If you want to sell your home quickly and for top dollar! It's time to follow what we call the 3-P's; Product, Promotion & Pricing.
Step #1 PRODUCT:
"Staging is presenting your home in its best and most appealing light to the majority of home buyers.
In theory, "staging" isn't hard or costly, but in reality, many homeowners find it difficult because it's often hard to see something objectively when we love it!
An easy way to see effectively "staged" homes is to visit decorated model homes. Decorating a model is expensive, but builders are willing to invest the cost because they understand just how well a staged home sells. You too can profit from this knowledge.
Your home must sparkle! To achieve this level is typically only feasible by hiring a cleaning crew. In fact, having a cleaning service return weekly while your house is for sale is a good investment. Get your windows professionally cleaned inside and out also. This includes cleaning your exterior spaces!
Do you have a dripping faucet or a cracked tile? These will send the wrong message to potential buyers. Getting them fixed before you put the house on the market is mandatory for a top dollar return.
The "50% Rule" requires that you eliminate the clutter in your home by at least half. This may be the hardest rule of all! We love our clutter -- it reflects our memories, hobbies and values but it doesn't sell homes! Clutter makes homes seem smaller and disorganized. Have you ever noticed that luxury stores seem to have an expansive clutter free layout while discount stores are often a jumble of merchandise? Even the ancient practice of Feng Shui has a central focus.... the elimination of clutter.
Neutral Colors sell. It's a fact. Try to convey an image of quality and neutrality.
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Step #2 PROMOTION:
Once your home is properly Staged it is time to get it out for the public to swoon. Our team is constantly seeking new technology and marketing ideas to stay on the cutting edge to make certain your home stands out from the rest.
5% of today's buyers are online browsing the market 3 months prior to hiring their REALTOR and starting the actual showing process. Our first impression to the market is one of the most important steps for success. Hiring a professional photographer allows the smallest details to be accentuated properly from the eye of the professional
Option 1: Lifestyle Video
Option 2: Virtual Walk-Through
As a team we will work together to decipher the best option for your particular property.
Despite what you may think based on our world of technology, PRINT is not dead! We pride ourselves in going the extra mile to get the right level of textures to give the feeling of quality as people are wandering through your home. This adds to the experience the consumer will feel while touring your home. We also offer a listing launch in 1 of 3 of our publications; Luxury Homes Magazine, Gig Harbor Living Magazine & the Fox Island Lifestyle Magazine.
Any real estate website that has an IDX feed for the MLS
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Step #3: PRICING
It's Market Analysis time! Our firm is backed on stats that go back to the early 1970's so we would love the opportunity to meet with you and share any information you might want to help in the pricing portion of your home.
Another important part to figuring the pricing of your home is the costs to you as a seller...
If the seller has not yet paid for the house in full, the seller's most important closing cost is satisfying the remaining balance of their loan. Before the date of closing, the escrow officer will contact the seller's lender to verify the amount needed to close out the loan.
Along with any other fees, the original loan will be paid for at the closing before the seller receives any proceeds from the sale.
SELLER CLOSING COSTS:
Excise | Transfer Taxes
Documentary Stamps on the Deed
Property Taxes (Prorated
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