Selling your Home with Helen Ellement
Find out about my Home Marketing and Selling Procedures
for your property.
The home selling process almost always is stressful, emotional, and overwhelming.
After all, our home is one of our greatest assets. It is also an excellent investment vehicle since property prices will generally move up, unless there are major economic issues that the region is dealing with.
So we all want to protect our assets and investments.
It is natural that we get emotionally involved when selling our home, all we want is the best financial outcome with as little stress as possible. Is that too much to ask?
The key to a successful sale of your home is choosing a good Realtor to guide you through the process and take care of all important details, so you don't have to worry.
You need to find a Realtor that will work hard to get you the results that you want. But there is also the other side of the coin, that you need to look at.
Through out the process of selling your home you will be working hard too. Starting prior to listing, you will need to get your home ready for sale, so be sure to visit the Getting Ready To Sell page. Lots of valuable information there...
Then comes the really hard part: You will need to keep your home in a "ready to show" condition through out the entire listing period... believe me it's a huge job and I know well, how hard it may be especially if you have small children and pets. But, it can be done and what's more important, it must be done to ensure unsuccessful and beneficial sale that you will be happy with.
You may not be so thrilled about the fact that your home will need to be kept in a spic-&-span condition, constantly for at least next few weeks.
Let me tell you why it's so important.
When someone comes into your home, they notice things you never see. They will smell your three dogs even if you take them out for a walk during the showing. They will notice the spots on the bathroom mirror or that one dish left in the sink. That one spot on the carpet will call their name as soon as they enter the room and the tear in the window screen will wave a flag to any visitor. And the garage stashed to the rafters... they will notice that for sure.
To understand the importance of creating a positive, lasting impression on your potential buyers, step into their shoes for a quick moment.
Remember, just like you, they are looking out for their families best interest. Any buyer coming through your door will want the most for their money.
Your home is not the only one available for sale in your area, your potential buyer will have a list of homes they want to see. So here they are, going from home to home, perhaps taking pictures and taking notes to remember what they have seen, and what they liked.
If your home is not in a best, presentable condition, if it will not WOW them right from the front door... will they remember it in a good light? Or will they remember it only for the clutter, dust and finger prints?
Now please believe me that it is not my intention to offend anyone, but Realtors see the good and the bad. I had buyers ask me to leave the house as soon as we walked in, simply because of the smell (the seller was cooking... cabbage for dinner), I've seen dirty laundry spilling out of the hampers and sinks that were quite far from shiny. Nice first impressions...
When selling your home, you want to impress the buyer, you want your home to be the one they remember, the talk of the evening, when they get into their car, when they get home, but the conversation must be based on a positive, great first impression. To get that first impression you need to truly understand what to expect when you list your home.
Everything else is my job. Selling your home doesn't have to be stressful and overwhelming.
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If you have questions about up-to-date market conditions, would like to get my Price Analysis, or simply would like to know what that home next door is listed for... I'm always available to provide that information.
Perhaps you are considering a sale, but are just not sure what would be the best way to proceed in this changing market.
Or maybe you are the First Time Buyer, excited to enter the Housing Market, and have more questions than your would like to handle on your own...
Please give me a call at 705-241-4249
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