Selling Your Home is a Strategy!
Let me tell you how I work. I'm not the ordinary realtor®. My education and work experience include accounting, marketing, human resources, and property management, and I bring all these skills to the table. What you should know about me is that, as a Weichert® Sales Associate, I believe wholeheartedly in the unique, personal nature of the real estate. You will see that revealed in how I follow through on what I promise as I carefully guide you through the many steps and decisions along the way.
I'm also a Certified HomeStaging Professional.
Turning Your House Into a Product
We will become a Team—a committee of sorts. Our goal is to sell your home. How we start is to turn your home into a house and turn that house into a product. Then we make that product attractive to all buyers! We will work together to price your home to sell carefully, but we don't want to give it away! Then we will aggressively market it.
Marketing Your Home
I use every venue to build excitement about your home. I use the internet via dozens of websites and search engines, newspaper & periodical advertisements, and old-fashioned mailers strategically sent to your surrounding area. Wherever possible, we insert the links for a virtual tour of your home and a QR code for easy reference. Frequent open house events will bring the buyers in for a tour.
Connect with Me
I pledge to be with you every step of the way. If we work as a team, the team members can't come and go. Dedication brings results.
Feel free to contact me anytime, whether to get started on helping you realize your goals and dreams or just to ask a question. I would welcome the opportunity to make a difference for you.
Selling First Impressions
When selling your home, there are no guarantees that a buyer will walk through the front door. You may have to bring your home to the buyer in many cases!
Certainly, effective marketing will help ensure that your property receives maximum exposure to attract a ready, willing, and able buyer. But your home's appearance and overall condition contribute to a buyer's crucial first impressions.
Appearance and condition apply to the outside of the home as well as the inside. So stand across the street from your house and review its "curb appeal." Then walk into your home with the curious eyes of a home-buyer. Try to see your home as a buyer would, and take action accordingly.
Tips to Improve Your Curb Appeal
- Sweep front walkway and driveway. Pressure-washing the front walkway and driveway will make them look new!
- Remove newspapers, bikes, and toys.
- Park extra cars away from the property.
- Trim back the shrubs.
- Apply fresh, clean paint throughout.
- Clean windows and window coverings throughout.
- Keep pet areas clean.
- Keep plumbing and all appliances in working order.
- Maintain all sealant (window, tub, shower, sink, etc.) in good condition.
- Make sure the roof and gutters are in good condition.
- Mow the lawn more frequently, and plant flowers.
Tips to Consider for the Interior of Your Home
- Kitchen and bathrooms should shine.
- Quick once-over with the vacuum. Carpets should be clean and free of spots.
- Place fresh flowers in the main rooms.
- Put dishes away unless setting a formal display for decoration.
- Make beds and put all clothes away.
- Enhance the spaciousness of each room.
- Open drapes and turn on lights for a brighter feel.
- Straighten closets. Clear out floors of closets to make them appear more spacious.
- Put toys away.
- Turn off the television.
- Play soft music on the radio/stereo.
- Keep pets out of the way, and ensure pet areas are clean and odor-free.
- Secure jewelry, cash, prescription medication, and other valuables.
Other Important Reminders and Suggestions
- Potential buyers usually feel more comfortable if the owners are not present.
- If people unaccompanied by an agent request to see your property, refer them to your real estate professional for an appointment.
- Leave a number where you can be reached if you are leaving town, even for a weekend.
Follow these tips to create the best first impression of your home. Improving your home's curb appeal and interior appearance can minimize your home's days on the market and maximize your financial result!