Category Archives: Selling Tips

An Easy Method to Prepare Your Home for the Market [VIDEO]

If you’re preparing your home for the market, you need to follow the three D’s. Here’s how doing this will get your home show ready.

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When getting ready to list your home, the best way to prepare it for the market is by remembering the three D’s: declutter, depersonalize, and damage.
What do I mean by these three terms?
Declutter: When going through your home, look for any clutter that’s laying on the floor or anything that’s out of place. Your kitchen and bathroom countertops especially should be free and clear of any personal items. Getting rid of those things makes it easier for buyers to look at clean, clear spaces.
Depersonalize: Along with the clutter, look for personal items and mementos like photos to remove from the walls and countertops. You want buyers to be able to envision themselves in the home—not you.
Damage: Look for anything that needs to be repaired within your home. I’m not saying hire an inspector to inspect your home for things that aren’t clear; I’m saying look for things that are obvious so you can get them repaired before any buyers can spot them.
If you need any help or have any questions about getting your home on the market, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to hearing from you!

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March 27, 2017 · 5:08 pm

Why You Should Sell Before the Spring Market Kicks in [Video]

Many people wait for April or May because they think it’s the best time to sell their house. The truth is, it really isn’t.

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A lot of times, people wait until March, April, or May to put their homes on the market because they think it is the absolute best time to sell. The truth is that we don’t have a lot of seasonality here.

While it’s true that those months are the busiest time of year to sell, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best time. While there are many more buyers on the market, there are many more sellers as well. It’s actually better to be on the market earlier in the year than the peak time of late spring.

When people wait until late spring to list their home because they are under the impression it’s the best time, that gives you the opportunity to list your home earlier and sell without a whole lot of competition. Since we’re not in an overly cold climate like Minnesota or Delaware, you don’t have to worry about hitting the market right when spring hits.

You can get a headstart on the market now. If you’re thinking about selling this spring, you want to get your home on the market as quickly as you can and as soon as you’re ready.

Things don’t have to be absolutely perfect in terms of staging. When you don’t have much competition like there is right now, the key is urgency. You want to get ahead of that competition and make them set their price based on your sale, not the other way around.

If you have any questions about this topic or if you’re looking to sell your home in the near future, give us a call or send us an email. We would love to hear from you.

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March 3, 2017 · 12:55 pm