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Seller Tips

  1. Attend open houses in your neighborhood to see what is sell ready really looks like. If you are shy ask your agent to guide you through a few open houses.
  2. When you get home start with the exterior to ensure you’re making a good first impression. You want curb appeal so make sure your lawn is good and all the lights are working on the outside. Clean the interior beyond your standards. Even if they are impeccable, clean the carpets and replace some of the lighting fixture with inexpensive fixtures.
  3. Fix leaky faucets and make sure the water pressure is strong in the kitchen and bathrooms.
  4. If necessary, a great way to improve the appearance of your home is to paint. Use only neutral colors that can easily lend themselves to different décor and styles of furniture.
  5. Don’t dismiss lower than expected offers instead consider buyer incentives that help meet your asking price. Offer to pay buyer’s closing cost or loan fees.
  6. Be careful of purchase offers that are contingent on the buyer selling their home first. Where there home is might be a softer market.