Seller Information (Send me information about your house)
If you need to sell a house because you are moving, relocating or just simply selling, you have come to the right place.  Choosing a realtor can be quite gruesome because he/she will be the agent representing you as the seller of your home.  I believe my ethical values, diligent responses, professional and dedicated workmanship will make your sales process smooth.

In selling a home, there are various preparations that you must do to make your home attractive and safe for the new home owners as you would expect when purchasing a new/used home for yourself.

Preparing to Sell

Before you put your home on the market, you want everything to look good and function properly. You want maximum curb appeal to make a positive first impression, and then have the rest of the property look just as appealing.

Step through your home, inside and out, and make a list of what needs to be fixed for functionality as well as safety. List what needs freshening up, noting the good parts as well as the not so good areas of your home.

First and foremost, you must fix any health and safety problems. This is obligatory because you don't want anyone to be hurt as a result of your negligence. Further, you could be sued if someone is injured, even after you sell the property. If you're not certain what health and safety concerns exist, hire a professional house inspector to advise you. Your real estate professional can also guide you in this area.

Some health and safety problems that should be corrected include (but not limited to):

  1. Leaks in a gas or oil heater or furnace.
  2. Faulty wiring or connections should be corrected.
  3. Repair breaks or cracks in flooring.
  4. Replace any broken glass in doors or windows.
  5. Install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors as required by the law in your area.
  6. Fill or correct holes, faults, or areas that may cause someone to trip in the yard.
  7. Safety and health problems should be corrected by a professional. If you do the work yourself, and something goes awry after the sale and transfer of the property, you would still be liable.

If the front approach of your home isn't likely to make a good impression, there are various simple cosmetic changes you can make to remedy the problem.

  1. Mow the grass and replant any spotty, thin, or damaged areas. If necessary, replant the entire front yard, water it, and fertilize it until it looks great.
  2. Pull the weeds.
  3. Rake the gravel drive or walks. Clean the walks and driveway.
  4. If the driveway is concrete, wash it. If it's asphalt or tar, resurface it.
  5. Plant colorful flowers near the entrance, or put a large pot of flowers by the door, or at either side of the front door.
  6. Repaint the front of your house. Take particular care with the trim around the door. If possible, replace the front door.
  7. Paint the entry or foyer of your home to continue the fresh look inside the front door.

A few inexpensive updates can actually increase your chances of a quicker sale and a better price for your home.

My Responsibilities to You
In addition to providing you with the information to improve your home to specifications and guidelines for aesthetic and legal reasons, when you choose me as your realtor, various other works are done for you to get your home sold in a timely manner.  Some of my responsibilities are:
  • Getting your house appraised
  • Getting your home listed in the home search database
  • Marketing your property
  • Getting the right offers in
  • Closing the deal

Send me some details about your home and I will contact you in assisting and/or guiding you in the right direction.

Other Information
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