First Impressions Last!

Why try to tell a prospective buyer how your home could look when you can show him with just a few small repairs, some clean-up and a little redecorating? Many times, buyers overestimate the costs of painting and repairs. Showing your home to its best advantage will result in a faster sale at a higher price.

Here are some things you can do to enhance the sale of your house.

  • The front door greets the prospects. Make sure it is clean and inviting. Paint gutters and downspouts. Keep your lawn well manicured.
  • Faded walls and woodwork reduce appeal. A small investment in painting will make your home look fresh and can return more in additional selling price.
  • Pay attention to details – loose knobs, sticking doors and windows, pushed out screen doors and other minor flaws detract from your home’s value.
  • Fix that faucet! Dripping water discolors sinks and implies faulty plumbing. Always make sure sinks and drains are clean and clear.
  • Bathrooms help sell homes. Check and repair caulking around tubs and showers. Make this room sparkle, enhance it with fresh flowers, clean guest towels and bathmats as you would for a special guest.
  • Arrange bedrooms neatly. Remove excess furniture and use attractive bedspreads and freshly laundered curtains.
  • Open the windows and let lots of fresh air in.
  • Make closets look bigger. Neat, well ordered closets show that space is ample. Closet lights are a special bonus: put some in!
  • Display the full value of your attic and basement by removing all unnecessary articles. Perhaps, now is the time to start packing some of these items, and have neatly stacked boxes instead of cluttered shelves.
  • Let the sun shine in! Open drapes and curtains to show how cheerful your home can be. Turn on every light in the house including closet lights.
  • Soft music is inviting. Have the intercom or stereo tuned to a station of soft background music.
  • Pets underfoot? Keep them out of the way – preferably out of the house. Pay special attention to pet odors in the house: air it out often.
  • Silence is golden. Be courteous but don’t force conversation with the potential buyer. He wants to inspect your house, not pay a social call.
  • Three’s a crowd. Avoid having many people present during inspections. The prospect will feel like an intruder and will hurry through the house. Too many people in a house makes it look smaller. our home shouldn’t be a stressful ordeal. Making the smart move of choosing a REALTORĀ® is your first step to ensuring that your investment in your home pays off. My services and experience allow you to focus on your move while I manage your home sale from our initial consultation to the closing deal, and beyond. I pride myself on repeat business and hope you’ll come to understand why.

What I will do for you
Recent Home Sales
Getting the highest price
Closing Costs

As Your Agent, I Will:

  • Complete a comparative market analysis that will compare your home’s value to that of your neighbors.
  • Compile a comprehensive plan detailing all the efforts I will employ to sell your home, including Internet and local media.
  • Present your home to as many qualified buyers as possible getting your home maximum exposure.
  • Help you stage your home and generate curb appeal to ensure you get the highest price.
  • Assist with obtaining offers and help you in negotiating the best deal as smoothly as possible.
  • Help you find your next home and answer all of your questions about the local market area, including schools, neighborhoods, the local economy, and more.

Recent Home Sales

What are homes selling for on your street? Feel free to contact me to find out what neighborhood homes are selling for, free of charge, or to receive a more detailed analysis of the value of your home.

Getting the Highest Price for Your Home

Curb appeal is key and could make a difference whether people stop and take a flyer, or drive right by. Here are a few tips to increase the curb appeal of your home. Staging your home is important. Many buyers will stay in your home longer if it’s staged appropriately. I have compiled some ideas to present your home in the most effective manner.

Closing Costs to Expect:

  • Title insurance fees depend on the sales price of the home.
  • Broker’s commission is a full-service fee and will cost anywhere between 5% to 7%.
  • Local property transfer tax, county transfer tax, state transfer tax, and state capital gains tax are the charges that you’ll pay for the privilege of selling your home. Credit to the buyer of unpaid real estate taxes for the prior or current year are variable and depend on when you close and when your taxes are due.
  • FHA fees and costs are all fees are now negotiable between an FHA buyer and seller.
  • Home inspections fees are in some circumstances paid for by the seller and include pest, radon and other inspections.
  • Miscellaneous fees can accrue from correcting problems noticed during the home inspection.

Find out how much your closing costs could be.