Listing Your Home To SELL

Dated: 09/24/2013

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Even on a budget there are “things” you can do when listing your property in efforts to SELL for top dollar.  Many times as Realtors we consult with homeowners that have unrealistic expectations of their property and it is our job as your agent to inform and educate.  Studies have shows it’s not entirely the home owners fault, the fact of the matter is that as you occupy a home over time most flaws are overshadowed due to seeing them every single day.  Here are a few things that will seriously increase views online, foot traffic, calls, and scheduled appointments:  

#1 Professional Photographer/Videographer – the day of taking cell phone shots that only capture a top corner of a room and half the window is not doing you any justice.  Professionals will have “wide angle” lenses that will capture the entire room whether it be a tiny half bath or a large master bedroom.  Virtual tours of still frames are a nice touch though ACTUAL video will take your internet traffic to a new level!   
#2 CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN – de-clutter, take down personal photographs, remove items off kitchen counter tops and tables, make beds, hide dirty laundry, and clean your home by vacuuming, mopping floors, and wiping down everything.  Potential buyers want to visualize themselves living in your home so don’t distract them with filth, allow them to take in the experience with cleanliness and a fresh clean scent.  
#3  FIX Minor Flaws -  Minor flaws such as holes, punctures, cracks in walls and floors immediately devalue your properties worth to any buyer and that will most likely be reflected in an offer should they even decide to make one.  Broken door thresholds, cracked tiles, leaky faucets, stained carpet, cracked moldings are all EASY fixes that will bring greater value to any offer if they are non existent, in other words spend the $150 to make the fix.  
These are just a few minor touches that make a world of difference, don’t just list your home for the sake of listing it, list your property to SELL!
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Carolann Newton

I was a domestic paralegal for 8 years prior to Real Estate. Since I have been in Real Estate I have grown to love this business, even though it does have it's challenges; it is very exciting. There i....

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