How To Get Your Home Market Ready--In Any Season

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How To Get Your Home Market Ready--In Any Season
 
Big HouseHere we are already at the end of the 3rd quarter of the year, moving extremely fast toward the cooler/colder time of the year. You may be asking yourself "Should I put my home on the market Now or Wait?"  There is so much to be said about this time of the year that lends itself to selling your home, for example, all of the different smell of fresh baked pies and desserts, all of the different holiday decorations, etc. The buyers are serious and there is less inventory to choose from meaning there is LESS competition.
Do homes sell this time of the year? Most definitely they do and so will yours if you keep in mind a few simple rules.
 
 
 
 
 
 
  1. Curb appeal....How does your property look from the curb? If potential buyers don't like the looks of the house from the curb, they become disappointed and often times won't go in the house. This is their FIRST IMPRESSION of your home so have it stand out.
  2. Clutter....eliminate it everywhere: closets, garage, attic, each room, yard, etc. You want to show off the size of the rooms as much as possible.
  3. Clean....everywhere and everything. People value cleanliness...both in what they see and smell.
  4. Character and Charm....what makes your property special - little touches of decorating such as flower arrangements in a room, fire in the fireplace can all contribute to a special feeling. Along those same lines you want to depersonalize as much as possible too.
  5. Critique your home objectively....how does it compare to others in the area? What are your property's strengths and potential weaknesses? Make the strengths stand out!! 
  6. Cost vs. Value....spend money in the right places and on the right items to get your home "market ready".
This is a great time of the year to sell a home as long as we remember these tips. Home sales have been up this year and there are buyers out there looking for that one piece of property that they will be able to call home. That home can be yours!!
So, if you are thinking about placing your home on the market in St Charles County, MO give Don Rogers CDPE, GRI a call at 636-229-8865 today and schedule a time to sit down and start the process. 
What a GREAT time of the year to buy and sell a home!! 
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Rainmaker
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Alisa McKeel Willson
Appraisal Pros in Texas - Huntsville, TX
Certified Res. Appraiser

Good points, especially the one about less inventory this time of the year...not everywhere of course...but in many areas people just don't list after Labor Day..oh, wait maybe that's wear white shoes...just kidding but it's true some do hold off until eary in the next year thinking there are less buyers.

September 21, 2012 06:27 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Good morning Alisa and thank you for stopping in for a visit this morning. I agree but it is not only white shoes but white pants too.  I think? ;-))

 

September 21, 2012 06:34 AM #2
Rainer
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Lucas Taylor
Keller Williams Miami Beach - Miami Beach, FL
Thank you for the great education. I learned so much from your post.
September 21, 2012 06:44 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Thank you Lucas that is very kind.  I appreciate you stopping in this morning and commenting.

September 21, 2012 06:56 AM #4
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

CLEAN...CLEAN...CLEAN... That is the bigest turn off I hear when showing a home!

September 21, 2012 11:44 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Bill,

The cleaner the absolute better.  Some just do not get it...

September 21, 2012 02:44 PM #6
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Bob Usey
Bob Usey Properties - Gulfport, MS

Good tips. Very simple and elementary, but some of us who have been around a while, still need to review posts such as yours to remind us.

Bob Usey Properties

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September 21, 2012 03:58 PM #7
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Good envening Bob,

Thank you for stopping in for a visit. You are so right sir we do need to re-read these types of articles but the public needs, IMHO, them more.  Some are real old school----take it or leave it then raise a stink with their agent because the home won't sell.

September 21, 2012 04:20 PM #8
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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Don.  #7.  It better be priced to sell or it will be on forever.

September 22, 2012 04:05 AM #9
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Good morning Conrad,

You are so right my friend.  Thanks for stopping by.

September 22, 2012 05:09 AM #10
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