YOUR IMPORTANT ROLE

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Real Estate Sales Representative with BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE

YOUR IMPORTANT ROLE


I think sellers are of the opinion that once a realtor has listed thier home for sale, they can sit back and expect their home to sell without giving much thought to the fact that they have to be an active participant in the successful sale of their home.

 

Make Your Home Accessible

Having your home accessible to prospective Buyers as much as possible, is critical in the sale of your home.  Agents try to give as much notice as possible for requests to show your home, but there are times when last minute requests do occur.  Granting requests as much as possible is desirable ... the request you turn away may be the purchaser you've been waiting for.

 

Dress For Success

Looking good is important when you want to make a great impression, whether for a job interview or a social function. The same is true of a home that is on the market. When the "For Sale" sign goes up in front of your home, it should be "dressed" for the occasion.

 

Since the first impression will be of the front of the house, a well-groomed exterior is crucial, from the landscaping to the paint. The interior of your home should be clean and tastefully decorated. Take care of any minor cosmetic repairs that are needed, such as cracked plaster or peeling paint. A sparkling kitchen and shiny bathrooms, clean windows, and the absence of clutter will help your home "show well". Keeping your home looking good at all times is hard work, especially if you have children and are packing for a move. The dividends are impressive, however, because a home that looks well cared for has an excellent chance of selling quickly for top dollar.

Great curb appeal is a major plus when we market a home. A little bit of work on the front of your can pay big dividends.

 

It is not necessary to hire a professional landscper, but listen to your Realtor's suggestions when you list your home.

  • Local nurseries can help you select blooming plants that will thrive in your area.
  • Keep the lawn mowed, and regardless of the season, take care of exterior maintenance.
  • Strong curb appeal will help your home sell more quickly and for top dollar. When a potential buyer pulls up in front of your house, their first impression is absolutely crucial.
  • Sometimes buyers won't even look at a home with droopy shutters, sagging gutters, peeling paint and a bumper crop of dandelions in the front yard.
  • Or they might go in expecting to find a "fixer-upper" that could be purchased at a bargain price.
  • If a house looks neat and cared for from the street, the initial good impression will carry over as the buyers step inside.

 

A Sparkling Kitchen

There's no doubt about it--the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the whole house for many prospective buyers. Smart sellers will take a close look at how they can make their kitchen a real asset when it is time to sell.

 

Your kitchen does not have to be state-of-the-art to be attractive. 

  • The first step toward enhancing your kitchen's appeal is a thorough cleaning.
  • This includes the walls cabinets, (inside and out), floors and appliances.
  • Keep the counter tops as clear as possible of small appliances and gadets.
  • Consider low-cost improvements which can make a big difference, such as a coat of paint, fresh wallpaper, or new floor covering.
  • Be sure to keep the kitchen sparkling when house is being shown. 
  • This means no dirty dishes in the sink or mouldy cucumbers in the refrigerator (and yes Buyers do look in the refrigertor).

This extra effort will pay great dividends!

Once your home is listed for sale, it may be difficult for you to step aside and let your agent take over. When prospective buyers arrive, you may want to stand by to point out the closet extenders, the hidden spice cabinet behind the kitchen door, the energy-saving storm windows or the updated copper plumbing. If you really want to help, however, you will leave the house whenever it is being shown!

We have found that the sales process does not really begin until buyers have begun to voice their objections about a property. Sometimes these concerns are serious  enough to remove your house from consideration. Often, however, people voice objections as a defense mechanism because they really love the house and they want to buy it. We are trained to know the difference. If a seller is standing at the agent's elbow, the buyer won't be comfortable enough to let this process take place, and we could lose the sale. The best way to help is to give us the room to do our job.

 

Summary

Very few people will buy a house because they are attracted by fantastic bathrooms. Buyers do react to bathrooms that are not cared for, however, because they view them as a reflection of the overall condition of the property.

Many buyers know that plumbing repairs potentially represent a major expense. They get nervous about dripping faucets, loose tiles, and running toilets. Your pre-marketing preparations should include making sure that your plumbing is working properly and that any cosmetic damage caused by former leaks has been repaired.

Keep the bathroom spotless while your home is on the market. Get out the scouring powder, mildew remover, glass and tile cleaner and a scrub brush. Re-caulk around the tub and shower, if necessary. A new shower curtain, bath mat, and clean, fragrant soap can help give the buyer one more positive reason for liking your home! And remember, keep the toilet seats down!

 

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  2. Roy Kelley 04/21/2018 01:00 AM
Topic:
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Rainmaker
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Lottie Kendall
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Great points, all. Thanks, Gloria.

Feb 12, 2018 08:21 PM #5
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Gloria, I keep telling my sellers, I have been doing this for over 24 plus years and sold a lot of properties, needless to say I know what I am suggesting is beneficial for them to sell it fast for the most amount of money, Endre

Feb 12, 2018 11:06 PM #6
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Gloria. Yep, dress it for success! Enjoy your day!

Feb 13, 2018 04:32 AM #7
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Good morning Gloria. This is wonderful and very informative as well. Could be a handout.

Feb 13, 2018 05:22 AM #8
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
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Yes! Well done Gloria!

The more prep and the better the presentation the more successful the sale!

Feb 13, 2018 12:58 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
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Hi Sharon Tara , yes, absolutely, we only get one chance to make a first impression

Feb 13, 2018 06:49 PM #10
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
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Hi Sheila Anderson Thank you for your feedback, and for the suggestion!

Feb 13, 2018 06:49 PM #11
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Hi Endre Barath, Jr. I agree, it is so frustrating when Sellers don't view us a professional who know what we're talking about!

Feb 13, 2018 06:50 PM #12
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Hi Wayne Martin thanks for stopping by.. hope you had a good day as well

Feb 13, 2018 06:51 PM #13
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Hello Lottie Kendall thank you so much for such positive feedback.. Much appreciated

Feb 13, 2018 06:52 PM #14
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We are talking about staging in our sales meeting tomorrow and how this brings more money to the seller. Your post is timely.

Feb 21, 2018 06:40 PM #15
Rainmaker
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
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Thanks Debbie.. it has been proven over and over again, staging does work... 

Feb 21, 2018 06:43 PM #16
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is really important advice to share with home sellers.

Feb 23, 2018 06:39 AM #17
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Gloria. This blog is very special and right on point. It could be a handout.

Apr 21, 2018 05:45 AM #18
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Good morning, Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent great job on this post....and sellers would be wise to follow this guide... sage advice.

Apr 21, 2018 06:40 AM #19
Rainmaker
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
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Hi Barbara, thank you so much !

Apr 21, 2018 08:03 AM #20
Rainmaker
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
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Good morning Sheila, thank you so very much... 

Apr 21, 2018 08:03 AM #21
Rainmaker
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
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REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

And, thank you Roy Kelly for your comments, much appreciated

Apr 21, 2018 08:03 AM #22
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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As pointed out..there are ways to update and freshen appearances without breakng the bank !

Apr 23, 2018 03:16 AM #23
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Good morning Sally and David... thanks for stopping by to read and comment on my blog.  Have a wonderful day!

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