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Donna Carey

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Information for Sellers

Getting the most for your home or property means doing more than putting a "For Sale" sign out front. In a competitive market where new homes for sale are added daily, your listing needs to be seen in a variety of places in order to stand out. Sometimes the right buyer is waiting out of state, or even in another country. To ensure sure your home gets noticed and sells without a hitch for full market value, consider working with a top professional. It could mean the difference between no sale, and the payoff you've been waiting for.

Five Reasons to Sell your home with a REALTOR®

  1. Sell with a custom marketing plan.
  2. Get your home listed in many marketing areas.
  3. Attract buyers via the Internet.
  4. Assist with the paperwork involved in the sale.
  5. Negotiate with the help of a real estate professional.

Five Top Suggested Items a Seller Should Do Before Selling

1.) Paint - its amazing what a little paint can do. Stay neutral or use colors that appeal to most. Cover any exposed chipped paint.

2.) De-clutter - put things away or store in a "POD". Its hard to show a home you can not move around in. The less clutter the better. Put in boxes, storage bins, etc. Put in garage or basement.

3.) Smells - Get rid or mask any smells (Animals, other). Clean carpets or tear them up. Burn those wax burners, plug ins through out the home. Make it smell just wonderful. This stays with the buyers.

4.) Pre-inspection - prior to selling your home. Fix items that may cause a problem with selling your home. (electric, roof, leaks, water, radon, foundation, etc)

5.) Stage home - Buyers love this today. Helps sell home 40% faster. Your decorations may not be what the buyers are looking for today (dolls scattered around home, clowns, zebra prints, etc). If a season or holiday is coming - Go ahead and decorate inside and out. Curb appeal is the first thing a buyer sees. Make it inviting.

As your Seller's Agency, I'll quickly put together a custom marketing plan with an effective price. A well-priced home will often generate competing offers and drive up the final sale value. Our market analysis takes into account the most actively searched prices, and home values throughout your area, including expired listings, and properties still on the market. In marketing your home, I also develop a listing that emphasizes its unique and sellable aspects. I then put your home in front of thousands of buyers, establishing it on the local MLS as well as broader ones, new listings sheets, and Realtor publications. Our network of professional real estate contacts and buyers throughout the nation will also have the opportunity to check out your listing. In addition, I'll use the Internet, and this professionally optimized website, to make your listing highly visible. With more than 80 per cent of buyers checking the web first when looking for a home, that's a part of your marketing strategy you can't afford to miss.

Without the help of a Realtor, marketing your home can be time consuming and difficult and a costly mistake. Advertising in the media is often expensive, and many buyers are reluctant to consider homes listed "For Sale by Owner."

When I list your home, I do so at no additional cost. When you start to get offers, I can represent you during the emotionally charged negotiating process and ensure you get the best price, with favorable closing terms that are clearly spelled out. As your professional aides, I also and take care of all paperwork related to the sale.

For most of us, our home is our biggest investment. When it's time to sell, get the value you deserve with the help of a professional Realtor. If you'd like to get in touch about your next home sale today, please contact me anytime.