Staging Your Kitchen for Maximum Profits with Hot Insider Tips

Staging Your Kitchen

When it comes time to sell your home usually the kitchen is the room that gets the most scrutiny from home buyers.    Staging your kitchen can help you maximize your profits from the sale of your home. Think about it.  The kitchen will get so much attention from home buyers for two reasons.  First it is the most costly area of the home to remodel.  Secondly, for many, the kitchen is the heart of the home.  When buying a new home, buyers want to love their … Continue reading...

Depersonalize Your Home for Sale- Take The Home Out of Your House

Horrible Home Decor- Time to depersonalize your home

I ran across an article on the HGTV site about 10 Best Kept Secrets to Sell Your Home. Tip #4 was "take the home out of your house."  I love that phrase. Selling Secret #4: Take the home out of your house One of the most important things to do when selling your house is to de-personalize it. The more personal stuff in your house, the less potential buyers can imagine themselves living there. Get rid of a third of your stuff – put it in storage. This includes family photos, memorabilia … Continue reading...

The First Showings of Your Home are Online

your homes first showings are on line

The past 10-15 years have definitely changed the dynamics for home buyers and home sellers.  The primary difference is the internet.  What home sellers need to understand is that the first showings of your home are online. What do you mean The First Showings of your Home are Online? I have been a full time agent since early 2002.  By 2005 most home buyers were using the internet as their main tool of identifying homes for sale.  Lets look at some information: 87% of home buyers found the … Continue reading...

Keep the Walks and Drives Shoveled

Selling your home keep stails and walks shoveled

If you are listing your home in the winter, remember to keep those walks and drives shoveled and clear of ice and snow.  You never know when you will have a showing.  Yes, too many of you this may seem silly but invariably, every winter I am showing homes where the walkways and drives have been untouched or been very poorly kept. Buyers can be out at anytime looking at houses and if they feel an urgency to buy, a snow storm will not slow them down.  I have shown homes during big storms or the … Continue reading...

Tips for Seasonal and Holiday Decorating for During Home Showings

Holiday decorating for home showings

Any time of year can be a good time of year to sell your home even during the holiday.  With the some major holidays coming up around the corner here are a few seasonal and holiday decorating tips to remember while showing your home during the holidays. Remember when it comes to holiday decorating and as much as you love a particular holiday, some of you home buyers may not participate in that holiday and can find it offensive, especially if it is over done. Keep it simple-  Keep you … Continue reading...

Top 3 Reasons to De-clutter Your Home for Sale

Importance of decluttering your home

The time has come to sell your home.  You always hear de-clutter your home.  You ever wonder why it is so important to de-clutter your home? If there is nothing else you do to prepare your home to sell, de-cluttering is the single most important thing you can do. There are multiple reasons why it is so important to de-clutter your home. 1-  You don't want home buyers to focus on items in your home.  You want potential home buyers to focus on the actual home itself not your belongings or … Continue reading...

10 Ways to Turn Off Home Buyers

Odors- 8 Ways to turn off a home buyer

Selling your home is difficult enough when everything is perfect.  Here are 10 ways to turn off home buyers that can impact the sale of your home.  Take some time and prepare your home with an unbiased perspective.  A good agent will help walk you through the preparation of your home as well as explain the best way to show and allow home buyers to view your home.  These are just 10 ways to turn of home buyers that are very common, though I could probably list 100! 10 Ways to Turn Off Home … Continue reading...

Dracut MA Home Sold- A Dracut MA Real Estate Clients Testimonial

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I recently sold a home in Dracut MA.  The sale went extremely well.  The interesting part of this sale is that the home was previously marketed with another agent for four months.  I met with the client after it had expired unsold.  I was able to sell this home quickly and for top dollar, marketed at the same price, due to my expertise in preparing a home, my professional quality real estate photography and exceptional online marketing skills.  Here is a Dracut MA Real Estate client's … Continue reading...

The Unused Bedroom, Show Its intended Use

Often times as a REALTOR, I go on listing appointments to consult with home sellers, to find one or more bedrooms that are no longer a bedroom.  The bedroom is empty, has been converted to an office or has become a catch all room. It is important to show potential buyers the true use of a space.  Take that unused bedroom and make it look like a bedroom.  Buyers will walk away thinking your house only had two bedrooms instead of the three that are listed.  Or if you have converted a bedroom to … Continue reading...

Sell Your Home Fast for Top Dollar

Sell Your Home Fast and for Top Dollar

Would you like to sell your home fast for top dollar?  Who wouldn't?!! You hear the stories, the neighbor who put his home on the market and within 3 days received multiple offers over asking.  It happens quite a bit.  You can sell your home fast to.  There really are no huge secrets. A fast home sale for top dollar is a carefully crafted plan that just doesn't happen. But remember, even in a good real estate market as much as 30% of the market expires unsold.  Yes, unsold the contract … Continue reading...