Three Tips Before You Sell Your Home

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Real Estate Agent with Century 21 New Millennium Licensed in Virginia
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Selling your home doesn′t just mean hiring a Realtor to stick a sign out front. There are a lot of preparations you should make to ensure you get the best offer possible in the shortest time. Here are three tips to sell your home to help you get started.

Repair. Just because you’ve gotten used to the cracks in the walls and the rattles in the radiators doesn’t mean a buyer will too. If you have hardwood floors that need refinishing, be sure to get it done—hardwood is a huge selling point. Buyers like to snoop around, so be sure to fix any sticky doors or drawers as well. Finally, don’t forget to address any issues with the exterior—fences, shingles, sidewalks, etc. After all, without curb appeal, some buyers may never get to see the inside.

Neutralize. You want buyers to see themselves in your home. If your living room has lime green shag, wood-paneled walls, and all your collectibles and personal photographs, this will be much harder for them to do. Try replacing any bold color choices in your floors and walls with something more neutral—beiges, tans, and whites. Repainting and reflooring will make everything look fresh and new, and help prospective buyers imagine all the possibilities.

Stage. Once your house is clean and updated, it’s time to play dress up. Home stagers can add small details and décor touches that will bring out the possibilities in the various spaces in your home: lamps, mirrors, throw rugs and pillows, flowers, decorative soaps and towels, patio furniture. Home staging can be particularly useful if your home is especially old or if the exterior looks dated. Think of it as a little mascara and rouge—if it’s done right, you notice the beauty, not the makeup.

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Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
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This man is ready when you are...Call Oscar E. Rocabruna and the ball rolls!

Jul 31, 2015 11:34 PM #1
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Pat Champion
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Great post these home selling tips are a must read it really is all about making the first impression a lasting one. Thanks for the tips I hope you have a great weekend.

Jul 31, 2015 11:47 PM #2
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Mery Fernandez Empire Network Realty Luxury Brokerage
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Welcome to the world of Activerain, may your blogging  create a whole new chapter in your Real Estate Career.

Aug 01, 2015 12:26 AM #3
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The most often question comes up on stage. You realtors want it you pay for it.

 

Sam

Aug 01, 2015 01:23 AM #4
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Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
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Welcome to Active Rain Oscar and congratulations on your first blog post! Doing all those minor repairs and deferred maintenance on your home before listing it for sale will make a big impact. 

Aug 01, 2015 01:35 AM #5
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Thomas F. Scanlon
Borgida & Company P. C., CPA's - Manchester, CT
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Oscar E. Rocabruna - Well done. Curb appeal is crucial. Welcome aboard.

Cheers,

Tom

Aug 01, 2015 03:23 AM #6
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Mike Rock
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congrats on your first post and welcome. i thought staging was the make up ?  :)

Aug 01, 2015 06:56 AM #7
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Barbara Todaro
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Hi Oscar E. Rocabruna those three points are all very critical in preparing a home for sale....

Aug 01, 2015 08:05 AM #8
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Barbara Todaro
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and welcome to ActiveRain.... keep those blog posts coming.... you'll love participating here...it's a place to learn, share, market and network...

Aug 01, 2015 08:06 AM #9
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Welcome to AR, Congrats on your first blog, look forward to all your future blog post. Its a great place to share your Real Estate thoughts and experiences. 

Aug 01, 2015 12:48 PM #10
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Exxcellent Tips Oscar, thank you for sharing them. They will be put to good use!

Aug 01, 2015 01:24 PM #11
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Welcome to ActiveRain, it's great to have you aboard.  I hope to read more of your posts

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Important advice Oscar!

Welcome to Active Rain, let me know if there is anything that I can do to help you.

Aug 01, 2015 04:45 PM #13
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Lise Howe
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congratulations on your first post. We look forward to hearing more from you! Keep blogging! this is a great list you put together. 

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Best wishes for great success with your ActiveRain blogs.  For the best networking success, follow the bloggers you enjoy, 'like' blogs as you read them and always leave comments. Try to re-blog at least one blog each day.

Aug 01, 2015 10:48 PM #15
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Thank you all! Seems like there's a great community here. Glad I signed up.

Aug 03, 2015 04:06 PM #16
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Oscar - These are great tips for getting a home ready to sell.  

Aug 04, 2015 02:56 PM #17
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Oscar - Welcome to the ActiveRain community, and congratulations on a great first post.

Aug 04, 2015 02:56 PM #18
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Please know that the ambassadors, those with orange badges, are here to help and answer questions.

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Welcome to the world of Activerain, may your blogging  create a whole new chapter in your Real Estate Career.

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