How To Get Top Dollar In Any Market

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The best chance for selling your property is within the 4-7 weeks.  Studies show that the longer a property stays on the market, the less the seller will net. Below are 5 main factors to accomplishing the goal of getting top $$ for your home.

* Pricing Factor
It is very important to price your property at a competitive market value right when you list it.  The market is so competitive that even over-pricing by a few thousand dollars could mean that your house will not sell.  It's interesting, but your first offer is usually your best offer.  Here are reasons for pricing your property at the market value right from the start in order to net you the most amount of money in the shortest amount of time. An overpriced home: *Minimizes offers *Lowers showings *Lowers agent interest *Possible appraisal problems *Limits qualified buyers *Nets less for the seller.   80% of the marketing is done when we decide on what price to list your home.  If you are unwilling to list at current market value, you would be better off not putting it on the market at this time.

* Clean Factor
Most people are turned off by even the smallest amount of uncleanness or odor when buying a home.  Sellers lose thousands of dollars because they do not adequately clean.  If your house is squeaky clean, you will be able to sell your home faster and net hundreds, if not thousands of dollars more.  If you are planning on moving, why not get rid of that old junk now so that your house will appear larger?  Make more space.  Odors must be eliminated especially if you have dogs, cats, or young children in diapers or if you are a smoker.  You may not notice the smell, but the buyers do!  Most agents have a difficult time communicating to their sellers about odor.  If you employ an agent to get the most amount of money for you, please don't take offense if he must confront you about odor problems.

* Access Factor
Top selling agents will not show your home if both the key and access are not readily available. They do not have time to run around town all day picking up and dropping off keys. They want to sell homes! The greatest way to show a house is to have a key!  An electronic lockbox offers you safety & security.  It allows agents access when you are not home, it records 'who' was in your house, at what time, and from what company they represent.  A lockbox allows agents the best access to view your home with their clients, and offers you security as well.  Please insure that you follow my "Home Showability Checklist" when your house is being shown - this will show off your home in the best light, and offer you the best chance for a good offer.  Typically, buyers do not have (or want to spend) the funds to improve your home/replace carpets, flooring, etc., and many homes do not sell because of this problem.  Don't think that buyers have more money than you have to replace carpet, paint, appliances, etc.  They don' they simply buy elsewhere.

* Front Yard Factor
Your front yard immediately reflects the inside condition of your house to the buyer.  People enjoy their yards. Make certain that the trees are trimmed so the house can be seen from the street.  Have the grass mowed, trimmed and edged.  Walkways should be swept.  Clean away debris.  Remove parked cars. This all adds to curb appeal.  If a buyer doesn't like the outside, they may not stop to see the inside.

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