preparing your home for sale: Preparing Your Home for Sale- Step 1 - 06/22/17 03:49 PM
 
Preparing Your Home for Sale- Step 1
 
If you’re serious about selling your home, there are steps you can take to make the whole process go smoothly, help to lower the time on market and protect the investment you have.
 
Even though it’s a seller’s market, you’ll still want to make sure that your house is ready-to-go from day one!
 
Step 1
This part is a lot of mind over matter. Start to think of your beloved home as a house, one that you along with your crew of professionals will be marketing.
You’ll be taking all of the wonderful memories you’ve had ...the … (23 comments)

preparing your home for sale: Preparing Your Home for Sale- Part 7- What to Do With a Vacant Home. - 07/26/15 08:27 AM
Preparing Your Home for Sale- Part 7-What to Do With a Vacant Home!
 
This is the 7th and final post in a series about Preparing Your Home for Sale.
You have now:
1. Committed to selling your home
2. Learned to see your home as others see it
3.Repaired,replaced and refreshed your property
4. Edited, packed and stored what you have
5. Updated where you can.
6. Principles for Staging Your Home - or What Do I Do Now that I’ve Completed Steps 1-5!

What if your house is vacant?  There are still things you can do to help protect your investment.

Vacant Staging Tips…..

Placing furniture and accessories in … (32 comments)

preparing your home for sale: Preparing Your Home for Sale-Part 6-Time to Have Some Fun! - 07/26/15 07:17 AM
Preparing Your Home for Sale- Part 6-Time to Have Some Fun!

This is the 6th in a series of 7 on Preparing Your Home for Sale. You have now:

1. Committed to selling your home
2. Learned to see your home as others see it
3.Repaired, replaced and refreshed your property
4. Edited, packed and stored what you have
5. Updated where you can.

 
Now it's time to stage!

Many still view staging as moving furniture around and throwing out a lot of stuff.

Everything in this series has been about staging.  I'd bet that if you asked a Home Stager, with the exception of vacant staging, moving furniture … (26 comments)

preparing your home for sale: Preparing Your Home for Sale-Step 5- The Extra Touch. - 07/23/15 05:56 AM
Preparing Your Home for Sale- Step 5-The Extra Touch

This is the fifth in a series of seven of Preparing Your Home for Sale.

The first 4 steps are a must on any seller's list:
1.Commit to selling and view it as a product to merchandise
2.Get an accurate view of how your Buyers will see it
3.Repair, replace and refresh your property
4.Edit what you have; store what you will take

 
Step 5 is what I call the "it would be so nice if you could do this" category.  It may not be considered an absolute must, however, it is the extra touch that could … (33 comments)

preparing your home for sale: Preparing Your Home for Sale-Part 4- Edit,Donate, Store and Hide! - 07/21/15 11:32 PM
Preparing Your Home for Sale-Part 4- Edit,Donate,Store and Hide
 
This is the fourth in a series of seven on Preparing Your Home for Sale.  You now have committed to doing what it takes to prepare your home for sale, and you have cleaned and repaired or replaced items that needed your attention.
 
Don't sit down yet, you have more to do!
 
EDIT
This is when you have to get ruthless and start editing what you have.  Remember, a Buyer wants to see the space and the possibilities of the house.  They're not there to ooh and ahh over your things.  Whatever you have needs … (26 comments)

preparing your home for sale: Preparing Your Home for Sale- There Comes a Point When You Just Can't Give It Away. - 04/27/15 11:12 AM
Preparing Your Home for Sale- There Comes a Point When You Just Can’t Give It Away.

Buyers today are looking for move-in ready homes.  They often do not have the time, the budget or the desire to move into a new home only to have to begin remodeling and updating their new purchase.

Yes, there are investors and some DIY buyers who are looking for a property they can rehab and you will see this  reflected in their offering price.

One of the first properties I staged was a gentleman who was ready to sell his condo so he could move into … (44 comments)

preparing your home for sale: Preparing Your Home for Sale in Palm Beach County -Step 6-Let's Get Ready to Stage! - 10/20/13 03:52 AM

Preparing Your Home for Sale in Palm Beach County-Step 6-Let’s Get Ready to Stage!

If you’ve followed this series in Preparing Your Home for Sale, then you have cleaned, edited, packed, stored, repaired, updated and so much more.  You are now ready to Stage your house for sale!!!

First….remember that staging is NOT decorating.  It’s not necessary to go out and buy expensive furnishings and cover every flat surface with them.

Here are some key points you’ll want to remember:

1. Let your buyers see your space, not your things.
In this instance, less is more.  If your buyers’ … (20 comments)

preparing your home for sale: Preparing Your Home for Sale in Palm Beach County-Part 5- It Would Be So Nice If... - 10/14/13 09:17 PM
Preparing Your Home for Sale in Palm Beach County-Part5-It Would be So Nice If….
 
In the first 4 parts in this series-Preparing Your Home for Sale in Palm Beach County- I covered what you absolutely must do to help get your home sold.

Part 5 is about projects that could be done now that will help when you do decide to sell your home.   Or, projects that, as I like to say to my clients…. “It would be so nice if you could…….”

The basics of decluttering and cleaning, packing and storing are not new to sellers.  However, often … (25 comments)

preparing your home for sale: Preparing Your Home for Sale in Palm Beach County-Part 4-Edit,Donate, Store & Hide. - 10/08/13 09:29 PM
Preparing Your Home for Sale in Palm Beach County-Part 4-Edit, Donate, Store and Hide!

This is the fourth part in a series on Preparing Your Home for Sale in Palm Beach County.   If you’ve followed this, you’ve made the commitment to view your home as a marketable property, and you’re looking at it in a different light.  Next, you’ve thoroughly cleaned and made repairs to improve the condition of your house.

The next step is the one everyone stumbles on- it’s making sure that your Buyers will be able to see your space and not your things.  

Edit…….Donate…….Store……Hide

Most … (31 comments)

preparing your home for sale: Preparing Your Home for Sale in Palm Beach County-Part 3-Clean, Repair, Replace! - 10/01/13 08:22 PM
Preparing Your Home for Sale in Palm Beach County- Part 3-Clean, Repair, Replace!

If you’re preparing your home for sale in Palm Beach County and if you’ve followed this series, you’ve taken the steps to see your home as a marketable product.  It is now a HOUSE for sale.  And, you learned and took photographs of your house so you will see what your Buyers are seeing.
Next and #3 in the series is to CLEAN, REPAIR and REPLACE !
 
CLEAN- Nothing says “don’t buy me” like a dirty house.  And I’m not talking about a surface clean.
 
~Vacuum … (27 comments)

preparing your home for sale: Preparing Your Home for Sale in Palm Beach County-Part 2-Say Cheese! - 09/23/13 09:19 PM
Preparing Your Home for Sale in Palm Beach County-Part 2-
Say Cheese!

If you are planning on selling your house whether here in Palm Beach County or anywhere else, you will want to spend some time preparing your home for sale.   Part 1 of this series discussed making the commitment to view your house as a product that you need to market.
 
Remember: You live in your home; you sell your house!

So now that you’ve committed  to selling your house, you need to take the next step which is to see it as your Buyers will see it.

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preparing your home for sale: Preparing Your Home for Sale in Palm Beach County- Part 1! - 09/19/13 09:20 PM
Preparing Your Home For Sale in Palm Beach County- Part 1

Season is almost here and inventory appears to be down. You may be thinking that now is the time to place your home on the market.  Several years ago I wrote a series of posts on How to Prepare Your Home for Sale.  The market was down, and the competition was high if you were selling your house.
 However even though things have improved, there are still some sound basics to follow when you’re getting ready to sell your house.

Before you place the “For Sale” sign in the … (31 comments)

preparing your home for sale: Preparing Your Home for Sale- Palm Beach County - 09/16/13 01:17 AM
Janice Ankrett, of Janice Ankrett Home Staging in Burlington ON, has reminded us of what we need to do when our homes are on the market.  It doesn't matter if your home is for sale in Ontario or Palm Beach County, it is important to make sure your possessions are secure when you prepare your home for sale. 
Of importance is to remember that people's eyes do wander and drawers and cabinets will be opened.  Follow the suggestions she makes to help you have a safe Open House or viewing by the public.
 
Selling your home is a very 'public' process. 
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preparing your home for sale: Preparing Your Home for Sale in Palm Beach County-It's Not Just About You! - 03/11/13 09:39 PM
Preparing Your Home for Sale in Palm Beach County-It’s Not Just About You.
Getting ready to sell your house in Palm Beach County?  If you’re like many savvy sellers, you know that the condition of your house can play an important part in whether or not your house gets sold.  In fact with 90+% of buyers beginning their home search on the Internet,  condition and how it looks plays a huge role in whether or not it even gets shown.
But savvy seller that you are, you’ve already made sure that your home is ready to go before that “For … (22 comments)

preparing your home for sale: Preparing Your Home for Sale-Boca Raton-What to Do First! - 12/02/12 08:47 PM
Preparing Your Home for Sale-Boca Raton-What to Do First!
Before you place that “For Sale” sign in your front yard, here are some Home Staging Tips to help you prepare your home for sale in Boca Raton.   Here’s what you need to do first!
STOP  thinking of your home.... the place where you watched your children grow up...... where you learned how to decorate a palm tree for the holidays.... as your home.  
 
START thinking of it as a house... a product that you with the guidance of your Realtor and Home Stager are going to market.  

You’re not alone... … (33 comments)

preparing your home for sale: Boca Raton Home Staging-The Season is Almost Here...5 Tips! - 08/16/12 08:29 PM
Boca Raton Home Staging- The Season is Almost Here-5 Tips!
Thinking of selling your house this fall?  For those of us in South Florida, whether you are in Boca Raton, Delray or Boynton Beach,  this is our season.  Snow Birds will be heading here in the next 2 months and you’ll want to take advantage of their presence.
It’s not too early to begin preparing your house for sale.   Here are 5 things you can do NOW :
1.  Choose a Realtor with knowledge of your area.   You’ll want someone who knows your community and  knows the demographics of buyers who are interested … (23 comments)

preparing your home for sale: Home Staging Tips in Palm Beach County- PACKAGING YOUR HOME TO SELL! - 06/18/12 11:22 AM
It's all about the marketing of your product home.  And as any good gift giver knows, it's all in the packaging.  Paula McDonald, Realtor in The Woodlands, reminds us of the importance in "Packaging Your Home To Sell." 
It's not enough to put the For Sale sign in your yard.  You need to make sure that your home will first catch the eye of a Buyer on the Internet with professionally done pictures of the home  and then support that with making sure your home is in "Move in Ready" condition.  
And Paula definitely believes in the value of Staging. … (6 comments)

preparing your home for sale: FL Homeowners: You Can't handle the Truth about SHORT SALES. - 06/12/12 04:48 AM
South Florida has experienced many Short Sales.   If you think you may need to choose this option for financial reasons then make sure you go into it with a full knowledge of exactly what short sales are, what to expect and what you need to do next.  
Scott Godzyk of Godzyk Real Estate Sales in Manchester NH provides us with important items you need to know if you're considering a short sale.  
Don't "Sell yourself short" ... get the advice of a professional Realtor experienced in short sales. 
Yesterday I lit up the Blogsphere with a blog titled HEY … (0 comments)

preparing your home for sale: Boca Raton Home Staging- Want Your Buyers to Fall in Love With Your Home? Then You Need To Know Their Hot Buttons! - 02/15/12 10:51 PM
Want your buyers to fall in love with your home?  Then you need to know their hot buttons. Selling your home in Boca Raton, Delray or anywhere in Palm Beach County is no different from anywhere else.  Your house needs to be in move-in ready condition and appeal to a broad range of Buyers.  A recent survey of over 2200 first time home buyers by Trulia asked men and women what features made them fall in love with a house.   How can this help you …. The Seller?  Well, as you are preparing your home for sale you may want to … (39 comments)

preparing your home for sale: Home Staging Tips in Palm Beach County- Waiting to See How it Goes Before You Stage? Here are 6 Reasons Why You Shouldn't. - 01/26/12 10:40 PM
Home Staging Tips in Palm Beach County- Waiting to See How It Goes Before You Stage?   Here Are 6  Reasons Why You Shouldn’t.
I run into this all of the time when I speak with  Realtors... they have your home listed and are doing everything they can to get it sold for you.  They’ve done their research and have suggested the best List Price for your home based on the market, your competition, location  and condition of your home.
There are items regarding condition that your Realtor feels need to be addressed to give your home the best chance of selling but you’d … (41 comments)

 
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