Robin, Home Seller in Atlantic City, NJ

When listing a home what are the most important selling details?

Asked by Robin, Atlantic City, NJ Tue Jan 22, 2013

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The most important details for a seller are to prepare the home in as neat a condition as possible. If you can afford it, spruce up the home (based on your budget) to the best of your ability. A little bit of work up front will go along way. Best of luck,
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When selling a home it is important to look at your home with a buyers persepctive in mind. Most buyers are looking for a clean, move in ready home that is well maintained,& priced realistically. If you are getting your home ready to sell a fresh coat of paint in neutral colors is a plus, clean carpets & windows , declutter all rooms & make sure your kitchen and baths sparkle
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Every home is different. You can mention the reasons you purchased the home.

It would be much more effective for you to invite a few Realtors to come and see your home and ask them.

Another idea is look at other listings and see which features they mention.
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If you are listing a home for sale you should understand the process well enough to answer your own question . There are many steps in selling a home which need to be done correctly for the process to fall together and finally you can move on the date that you want to . I suggest you visit a number of realtor websites in your area and get a feel for what is expected when selling your New Jersey Home. Below is a page from my website in NOrthern New Jersey which outlines the steps involved in listing a home. I hope it helps.
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That the home is available for Realtors to show; that means a Lockbox.
That the house is free of Clutter and Personal Items.
That the house does not smell.
That the house shows well; no holes in wall or doors.
That the house is priced right; comensurate with Market Value.
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Although opinions vary depending on where the house is located, it's pretty standard that buyer's are taking a hard look at kitchens & bathrooms. Buyer's consider lots of "wants v/s needs", but it usually comes down to the price & is the price a good value for what they are buying. Of course, your first step is to interview several REALTORS in your area & have them give you a market analysis of your home. As REALTORS, we are professionals & marketing homes is what we do on a daily basis. But, here are a few things that will make your home stand out from the competition:
Reduce clutter: clean out closets, pick up clutter & pare down what's inside.
Pack away items & "collections" that you have throughout your house. When potential buyers are touring your home, you want them to focus on the house - not your stuff!
Tone down your creativity - you may be in love with the lime-green accent wall in your living room, but that may not appeal to potential buyers. You want your house to appeal to every poteneial buyer! When I'm showing houses to my buyer-clients, I always have them "name" the house: the house that smelled like cat ("The cat house"), the house with the great pool & deck ("The party house")...you don't want your house to be remembered as "the crazy paint house".
It doesn't stop on the inside...take a look at your curb appeal. How does your house stack up with the compitetion? Have your REALTOR take you to tour the houses on the market analysis, so you can see for yourself how your house compares to the others.
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