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8 Essential Tips That Get Homes Sold Fast (And For Top Dollar)

Tip No. 1 Know why you’re selling.

For Most people, selling their home means cashing in their biggest asset. In other words, it must be handled with great care if you hope to protect-and capitalize on – your investment.

This was written with one goal in mind; to give you the tools you need to maximize your profits, maintain control, and reduce stress that comes with the home-selling process.

Tip No. 2 Clean like you’ve never cleaned before.

Pick up, straighten, unclutter, scrub, scour, dust…well, you get the idea. If your living room feels crowded, take out very piece of furniture you can get away with. If your homes still isn’t ready to appear in House Beautiful, then clean some more. Remember, you’re not just competing with other people’s homes-you’re going up against brand-new homes as well.

Tip No. 3 Fix everything no matter how insignificant it may appear.

The step that squeaks, the light switch that doesn’t work, the hairline crack in the bathroom mirror-they might be minor annoyances to you, but they can also be deal-killers. The problem is that you never know what will turn a buyer off. Even something minor that’s gone unattended can suggest that perhaps there are bigger, less visible problems present as well.

Tip No. 4 Remove all traces of you from your home.

When you toured other people’s homes, you may have felt some discomfort. This probably occurred because you saw, heard or otherwise sensed something that made you feel as if you were intruding into someone’s life.

The last thing you want others to feel in visiting your home is that same sense of discomfort. Avoid this by making your home as neutral as possible. Anything that interferes with a prospective buyers’ ability to see themselves living in your home must be eliminated. A few carefully chosen knickknacks and family portraits may add warmth and character to the home, too many are a distraction. Avoid unique or trendy color schemes-paint and carpet in neutral shades of white or beige.

Tip No. 5 The little touches can make a difference.

While personal items can detract, other small touches can help make your house a home to buyers. A well-placed vase of flowers, accent pieces of sculpture, potpourri in the bathroom-all can enhance the attractiveness of your home in a subtle, soft spoken way. Try perusing any of the home magazines for tips.

Tip No. 6 Don’t let a smell be your downfall.

Odd smells kill deals quickly. All traces of food, pet and smoking odors must be eliminated. Even when you’re sure they’re gone, don’t encourage prospective buyers to imagine things. If they know that you’re a smoker or that you have a dog, they’ll start smelling odors and seeing stains that my not even exist. Be safe—don’t leave any clues.

Tip No. 7 Disclose everything.

Smart sellers proactively go above and beyond the laws to disclose all known defects to their buyers-in writing. If the buyer knows about a problem, he can’t come back with a lawsuit later on.

Tip No. 8 Hire an Experienced Real Estate Professional

Remember this:
Maximum Exposure=Maximum Homebuyers=Maximum Price

A successful , experienced real estate professional can bring your home the maximum exposure it needs. You’ll want the most qualified real estate professional who’s sold numerous homes because they’ve gotten the job done for many other home sellers. How can an inexperienced person give you advice on something that’s so important? It takes years to learn and become an expert at anything. The most qualified agents have skills in marketing, pricing your home to sell, photography, home staging, negotiations, qualifying homebuyers, sellers disclosures, real estate contracts, inspections, etc….

If it sounds like selling a home is a lot of work, it is. It’s to be expected when selling anything of such great value. If you’re thinking of making a move give us a call at 210-477-4888 to see how we can help you get your home SOLD.

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Find Yourself an Experienced, Proven, Homebuyers Representative!

WHY?

3 Important Questions to Ask Yourself

(1) If you were really sick or injured, would you treat yourself or go to a doctor/physician?
(2) If you had a legal problem and you were going before a judge, would you hire an attorney?
(3) Suppose you had money to invest, would you handle theinvestment yourself or get advice from a financial advisor?

If the answers to these questions were obvious to you, then why wouldn’t you hire an experienced real estate professional who assists homebuyers and helps them make the very best home buying decisions? You’re going to purchase one of the most expensive items you’ll ever purchase in your entire life! Wouldn’t you want information that is vital to knowing what a property is worth on this huge investment? It DOES matter who you choose to represent you! Would you want a doctor, attorney or a financial advisor straight out of school or someone who’s been in the business and has helped hundreds of clients already?

Here’s a few very important reasons why you want the help of a real estate professional:

  1. Price. A real estate professional has access to the most recent sales data that will help you determine a fair price. You need this Information! Don’t be fooled and go by the tax assessment because in most cases, the information isn’t accurate. Price also isn’t determined by what other homes are listed for. It’s the closed sales that provide the most accurate information that determines home values.
  2. Negotiations. Have you ever purchased a vehicle and had to haggle with the salesperson over the price or any of the extra’s that you wanted? Was it uncomfortable? Your Realtor will do all the haggling for you, taking much of the stress that comes with negotiating away from you. He or she has a code of ethics to abide by and they’re required to look after your best interest at all times and provide you with information to help you make the very best decisions. Not all real estate agents are Realtors so you might want to ask the agent you’re working with if they’re a Realtor.
  3. Financing. Think your bank or financial institution is giving you the best deal? Think again. Shop around and compare. An established real estate professional might know of a financial institution that could save you thousands of dollars. At the very least, they could help your bank give you better financing.
  4. Inspections. You don’t want just any inspector doing the home inspection. Your experienced real estate professional will know of a licensed, bonded and insured inspector that will inspect all the major components of the home, so you’ll know what to expect before you close on the home, not afterwards when it’s too late to get the seller to correct any malfunctions.
  5. Paperwork. There’s a tremendous amount of paperwork that goes with purchasing a home. Your representative will keep all the important documents in order.
  6. BEST OF ALL. In most cases, you won’t have to pay a dime to your homebuyers representative. Ask them how they’re paid. You’ll be pleasantly surprised!
  7. As you can see, there are a lot of details that come into play when you’re purchasing a home. If a homebuyers real estate representative is a FREE service to you, and they’re going to assist you with all the details of a home purchase, then why wouldn’t you want to use their knowledge and experience that could help you save thousands of dollars.? If you don’t have someone representing your best interest and you’re looking to purchase a home, don’t hesitate to contact Joe Nastasi by phone
    at 210 477-4888. He’s got a guarantee for Homebuyers that no one else is offering. You want what he has to offer!

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