Hiring the right agent to help you and your family through the home selling process is a very important decision and shouldn’t be taken lightly.
When you hire us to list your home on the market, you will experience the difference right from the start. We will create a customized market plan designed especially for your home, your targeted market and your personal needs. Here are some of the steps that we will take to properly market your home and get you the highest price possible:
- Custom staging consultation designed to get your property ready for the market
- Detailed and proficient market analysis
- Professional photographs and virtual tour
- Extensive online and print marketing
We provide our customers with consistent feedback and market reports to keep them ahead of the market and fully informed on our efforts to market their homes. Furthermore, we will handle the entire sales process from personally showing your property to closing ensuring that the process is flawless.
Our market analyses are confidential and complimentary for all our customers. If you are interested in learning the value of your home fill out the form below and we will prepare a complementary market analysis.
How To Prepare Your House For Sale?
- Disassociate Yourself With Your Home. Say to yourself, “This is not my home; it is a house — a product to be sold much like a box of cereal on the grocery store shelf. Make the mental decision to “let go” of your emotions and focus on the fact that soon this house will no longer be yours.
- De-Personalize. Pack up those personal photographs and family heirlooms. Buyers can’t see past personal artifacts, and you don’t want them to be distracted. You want buyers to imagine their own photos on the walls, and they can’t do that if yours are there! You want buyers to say, “I can see myself living here.”
- De-Clutter! People collect an amazing quantity of junk. Consider this: if you haven’t used it in over a year, you probably don’t need it. If you don’t need it, why not donate it or throw it away?
- Rearrange Bedroom Closets and Kitchen Cabinets. Buyers love to snoop and will open closet and cabinet doors. Think of the message it sends if items fall out! Now imagine what a buyer believes about you if she sees everything organized. It says you probably take good care of the rest of the house as well.
- Rent a Storage Unit. Almost every home shows better with less furniture. Remove pieces of furniture that block or hamper paths and walkways and put them in storage.
- Remove/Replace Favorite Items. If you want to take window coverings, built-in appliances or fixtures with you, remove them now. If the chandelier in the dining room once belonged to your great grandmother, take it down. If a buyer never sees it, she won’t want it.
- Make Minor Repairs. Replace cracked floor or counter tiles, patch holes in walls, fix leaky faucets, fix doors that don’t close properly and kitchen drawers that jam, consider painting your walls neutral colors, especially if you have grown accustomed to purple or pink walls, replace burned-out light bulbs.
- Make the House Sparkle! Wash windows inside and out, rent a pressure washer and spray down sidewalks and exterior, clean out cobwebs, re-caulk tubs, showers and sinks, polish chrome faucets and mirrors, clean out the refrigerator, clean and air out any musty smelling areas. Odors are a no-no.
- Scrutinize. Go outside and open your front door. Stand there. Do you want to go inside? Does the house welcome you?, linger in the doorway of every single room and imagine how your house will look to a buyer, examine carefully how furniture is arranged and move pieces around until it makes sense.
- Check Curb Appeal. If a buyer won’t get out of her agent’s car because she doesn’t like the exterior of your home, you’ll never get her inside. Keep the sidewalks cleared, mow the lawn, paint faded window trim, plant yellow flowers or group flower pots together. yellow evokes a buying emotion, trim your bushes, make sure visitors can clearly read your house number.