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SELLERS: Steps to Selling
Your House for the Highest Possible Price!
The ability to reap additional
profits on the sale of your home can be accomplished easily enough if you make
the right improvements. Making these
changes early on can provide the prospective buyer with an enhanced feeling
about your home, more space, more light, more rooms, closet space, privacy,
warmth and security. Basic, simple and
inexpensive improvements can provide an improved emotional appeal for a
For example, a crack in the wall
can be (and should be) repaired with some simple plaster and touch-up
paint. Though the feeling may not be
conscious, it’s just as important that the buyer feel an overall desire to buy
your home. Included in this report are
several different ways you can make your home shine and sell for the best
Decorate with pictures and mirrors to
add style to the home. Mirrors can provide a greater sense of space when
properly placed. Touch up the frames and then place the mirrors around your
home. Be careful not to overdo it with
too many mirrors.
One of the biggest complaints heard
from potential buyers that there isn’t enough closet space. Purchasing an inexpensive closet organizer
and installing it in any or all of your closets can make all the difference. You can also try putting a rod across one
corner of a bedroom for hanging clothes.
The idea here is to be creative so that the “fake closet” looks as
though it were part of the room.
Wallpaper is inexpensive, quick, and
simple. The right wallpaper can brighten
the room or hallway and bring it back to life.
Make sure to choose something with a neutral design or pattern. Remember, you are trying to sell the home and
Buyers are easily turned off by a
nasty, dingy floor. Whether you have
wax, wooden or tile floors, do whatever you can to make them shine again. For wax floors, either rent a floor machine
or call a professional for an estimate and a description of what they will do
to restore your floor. If you have
carpeted floors, either steam clean them or have carpet samples available and
explain to the buyers you will pay x amount for them to install the carpet of
Having houseplants is not only
healthy for you but creates a feeling of warmth around them. Many indoor plants are far less expensive
than you might imagine. Attractive
ceramic or brass pots can add a designer flair to your home. Hanging plants such as Boston ferns are inexpensive, easy to care
for and would go great in your new home when you move.
Give your bathroom a face-lift by
adding a coat of fresh paint, some decorative moldings, tile grout, and maybe a
new designer faucet and showerhead.
Perhaps more important than anywhere else in the house, clean your
However, these simple dress-up tips
are nice for quick and easy improvements, but there are other factors that will
also affect your home’s resale value.
These have much more to do with the legality and contracts and
inspections that are necessary when selling a home. Each and every one is just as important as
the overall appearance of the home.
First of all, you must price your
property correctly and at a competitive market value when you list it. The market is so competitive that even
overpricing by a few thousand dollars can be the difference on selling or
not. The problem with an overpriced home
is that it can minimize the number of offers, lower the number of showings,
lower agent response, limit financing, limit the number of qualified buyers,
and net less money for the seller.
You must make your home available for
showings. Top agents will not show homes
that they must search high and low for the key and access - they do not have
time to rush around town all day chasing down and dropping off house keys. If you will be home during a showing, then
put on some soft music and take a walk when the potential buyers come through,
letting the buyer be at ease and letting the real estate agent do his or her
job. Selling your home quickly can be a
benefit if you need to leave immediately, but can cost you thousands of
dollars. A buyer sensing the seller is
distressed will make a lower offer. This
is why pricing correctly is important - you should know all there is to know
about the market before listing and work hand in hand with your agent.
Disclosing property flaws is vital in
selling your home for the most possible money.
Get professional assistance for all levels, from disclosing the flaw to
fixing it. If you are unaware of a
problem or attempt to cover it you, you risk losing the sale and finding yourself
Perhaps the most important aspect of
selling your home is choosing the right REALTOR for you. Just like offers on the house, don’t take the
first one through the door. Take the
time get to know your real estate agent and make sure they are going to work in
your best interests. Ask if they have a 30-DAY
MARKETING PLAN they plan to implement to sell your home for the best
Experience at listing and marketing houses for
Ability to use technology to market your house
world wide to buyers 24/7.
Reviewing with you a comprehensive Marketing
Analysis of home sales in your area.
Ability to offer a written detailed 30-DAY
MARKETING PLAN that will get your house sold at the highest
Working with a full-time professional real estate
agent is a must. Choose your agent by asking questions of him
or her. Find out how knowledgeable they
are about houses currently for sale in your price range and also of houses that
have recently sold. Can your agent recommend a good
lender that has the reputation of excellent customerservice
and low rates to assist your new buyer with financing? A good listing agent can get your house sold
quickly at TOP DOLLAR and help you find a new home.
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