Sellers how to attract offers and the highest bids

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Real Estate Agent with Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois

1. Don’t slack off on home maintenance. Houses in need of TLC often attract investors or property flippers, which are known for submitting low-ball offers. To attract offers and the highest bids, sellers should attend to any upkeep and maintenance issues before putting the house for sale.

2. Make sure the home isn’t being overshadowed outside. Nothing kills curb appeal more than a home you’re selling that you can’t even see. Be sure to trim trees or bushes to ensure they aren’t blocking any windows or the exterior of the home.

3. Remove wallpaper. Wallpaper and borders can be a nuisance to remove so you might want to take these personal decor touches down before you list the home. Neutralize the homes in subtle colors that will appeal to the most buyers and allow buyers to better visualize their personal decor moving in.

4. Don’t keep an empty home empty. Buyers can struggle in picturing themselves moving in if a home is left empty. Vacant homes can feel cold and rooms can look smaller than they really are.  If your listing is vacant, consider staging it to bring in furniture and accessories to help define the various rooms functions.

See more of O’Ryan’s tips at RISMedia.

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Nick Smith
Silvercreek Realty Group - Boise, ID
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Nice blog post. I am always looking for good ideas to help maximize the Sellers price on all my listings.

Sep 01, 2011 05:31 PM #1
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James Muhammad
RE/MAX Champions - Upland, CA
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Those four (4) points are very helpful to any agent.  I am going to have to share with other agents in my office to help them get the best offers.

Sep 01, 2011 06:25 PM #2
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Dale Taylor
Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois - Frankfort, IL
Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos

Thanks Nick and James!  Wishing you a fun holiday weekend and a very productive week following!

Sep 01, 2011 07:35 PM #3
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