Pitfalls and Tricks When Selling Your Home in Villages Of Urbana Frederick Maryland

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 Broker - Realtor - CEO

Article originally posted in www.ReallyNiceHomes.com

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You already know that selling your home can be a complex process. If you make mistakes, you may put yourself in a bad situation that could cost you thousands of dollars.

There are a few pitfalls you must avoid at all costs. .

Overpricing Your Home

How Much Is My House Worth?

It's important to be real about the value of your home. As a seller, you should carefully examine your criteria in pricing your home. Comparative information from a trusted source is most critical in getting a house priced properly. If you are just surfing the net and getting price information from unreliable sources, your expectations are raised and you will be learning a hard lesson months later.

Use a trusted source to price your home. . . as a Realtor/Broker that has secured over 350 listings since I started my own career. . I would pay $500 to have my own house appraised and be completely assured that I will be selling my house for what is worth and not for what I wish to sell it for. .

Either way I win. .

Then you ask yourself, why most people don't start with this approach?

Simple, because it cost money and a $500 full appraisal is not on their plans. . .

My advice, spend the money and don't rely on grey comparables.. find the bottom line and an appraisal on hand to validate your pricing.

 

Not Displaying Curb Appeal

You do not have to invest thousands of dollars into fixing your home before selling . .but there some basic steps you must take to bring your house's best side

Don't go overboard on Home improvements

Don't go also spending thousands of dollars in staging your home. It just have to feel warm and inviting when a buyer sees it the first time.

They are not looking for perfection, they are looking for clean and "doable-for them". . big difference.

A rose colored granite counter would turn me off. . then a black granite counter would give my wife second thoughts. .you can't please everyone. Just clean it, clean it and clean it some more.

Your grass should be freshly cut, plant some flowers, organize you home's interior, get rid of foul smells using the appropriate chemicals and apply a new coat of paint to anything that looks dirty and worn.

 

Home Inspection

I always recommend to my sellers. .just have all general inspections done in advance. Believe me, when people spend thousands of dollars on a property, they will not take a chance.

There will a home inspection done, trust me. .

"The advantage here is that you are taking control of the situation doing the 'RIGHT" repairs and preparing your home for top price"

 

As a listing specialist , this is just simple advice if you are considering selling your home.. .

Obvious, the most important one is to hire someone that have the experience and refuse on the job training with any individual wanting to list your home.

Yes, is that important!

Fernando Herboso

I want to work for you. . .this is my bio.

My direct number is              240-426-5754        if you have any questions. . .

 Herboso & Associates llc

301-968-0555

267 Kentlands Blvd

Gaithersburg Maryland 20878

Follow these steps and you will go a long way towards avoiding being a victim and trip when selling your home.

 

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Scott Fogleman
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i like the getting  an appraisal first also, keeps us from having to deliver a bad message... ...

Sep 16, 2011 10:19 PM #1
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Vivian Gilbert
Home Staging by Vivian LLC - Potomac, MD
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Hi Fernando, you make a very good point about pricing your house properly and sellers not having expectations beyond what they can expect. However, owning a home staging company, I have to disagree on you saying the home shouldn't be staged. Staging doesn't always cost thousands of dollars. Usually, a professional Home Stager can make quality recommendations in a consultation whose cost is very reasonable. When you tell each seller make your home "warm and inviting" that means something different to each seller. A Home Stager is trained to make unbiased thoughtful suggestions that will attract a wide range of buyers. Just food for thought.

Vivian

Sep 16, 2011 11:03 PM #2
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James Dray
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Hey congrats on the featured post but only two comments?  Anyway I usually don't suggest a home inspection when the listing is taken but I will give it some thought. 

Sep 17, 2011 12:40 AM #3
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
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Key phrase "doing the "Right" repairs!"  Excellent advice, nice area!

Sep 17, 2011 12:55 AM #4
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Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
This is true when selling your Southern Maryland home, too. Do the curb appeal. Do the deep clean. Get the numbers down to lean and mean. Want to sell your home? Be prepared. Get the small stuff right. Then step aside, because this Southern Maryland agent has the SOLD Sign rider in the Jeep ready to hang out soon! Just reblogged Fernando and added my own two cents from above.
Sep 17, 2011 01:46 AM #5
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Don MacLean
New England Real Estate Center Inc. - Easton, MA
Realtor-Homes for Sale- Easton, Mass 02356

Fernando, keep educating

The more sellers know the better off they are in the end.

Going into battle with a squirt gun does't help lol

Enjoy the day

Sep 17, 2011 02:15 AM #6
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Michael Setunsky
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Fernando, good advice for home sellers to get an appraisal, but as you stated, most don't want to spend the money. Good points!

Sep 17, 2011 02:50 AM #7
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Scott: An appraisal does take away the guessing game. .If you are consumer and you go to Zillow and also have 3 CMA's from real estate agent. .you are confused!

Sep 17, 2011 08:15 AM #8
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Vivian: I never discount staging. .(it depends)  its just that most people's equities are borderline these days and its hard for them to spend money on staging when some recommendations can be self completed. I rather them to spend the money on the appraisal.

Sep 17, 2011 08:17 AM #9
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James: A home inspection is a good pro-active move for any seller. . 

Sep 17, 2011 08:18 AM #10
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Thank you Gary for stopping by. .

Sep 17, 2011 08:19 AM #11
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Cheryl , between that jeep, your Labrador and your SOLD sign and you are ready to sell anything in your area. .. I know who to call if I ever get lead from your area

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Don, thank you for stopping by. .

Sep 17, 2011 08:21 AM #13
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Michael, it is money well invested . . appraisal and home inspection

Sep 17, 2011 08:22 AM #14
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Rosalie Evans
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I know not very long ago I had someone that would not go for this one certain house because it had that blue pearl granite! I have to say I don't blame them. It only looks good with white or off white cabinets to me!

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