Sellers Tips and Tricks

Five Areas To Evaluate Outside The House

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Five Areas To Evaluate Outside The House

A home buyer’s first impression of your home is based on his or her view of the house from the Realtor’s car. So take a walk across the street and take a good look at your house. Look at nearby houses, too, and see how yours compares. 1.  Landscaping  Is your landscaping at least average for the neighborhood? If it is not, buy a few bushes and plant them. Do not put in trees. Mature trees are expensive, and you will not get back your investment. Also, immature trees do not really add much to the appearance value of the home. If you have an area for flowers, buy mature colorful flowers and plant them. They add a splash of vibrancy and color, creating a favorable...

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Eight Areas Sellers Should Evaluate Inside the House

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Eight Areas Sellers Should Evaluate Inside the House

Taking the first steps in preparing the interior of your home will help you develop the proper mind set required for selling – that is to begin thinking of your home as a marketable commodity. 1.  Kitchen and Baths  If your home is dated, remodeling the kitchen and baths will give you the most dollar for dollar return on your investment. There are many levels of updating from repainting or re-facing cabinets to a complete kitchen re-do with cabinets, counter top and appliances. Consider your home’s competition (other homes for sale near by) and your budget. When deciding how much to update, give me a call. We can assess your home’s condition, evaluate your...

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Ten Inexpensive Ways to Prepare Your Home For Sale

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Ten Inexpensive Ways to Prepare Your Home For Sale

Avoid all but the most essential major projects in order to recoup your investment dollars. Make cosmetic improvements, particularly on the front of the house.  Potential buyers are trying to eliminate houses from consideration, make yours one they can’t. The interior of your home is important as well.  Thin out your possessions with the same ruthless determination you’d bring to weeding your garden.  The fewer things you have in a room or closet, the larger it will appear. 1.  First Impressions are lasting.  Your first step should be to walk across the street and look objectively at your property.  Consider what you can do to make the place more...

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Five Things You Need To Know About Pricing Your Home

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Five Things You Need To Know About Pricing Your Home

As a general rule, if your home is priced at market value, it will sell more quickly and for closer to asking price. Pricing your home correctly: Can save you thousands of dollars on your family’s largest investment Reduces risk because an overpriced home may eliminate some buyers if it is out of their price range Ensures that other agents will show the home Is good when it comes time to appraise.  Your home must appraise at the selling price for the buyer to get financing With this in mind, here is what you need to know: 1. Market value is determined by the price a buyer will pay and a seller will accept in an “arms length” transaction. It is not...

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