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Monday, May 17, 2010 - Getting Ready to Sell - Listing and Showing

Price
Best chance for selling your property is within the first 7 weeks. Studies show the longer a property stays on the market, the less the seller will net.

Problems with Over-Pricing
Reduces number of potential offers
Lower’s agents response, consequently number of showings
Limits qualified buyers and could create appraisal issues
Competing homes become more attractive in comparison 

Cleanliness
Buyers are turned off by even the smallest amount of uncleanliness or odour, resulting in a loss of thousands to the seller.
Make your home squeaky clean, generating in a faster sale and more money as a result!
Create space by eliminating old junk and clutter..it will make an easier move for you too!
If you have pets, or a home exposed to smoke or diaper changes,extinguish all odours-Buyers will notice


Accessibility
Top-Selling Agents will not show your home if both the key and access are not readily available.
Have an electronic keybox
Be absent during showings, including pets, allowing the Buyer to feel at ease and spend more time
Brighten the home by keeping all lights on, drapes open
Keep all interior doors unlocked and accessible
Don’t offer information, let the buyer’s agents do their job


Paint and Flooring
Paint is your best improvement investment for getting the greatest return on your money.
Paint when there are chips, exposed wood or it looks faded
If the carpet is worn, dirty, outdated or an unusual colour, seriously consider replacing it
Buyers don’t want to spend the time or money on improvements before they move in... they’ll move on


Curb Appeal
Your front yard immediately reflects the inside condition of your property to the buyer.
Trim any trees or bushes blocking visibility of your home from the street
Grass should be mowed, trimmed and edged
Walkways should be swept or shoveled
Remove all debris and parked cars
Repair any broken or damaged fencing


Further Resources
If you feel your home needs a little more than a touch up we have our Home Staging Checklist to help you out.

Thank you taking the time to review these critically important facts to assist you in selling your home for the greatest amount of money in the shortest period of time.
 

posted in Real Estate News at Mon, 17 May 2010 17:06:37 -0600



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