SellerĀ Tips

How do you get top dollar for your home? Here are a few tips that will help you get your house ready to sell! Access these seller tips and find out what you can do to maximize your proceeds!

Asbestos Disclaimers Home Selling Tip

Sellers can be a little confused when they are asked to sign an asbestos disclaimer. Asbestos is a known carcinogen, and when exposed, tiny particles can be released into the air you breathe.

Asbestos is a common insulator used in many homes. It was used for many other things including siding, tape wrapping for furnace air ducts, and in some “popcorn” ceilings. There are several remedies that range from the simple to the complex.

When you are ready to sell, please give me a call and I can dispel a lot of the myths about asbestos. It’s a lot more common than you might think.

Make the Most of Curb Appeal! Home Selling Tip

Most buyers choose to drive by your home first before wanting to set an appointment to view. An attractive yard that is free of debris will gain interest quickly. Make sure that trees are trimmed and that your home can be seen from the street. Have the grass mowed, trimmed and edged. Walkways should be swept. Clean away all debris. Remove parked cars or RVs. When in season plant flowers to add color.

Remember, if the buyer does not like the outside, that person simply drives on to the next house. Get your home ready for drive by traffic and give folks something extra nice to look at.

Call us today for a no-nonsense, no obligation assessment of your homes value and let me show you the key factors in obtaining a top dollar sale on your home! We would definitely like to help you in any way we can!

A Little Painting Works Wonders! Home Selling Tip

New paint makes the entire home smell clean and neat, and can bring sellers top dollar. If your home has chipped paint, exposed wood, or surfaces that looks faded, it’s time for new paint. If your carpet is worn, dirty, outdated, or an unusual color or style, you might consider replacing it.

Many houses do not sell because of these problems. Don’t think that buyers have more money than you to freshen up a home. They typically don’t. They will simply look elsewhere for a home that needs less work.

Please let me know when you are ready to sell and I can help you prepare your home for today’s market.

Investing in Plumbing Repairs Home Selling Tip

You will spot several different types of plumbing systems in any housing market, including your own. Copper, galvanized, rigid plastic, polybutylene, and soft plastic are but a few. Certain systems are more prone to having certain problems.

Fixing minor plumbing repairs today can save you time and money when you are ready to sell. Buyers are expecting your home to show its absolute best while on the market. Anything less suggests that other things might also be wrong.

At the same time, big upgrades may go unappreciated.

Before you make improvements, give me a call. I can help you determine which areas will pay the highest dividends, and which ones won’t!

Pricing Your Home to Sell Home Selling Tip

Did you know the best chance for selling your property is within the first seven weeks?

It’s true.

Studies show that the longer a property stays on the market, the less the seller will net upon the sale. It is very important to price your property at a competitive market value at the signing of your listing contract. The market is so competitive that even over-pricing by a few thousand dollars could mean that your house will not sell.

An Overpriced Home:

  • Minimizes offers
  • Lowers agents response
  • Limits qualified buyers
  • Lowers showings
  • Lowers prospects
  • Limits financing
  • Wastes advertising dollars
  • Nets less for the seller

When you are ready, contact me today for a personal market value analysis of your home. No hassles or obligation – just honest advice on how to get top dollar for your home!