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Secrets To Selling Your Home For The Best Price In Any Market!
March 14th, 2010 4:00 PM

 Before you put your home on the market, it is important that you get the property ready to be seen in the most favorable light by today's buyers.

Do all of the following, and allow the house to be shown with no more than a one hour notice, and you will get interested buyers and offers, regardless of the market and time of the year, allowing more time if it is listed during the off seasons for the market in your area.

  1.  Change all painted interior walls and exterior trim to neutral colors.

  2.  Spruce up the landscaping, front and back yards, and plant seasonal color in special areas next to the front and back doors.

  3.  De-clutter the entire home, garage, closets, etc. and move stuff  to temporary storage space or sell it before putting the house up for sale.

 4.  De-personalize the entire home, putting away personal items,  family photos, collections of personal memorabilia, and take these to storage with the things in item #3 above or put in safe place until you are relocated in your next home.

 5.  Thoroughly deep clean the entire house, all floors, etc. and pay extra special  attention to the kitchen and bathrooms.

 6.   Spotlessly clean the windows and window coverings so that they sparkle.

 7.    Remove all pet items, food, litter boxes, etc. and cleanso there are no pet odors.  If possible, take the pets with you when you leave for showings or ask a relative or friend near you to keep them when you are away.  If you don'ta close friend of relative that will keep your house pets, there may be a pet day care near you to get them out of the house when you are at work during the times when most buyers would want to view the home.

These steps do require extra effort and self-discipline, but they will position your property in the most favorable light with the prospective buyers, and get you to the goal of selling the home in the shortest period of time possible for the market and area.

For questions, call me, and I will be glad to assist you with additional information.  Also, please call me to list and sell itfor you, when the home is ready to go with all of the above.


 Jeanie Elliott , Broker/Owner   

 Jeanie Elliott REALTORS, Since 1980

 972-612-2277 direct office

 Celebrating Our 30th Anniversary In 2010

  Specializing in Lovejoy ISD, Lucas, Fairview, Allen, Frisco,

  Plano McKinney, Wylie, Collin County and Dallas Metroplex.




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