My office is near you and if you would like I will meet with you and go over the steps you need to take. They are fairly simple these days and a good Realtor and loan officer team can make it a very exciting and enjoyable experience. This has been my career for 35 years so call me and we can get started.
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Markets shift and so must we as agents, sellers, and buyers. In July I listed a home in Weatherford that got a contract within 3 days of listing it. The buyer bought it off the internet. It took the sellers months to get it ready for it's debut. But when it hit the market it was the best price and the best condition and I put in a lot of effort showcasing it. Sometimes in this market it is hard to reduce a home enough to overcome deferred maintenance no matter how insignificant it seems to you. You can thank DIY and HGTV for that. Nevertheless, many homes are greatly improved and updated so if yours is not, you cannot compete at any price. Paint is simple and makes such a difference and provides a clean slate to look at. Storing anything including family photos is of utmost importance.
The next thing after doing all that work is to price it as the most competetive DEAL on the market. Sorry to call it a DEAL but that is what it is to a buyer if he is going to buy in this market. If you price WITH the market then you are just the average home. You must price AHEAD of the market which at this time is LOWER than the other comparable homes. Even a little bit is substantial enough to make a buyer bite. You must have the best bait. The seller of the house above was worried about getting a low offer after pricing at his lowest price. He did get an offer $20000.00 low. But when we finished the negotiatioins the seller only came off his price by $400.00 because we proved he was the best DEAL to they buyer and his agent. Any questions, I can be reached at 817 980-1047... more
I took a peek at your home listing. Here's some tough love for you (sorry)...hopefully your Realtor has already given you this advice and you are in the process of following their guidance; remove and pack away anything that is not needed on a daily basis. There are some lovely counters in the kitchen but they are cluttered and don't get to show off like they should because of clutter. Same way with the wood floors, they are really nice but remove the throw rugs. Show them off even more. Remove a lot of the wall hangings,the wall paper is very busy and the wall hangings make it even more so....have you thought about letting more light in and getting new pictures taken. The pictures on our MLS show a winter yard and bare trees, and the pictures on our MLS are not flattering to your home. The key thing to remember is that this home is now an asset that you are trying to sell. Remove everything that stands in the way of making that sale. Try to remove all emotion from your thought process and pack away anything that isn't needed. I understand completely that some things are sentimental, but you don't have to throw them away just pack them away and bring them out in the new home. For now your goal is to sell this place. Talk with your Realtor and let them be completely honest with you, and follow their advice. They want to sell it also. Good luck Lori!