Sellers

SELLERS

Listing your home at the right price assures you of a quicker sale. I will help you understand your home’s value, get in-depth info on active and sold comparables and continually review our marketing strategy.The best part is you have complete information–not just a price.You know you are working with a professional!

10 Must-Do's to SELL Your House Quicker!

  • 1. Look at your house from a buyer’s point of view. Forget about how cute your 1-year-old looked when she learned to crawl on the living room floor and start thinking about your home as a commodity. This will help you to assess the condition of your home more objectively. Once you see your house from a potential buyer’s perspective, you can make the changes needed to allow your house to stand out.
  • 2. Get all your paperwork in order. An old property survey, copy of your current termite bond, a yearly estimate of utilities are all important documents potential buyers like to see. Make it part of your marketing strategy ~ it will set your house apart from the rest.
  • 3. Don’t be the worst house on the block! If the standard in your neighborhood is to have granite countertops and state-of-the-art appliances, then your house should include those features. If you have a home that is second-rate for the neighborhood you live in and you bring it up to the neighborhood norm, you’re going to get a good return on your investment when it is time to sell. There is so much inventory on the market today, your house will not get a serious consideration if it’s substandard.
  • 4.De-personalized and de-clutter your home’s décor. Let potential buyers imagine their own possessions and décor choices more easily in the home. This means removing clutter such as toys, exercise equipment, family pictures and mementos. It is hard for a potential buyer to notice the beautiful mantel if it is covered with distracting personal photos. Light and airy is inviting, so you should repaint any colored rooms in neutral beiges or whites. Enlist the help of a staging professional or get advice from your real estate agent if you have trouble making these choices.
  • 5. Make a good first impression at floor-level. Install fresh carpet or have your carpet professionally cleaned. If you have hardwoods, refinish them if necessary. This will prevent buyers from making a lower priced offer on your home because they feel the floors aren’t move-in ready.
  • 6.Choose an experienced ‘online’ agent. Choose an agent that will market your home online to reach more buyers 24/7. Having the correct online exposure is like having a billboard on the interstate showing your house is for sale.
  • 7. Avoid being involved in the showing process. Make buyers feel comfortable in your house and allow them to imagine themselves owning it. When your home is being shown to a potential buyer you should not be at home so that they can feel comfortable to look around the house in detail and making comments.
  • 8. Offer a home warranty as an incentive to buyers. A home warranty is a service contract that covers such things as the air conditioner, furnace, plumbing and appliances. By offering a warranty, you will give potential buyers peace of mind during one of the most important decisions they will make. Home warranties are quite affordable, with annual premiums costing $350 to $380, depending on what is covered.
  • 9. Make sure your home sparklesinside and out! Show potential buyers what your home looks like at its best! Power washing your house and your driveway can make all the difference. Try to get it as light and bright looking as possible. Check you roof too.
  • 10. Keep your landscaping trimmed or replace it if it’s out of date. If the outside of your home looks like it hasn’t been well-cared for then buyers will assume that the inside hasn’t been either. One thing you can do to improve your curb appeal is to keep the lawn mowed and get rid of those overgrown shrubs. If you’ve got large, overgrowing shrubs that look kind of shoddy and unkempt, that can affect some of that curb psychological impact. You want potential buyers to drive up to your home and think “this is a place I could live in!”