5 Tips for listing your home and getting it SOLD

Reblogger Joan Cox
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 DRE# ER40011786

As we embark on 2017, many homeowners are contemplating when to list their home.   These key items are essential when a homeowner is ready to list their home.    Professional photos are the most important, as the photos will sell a home!   Great post Jeff, and thanks for sharing!  

Original content by Jeff Edmondson

1. Clean and De-Clutter

      Let's face it, cleaning is a chore not many of us want to do, but it's a key component of getting your house sold! Buyer's don't want to walk in to a home full of dust bunnies or leftover grease from your latest cooking experiement, and while you may think your dog's muddy footprints are the cutest thing around, I gurantee Buyers wont. You need to de-clutter and really, this will help you in the long run. When someone does buy your home, you will be thankful that you have already packed up and given away old clothes. Remember, Buyers are picturing their things, and if they don't think there's enough room for those items, they won't buy your house.


2. Professional pictures are key

     Hiring a good photographer is key to getting your home sold. These days, Buyers go online to buy homes. Buyers can look at 50 plus homes online and then have their Realtors take them to about 5 of those homes (only 10%!). If the pictures of your home are dark and fuzzy but another home has clear, bright pictures, chances are those Buyers will be going to the other home instead.


 3. Depersonalize

       This can be a tough one for Sellers. Once you start taking down your personal belongings and packing them up, it becomes real that your home is for sale and you will be moving out of it. We understand! However, this is an essential key to selling your home. Buyers coming in to a home are trying to picture their life and their furniture in the home; they don't want to see someone else's life and feel intrusive.


4. Curb Appeal

       Have you wanted to put new sod down in your yard to cover up those muddy spots your dog keeps digging at? Now's the time! No Buyer wants to go in to the yard they may buy and see holes, fallen branches, or dead bushes. This goes for the front of the home as well. There have been numerous occasions where I have showed someone a home and we pull up and the Buyer decides they don't even want to go inside. Usually there is a "feeling" the Buyer has that makes them turn away. It is always a good idea to make the front of your home as best as it can look. This can include planting some new flowers, mowing the grass, repainting the front door, etc. 


5. Turn on those lights!

        This one seems self-explanatory, but so many Sellers forget to turn on the lights before they leave. First impressions are everything. When a Buyer walks in to a home it needs to be bright and welcoming, not dark and uninviting. 



Moving can be stressful, in fact, it is one of the top stressers for people! Hopefully these 5 tips will help you in the moving process.!


Find out what your home is worth! 


Jeff Edmondson, Licensed Principal Broker in Oregon





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Eric Bouler
Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La. - New Orleans, LA
Listening to your Needs

You got it right....

Dec 28, 2016 01:51 PM #1
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Great re-blog Joan Cox ...I almost forgot to tell some potential clients about light bulbs ...brighter is better!  Decluttering is so difficult for many...I work on it.

Dec 28, 2016 03:32 PM #2
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks for the re-blog, Joan.  I missed this the first time around.

Dec 28, 2016 04:48 PM #3
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Joan, great choice for a re-blog. Sellers can really struggle with the decluttering but, it sure is a must!

Dec 28, 2016 05:13 PM #4
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

This is an excellent selection for a reblog and important reading for prospective home sellers.

Dec 28, 2016 05:18 PM #5
Ricki Eichler McCallum
CastNet Realty - Corpus Christi, TX
Broker,GRI,ABR, - Your Coastal Bend Home Source

Great tips for getting it SOLD and Sold quickly!!! :)

Dec 29, 2016 07:34 AM #6
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Great re-blog Joan and this is so true.  More people need to read this one.  Make it a good day!


Dec 29, 2016 08:26 AM #7
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

This is a good choice for a reblog. Timeless tips. I literally get claustrophobic when I'm around too much stuff.  Clearins and opening up space is so important. 

Dec 29, 2016 09:42 AM #8
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Thanks for sharing an outstanding re-post.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Dec 29, 2016 06:12 PM #9
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Joan, Thanks for the re-blog as those atre all excellent tips for any home seller.

Dec 30, 2016 12:49 PM #10
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