FSBO: The famous curb appeal

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FSBO: The famous Curb Appeal

So many of you have asked me for a copy of the entire booklet that I present to an Unrepresented Seller, also known as a FSBO.  While I am sincerely happy to share it with you, here is my dilemma.  The booklet has my name all over it, and while I am more than happy for you to use it in your PERSONAL marketing (NOT for resale), you are going to have to format it on whatever program you use (Word, Google Docs, PrintShop, Photo Shop, etc.), so I would suggest that you would be better served doing a cut and paste of each of the individual pages and manipulating it in a manner that best suits you.  Then you can add your own pictures and fonts, etc. 

Here is the next installment of my booklet that I share when speaking with an Unrepresented Seller in explaining the importance of Curb Appeal


As someone who specializes in selling real estate in your area, I would like to offer a few hints to show your home in its best light.  You only get one chance to make a good first impression, and when selling a home, first impressions definitely count!  Follow these tips and create a competitive edge that may help you sell your home more quickly:

curb appealThe "famous" Curb Appeal

  • Trim trees and shrubs
  • Clean out flower beds
  • Invest in a few flats of seasonal flowers
  • Paint the front door
  • Make sure the doorbell is working properly
  • Wash the mailbox
  • Keep the porch swept
  • Get an attractive mat for people to wipe their feet
  • Wash the windows inside and out
  • Scrape and touch up any peeling paint
  • Use soap to lubricate sticking windows, doors, and drawers

These are just a few suggestions for the outside of your home.  How you market your home is completely different than how you live in your home.  To create an atmosphere that will charm Buyers and make them want to buy YOUR home, the following tips will help you with your home's interior:


FSBO: The famous curb appeal was written by Mimi Foster

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Cliff Keith
Today Sotheby's International Realty - Redwood City, CA
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Very nice.  What a great way to get in front of a seller and show them why they need a Realtor to help them sell their home for the highest price in the shortest period of time and with the least amount of effort.

Aug 03, 2011 02:59 PM #2
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Well thanks, Cynthia!  If you haven't seen the rest of this series, you can click on the Unrepresented Seller link in the body to get a copy of the OUTLINE of the booklet. 

Aug 03, 2011 02:59 PM #3
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Also part of the booklet, Cliff. :)  Totally non-threatening, and I have really found that Unrepresented Sellers usually love to show you around if you are not pushy.

Aug 03, 2011 03:03 PM #4
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Pam Miller
Realty Associates - Conroe, TX
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Mimi - that would be a perfect "helpful" booklet for a FSBO!

Aug 03, 2011 03:45 PM #5
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
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Mimi- perfect advice about curb appeal!  You don't want to stop your Buyer at the curb before they even see the house!

Aug 03, 2011 04:24 PM #6
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Scott Hayes
(512) 786-8300 - Austin, TX
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Mimi

As with any other very informative tool, this booklet works not only for fsbo's, but just a great tool for a listing packet or presentation. Bookmarked

Aug 03, 2011 04:32 PM #7
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Pam ~ if you click on the Unrepresented Seller link in the body of the post, you will find most of the outline is now complete.

So right, Kathy.  I am often surprised at how cluttered yards are when you pull up to an Unrepresented Seller.

Good evening, Scott.  Thanks so much, you are absolutely right that this would also work in a Listing Packet.

Aug 03, 2011 04:51 PM #8
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Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
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Thank you Mimi!  I really cherish your present to all of us!

Aug 03, 2011 05:04 PM #9
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Well thank you, Sussie!  I hope you will be able to use it!

Aug 03, 2011 05:07 PM #10
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Hrisco & Associates
Hrisco & Associates - Roanoke, TX
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Wow, Mimi, yet another great article on FSBO's you are going to keep me busy, still planning reblogging whole series,  just had a difficult week outside of here.

Aug 03, 2011 06:30 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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Great tip Mimi, after all I've read that many buyers will make up their mind about a home before even stepping inside of it.

Aug 04, 2011 12:50 AM #12
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Alan Gross
PrimeLending, A PlainsCapital Company, Equal Housing Lender - Bethesda, MD
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You write a great series of blogs for FSBO's. It great that your allowing others to share your content with their clients.

Aug 04, 2011 01:26 AM #13
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Have a good day, John.

I always say that you have about 5 seconds for them to get emotionally involved, Gabe, after they step in the front door.  GETTING to the front door is a big part of that process.

Thanks, Alan.  My pleasure.

Aug 04, 2011 01:37 AM #14
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
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Mimigirl, that list could've been written by a stager! It's true, that great minds think alike! Wonderful post!

Aug 04, 2011 04:07 AM #15
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Robert Butler
Aspect Inspection - Montreal West Island, QC
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That's a good list Mimi. Especially to spruce up the property you have. You always want to show homes at their best. For more understanding of architectural curb appeal check this out.

Aug 04, 2011 04:21 AM #16
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Thanks, sweet Peg!  Feel free to add to the list! :)

Thank you, Bob.  I'll check it out.

Aug 04, 2011 05:04 AM #17
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Stacey Clark
Century 21 Judge Fite Company - Weatherford, TX

Hi Mimi,

I've already started getting my book together, using your information but also adding some of my own.  I look forward to completing it so I can approach these sellers with this information.  Thanks again for sharing!!

 

Aug 04, 2011 09:55 AM #18
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Oh, come on, Stacey . . . doesn't that mean you have to share?  :)  I'll try to get this done soon . . .

 

Aug 04, 2011 11:00 AM #19
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I was told not to long ago that these FSBO websites tell their clientelle to call a real estate agent, they will give you everything for free...another great post!

Aug 05, 2011 03:30 PM #20
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That's disturbing, Evelyn.  I will give them a lot for free - things that are common sense.  But when it comes to 'guts,' they gotta pay me :)) LOL

Aug 05, 2011 03:42 PM #21
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