Thinking of Selling Real Estate?

Helping Sellers make their real estate dreams a reality on Martha's Vineyard

Selling your long-time home can be overwhelming. The actual process shouldn’t be.
I’ll help you each step of the way, at your own pace—from deciding to sell, to prepping the home to list, all the way through closing and moving.
Supportive preparation. Stress-free sale. Seamless transition.
Your move from your home can be more manageable than you might think—with the right resources. We can help you make sense of it all with clear timelines, outlines of each step, and exclusive Compass programs and tools.

My Services For Sellers

Service Offering #1

HOME VALUATION: We’ll meet to discuss your plans & goals, trends in the current marketplace and gather the information necessary to determine your property’s fair market value. I will conduct a Comparable Market Analysis (CMA) – considering factors such as location, condition, and recent sales of similar properties in the area.

Service Offering #2

MARKETING: I’ll create a comprehensive marketing plan for your home, which includes professional photography, videos, 3-D Tours, the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS), digital and print advertising, open houses and showings.

Service Offering #3

SHOWINGS & OPEN HOUSES: I’ll coordinate and conduct showings and open houses to attract potential buyers and showcase your property.

Service Offering #4

MARKET INSIGHT: I’ll stay up-to-date on market trends and conditions and can provide you with valuable insights and advice on pricing, timing, and other factors that can impact the sale of their home.

Service Offering #5

LEGAL COMPLIANCE:  I ensure that all legal requirements are met, such as property disclosures and contract contingencies, to protect the your interests and minimize the risk of legal disputes.

Service Offering #6

NEGOTIATIONS: I represent you in negotiations with buyers and their agents to ensure they get the best possible price and terms.

Service Offering #6

CLOSING: I help you navigate the closing process by providing guidance and assistance with paperwork, inspections, and other aspects of the transaction.

No Obligation
Home Valuation

You don’t need to be ready to sell in order to book an appointment. This is a chance for us to meet and for me to answer any questions you may have. That way, when you’re ready to choose a Realtor® to sell a home, you’ll feel more comfortable with the entire process. I look forward to connecting!

We’ll meet to discuss your plans & goals, trends in the current marketplace and gather the information necessary to determine your property’s fair market value. I will conduct a Comparable Market Analysis (CMA) – considering factors such as location, condition, and recent sales of similar properties in the area.

Learn More About Selling

Want to learn more about selling real estate on Martha's Vineyard? Check out these articles and videos.


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As your trusted Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate Advisor, I’ll be there to guide you throughout the home selling process to ensure that your experience is as seamless and stress-free as possible.

-Maranda Post, Realtor®

Have Questions About Selling?

Check out our FAQs on selling real estate

A Realtor® is a licensed real estate agent who is also a member of the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), a professional organization for real estate agents. To use the title of Realtor®, an agent must agree to abide by the NAR’s Code of Ethics, which sets standards for professionalism and conduct in the real estate industry.

A real estate agent, on the other hand, is a licensed professional who helps clients buy, sell, and rent properties. Real estate agents are not required to be members of the NAR, although many choose to join for the professional benefits and resources the organization provides.

So while all Realtors® are real estate agents, not all real estate agents are Realtors®. The term “Realtor®” is a trademarked term that is reserved exclusively for members of the NAR.

Yes, a home can depreciate in value. Depreciation refers to the decrease in the value of a property over time due to factors such as wear and tear, obsolescence, changes in the local real estate market, and other economic factors.

In general, homes tend to appreciate in value over the long term, but this is not always the case. For example, if a home is located in an area that experiences significant economic decline, such as a manufacturing town that loses its major employers, its value may decline over time. Similarly, if a home is not well-maintained or is outdated, it may not hold its value as well as a more modern and well-maintained property.

It’s important to note that a decline in a home’s value is not always permanent. In some cases, a home’s value may decrease for a period of time but then recover later on, particularly if the local real estate market improves or the property undergoes renovations or upgrades that increase its appeal to potential buyers.

The value of an older home compared to a new home depends on various factors. Here are some considerations to keep in mind when comparing the value of older homes to newer ones:

  1. Location: The location of the home is one of the most important factors in determining its value. Older homes may be located in established neighborhoods with mature trees and landscaping, and may be closer to amenities such as schools, shops, and public transportation. Newer homes may be located further out from city centers, but may offer more modern amenities and conveniences.

  2. Condition: The condition of the home is another important factor to consider. Older homes may have more character and charm, but may also require more maintenance and repairs. Newer homes may be in better condition, but may lack the unique features that older homes have.

  3. Energy efficiency: Older homes may not be as energy-efficient as newer homes, which can lead to higher utility bills. Newer homes are often built with energy-efficient features, such as insulation and double-paned windows, which can save you money in the long run.

  4. Cost: Generally speaking, older homes are often less expensive than newer homes. However, this can vary depending on location and condition.

  5. Appreciation potential: The appreciation potential of a home is another important factor to consider. While older homes may have more character and charm, they may not appreciate in value as quickly as newer homes. Newer homes may appreciate in value more quickly, but may also be more susceptible to market fluctuations.

In summary, whether an older home is as good a value as a new home depends on several factors, including location, condition, energy efficiency, cost, and appreciation potential. It’s important to carefully consider all of these factors when making a decision about which type of home to buy.

Martha’s Vineyard is a beautiful island off the coast of Massachusetts and a popular destination for tourists and vacationers. There are several advantages to living on Martha’s Vineyard, including:

  1. Natural beauty: The island is home to stunning beaches, rolling hills, and scenic vistas. Residents can enjoy hiking, fishing, boating, and other outdoor activities in a picturesque setting.

  2. Small-town charm: Martha’s Vineyard has a tight-knit community and a laid-back, friendly atmosphere. Residents often know their neighbors and feel a sense of belonging.

  3. Rich culture: The island has a thriving arts and culture scene, with numerous galleries, theaters, and music venues. There are also several annual events, such as the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival and the Agricultural Fair.

  4. Excellent schools: Martha’s Vineyard has highly-rated public schools and several private schools to choose from. The island also offers opportunities for continuing education through adult education programs and community college classes.

  5. Strong economy: Martha’s Vineyard has a robust economy, driven by tourism, real estate, and agriculture. The island has a low unemployment rate and offers opportunities for entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Overall, living on Martha’s Vineyard can offer a unique and fulfilling lifestyle that combines natural beauty, small-town charm, and a rich cultural scene.

Yes, home sellers typically pay some fees at closing when they sell their home. The specific fees and amounts can vary depending on the location and other factors, but some common fees that sellers may be responsible for include:

  1. Real estate agent commission: If the seller used a real estate agent to list and sell their home, they will typically be responsible for paying the agent’s commission. This is usually a percentage of the sale price, and the amount can vary depending on the agreement between the seller and agent.

  2. Title search and insurance: The seller may be responsible for paying for a title search to verify that they have clear title to the property, as well as title insurance to protect the buyer in case any issues arise.

  3. Transfer taxes: Some states and municipalities charge transfer taxes when a property changes hands, and the seller may be responsible for paying these taxes.

  4. Attorney fees: In some cases, the seller may need to hire an attorney to review and prepare documents for the closing, and they will be responsible for paying the attorney’s fees.

  5. Prorated property taxes and HOA fees: The seller may need to pay a prorated amount of property taxes and HOA fees for the time they owned the property up until the closing date.

It’s important for sellers to carefully review their closing costs and understand what fees they will be responsible for paying. A real estate agent or attorney can provide guidance on this process.

When selling your home, negotiating with potential buyers is a crucial part of the process. Here are some important negotiating strategies to consider:

  1. Set a realistic price: Research the current market trends and set a realistic price for your home. If you price your home too high, you may scare off potential buyers. If you price it too low, you may not get the best value for your home.

  2. Know your bottom line: Determine the lowest price you are willing to accept for your home. This will help you negotiate with potential buyers more effectively.

  3. Highlight your home’s strengths: During negotiations, highlight your home’s strengths such as its location, upgrades, and features. This can help justify your asking price and provide leverage during negotiations.

  4. Be open to compromise: Negotiating is about finding a compromise that works for both parties. Be willing to compromise on some things, such as closing dates or repairs, to keep the negotiations moving forward.

  5. Keep emotions in check: Selling your home can be an emotional process, but it’s important to keep emotions in check during negotiations. Try to stay objective and focus on the facts.

  6. Don’t rush: Take your time during negotiations and don’t rush to accept the first offer that comes along. Give yourself time to consider offers and negotiate for the best deal.

  7. Work with a real estate agent: A real estate agent can be a valuable resource during negotiations. They have experience negotiating with buyers and can provide valuable advice throughout the process.

Overall, successful negotiation requires preparation, flexibility, and good communication skills. By keeping these strategies in mind, you can navigate the home selling process with confidence and achieve a successful sale.

What My Seller Clients Have to Say


I highly recommend Maranda Post, Martha's Vineyard Realtor with Compass Realty, for your real estate needs. Whether you're buying, selling or investing, Maranda will provide you with stellar real estate advice. I recently had the pleasure of working with Maranda as a referral partner and the process went seamlessly. Maranda is very professional, knowledgeable and kind. Her communication style is open and respectful. You are in competent hands with Maranda Post as your Martha's Vineyard Realtor guide!
by Alicia Selliken
Licensed Broker in Oregon, Cascade Hasson Sotheby's International Realty
Maranda has been the easiest realtor to work with on Martha's Vineyard. Very personable and attentive to ALL needs, big or small! Whether you need help with buying, selling, or investing in a property, without a doubt, Maranda will take care of you.
by John L.
Client, Martha's Vineyard
Maranda is a fantastic realtor on Martha's Vineyard. She is a pleasure to work with and I would recommend her anytime. Whether you are buying, selling, or investing I would choose Maranda!
by Craig L.
Client, Martha's Vineyard

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