deeds)

  • Negotiate buyer’s repair requests after reviewing all inspection reports (whole house report, radon, pest, water, well, and septic)

  • Secure quotes for repairs and order repairs promptly; have appraiser validate repairs if required by the lender

  • Ensure the appraisal is ordered on time; did it come in at or above value and if not, what is the next step

  • Schedule the closing with the title company, the buyer’s Realtor, the buyer and you

  • If you live outside of the area, schedule a Deed Package; have someone attend the closing on your behalf, if necessary, to turn over the keys, garage door openers, and house documents

  • Get the settlement statement from the title company 3 days prior to the closing to ensure all costs (debits & credits) are correct, including your proceeds

  • Attend the closing, receive a check or wire for your funds, and give the buyer the keys

  • Know when is the right time to cancel utilities, trash, and recycling

  • Any other questions or activities that arise with which you need professional assistance


If you find that using my services Á La Carte does not suit your needs, you can switch to a full service plan where I represent you at every step of the process for a flat commission. Let’s talk about what is best for your situation. Whichever path you choose, I’m here to make the home selling process easier for you.

bottom of page