Sellers

Sellers

Prepare Your Home

Presentation is everything. Home buyers are attracted to clean, spacious and attractive houses. Your goal is to dazzle buyers.

  • Get rid of clutter and personal items from counter tops, tables and floors
  • Scrub-down your house from top to bottom, inside and out
  • Landscaping and touch-up paint can greatly increase curb appeal
  • Fix creaking steps, squeaky doors and holes in walls

Once you feel your home is ready, invite a friend to walk through your house as a buyer would and point out anything you may have overlooked.

Price Your Home Effectively

Do not overprice your home. When trying to sell your home, overpricing reduces buyer interest, makes competing properties seem like better deals, and can lead to mortgage rejection once the appraisal is in.

  • Consider purchasing an electronic pricing report or getting a professional appraisal
  • Check out similar homes for sale in your area
  • Set your price just under a whole, such as $169,000 instead of $170,000

Remember that the real estate market changes daily. We suggest reevaluating your price every few months.

Find The Right Realtor To Market Your Home

Nearly 90% of all buyers search for their next home on the internet. That means that online advertising is the most important component of marketing your home.

  • Stage your home so it makes a great first impression.
  • Take interior and exterior photos of your home.

PortlandHomeSource.com doesn’t rest easy just because we are one of the best sites in terms of traffic. We also offer you the very best in support and guidance.

Five Areas To Evaluate Outside The House

Posted by on Sep 11, 2011 in Sellers Tips and Tricks | 0 comments

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...

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Eight Areas Sellers Should Evaluate Inside the House

Posted by on Sep 11, 2011 in Sellers Tips and Tricks | 0 comments

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...

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Ten Inexpensive Ways to Prepare Your Home For Sale

Posted by on Sep 10, 2011 in Sellers Tips and Tricks | 0 comments

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...

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Five Things You Need To Know About Pricing Your Home

Posted by on Sep 9, 2011 in Sellers Tips and Tricks | 0 comments

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....

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