Preparing Your Home To Sell


Marketing Plan

To assure you that your property is marketed to its fullest potential and to obtain the highest possible market value, I have a detailed and effective marketing strategy.

  • Carefully evaluate your home and its competition and current market conditions
  • Prepare a Comparative Market Analysis to establish fair market value
  • Prepare listing contract - Prepare seller disclosure statement
  • Enter listing in the MLS system
  • Take photos of property
  • Prepare a slide show presentation of home
  • Web site advertisement
  • Place For Sale Sign on property
  • Place lock box on property, if needed
  • Advertise in Mountain Homes Illustrated magazine
  • Inform each agent in my brokerage of this new listing
  • Schedule property for Office and MLS tours
  • Make listing available to internet web sites
  • Arrange showings for other agents
  • Pre-qualify potential buyers
  • Review list price based on agent feedback and market condition
  • Provide a weekly market activity report
  • Present and review all offers with you
  • Negotiate the transaction on your behalf
  • Finalize the closing
  • Provide references for qualified moving and relocation services


Interior 

The condition of the interior of the home should be warm, welcoming and inviting.  

  • Lights should be on and drapes should be left open during daylight
  • Heat set at a comfortable temperature
  • Fresh flowers/plants in various rooms
  • Chipped plaster and paint touched up and repaired
  • Doors and cupboards properly closed
  • Leaky taps and toilets repaired
  • Burned out light bulbs replaced
  • Squeaky doors oiled
  • Mirrors, fixtures, and taps cleaned and polished
  • Seals around tubs and basins in good repair
  • Floors cleaned, garbage containers emptied
  • Inside of closets and cupboards neat and tidy
  • Valuable property, out of reach, out of sight, or locked away
  • Pets absent, where possible, or contained during showings
  • All torn screens should be repaired or replaced
  • Avoid repainting the entire house unless current colors are very loud or offbeat
  • White or light pastels are the easiest to work with and they make your rooms look larger.
  • Fireplace lit in cooler weather
  • Air conditioner turned on in warm weather
  • Countertops neat and polished
  • Appliances cleaned
  • Inside of closets and cupboards neat and tidy


Exterior

The condition of your home's exterior is most important when it comes to buyer appeal.

  • House number should be easy to read
  • Lights on timers to ensure house is lit up after sunset
  • Eaves troughs, and down spouts in good repair
  • Garage/car port clean and tidy
  • Litter picked up
  • Cracked or broken window panes replaced
  • Doorbell and door hardware in good repair
  • Touch up trim paint on doors, window frames, fascia, etc.
  • Mow, edge and weed the lawn frequently until the home is sold.
  • Overgrown shrubbery should be cut back to show as much of the exterior as possible.
  • A low-cost investment in seasonal flowers or ground cover will add a personal touch.
  • Inspect the roof for necessary repairs and any visible broken shingles or tiles.
  • Stucco water stains can be repaired using a mild bleaching agent.
  • Fences should be mended and painted
  • Wash all windows inside and outside.