Selling Your Greater Raleigh Area Home?


Why use Chatham Homes Realty to represent you in the home selling process?


Experienced: We have years of real estate experience from large estates to small homes in quaint subdivisions.


Connected: Full-time agents in the local real estate community with a vast network of buyers and sellers.


Service with Results: Step-by-step assistance, helping you sell your property for the highest possible price and under the best terms.


Knowledgeable: Expert area knowledge. We are local resident REALTORS®


Getting Started

The first time we meet, we will discuss what your selling objectives are. This is a good time to ask questions, and we will give you an idea of what to expect during the selling process. We will discuss preliminary ideas for pricing and house preparations. We will provide you with a complete Comparative Marketing Analysis (CMA) for your property.


You're ready to Sell Your Home

 Once you decide you are ready, we will review and sign a standard NC Listing Agreement. We will also complete all of the mandatory disclosure forms. We will arrange for measuring of your home and taking quality photos for MLS and virtual tours.


Preparing Home/Property


Before putting your home on the market, we want to ensure it is most attractive to potential buyers. Knowing how to showcase and accentuate the best features of your home, without incurring unnecessary expense, is at the core of what we do. We will provide you with a detailed Home Preparation Consultation and a Selling Tips checklist. As we walk through your property, we will discuss minor repairs, curb appeal tips, staging, and making your property feel welcoming to potential buyers.


Determining List Price

 Pricing your home competitively, at the start, will create more activity among brokers and buyers and lead to a more successful sale. 

 Establishing the value and list price for your property involves researching and comparing similar properties and weighing factors including location, condition, amenities, and market conditions. We will arrive at a competitive price aimed at generating strong buyer activity.


Marketing Your Home

 Understanding where buyers come from allows me to market your property competitively. Creating excitement in the marketplace through consistent and aggressive marketing efforts and integrating online and offline efforts is key to a successful sale. Our maximum exposure marketing plan includes: Comprehensive Internet marketing through our site,,,, and dozens others. 

 Also, open houses & brokers tours, yard signage, and property feature sheet, sales agent network and customized property marketing. We will remain in constant communication with you and give you progress reports on showings and all activity.


Processing the Sale & Closing


The complexities of processing transactional documents will be made very easy for you through our continuous guidance and communication. We will review all offers and terms of each offer with you and negotiate on your behalf so that you obtain the highest possible price for your home while limiting your exposure and protecting your bests interests. 

Once your home is under contract we will work with your buyer agent to get their inspection reports and negotiate all repairs, check with lender that appraisal is complete.. Communication between us is imperative and we can assure you that you will be informed every step of the way.

Deciding to sell your home is a crucial decision, and the process can be demanding. Chatham Homes Realty is committed to making the sale of your home quick, easy, and profitable.

 Here’s a checklist to help you get started:


Suggested Exterior Improvements


  • Painting: Touch up your house’s exterior paint, and paint or clean the front door.
  • Lawn: Keep your lawn freshly mowed and neatly trimmed.
  • Sidewalks: Keep them free from debris.
  • Shrubbery: Remove or replace any dead or dying trees, hedges, or shrubs; prune anything that looks unsightly or overgrown.
  • Flowers: Filling flowerbeds with seasonal flowers is an inexpensive way to add color and charm.
  • Repairs: Be sure that all gutters and downspouts are in place and clean. Replace missing roof shingles and broken or cracked windows.
  • Make sure the garage door is greased and working properly and the house address numbers are easily visible.
  • Repaint or replace your mailbox if it shows signs of wear.
  • Windows: Wash them inside and out.
  • Eliminate or hide clutter: Clear everything out of the garage that you don’t need.



Suggested Interior Improvements


  • Clean, scrub and polish: Keep your stove, oven, refrigerator, microwave and other appliances clean inside and out.
  • Clean and spot-treat all carpeting. Polish wood floors and vinyl flooring. Clean walls, doors and woodwork.
  • Eliminate odors: Buyers will notice strong smells as soon as they walk through your front door. Eliminate smoke, mildew and pet odors.
  • Fix drippy faucets and running toilets: If any of your sinks or bathtubs drain slowly, unclog them.
  • Get rid of clutter: Keep clutter off kitchen counters and dirty dishes out of the sink. Straighten all closets.
  • Paint, paint, paint: It doesn’t cost much but goes a long way to improving your home’s appeal inside and out. Neutral colors appeal to most people and are your safest bet.
  • Check that all lightbulbs work in all fixtures.
  • Dust ceiling fans.
  • Kitchen: Aromas from fragrant goodies like freshly baked gingerbread or just-brewed coffee bring back wonderful memories of home.
  • Bathrooms: Always have fresh towels in bathrooms.
  • Clear everything off your refrigerator.
  • Comfort: Keep your house warm in the winter and cool in the summer. A house that’s too hot or too cold isn’t inviting.