Home Selling Information

What to Expect

As your Listing Agent, I will provide the most modern tools available to market your home and sell it fairly. Some of the amenities you can expect from me are:

  • Top Notch Marketing – Postcards, mailers and email campaigns featuring your home to local residents and agents.
  • Exposure on My website and on the Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel website.
  • I am a Full-Time Agent – this ensures that I am always accessible to Agents and Potential Buyers as well as you with any questions/concerns and especially offers!
  • Certified Distressed Property Expert – this means that I have the experience to help you avoid foreclosure through counseling and short sales.
  • I provide you with Tips for Good Showings and How to Make Your Home Stand Out
    Being a part of your community, I know the realities of the current market and the importance of a fair asking price. Feel free to contact me Anytime for a FREE Market Analysis of your home!

Tips for Good Showings

When you show your home, you want to engage the buyer emotionally because the decision to buy is based more on emotions, and less on logic. Give the buyer permission to say, “Yes, I want to buy this home,” by staging and accentuating your home’s positive attributes, and do not draw any attention to the negative aspects.

1) The Gracious Welcome
Although the buyer is a guest in your home, you want the buyer to imagine owning the home. You don’t want to make the buyer feel like an intruder. Leave the house and don’t hurry or pressure the buyer.

2) Check the Temperature
Now is not the time to worry about your utility bill. If it’s cold enough to wear a sweater to stay warm, turn on the heat. If it’s warm outside, turn on the air conditioning. It’s better to heat or cool the house a degree or two warmer / colder than usual and then set the temperature at normal. You want the temperature inside to be comfortable and to give the buyer more of a reason to linger, especially on hot or cold days!

3) Play Down the Scent
Many people are allergic to certain scents and deodorizers, so don’t spray the air or plug in air fresheners. Don’t burn candles or spray perfume in the bedroom for the same reason. If weather permits, open the windows.

4) Play Up the Visual
Open all the window coverings to let in light. Keep blinds partially closed that otherwise show undesirable outdoor scenery such as a dilapidated fence or a nearby structure that obstructs views.

5) Light up the House
Turn on every light in the house, including appliance lights and closet lights. Brighten dark rooms with few windows by placing spot lights on the floor behind furniture. Turn off TV.

6) Encourage Touching
Drape sensuous fabrics such as velvet or silk throws over chair arms. Leave doors slightly ajar. If you have carpeting, vacuum in one direction.

7) Decorate for a Quick Sale
Faded walls and worn woodwork reduce appeal. Small fixes can help a quicker sale – sealing holes in the walls and doors, fresh paint or wallpaper, tightening loose doorknobs and caulking in bathtubs and showers make a substantial difference.

8) Love at First Sight
Make sure the outside of your home is as presentable as the inside. You want to grab the eye of potential buyers as soon as they pull up to your home and entice them to come inside and see more. Scrub or repaint your front door and porch areas and keep the lawn trimmed and edged.

These tips will help present your home to its highest appeal to potential buyers!