I will work for you every step of the way! My combination of skill, experience, and technology ensures that I can sell your home for the highest possible price and in the shortest period of time. I have the tools to meet the demands of a highly competitive, modern market.
My Unique Automated Internet Marketing System Online Presence: Available 24 hours a day!
My online marketing system allows me to make information accessible 24-hours a day, and to respond immediately and directly to each and every prospective buyer. From my website, prospective buyers can get information immediately about your home. They can access my site 24 hours a day and view your property listing! Through my Personal Home Search, your listing will be sent by e-mail to every prospective buyer in my database, where your home meets their criteria. Plus it will be e-mailed automatically to future prospective buyers as well.
As soon as you list your home with me, I will enter your home in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database. Other agents can immediately access your property information by computer. I also publish in newspapers in the area and send out direct mail pieces to potential buyers.
Pricing Your Home
When you think about it, there are several other homes for sale competing with your home. I will help you price your home competitively to attract qualified buyers. The way I do this is by generating a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) report, which will show you a range of prices being paid for homes in your area. You can complete my online form to get a feel for your home's market value.
Every Step Of The Way...
Remember, I will be working for you every step of the way to make sure that you get the highest possible price for your home in the shortest period of time.
Tips to Show Your Home at it's BEST!!!
1. First impressions are lasting impressions.
An inviting exterior ensures inspection of the interior. Keep your lawn trimmed and edged, the flower beds cultivated and the yard clear of refuse. Remove snow and ice from walks and porch in winter. exterior should be washed if possible. Place a framed picture of the home, at it's best, inside the front door on a table.
2. Decorate your home-a step toward a sale.
Faded walls and worn wood-work reduce desire. Do not tell the prospective buyer how the place can be made to look; show it by redecorating first. A quicker sale at a higher price may result.
Bright, cheery windows and unmarred walls will assist your sale.
4. Fix that faucet.
Dripping water discolours the enamel and calls attention to faulty plumbing fixtures.
5. A date with the carpenter.
Loose doorknobs, sticking drawers, warped cabinet doors and the like become noticed. Have them fixed.
6. From top to bottom.
The attic and basement are important. Remove unnecessary items, and display the full value of your storage and utility spaces. Have an electrician install lighting in crawl spaces and storage areas.
7. Obstacle course.
Prospects will have to dodge items unless all stairways are cleared of objects. Avoid cluttered appearances and possible injuries. Remove clutter and put into storage.
8. Closet illusions.
Clothes properly hung, shoes, hats, and other articles neatly placed, will make your closets appear larger. Now is the time to get rid of old and out of date clothing.
9. Your most important room is the kitchen.
Colourful curtains/Tasteful window coverings in harmony with the floors and countertops add appeal. The smell of fresh baked bread appeals to prospective buyers.
10. Check and double check your bathrooms.
Bright and clean bathrooms help sell homes. Cultered marble basins with cracks can be cut out and replaced with conventional basins. Replacing a chipped basin is also recommended.
11. For the rest of your life
Bedrooms are always outstanding features. Arrange them neatly. Consider painting the ceilings to brighten the room.
12. Can you see the light?
Illumination is a welcome sign. For showings, turn on your lights, from the front porch on through the house. The prospective buyer will feel a glowing warmth.
13. Three's a crowd.
More will lose a sale. Avoid having too many people present during showings. The prospect will feel like an intruder and will hurry through the house.
14. "Love me, love my dogs" does not apply to house selling.
Keep pets out of the way, and preferably out of the house. Any corners where pets sleep should be tidied and cleaned before a showing.
15. In the shadows
Please do not accompany the prospect and real estate representative. They know the buyer's requirements and can better emphasize the features of your house when alone. You will be called if needed.
16. A word to the wise
Do not discuss price, terms, possessions or other factors with the potential buyers; refer them to the Realtor. Now that your house is ready to show, you are one step up on the competition.