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Our 2014 Exclusive Houlihan Lawrence Listing Presentation and Confidential Pricing Analysis is customized for homeowners with up to date statistics and market reports to ensure you get the facts about selling your property in today's market environment.
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|Pricing your Home|
Pricing a home is a skill that combines a strong knowledge of past market facts, with an appreciation for predicting future trends. Some of the factors to be considered include the following: The surest way to get the highest selling price for your home is to set the listing price correctly right from the start. Setting an accurate listing price is important because the greatest amount of showing activity for a home occurs within the first few weeks of market time. The early activity tends to be from serious buyers who are currently in the market and are therefore drawn to new listings.
|Preparing Your Home for Sale|
Once you decide to sell your home, it is important to remember it is no longer your home, it is a commodity - with features and assets which need to be shown in their best possible light. You need to de-personalize it as much as possible, so that prospective buyers can visualize living in it.
Consider the exterior of your home first. The first impression from the street includes exterior condition of the structure and walkways and landscape. Is there a warm and inviting approach to the home to set the stage for excitement within? Inside, focus on room size and natural light. Remove any distractions and donate or sell items you don't want to keep before putting your house on the market.
Organize the personal items you keep so as to help enlarge the feel of interior spaces. If things need tidying inside your closets or cabinets, take charge! Try to give the overall impression that there is ample storage. Pack up and store any fixtures, appliances and window treatments which you plan to exclude from the sale of your home. Replace heirlooms with suitable fixtures so as to avoid problems later.
Inspect your rooms for defects that can easily be fixed. If the faucet drips, have it fixed. If the paint needs patching, take action and make the repairs. If the window screens are torn; replace them and have the windows washed prior to listing the property for sale. If a fresh coat of paint will be of help to lighten and brighten the space, do it! Once you've organized and de-cluttered, repaired and freshened, it is time to make sure the house is as clean as possible on a regular basis. Make sure to remove any musty or stale odors in the house.
With attention to detail beforehand, a great impression can be achieved and you should assure a substantial edge over your competitors. Selling a home is a major undertaking. But with my guidance and assistance as a Real Estate Professional, I can assure you a superior experience!
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East Fishkill Houlihan Lawrence Branch Office
1989 Route 52, East Fishkill 12533
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