Whether you're downsizing an empty nest or you've outgrown a starter house, selling your house can be complicated. Although the steps involved in selling a home are similar regardless of where you live, New York's real estate laws and practices are unique in some respects, particularly if you own a co-op or condo. Organizing paperwork, scheduling open houses and showings, and dealing with regulations that may have legal ramifications may be overwhelming. Selling your home has tremendous financial implications. Owning a home typically is an individual’s single largest investment, so it is critical to be well represented when selling. You should expect professionalism, superior customer service, market knowledge, honesty and integrity from your real estate agent.