home selling: Selling Your House...Staging Priorities ....Should-Dos and Nice-To-Dos - 10/19/10 02:42 PM
In  yesterday's Post I gave a list of the Absolute things that I feel a  Seller "Must Do" in getting there house Sell Ready.    Today I  complete the list with the next two groups of priorities.  The next groups on our Staging Priorities List include"Should Dos" and  "Nice To Dos".  They are as follows:
1. Minor Repairs
2. Mechanicals must be in working order
3. Paint in neutral colors
4. Remove dated wallpaper
5. Update lighting
6. Update hardware
7. Replace old carpets & linoleum
8. Focus on curb appeal – don’t forget the outside – first impressions!
9. … (3 comments)

home selling: Selling Your House.... Staging Priorities....Must Dos - 10/18/10 04:57 PM
To insure a better chance of meeting your ultimate goal of selling your house quickly and for top dollar, the list below include absolute must do s :
Staging priorities Must Dos
1. De-clutter rooms
2. Empty closets
3. Spring clean
4. Neutralize look
5. Eliminate odors
6. Address pet stains
7. Remove valuables
8. Shampoo carpets
9. Remove or re-arrange furniture items
10. Store toys away
11. Pack unnecessary clothes/items

home selling: House is Sold, Time to Move......Things You Will Need To Remember Check-List..... - 10/14/10 04:43 PM
□ Provide the post office with your forwarding address two to four weeks ahead of the move.
□ Notify your credit card companies, magazine subscriptions, and bank of your change of address.
□ Create a list of friends, relatives, and business colleagues who need to be notified about your move.
□ Arrange to disconnect utilities and have them connected at your new home.
□ Cancel the newspaper, or change the address so it will arrive at your new home.
□ Check insurance coverage for the items you’re moving. Usually movers only cover what they pack.
□ Clean out appliances and … (6 comments)

home selling: Low-Cost Ways To Spruce Up The Exterior of Your Home - 10/13/10 04:48 PM
Your home can become more appealing for you and potential buyers by using these low-cost tips:
  1. Trim bushes so they don’t block windows or architectural details.
  2. Mow your lawn, and turn on the sprinklers for 30 minutes before the showing to make the lawn sparkle.
  3. Put a pot of bright flowers (or a small evergreen in winter) on your porch.
  4. Install new doorknobs on your front door.
  5. Repair any cracks in the driveway.
  6. Edge the grass around walkways and trees.
  7. Keep your garden tools and hoses … (5 comments)

home selling: Doretha Caldwell on Getting The House Ready for The Sale - 07/14/10 07:03 PM
After months of contemplating, you have decided to put your house on the market for sale.  What is next?  Well, if you  house is in the most perfect condition, you may just have to clean up a little.  However,  if you are like most sellers, getting the house ready may require you to do some repairs after a careful inspection and lots of cleaning up.  One of the things that I often suggest to sellers is  to try to look at their property with the eyes of a potential buyer.  This  works very well because they are now trying … (4 comments)

home selling: How to Prepare your Home for Sale - Part 2 - 06/15/10 04:18 PM
Author: JakeConte Getting your home prepared to be sold is a huge step you’re going to have to take. It is a lengthy process that is going to take time, effort, and a lot of work overall but it is going to be completely worth it when you get to move into your new home and your hard work has paid off on closing day. There are a few different things about your home that need to be in top shape in order for your home to sell effectively though. These are what buyers are looking for when they come … (2 comments)

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