Tips for Sellers

10 Great Staging Tips

1.  The Outside Matters.

Take a critical eye to the outside of your house.  Landscaping is great, but not everyone can afford to do it, so, at a minimum, lawns should be neatly mowed, leaves raked and the snow shoveled (depending on the season).  You should also consider sprucing up the entry with a hanging flower basket or potted plant.  Make sure that the porch, deck and walk ways are free of dirt and debris; sweep them often to keep them looking nice.  If you can’t afford to repaint, at least wash the front door, steps railings and porch.  It will make a big difference.

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Most Common Selling Mistakes

Mistake #1 – Placing the Wrong Price on Your Property

Every seller obviously wants to get the most money for his or her house. Ironically, the best way to do this is NOT to list your house at an excessively high price! A high listing price will cause some prospective buyers to lose interest before even seeing your property. Also, it may lead other buyers to expect more than what you have to offer. As a result, overpriced properties tend to take an unusually long time to sell, and they end up being sold at a lower price.

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Why Use a Real Estate Broker?

No one really needs a broker advertise or to find a home.  The internet has leveled the playing field by giving consumers access to pretty much the same information about houses for sale as a broker has access to.  But advertising a home for sale or finding a home to buy is just part of the process.  An experienced real estate broker can help you avoid mistakes and pitfalls in the home buying and selling process.  People that represent themselves in real estate transactions can do ok.  But often, a broker could have gotten the seller more for their home or gotten a buyer a better deal on a home.  Here are 10 reasons why you should consider hiring a real estate broker to represent you.

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