Seller Strategies for Success

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Real Estate Agent with Exit Bennett Realty MD#634275

 

Seller Strategies for Success

 

 

 

If you are planning to put your home on the market now or in the near future, here are some strategies to help you prepare.

 

1.  Declutter.  Before you put your home on the market, clear the clutter that has accumulated over the years.  The most effective way may be to tackle one room at a time and divide your items into three groups: keep, donate, and toss.

2.  Pack certain items.  You don't want to pack all your belongings, but it helps to start boxing up items you want to keep, but won't use for a while.  This could be clothes that are no longer in season or equipment.  This is also a time when you want to pack up items with sentimental value.

3.  Make repairs and improvements.  Start with your home's curb appeal by doing minor repairs and improvements inside the home and out. First impressions are very important. Paint the walls a neutral color, replace light fixtures and update appliances that are broken or damaged.  Last but not least, remember to clean the windows that are too dirty to see through.

4.  Contact a Realtor®.  A Realtor® can provide you with a Comparative Marketing Analysis (CMA).  Knowing how much the homes in your neighborhood are selling for and how long they stayed on the market can help you gauge your home's value and estimate a timeframe for the sale. 

5.  Set realistic expectations. While it's great to get a feel of the market, you should be realistic about the selling process. Having realistic expectations for your home sale will help to relieve the stress of selling.

 

Sellers, as you prepare to put your home on the market, I hope these strategies are helpful to you.  If you need assistance with and guidance through the selling process, please contact me!

  

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Posted by

Diana White-Pettis, Associate Broker

Exit Bennett Realty

7701 Greenbelt Rd. #100

Greenbelt, MD  20770

Office: 301-459-5040

Cell: 301-502-2669

Direct line: 240-386-1309

Email: dwhitepettis@gmail.com

Website: www.diana4yourhomesdesire.com

 

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  1. Gabe Sanders 01/23/2017 11:52 PM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Eastvale Team Realty & Property Mgmt - Eastvale, CA
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Great tips and strategies for sellers who are thinking of putting their home on the market during 2017. There is no better time than NOW.

Jan 07, 2017 03:12 PM #1
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
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All great ideas on making your home more saleable Diana White-Pettis , but other than calling a Realtor® which is a no brainer, I think #1 and #5 are very important.  No matter how good your home looks, if the expectation is not realistic, the home will not sell..

Jan 07, 2017 03:48 PM #2
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Roy Kelley
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This is excellent advice for prospective home sellers.

Have a most productive January.

Jan 07, 2017 05:23 PM #3
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William Feela
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When you hire an agent you need to listen to them.  If you can't do that, find a new agent

Jan 07, 2017 05:46 PM #4
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
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Calling a REALTOR should be #1 but I otherwise agree with your list!

Jan 07, 2017 07:28 PM #5
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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
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Diana

Your post on Sellers Strategies for Success . . . . is right on point.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 07, 2017 09:02 PM #6
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Happy Sunday Diana White-Pettis  Great blog and one that sellers should be reading before they even have a Realtor come to their house.  Make it a great day!

 

Jan 08, 2017 07:14 AM #7
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Will Nesbitt
Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria - Alexandria, VA
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Buzz (301) 459-5040 Diana White-Pettis Real Estate Agent with Exit Bennett Realty for Upper Marlboro, MD.

Jan 12, 2017 08:04 AM #8
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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Hi Diana White-Pettis 

These are great tips for sellers. I like to suggest professional stagers and a pre-listing home inspection, too.

Jan 14, 2017 09:35 AM #9
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Smart list, and hiring a REALTOR® is a big one. ;)  I always encourage repairs prior to listing too. Amazing when folks want to wait until after the inspection. D 

Jan 14, 2017 10:18 AM #10
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And... while you're washing those windows, wash the light fixtures so the light can shine through!

Jan 14, 2017 01:12 PM #11
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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Good morning Diana.  Excellent tips for anyone that is selling their home.

Jan 15, 2017 05:10 AM #12
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
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Might I be able to use this outside of the blog? Some of these are generally good business strategies. Let me know.

Jan 20, 2017 06:47 PM #13
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Laura Cerrano
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Gabe, I've not releasing better tips on the Internet for selling. These aren't too complicated. That's why they work. Gabe Sanders

Jan 20, 2017 06:49 PM #14
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