With regard to listing your home for sale, I recommend interviewing several experienced realtors, and choose the one that you are most comfortable with and that you think be the most aggressive in marketing your home. You also want to choose a realtor that will do everything in their power to keep the deal together once you are under contract. You should keep in mind that many Realtors will try to get you to agree to a listing term of a year or even longer- there is absolutely no reason to commit to a realtor for that long. That's a red flag indicating they are probably the type of realtor who will just put a sign in front of your home and hope for the best. Kristina Erins, my partner and I, are averaging 54 days to contract for our closings and new sales this year.
You also what to choose a realtor with a large office, that has a strong support staff and actual realtors who have seen your home answering the phones. At many smaller real estate companies, calls will go straight to voicemail even in the middle of the day. Our office- Weichert Realtors in Sparta has 90+ realtors- so we have enough realtors to be answering the phone from 8:30 to 9:00 on weekdays and 8:30 to 6:00 on weekends. Weichert Realtors is the market leader in Mine Hill, Morris County and all of Northern New Jersey. I'd love to speak with you further about what Weichert has to offer, but I will say that we have an internet presence that goes way beyond any of our competitors.
Me and my partner are a team of two full-time 2011 NJAR Circle of Excellence Award winners. We have an extremely high success rate. In 2011 we sold 27 homes, and have closed on 21 units year to date. Our internet marketing plan is unsurpassed, and we guarantee a minimum of one open house a month, and we pride our selves in making ourselves available 24/7 via phone, text, or e-mail.
Please feel free to call/text me at (973) 903-2862 or e-mail me at email@example.com anytime. I'd be happy to answer any additional questions, and would really love to have the opportunity to meet with you.
iF THE HOUSE IS ATTRACTIVE ENOUGH IN ALL IT'S OTHER FEATURES, YOU CAN PROBABLY PASS ON THE KITCHEN UPGRADE AND EXCEPT A SLIGHTLY LOWER PRICE.
ON THE OTHER HAND, THE KITCHEN IS PROBABLY THE BIGGEST SINGLE DRAW FOR NEW HOME PURCHASERS, AND A NEW KITCHEN WILL PROBABLY HELP YOU ACHIEVE A FASTER, AND HIGHER PRICED SALE.
I WOULD BE HAPPY TO MEET WITH YOU AND GIVE YOU MY SUGGESTIONS. CALL MY CELL AT 201-618-0309 OR E MAIL ME AT MURPHP@OPTONLINE.NET.
BEST OF LUCK TO YOU,
There's two types of buyers; ones that want a turn key home and those that expect to do a little work.
You can always email me with any questions. Elena.firstname.lastname@example.org
1.Have a pre-sale home inspection.
Be proactive by arranging for a pre-sale home inspection. An inspector will be able to give you a good indication of the trouble areas that will stand out to potential buyers, and youâ€™ll be able to make repairs before open houses begin.
2.Organize and clean.
Pare down clutter and pack up your least-used items, such as large blenders and other kitchen tools, out-of-season clothes, toys, and exercise equipment. Store items off-site or in boxes neatly arranged in the garage or basement. Clean the windows, carpets, walls, lighting fixtures, and baseboards to make the house shine.
3.Get replacement estimates.
Do you have big-ticket items that are worn our or will need to be replaced soon, such your roof or carpeting? Get estimates on how much it would cost to replace them, even if you donâ€™t plan to do it yourself. The figures will help buyers determine if they can afford the home, and will be handy when negotiations begin.
4.Find your warranties.
Gather up the warranties, guarantees, and user manuals for the furnace, washer and dryer, dishwasher, and any other items that will remain with the house.
5.Spruce up the curb appeal.
Pretend youâ€™re a buyer and stand outside of your home. As you approach the front door, what is your impression of the property? Do the lawn and bushes look neatly manicured? Is the address clearly visible? Are pretty flowers or plants framing the entrance? Is the walkway free from cracks and impediments?
You do not need to do a major renovation prior to listing your property. Best of luck in the sale of your home. In this market with limited inventory, I can imagine that it will sell quickly even without an upgrade in the kitchen.
Fred Yancy, Broker