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Spring is such an enjoyable time of year here in the Austin area. Everything outdoors is coming alive and the fresh scent of spring is in the air. Today I was watching a few birds in my yard getting their new homes ready for nesting . They were busy carrying twigs and found materials, meticulously placing them just right to make their perfect little home so they can lay eggs for the next generation.

Spring is also a time of year when many homeowner's are wanting to sell. It's not always so easy doing all the right things in preparation for getting your home on the market. Along with cleaning and decluttering, you need to make sure everything is in just the right place, perfectly arranged, and comfortably set so it will appeal to a broad range of buyers.

As a Realtor, I see homes every day and know what's important in the eyes of a buyer. When I work with you to sell your home, I will give you solid advice and a plan of action for what needs to be done before we list your home on the market. Short of you spending a lot of money, I'll recommend repairs, cosmetic improvements and how to set the stage to increase your chances of getting asking price and selling quickly.

It takes time and effort to properly prepare your home and if you're planning to sell anytime soon, now is the time to for us to start preparing. You can do it! I can help!

If your relocating or already here and would like more information about area neighborhoods or assistance in buying or selling a home, I welcome your call or email. I know and specialize in Pflugerville, Round Rock, Austin, Cedar Park, Leander or Hutto. Karen Staha, CRS,GRI,ABR, REALTOR -

Selling Texas Since 1995- Gaston & Sheehan Realty - Call me direct: 512-217-2435 email: kmstaha@aol.com website: www.karenstaha.com


Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

Spring is a time of "natural" decluttering, I always think.    We seem, as a species, to become a little restless, and to seek change.    The quickest way of all is to "clean up our act" in our personal spaces.

Mar 10, 2010 03:42 AM
Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
Keller Williams Realty Boise - Nampa, ID

Oh I wish some of the sellers whose homes I have been showing to my buyers would "get" this.....I showed the biggest pig pen the other day...holy moly..it was a short sale and I gave them nearly 24 hours notice and still clothes and food and stuff everywhere..and not a single bed made...although it was 70k less the buyer was afraid if they don't clean what else they are neglecting!   



Mar 10, 2010 04:32 AM
Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula
Realty Works Temecula - Temecula, CA
Realty Works Temecula

This reminder is always a good one.   I have a painting company here that will allow payments so that sellers can easy pay and then pay off the rest when their escrow closes!

Mar 10, 2010 05:00 AM
Karen Staha
Gaston & Sheehan Realty - Round Rock, TX
CRS, GRI, ABR, REALTOR, Austin & Surrounding Areas Texas

Hi Li - You're right - After a long days of winter, I think most of us are ready for renewing ourselves with change. 

Hi Deborah - I hear you...I've tripped and stumbled my way through many a homes. 

Hi Jane - That's a great option you can offer your sellers.  I have a carpet company that wiill defer payment for 6 months.  I like the painting idea. 

Mar 10, 2010 08:51 AM
Matthew Naumann
Exit Realty Charleston Group - Goose Creek, SC
Goose Creek, SC Real Estate Agent


Great Post.  It is definitely the time to get ready to sell, if you have started yet.

Thanks for sharing,

Matt Naumann

Mar 17, 2010 02:59 AM
Karen Staha
Gaston & Sheehan Realty - Round Rock, TX
CRS, GRI, ABR, REALTOR, Austin & Surrounding Areas Texas

Thanks Matt! 

Mar 19, 2010 04:19 PM