Typical process for selling your house with the Van Dyke Team 

The process of professionally representing you in the sale of your property involves many hours of careful attention as well as being readily available. You should NOT hire "just anyone" for this task. 

Below list of things typically required for properly listing and selling your property for top dollar. This list is not exhaustive, usually all of these tasks are completed by the Van Dyke Team on their listings. 

Full Service Listing Tasks

1) find out what your property is worth [click here]

2) get a "sale proceeds estimate" [call Eric or Joel and ask for a NET SHEET on your house]

3) if you are also buying, decide what your price range is [contact Tony Wylie with 5th/3rd]

4) find out what you can buy in that price range [hire the Van Dyke Team as your buyer's agent team]

5) listing appointment consultation [Call the Van Dyke Team at 616-264-3626]

6) recommend only repairs that will help home sell quicker and for higher price

7) recommend qualified contractors for repairs 

8) review and fill out paperwork 

9) effective staging recommendations

10) professional photography

11) yard and neighborhood sign(s)

12) install secure electronic lockbox

13) order preliminary title work

14) compose effective MLS listing

15) feature listing on certain 3rd party real estate websites

16) listing video produced and uploaded to youtube.com, RE/MAX.com, etc.

17) custom listing on remax.com(most used franchise real estate site)

18) craigslist ad

19) direct email advertising to select agents

20) post property listing on Linked-in 

21) weekly RE/MAX seller reports showing neighborhood sales activity

22) qualifying and manage showing requests from other agents

23) solicit and track showing feedback from showings

24) handle sign calls immediately - we answer our phones 6 days per week.

25) followup with previously interested parties

26) negotiate and advise on received offers

27) further qualify buyers based on strength of written offer to purchase

28) present and review purchase agreement and review items that are critical to your specific sale.

29) schedule buyers inspections

30) order/coordinate any required municipal inspections for sale

31) oversee buyer's lender progress

32) advise on property possession questions

33) coordinate closing date and location

34) review preliminary HUD1 settlement statement prior to closing

35) attend closing

36) recommend and supply utility transfer info

37) available for followup questions

38) if needed, help find your next home!


The Van Dyke Team is specialized to market your property properly and to represent you professionally throughout the transaction to closing.

Joel is a Member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing

From a specialty marketing standpoint, whether The Van Dyke Team employs a broker open house, implements one of many cooperative marketing strategies, or utilizes researched and target direct mailing, your home is marketed properly and creatively to the most qualified buyers;  along with expert negotiating outlined below, they produce maximum yield for your property.



Eric has earned GRI(Graduate REALTOR Institute) and Certified Negotiation Expert designations.

Benefits with a Top Rated Negotiator  

1. Better Offer and Counter Offer Structures
2. Better Positional Value of Earnest Money
3. Better Understanding of Primary Interests
4. Understanding Your Plan B – Walk Away
5. Understanding How the Other Side Works
6. Being Able to Navigate All of the Potential Financial Pitfalls that Come with Selling Real Estate


Hiring someone to help achieve your greatest Net Profit, is a combination of both marketing efforts and negotiation skills,and the Van Dyke Team has both. Add to that "double coverage" and availability and the Van Dyke Team is your best choice for selling your property properly.