Sellers: Tips, Advice + Questions Answered

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A client requests that I put all of the Seller tips and acvice articles into one place so here goes!

Frequently Asked Questions for all real estate questions & answers is still at FAQ's. Buyer info will go into Home Buyer Tips and Advice. Funny stories will go under Funny Storie and Parables. If you have a question you want answered, you can call me or send your question to Morton@KansasCityHomes dotCom. Watch this short slide show to learn how the selling process works. 

7 Factors Determine How Quickly A Home Sells. Homes that sell quickly usually sell for more money than those that languish on the market. 

Selling your Kansas City home for the best possible price in a timely manner. Once someone decides to sell their home, they often want it done immediately. This is how that's done. The article addresses Kansas City but can be used in any real estate market.

My Favorite Client - Senior Citizen 

My Favorite Client - Millennial Woman - First Time Homebuyer 

Negotiations How to get the most of what you want and the least of what you do not want. 

5 Ways To Increase The Success of Your Property Marketing Efforts.  This was originally written to help real estate agents but most sellers can also benefit from this information. 

Saving on Commission when selling your home. 

Real Estate Marketing Plan:  To do the job right, your agent needs to have a good plan of action. Mine has been tested and proven. 

Home Showing Tips for All 5 Senses:  Making your home attractive to buyers so that they want it more than any other home on the market is important if you want them to make an offer to buy it. 

Choosing A Real Estate Agent - from a Seller's perspective. A lovely woman's description of her experience in choosing an agent to sell her home. Entertaining yet insightful. 

12 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal.  Before a buyer can appreciate how fabulous your home is, you've got to get them through the front door. This article gives you inexpensive things you can do to get the buyers to want to come inside. 

What Does Great Curb Appeal Look Like?  Slideshow of houses with great curb appeal. 

The Magic Month for Selling Your Home.  Timing is more important in selling real estate than you may realize. 

How Long Does A Showing Last?  Sellers want to know how long they'll need to stay away from their home when buyers come to look. 

How Are Showings Arranged?  No, buyers and agents should not just show up on your door. Letting people into your home that you don't know is not a safe practice. If someone knocks on your door while your home is listed for sale, give them your real estate agent's card and tell them all showings must be arranged through your agent. Then close the door and lock it. Agents know how the system works and know to make appointments. Sellers can learn how that system works in our area.

9 Things You Can Do To Sell Your Multi-Family Property.  Everything you and your agent can do to sell a multi-family property.

Which Is The Best Lockbox?  The lockbox is where the keys to your home are kept. Make sure your agent uses the most secure one. 

Who Is The Best Real Estate Agent?  Well, I am one of the best but there are qualities you want in a real estate agent. Out of the thousands of real estate agents in the KC area, how does the general public know what to look for? 

Beware of Real Estate Sharks.  Yes, there are people who will take advantage of homeowners who are thinking about selling their house or condo. A sad but true story that happened right here in the Brookside neighborhood of Kansas City. 

How Much Does Uncle Sam Take When You Sell Your Home?  There are tax consequences when selling your home. There are also ways to reduce your tax liability. 

5 Things A Real Estate Agent Cannot Do.  Yep, there are things we can't do!

Importance of Map Placement.  How to Not Sell Your Home. After you list your home, here's something to check to make sure your agent was paying attention to the details. 

Legible Contracts.  All real estate transactions must be in writing to be enforceable. 

Open Houses Beyond Sunday.  Did you know you could have an Open House on Thursday or Saturday? Could there be an advantage to doing so?

Realtors Do Not Sell Houses.  What? Sure, it says 'salesperson' or 'broker' on our license but you can't force someone to buy your house. What can the agent actually do to get your home sold? 

Selling A House Is Like Making An Omelet.  It's not a one step process. What is the series of events that cause a home to be sold? 

Top 5 Reasons To Sell Your Home In Wintertime.  Some homes actually sell better in the winter. Is yours one?

Trees Need Water Too!  If you are selling your house in the summer, you'll be paying extra attention to the landscaping. Remember the drought we had in 2012? How much water does a tree need and what's the best way to give it that water?

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Comments (10)

Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy and afternoon Maria

Maria my friend, folks sure will find this here blog post mighty helpful to them! Plus they sure will know you are right on the ball which giving mighty helpful info.

Have a good one

Dale in New Hampshire

May 06, 2013 06:01 AM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Nice marketing post and great help to anyone thinking of buying or selling.

May 06, 2013 11:15 AM
Maria Morton
Platinum Realty - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758

Thanks Joel & Dale! These 3 posts are actually to help me keep track of all this information so I can easily send it to clients. 

May 06, 2013 12:05 PM
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
Informative post Maria that provides seller tips and advice. Thank you for putting it on one excellent blog. All the best and stay the most trusted Kansas City Real Estate Specialist.
May 09, 2013 01:08 AM
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Color plays an important part on the psychology of how we relate to the interior as well.


InforGraph ~ Psychology of Color.

May 18, 2013 11:23 PM
Erika Rogers
Red Rock Real Estate ~ Southern Utah's Largest Independent Brokerage - Saint George, UT
St George Utah Real Estate & Relocation Specialist
Very well done as always Maria. This will surely prove very helpful to all readers out there. Continue being the number one real estate specialist in Kansas City.
Jun 17, 2013 11:00 PM
Melissa Muse Wiggans
Real Estate Muses - San Antonio, TX
CRS, GRI, ABR - Real Estate Muses
Very well said Maria. You laid it out pretty well. Keep it up being the number one Real Estate consultant in the beautiful Kansas City.
Jun 20, 2013 02:44 PM
Petra Norris
Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc. - Lakeland, FL
Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
Awesome tips Maria. This will relly prove helpful for sellers out there. Keep it up and stay the best Kansas City Real Estate Professional.
Jun 20, 2013 02:51 PM
Pat and Ed Okenica
DRAKE REALTY Lake Oconee Ga - Greensboro, GA
Lake Oconee Ga Real Estate
Well written article you have here Maria that answers most queries in relation to selling one's property. Will definitely come in handy in the future.
Jun 24, 2013 03:16 PM
Waynette Hoover Araj
Keller Williams Realty - Asheboro, NC
Connecting your Dreams with the Right Real Estate
Good job with this post Maria. This is very informative and easy to understand. Keep up the good work!
Jul 19, 2013 02:38 AM