Sell Your Home : A Series of Posts, Part 2

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Real Estate Agent with The Momentum Group, Northern Virginia

Now that you have decided to sell your home, it is critical that you look at your property objectively and make the necessary improvements.  If you have read any of my previous posts, you will know that one of my favorite sayings is, 'you only get one chance to make a first impression.' 

This is the time to prepare your home as thoroughly as you would prepare yourself for an important interview. Look at every corner of your home and ask yourself is it 1) clean, 2) well maintained, 3) dated (and replace offending items if necessary).  Just as you may look at that wall paper and think, ' it is too much trouble to remove, repair and repaint,' your potential purchasers are thinking EXACTLY the same thing. 

If you want your price and your time-line, now is the time to put in the work! Here are a couple of my previous blog entries that will help you get started.

Getting Your House Ready to Sell Series: Home Maintenance is Key!

Getting Your Home Ready to Sell Series: The Condition Matters!

Getting Your House Ready to Sell Series: The Front Door Matters!

Getting Your House Ready to Sell Series: The Surprising thing I tell My Sellers

Getting Your House Ready to Sell Series: Help! I have been in my house forever!

I hope you found these posts informative and that you are able to use some of my advice as you prepare your home for sale. Try to remember that your goal is to make your home as attractive as possible to the greatest number of people.

My business is built around referrals. If you live in the Northern Virginia area and are considering selling your house, I would welcome the opportunity to discuss my approach to preparation, pricing and marketing.  As an Accredited Home Staging Realtor, I believe that much of the work of selling your home has to be done before the sign goes up on your house. If you have family, friends or colleagues who plan to list their property, I would be honored if you would pass on my name and contact information
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Thanks for the post Holly!

I think all too often our Seller's forget to take a step back and look from a Buyer's perspective.

Have a Great Day!

Pam

November 12, 2009 07:00 AM #1
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Julia Odom
Select Realty Professionals - Chattanooga, TN
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' it is too much trouble to remove, repair and repaint,' your potential purchasers are thinking EXACTLY the same thing.

That is a great quote and so very true.

 

November 12, 2009 07:02 AM #2
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Leslie Helm
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Hi, Holly. The quote I like best is "You only have one chance to make a good first impression." That is so true and goes far beyond real estate!

November 12, 2009 07:33 AM #3
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