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Home Selling Made Easy

Cathy Carter is your #1 Real Estate Expert! 
"Finding You The Perfect Home"

If you are considering the sale of your home, you need to develop an effective game plan and stick to it. Making your house stand out from the rest is an important component of that strategy if you want to sell quickly, and get the most profit out of your sale. Here are a few helpful hints.

Get your home ready to move into. Make sure everything is up to code to make it easier on the buyer. You should be sure small things are fixed and appliances are in working condition. This way they won't have any maintenance to do upon moving in and can enjoy their new home from the outset.

Prepare Your Home

Before you sell your home, give it a good cleaning from top to bottom. Make sure you remove all signs of dust, dirt, and those unsightly cobwebs. A sparkling clean home feels fresh and new. Buyers are immediately attracted to it. If your house is clean, it makes it easier for a potential purchaser to notice those things that are right about it, and not recall any small off-putting details they might stumble on.

Before you start showing your house to prospective buyers, make sure all minor repairs have been completed. It may not seem like a big deal to you, but that dripping faucet in the bathroom could cause a buyer to turn tail and run. From their perspective, if you didn't even bother to fix a leaky sink, what else is wrong with your house?

Bathrooms and kitchens are the two main areas of your home that will have the highest return on investment when it comes to selling your real estate. For best results, focus on these areas when you are doing any remodeling or updating to get the biggest bang for your buck. Try not to skimp on building materials for these two rooms in particular since potential buyers may indeed spot your use of cheaper wall tile, flooring and cabinets.

If anyone smokes in your home and you are attempting to sell it, make every effort to smoke outside your home for the duration of the sale. Look into using a commercially available ozone spray to rid the house of odors. It will also aid the sale if you have your carpets cleaned and painting some rooms may be necessary to remove stubborn smells. Purchasers will want a home that has a clean and fresh scent.

Finding Your REALTOR®

When you are trying to sell your home, make sure that the realtor that you choose is knowledgeable about internet marketing strategies. This is because the first impression is key when trying to sell your home and this first impression usually happens on the internet in many cases. More and more buyers start their search by looking at listings on the internet. This includes looking at detailed pictures and video tours of properties.

To find the best agent to sell your real estate you should never list with the one who is suggesting a much higher price than the other agents you are interviewing. In many cases it simply points out that they are unfamiliar with your market, or worse, trying to get the listing and have you reduce the price later.

Making your house stand out from the rest is an important factor in any home selling plan. We have discussed some useful tips to help you sell your home faster. Discuss these guidelines and many more with Cathy Carter of ReMax Infinity when you put your home on the market. The reward could be a SOLD sign in your yard, quicker than you expected!

Cathy Carter, REALTOR® | Re/Max Infinity
Email or Call: 480‑459‑8488

Cathy Carter
Cathy Carter
ABR, CRS, CDPE