What You Should Do Now If You Plan OnSelling Your Home This Fall

Reblogger Janice Roosevelt
Real Estate Agent with Rory Burkhart Team, Keller Williams

here's reblog of a reblog but is just has so much great information I ca't resist hoping others will see it. I would add sellers need to be realistic about asking price. Listen to your realtor! Make it a great weekend! Janice

Original content by Susan Jacobs 0225 093857

Are you planning on selling your home this fall?

Home sales during the fall are traditionally a bit slower than the frenzied spring and summer months. But fall can be a good time to sell because there are (usually) fewer houses on the market - meaning less competition - and buyers typically want to buy quickly before winter and the holidays set in.

What You Should Do Now If You Plan On Selling This Fall

Here is a list of things you can do to attract would-be homebuyers.

          Examine, and, if needed, repair any major structural systems.Home for sale Manassas Virginia

          Hire a home inspector to check out items like drainage conditions, exterior surfaces, decks, chimney, the roof, windows, doors, plumbing fixtures, furnace, air conditioner, insulation, ventilation, electrical, heating, and plumbing systems.

          Give it some curb appeal  is the lawn mowed, the landscape is attractive and not buried beneath a peppering of fall leaves, and the driveway and walkways are free from toys and clutter.

         Entering the house. Your front door should be in good condition. Usually when the real estate professional is busy retrieving the key from the lock box, the potential buyers are standing by with nothing else to look at but the front door.

         Once inside your house, the two things that immediately turn off prospective buyers are dingy walls and dirty, ill-colored, outdated, or shabby carpet.

          Clear the clutter. If you have too much furniture, put some of it in storage. Fewer pieces of furniture will make the room seem larger and more open. Also, clear counters in the kitchen and bathrooms.

          Talk to the professionals. Now is also a good time to interview real estate professionals. Ask about their experience, find out how well they know the area and ask for references.

           Don't insist on setting the price too high, especially if you're on a time line. A house priced appropriately will be taken more seriously and will ultimately sell more quickly than one that's overpriced.

Check out  the entire article and additional ideas on What You Should Do Now If You Plan On Selling This Fall, Written by Michele Dawson

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Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
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HI JANICE!  Price price price.  Condition condition condition!  We can't say it enough can we??! -- Gab

October 14, 2010 09:37 AM #1
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Janice Roosevelt
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Gab - I know and the Wall Street Journal had a front page article yesterday on why houses aren't selling. Wanna guess the #1 reason? PRICE!

October 14, 2010 09:40 AM #2
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