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Top Five Reasons Your Home Isn’t Selling

Once you’ve decided to sell your home, all you can think about is one thing. Selling your home! I completely understand that. Time is money, especially with a huge financial decision like selling your property. But, as we all know, things don’t always happen as quickly as we’d like, and it’s difficult to remain patient.

Are you having trouble selling your home? Are you growing more frustrated by the day? I want what you want: to help you create the life you love. So, let’s get that house SOLD!

1. Price

There’s no way around it. When it comes to buying and selling homes (like most things in life), it starts and ends with money. Dough. Lettuce. Cash. You get it. It’s important! So, if you’re having trouble finalizing the sale of your property, there’s a good chance price has a lot to do with it. I will try to find the sweet-spot price: at fair market value to get your home sold for the most amount of money in the least amount of time. 

2. Home Condition 

Curb Appeal. I talk about it a lot. A quick look and a pass through your home can make or break your sale. You may only get one shot at that first impression, so it’s important to make it count. If you’re not getting any offers after a few of these first impressions and it’s priced right, your home’s condition may be the reason.

So, tidy up that landscaping, bust out the power washer and think of a few repairs/improvements that will take your home from bland to grand.

3. Staging

Open houses are vitally important to the success of your home sale plan. Even if a person loves your home, they may not fully fall in love if you don’t have it staged correctly. The idea is to help a potential buyer envision their life in your home. So, clear the clutter, take down your personal pictures, remove unnecessary furniture and clear your closets completely. I know this seems like a pain, but the less you have in your home, the more spacious it feels. As your full-service Realtor, I can be your consultant in this process and assist along the way.

4. Marketing

These days, the Real Estate process has been thrust into the tech world. Which means that the marketing of your home has drastically changed from the days of your parents purchasing their property. If your home isn’t getting the exposure it deserves (especially since you’re paying for it through commission), then you need a new marketing plan that is both local and global.

Today, over 92 percent of people use the web when searching for homes. And they expect to be able to use their phone and have a user-friendly mobile app as well. We also have a partnership with the best in the photography business, IMOTO Photo. You don’t want to worry about marketing your home, but we have you covered as a one-stop-shop for everything you’ll need to sell your home!

5. Realtor

At the end of the day, all of these things are important. But nothing is more important than the team behind you. A trusted Realtor can quite literally open up doors to your future (or close them if they’re not doing a good job). So, choose wisely. Pick a Realtor who has a company and team behind her/him trustworthy of enacting a plan to sell your home.

I’m in the business of creating the life you love! But, I know that life can seemingly feel put on hold when you can’t sell your current home. I would love to work with you, please contact me today!

 

Tips for Sellers and Buyers With Dogs!

We all love our dogs and couldn't imagine life without them. However, not everyone feels that way, so when you're a dog owner and considering buying or selling a home there are some special considerations that can make for a smoother process and a happier dog. 

Tips for buying with a dog

● Know the policies in the jurisdiction and homeowners or condo association to be sure you can comply.

● Look for a neighborhood where many residents have dogs — they'll be more accepting of your pet.

● Look for a neighborhood with pet-friendly retailers and restaurants.

● Look for the closest dog parks.

● Check out doggy day-care options in the area if you'll need them.

● If you opt for a high-rise, know where you can walk your dog and whether your dog is comfortable in elevators.

● If you can't find a yard with a fence, find out how much it will cost and whether you are allowed to build one.

● Be careful to check out the stairs if your dog has trouble climbing them.

Tips for selling with a dog

● Decide whether your dog will be okay to stay in a crate while your home is being shown or if you can walk the pet whenever someone wants to see it.

● Consider boarding your dog with friends or a family member while your home is on the market.

● Be aware of dog odors — have a friend without pets do a "sniff test" to see whether you've done enough cleaning.

● Have your carpets, curtains and upholstery cleaned or replaced if necessary.

● An air duct cleaning might be necessary to remove dog odors.

● Put away dog toys, leashes and other clutter when showing your home.

● Check for dog damage such as scratched floors and ripped screens or trampled bushes, and make repairs.

 

 

 

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