Now this guy has it together. How to prep your home for first time home buyers.

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Sure the house is not in the top Metro Detroit area BUT THE HOUSE IS BEAUTIFUL.  This guy has taken the time to get it ready for sale. 

  • He has painted the house neutral.
  • He has put in new carpet because he couldn't shampoo out the stains in the old carpeting.  The carpeting is neutral too.
  • All the little things like leaky faucets, loose door knobs, squeaky doors have been fixed.
  • there is just enough furniture to make it look good, to make the small house look spacious.
  • The house looks good from the outside.  It has curb appeal.

The seller seemed to ask all the right questions.  Should he get a stove so he will have all the appliances to leave.  He had a spare stove at one of his rentals.  Should he get rid of this or that.  He was even going to paint the basement.

This was a started home that was turnkey.  It was ready to move into.  This would be a first time home buyer house.  Usually first time home buyers don't have the experience to fix or repair things.  First time home buyers usually don't have a lot of money.  So they sometimes need the appliances.  Sometime they don't have the money to do the repairs.  Sometimes they need to pay for closing costs.

This house will sell.  Yours can too if you have a home that is ideal for a first time homebuyer.  Remember sometimes it may be a single mom that does not have the time, energy, to fix up the home.

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Hunter Herbert
London Financial Capital - Berry Creek, CA

I have done this with the home I live in 2 times...  The markets are soooo bad in Michigan the only thing selling are short sales and foreclosures...

Jul 09, 2008 02:37 PM #1
Eric Reid
Renaissance Realty Group of Keller Williams Atlanta Partners - Lawrenceville, GA

You seemed to have over looked one key factor to him getting it sold ... picking the reigth REALTOR..

Guess he got that covered with you taking care of him


Jul 09, 2008 02:41 PM #2
Angela Lucaj
Amerigo Realty - Canton, MI

Right on Russ.  Don't ignore the little things.  Make the house clean, and get rid of distractions like stains, old appliances, and holes in the walls.  It will make 100% of the difference.

Jul 09, 2008 02:45 PM #3
Doris Freeman
Broker/Agent, Realtor, Madison-Gibson-Crockett

Very well put post, is sounds like all that needs to be done now is price it right.

Have A Great Day

Jul 09, 2008 02:45 PM #4
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

Where are the photos? Show us some pictures =) It's all good advice though. The details make the difference!

Jul 09, 2008 04:25 PM #5
Kris Wales
Keller Williams Realty - Lakeside Market Center - Macomb, MI
Real Estate Blog & Homes for Sale search site, Macomb County MI

Russ, don't you just love it when a seller listens to what their hired realtor has to say and follows through?  How wonderful for your seller, the first time buyer and everyone involved!

Jul 09, 2008 10:21 PM #6
Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239
Real Estate One - Commerce, MI
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You are so right Chris

Jul 09, 2008 10:33 PM #7
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