A Step-by-Step First Time Seller's Guide

Putting your home on the market can be a stressful process, especially when you don’t know what to expect. Fortunately, with the help of an experienced agent and this easy to follow guide, you can smoothly complete the process. Following these steps will help you prepare so you can get organized and sell your home for the best price possible in the shortest amount of time.


Once you have sold your home you will receive your sales proceeds in your account or they will be wired
to your 1031 exchange accommodator for your next purchase. Now the fun part of figuring out what to do with your proceeds!
Buy a larger home, smaller home, move to a better neighborhood, move out of state or purchase your next investment property!

The Best! Shannon Paul is a fantastic REALTOR, and I will enthusiastically recommend Shannon to any seller or buyer of a home! Shannon expertly guided me through a nearly seamless process to prepare, list, and sell a home. Shannon hit the ground running with a comprehensive marketing plan and timeline. When it was necessary to clear out the house, refresh it with paint and landscaping, and stage, Shannon...

— M. Hyman | Seller

The journey was worth the destination! Shannon with Shannon Paul Realty went ”way out of the box” to try to match my dream of owning a home in Long Beach, specifically in Naples. We searched for several weeks and had an open discussion about owning a duplex that could provide additional income and or support my mortgage payment. Honestly, a duplex was not my first option, but as we “checked out” the fina...

— Jana S. | Buyer

If you’re looking to buy a house, look no further than Shannon. As a picky first-timer looking to buy in a wildly competitive market during the pandemic, Shannon made an intimidating process look easy. I was looking for an agent to embody the characteristics I valued in any friend- honest, communicative, trustworthy, patient, and with a similar growth mindset. After a friend recommended Shannon, we conne...

— Leslie D. | Buyer

This was the first time our family has ever sold a home. After interviewing numerous real estate agents, we selected Shannon Paul of Paul Realty Group. We found Shannon knowledgeable about the current real estate market and the geographic location of our home. She was well prepared on our first meeting and explained in detail the steps in preparing to sell our home. She was quick to respond to text messa...

— Sabrina S. | Seller

My wife and I worked with Shannon through the process of buying our first home. Shannon is a phenomenal agent. She is knowledgeable, professional, resourceful, punctual, and patient. She went above and beyond for us and made herself available to us in a way that worked with our schedule every step of the way. She consulted us, answered our questions, and made sure we had a good understanding of the situa...

— Payam V. | Buyer

Shannon is absolutely fantastic! She's knowledgeable, intelligent, caring, and extremely experienced. She helped me buy the perfect house in Torrance and was there for me every step of the way. She communicated with me through the whole process and was very honest about things that I should be aware of. It felt like she always had my best interest at heart and I really appreciated that. Shannon was reall...

— Roy L. | Buyer

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