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HOW LONG WILL YOUR HOUSE LAST?

Selling Your Home

Why List With Ann?

Results:  “list to contract in less than 25 days….sell for more than 96% of list”.

Selecting a real estate agent to market and successfully sell your largest investment is a tremendous undertaking. What separates the good agents from the great ones? A proven marketing plan, one that produces results, along with a personal commitment to take you through the entire process, from listing to closing and beyond. 

MARKETING 

When you list with me, you have the backing of one of the largest Brokerages locally, nationally and internationally – Century 21 East Lake Realty. I will price your home competitively to attract a wide market of interest. Using proven marketing programs and state of the art technology my objective is to obtain the best price and terms in the shortest amount of time, for your home. The marketing plan is a combination of: photographing and displaying the most desirable features of your home, advertising directly to real estate agents via our multiple listing service (MLS), promoting your home via social media, signage, promoting your home at office meetings and networking events, contacting my sphere for potential leads, as well as publicizing your home on professional real estate sites. I maintain a timely and consistent communication plan– we will review all showings and feedback, based upon the feedback I will suggest changes you may want to make to your home to increase its marketability, I will keep you abreast of real estate activity in your community and prepare a revised market analysis.

Would you use a doctor practicing with methods from the 1800's?  Of course not!  Why use a Real Estate Agent that doesn't use the most effective means to market your home?

I use the latest marketing technology to market and sell your home. 

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RESULTS

My results speak for themselves – list to contract in less than 25 days and homes sell for more than 96% of list price. Feel free to read testimonials from my clients on Realtor.com.

COMMITMENT

I will be with you from the initial marketing of your home, showings, contract negotiations, contingency resolution, explanation of closing documentation and beyond.  

 

Tips For Selling Your Home

Selling Secret #10: 
Pricing it right Find out what your home is worth, then shave 15 to 20 percent off the price. You’ll be stampeded by buyers with multiple bids — even in the worst markets — and they’ll bid up the price over what it’s worth. It takes real courage and most sellers just don’t want to risk it, but it’s the single best strategy to sell a home in today’s market. 
  
Selling Secret #9: Half-empty closets Storage is something every buyer is looking for and can never have enough of. Take half the stuff out of your closets then neatly organize what’s left in there. Buyers will snoop, so be sure to keep all your closets and cabinets clean and tidy. 
  
Selling Secret #8: Light it up Maximize the light in your home. After location, good light is the one thing that every buyer cites that they want in a home. Take down the drapes, clean the windows, change the lampshades, increase the wattage of your light bulbs and cut the bushes outside to let in sunshine. Do what you have to do make your house bright and cheery – it will make it more sellable. 
  
Selling Secret #7: Play the agent field A secret sale killer is hiring the wrong broker. Make sure you have a broker who is totally informed. They must constantly monitor the multiple listing service (MLS), know what properties are going on the market and know the comps in your neighborhood. Find a broker who embraces technology – a tech-savvy one has many tools to get your house sold. 

Selling Secret #6: Conceal the critters You might think a cuddly dog would warm the hearts of potential buyers, but you’d be wrong. Not everybody is a dog- or cat-lover. Buyers don’t want to walk in your home and see a bowl full of dog food, smell the kitty litter box or have tufts of pet hair stuck to their clothes. It will give buyers the impression that your house is not clean. If you’re planning an open house, send the critters to a pet hotel for the day. 

Selling Secret #5: Don’t over-upgrade Quick fixes before selling always pay off. Mammoth makeovers, not so much. You probably won’t get your money back if you do a huge improvement project before you put your house on the market. Instead, do updates that will pay off and get you top dollar. Get a new fresh coat of paint on the walls. Clean the curtains or go buy some inexpensive new ones. Replace door handles, cabinet hardware, make sure closet doors are on track, fix leaky faucets and clean the grout. 

Selling Secret #4: Take the home out of your house One of the most important things to do when selling your house is to de-personalize it. The more personal stuff in your house, the less potential buyers can imagine themselves living there. Get rid of a third of your stuff – put it in storage. This includes family photos, memorabilia collections and personal keepsakes. Consider hiring a home stager to maximize the full potential of your home. Staging simply means arranging your furniture to best showcase the floor plan and maximize the use of space. 

Selling Secret #3: The kitchen comes first You’re not actually selling your house, you’re selling your kitchen – that’s how important it is. The benefits of remodeling your kitchen are endless, and the best part of it is that you’ll probably get 85% of your money back. It may be a few thousand dollars to replace countertops where a buyer may knock $10,000 off the asking price if your kitchen looks dated. The fastest, most inexpensive kitchen updates include painting and new cabinet hardware. Use a neutral-color paint so you can present buyers with a blank canvas where they can start envisioning their own style. If you have a little money to spend, buy one fancy stainless steel appliance. Why one? Because when people see one high-end appliance they think all the rest are expensive too and it updates the kitchen. 

Selling Secret #2: Always be ready to show Your house needs to be "show-ready" at all times – you never know when your buyer is going to walk through the door. You have to be available whenever they want to come see the place and it has to be in tip-top shape. Don’t leave dishes in the sink, keep the dishwasher cleaned out, the bathrooms sparkling and make sure there are no dust bunnies in the corners. It’s a little inconvenient, but it will get your house sold. 

Selling Secret #1: The first impression is the only impression No matter how good the interior of your home looks, buyers have already judged your home before they walk through the door. You never have a second chance to make a first impression. It’s important to make people feel warm, welcome and safe as they approach the house. Spruce up your home’s exterior with inexpensive shrubs and brightly colored flowers. You can typically get a 100-percent return on the money you put into your home’s curb appeal. Entryways are also important. You use it as a utility space for your coat and keys. But, when you’re selling, make it welcoming by putting in a small bench, a vase of fresh-cut flowers or even some cookies.

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