3 Powerful Tips to Help You Sell Your Home Faster

Selling a home may be one of the most important decisions of your life! It is important that you obtain quality information to make an informative decision. It would be my privilege as a real estate professional to help you in this transaction. The following FREE TIPS  are available to you with no obligation. These tipswill help you save time and money! Simply select the reports you are interested in and I will send them to you via email.

*Quick Fixes to Increase Value
*Things to do before putting your home on the market
*Spruce up your home exterior
*Moving Checklist
*Tips on Better Home Showing
*Tips on Hiring a Remodeling Contractor
*Why Use a Realtor

Preparing your home through the eyes of a buyer

The effort put into repairing and cleaning your property is likely to be returned in a fast sale at an attractive price.

As buyers approach your property remember that first impressions are formed quickly.
Paint house – this can do more for sales appeal than any other factor.
Yard – Remove all toys, garbage, and weeds.
Mow lawn and keep edged and don’t forget to remove garden tools from view.
Close garage doors.
Put colorful flowers in front of house.

Often, while waiting to be let in, the first thing a buyer looks at closely is the front door.

Freshen up your front door with new paint.
Buy a new door mat.
Test your door bell-make sure it is clean and working properly.
Buyers take a close look at the basement of a home. They will look for bad wiring, leaky pipes and signs of decay. Don’t forget to clean basement and deciliter.
Ensure that there is plenty of lighting by opening all curtain and turning on all the lights to the house.
Sweep or vacuum floor.
Stack items neatly against walls.

The kitchen is often the most important room in the house. Make it bright and attractive.

Put a vase of fresh flowers or basket of fresh fruit on the table.
Replace curtains or clean existing ones.
Remove appliances from counters.
Create a pleasant fragrance in the kitchen (i.e. vanilla, cinnamon).

It is important that bathrooms are clean, bright and smell fresh.

Install a new shower curtain and replace worn throw rugs.
Polish all fixtures.
Open windows.
Hang bright, fresh towels.
Remove stains from toilets and bathtubs.
Use air freshener.

The living room

Clean out the fireplace and place logs in it in summer you can use candles.
Polish all woodwork.

Put big furniture in storage so rooms are not cluttered or crowded.
Possible work orders

The following is a list of some possible work orders. The work orders must be completed prior to closing and the seller is responsible for having them done. Check with your local authorities for specific requirements.

The following conditions may require a work order

*Broken windows.
*Debris in crawl space.
*Dry rot or deteriorated wood.
*Earth-wood contact.
*Overgrown shrubbery.
*Electrical not in working condition.
*Gutters and downspouts blocked or missing.
*A hot water tank without a 3/4″ discharge line.
*Inadequate foundation ventilation.
*Inadequate attic ventilation.
*Less than four feet of waterproof material around tub enclosures (tile, formica, etc.).
*Less than 18″ clearance between soil and floor joists under entire house.
*Peeling or missing paint.
*Plumbing not in working condition.
*Single oil or gas space heaters to heat entire house.
*Water damage inside home.

You might have to:

Paint the exterior and interior if in bad condition.
Hook up to public water or sewer if available.
Make sure utilities are on.

Other items to remember:

Inspectors will need access to the attic.
Leased equipment cannot be included in the sale (i.e. hot water tank, alarm system, etc.).
All assessments must be paid.
Check with local authorities for specific requirements.

Before Your House Is Shown:

Tag or remove items not included in sale (i.e. chandeliers, plants, drapes, etc).
Open shades and curtains to let in light.
Turn on enough lights so home is well-lit during showing.
At night, turn on porch light and outdoor lighting.
Tidy all the rooms. Neatness makes a room easier to view.
Clean dirty dishes in the sink and put away any dishes on counter.
Keep toys in the children’s rooms.
Put away items in the yard such as bicycles, gardening tools and skateboards.
If fall or winter, light a fire in the fireplace in summer use candles.

While Your House Is Being Shown:

When possible, leave while the property is shown. If not, remain in an area not being shown by the sales associate.
Let the real estate expert show your house. Answer questions candidly when asked, but avoid questioning potential buyers.
Refer inquiries about seeing your house to your Realtor to take advantage of the agent’s professional skills in selling your home.
Don’t mention items you wish to dispose of unless asked.
It is best to be away when your agent is holding an open house.
Keep pets outdoors or in one area.
Keep children quiet and in one area.
Keep radio, stereo or TV on low volume.

Keep money and other valuable items out of sight.


Use these powerful tips to help you sell your home quicker.

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