What you need is a great local agent to guide you - this is a good place to begin the search for one. You should first identify several and interview them - ask for references and talk to them.
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Here are some simple repairs to help your home show better and sell faster.
When a buyer comes into your home, they can be very fussy about small things. If you want to help your home show better and sell faster, follow these simple repairs.
Kitchen â€“ Replace kitchen faucets. Replace hardware on cabinets and drawers. Put new caulk around backsplash.
Bathroom â€“ Install new towel racks, lighting fixtures, and faucets. Repair leaky faucets or running toilets. Put fresh caulk around tub/shower.
Curb Appeal â€“ Make sure you have fresh landscaping with no weeds. Keep your lawn mowed and replace dead grass with new sod. Planting a few fresh flowers will add to the appeal.
Doorways â€“ Make sure they are working well. Check for squeaks. Fix any ripped screens on screed doors or lanais. Replace old door knobs and locks. Caulk windows and doors.
Flooring â€“ Replace or repair cracked tile. Clean or replace the grout. Shampoo or replace carpeting.
Exterior â€“ Replace any missing shingles on the roof. Clear gutters from leaves or other debris. Replace mailbox and house numbers. Caulk and paint over small hairline cracks in foundation.
Painting â€“ Check for any cracks or holes and repair. Paint walls, ceilings, and trim in neutral colors. If you donâ€™t have time to paint all the walls, at least do touch up painting.
Mechanical â€“ Make sure major mechanical systems are working such as air conditioning/heating and plumbing as well as electrical systems. All appliances should be in good working order.
Any repairs that you do to your home will help improve the value of your home. Home buyers will feel safer in purchasing a home when they do not see a lot of repairs that need to be made. If you are willing to spend a little money on completing necessary repairs, it could result in a higher selling price and a quicker sale.
Tammy Hayes, Realtor, Sandals Realty, Punta Gorda, FL email@example.com
A six month marketing plan isn't very aggressive. There's no reason why a home should sit on the market for 6 months (unless it is overpriced).
My market is Beaver County, Industry is very familiar to me...just sold 1512 Ohio Ave yesterday
Call me, I can help you.
Amy Logan, Realtor
ASR, Accredited Seller Representative
ABR, Accredited Buyer Representative
CSR, Certified Seller Representative
SRS, Seller Representative Specialist
14+ Years Experience
RE/MAX SELECT REALTY
Licensed in the state of PA
As far as selling in 6 months or less there is one word, price. Price your home aggressively and it will sell. Experience has shown us that pricing your home 3 to 5% under the competition will often get you a quick offer and sometimes multiple offers over asking price.
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You can control the first two items. A good agent will show you the list of homes that sold in your area and how long it took to sell each of tose homes.You may see that some sold in less than a month and some took more than 6 months. Price it right from the start.Remove clutter and see that it shows well. Choose an agent who will market the home well .
Sold in 6 months is a plan if you are looking to start high and go down. There is no reason to take that long. Talk to someone who knows your market and Market correctly with the correct right and it will sell ASAP. We still have a good market here in Western PA. Yes if you look at the raw numbers there is six months of property on the market but history tells us that is considered a balanced market. In your zip code of 15052, 29 listings sold last year, with an average 133 days on the market. There are 17 active listings on the current market. Be one of the two best priced and sell in much less time.
Wishing you the best in 2011
Price higher price less families can afford a loan
Area families prefer to relocate to
ARE only a few things be considered
Most families purchase homes between April - August
Listing agent can furnish stat's, and data for you
Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
There are buyers all year looking at homes, not just in the spring.
Take the advice below and make sure to clean, declutter, stage, and most importantly, price right.
You should put your home on the market at the beginning of the year! Less inventory and more serious buyers are out there! Spring typically was the best time but not anynore! I sold 3 of my listings in December and that is not typicall per previous years. As interest rates slowly go up or remain stable, those buyers waiting for a lower rate are starting to make decisions to buy as well.
Finally, I will not repeat what Tammy wrote because she did such a great job but as she mentioned, staging, curb appeal, de-cluttering, pricing, etc., are all critical points. There are no guarantees how quickly you will sell your home unless your agent provides you with statistical data to give you an idea, but pricing it correctly is very important
Frank Dolski MBA, ABR, e-PRO
CARTUS Certified Relocation Specialist
Coldwell Banker Hearthside Realtors
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