Because I Care, Here's Your Home Selling Tip of the Day... You Can Thank Me Later!

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Because I Care, Here's Your Home Selling Tip of the Day...

You Can Thank Me Later!

It doesn't matter whether you're selling your home in Pig's Knuckle, Arkansas, Timbuktu, or the Raleigh/ Cary/ Apex area of North Carolina, this advice is essential in helping you change that "For Sale" sign into a "SOLD" sign...

Your home selling tip of the day!

 

You Can Thank Me Now!



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Craig Rutman is a North Carolina Residential Real Estate Specialist that can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in the Raleigh - Cary – Apex metro areas; or any place else in the country by connecting you with a relocation professional in your destination of choice.

 

To find all available homes for sale in the Triangle area of North Carolina, please visit www.justnchomes.com
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1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
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And no matter how clean it is, the buyers usually talk about the dirt that they found.. so work really hard and give them less to talk about!

Sep 20, 2011 02:57 PM #16
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Jim - Please make all checks payable to the "Craig Rutman Early Retirement Fund"!!!

Debbie -Thank you Debbie! Even I was laughing when I worked on this one!

Anita - Fortunately in this one I AM the handle.... Otherwise that's a big time ouchy!

Peter - I do try to incorporate all three in my marketing. It doesn't always work, but I'm glad I hit the mark this time.

Sep 20, 2011 03:18 PM #17
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Laura - You hit the nail on the head in your comment Laura. "Clean like you're having the pastor over for dinner". One of my clients followed your expert advice and, after a bunch of bad feedback from showing agents, the problem was resolved, and the home is now under contract!

Amy - I want to see pictures of the Tan Man and you cleaning up like that!!!

Carol - Now that would be a real hit if it could!

Kerrie - I used to wear overalls (not like those though) back when they were all the rage! I loved having all the extra pockets for my "stuff"!

Sep 20, 2011 03:22 PM #18
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Michelle Francis
Tim Francis Realty LLC - Atlanta, GA
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Craig, 

Boy, all those endorphins from your Dirthday week are going strong:-)

Clean is critical for sale or for lease.  I know it's even more important for lease listings - as folks will put up with a quirk but not dirt!  (At least at the high end price points!)

All the best, Michelle

Sep 20, 2011 03:35 PM #19
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Wanda - And you wonder why I have issues!!!

Andrea - Oh, Andera, I've been "around the bend" for a long time now!

WIN - You're welcome!

Linda - When I'm Emperor of the Universe, there WILL be a national holiday honoring Pig's Knuckle, Arkansas! And, just in case you don't know where Pig's Knuckle is, you can find it here, along with some other useful links.

Sep 20, 2011 03:35 PM #20
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Norma - Exactly! Dirt included is NOT a good selling feature!

Ed - Whatever do you mean Ed?!!!

Jerry - You know me Jerry; always presenting the "Lighter side of Real Estate". I missed the memo that said we couldn't have fun doing what we do, while still getting the job done... and done right.

Judi - It's inevitable Judi. Buyers will find anything they can to knock a few dollars off the price. And rightfully so if it's an issue that's going to cost them money to repair... or, in this case, clean.

Michelle - I'm still recouperating from my "Dirthday"!!! But you make a valid point Michelle. If it's clean there's one less thing for buyers or renters to negotiate over.

Sep 20, 2011 03:41 PM #21
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Craig, My floors could use a good buffing! Could you swing by or do you have any brothers that live around here? This could be just the motivation I need for some fall cleaning! LOL.

Sep 20, 2011 05:14 PM #22
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Good morning, Craig. Good Boy!!! Well, look at the bright side. At least she didn't stick the broom handle up your...

Sep 20, 2011 11:47 PM #23
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The number one tip to getting your home sold!  Your girlfriend is quite rough and demanding ay?

Sep 20, 2011 11:55 PM #24
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Hi Craig - Where can we pick up some of these CraigBrooms in Canada????  I hope they are lightweight.

Sep 21, 2011 01:24 AM #25
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Deb - You pick up the travel expense, feed me, give me a place to stay, and I'll be right over!

Michael - Thank you for not finishing that sentence me friend!

Debra - She's a toughie. Check her out here!!!

Marc - Of course you can get the CraigBroom in Canada! We have worldwide distribution! Please make all checks payable to the "Craig Rutman Early Retirement Fund"!!!

Sep 21, 2011 03:27 AM #26
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Craig Rutman, Your client was wonderful to work with and ready to make the necessary changes.  It was your many years of experience in Real Estate, your expertise in marketing, pricing and negotiating in the Raleigh/Cary/Apex area of NC that got that home under contract!  If this were a concert, I'm just your back up singer. 

Sep 21, 2011 03:55 AM #27
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Laura - All true! But your assistance in speaking to my client definitely aided in getting the home in tip top showing condition, resulting in an eventual sale. Thank you! 

Sep 21, 2011 07:08 AM #28
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Craig, ahhhh....so that's what you would look like if you had hair :))

Sep 21, 2011 02:01 PM #29
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Nick - OUCH! Kick a guy when he's down why don't you?!!! But it's OK. My package arrived in the mail, and soon I'll have hair again... just like yours!

Sep 22, 2011 12:43 AM #30
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Craig, I'm no fool...if I kicked you when you are up...you might kick back!

Sep 22, 2011 01:01 PM #31
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Craig, Cleanliness is next to Godliness, they say. If that's the case, I entered the home of an angel a few days ago. I viewed the cleanest home I've ever seen. Everything was shine and sparkle. Very impressive, but alas, it did not have the spaciousness my clients were looking for.

Sep 23, 2011 05:48 AM #32
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Nick - You make a good point my friend! Duly noted!

Donna - Oh well. Every home can't be for everyone. But at least that one showed the way a home on the market should.

Sep 23, 2011 05:53 AM #33
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This explains a lot, LOL!  

Sep 24, 2011 11:24 AM #34
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Sharon - Yeah, I'm thinking it probably does!!!

Sep 24, 2011 11:27 AM #35
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