Sunday, November 10, 2019 / by Ariadne Gold
Last week, I wrote a blog on 10 things that turn off homebuyers. Today, I’m going to be talking about the opposite! What are some things that you can do to impress potential buyers?
1. Curb Appeal
Make sure that your front yard is well maintained, and add a pop of color with a bright front door and/or some colorful flowers.
2. Natural Light
Let The Light In! Make sure that any heavy curtains are removed, and replace them with light, airy ones. Buyers want lots of natural light!
Whether your house has a lot of storage or a little, keeping organized helps every home look like it’s a storage castle. Get rid of any clutter (rent a storage unit if you have to!) and use labeled containers in closets, pantries and cabinets.
4. Laundry Room
One of the num ...
Saturday, November 09, 2019 / by Connie Tracy
Congratulations! You have decided to sell your home! Now what? There are a few steps you can take before your home hits the market to increase its value and the speed at which it sells. Start by making a checklist. Who doesn't love checking things off of a list????
The following items are what you will need to do to get your home sold:
First things first, find the BEST agent to sell your home. Do some research, checkout agent reviews, websites, social media presence, and most importantly, interview them face-to-face.
Get to know the housing market. Start by taking a look at your market to see how similar homes sold. Look at homes in your neighborhood that sold and are currently listed. This will give you an idea of what you might be able to list your home.
Checkout the DOM (days on market) When you hire a Spokane Realtor, they will be able to help you gather this information and determine a fair market value for your home before listing it.
Declutter and or ...
Friday, November 08, 2019 / by Elizabeth Sorensen
How quickly will my home sell??
This is a common question I get asked by home sellers and the answer is- it depends.
The current market climate will determine how quickly your home will sell.
In a hot seller’s market, where there is limited inventory, meaning there are more buyers than homes to purchase, you can sell your home in a day (although I highly recommend allowing the home to have proper marketing time so that you can receive the greatest amount of exposure and receive the most offers).
Anytime someone tells me they sold their home in one day, I always shake my head because I know that means they left a lot of money on the table- often thousands!
You want to give your time home to get maximum exposure. In this market, I don’t recommend you accept any offers sooner than 72 hours after listing. This will make sure all of the buyers out there have a chance to see it. In this way, you’re much more l ...
Monday, November 04, 2019 / by Jennifer Gilbertz
As a realtor, this question has been coming up a lot recently with my seller clients here in Spokane, WA. The thought of strangers coming into their homes and judging every little nook and cranny. Selling a home is a very personal experience. You are emotionally tied to your home, your stressed and excited about moving potentially, and of course you would like to get the most money out of your home.
What’s even more interesting is the last two seller meetings I have had have been both with past clients that just a couple of years ago hired me as their buyer’s agent. A couple years ago we were still in a hot seller’s market and with both families had a hell of a time finding them a home that was ACTUALLY available, and we fought like crazy with all the tricks of the trade to get under contract.
But here we are, still in a hot seller’s market, maybe even more so and both families are worried about their homes selling.  ...
Monday, November 04, 2019 / by Pamela Glende
There’s nothing worse than walking into a home and it smells. Pet’s can cause a home to smell and pet urine is one of the worst. Also, too much fragrance bothers a lot of people. Having a lot of scents in a home also make homebuyers think you are covering up something. Another odor is cooking smells. It could be fish, onions, garlic or other foods that really turn off a potential homebuyer.
Walking into a home and having to make your way through clutter doesn’t help your home to sell. A person considering your home has a very hard time picturing it as their new home if they can’t even see it and there is stuff everywhere. Declutter and do a deep cleaning before you put your home on the market. There is nothing worse than old food and trash laying around, dirty bathrooms, dirty floors and dirty clothes laying everywhere. There is a big difference in a home that is lived in and a home that is filthy.
Personal photographs and decor
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