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Preparing Your Home For Sale

With over 93% of all Home Buyer's starting their searches on the internet, we have tailored our Marketing plan to reach those potential Buyer’s. We have invested in various technology platforms to capitalize on giving our Client’s Maximum Exposure when listing their homes online.

 

YOU ONLY HAVE ONE CHANCE TO MAKE A FIRST IMPRESSION

Preparing your Home to List on the Market

CLEAR THE CLUTTER

  • Remove all unnecessary articles from your closets and garage. Spacious rooms and large storage spaces are a great selling feature.
  • Get rid of family pictures, trophies, and knickknacks. Closets and cabinets should be no more than 30% full.
  • Consider having a garage sale to dispose of unwanted items.
  • Look into renting storage for larger items or boxes of things you aren't ready to part with but don't use every dayInclude your favorite trinkets and excess ornaments. They won't have the same sentimental value to potential buyers and only distract from your home.
  • Look around your home to determine where you can reduce a cluttered appearance

CLEANLINESS

  • Clean windows and appliances.
  • Steam clean Tile, Clean or replace carpets.
  • Give the buyer the impression that your home has been well maintained.
  • Clean light fixtures to remove dust
  • Clean ceiling fans to remove the dust
  • Often missed, but often checked by buyers...make sure the top of your door and window trim is dust free 
  • Garage items should be neatly stored on shelves and organized
  • Often painting the walls will give it a fresh look

MAINTENANCE ITEMS

  • Repair or replace all faucets if their outdated or leaking.
  • Repair knobs or handles on drawers if they are broke or outdated
  • Any loose trim around the house should be properly attached
  • Door knobs that don't lock or turn correctly should be replaced
  • Loose railings should be tightened.
  • HVAC Air Filters should be new
  • Window latches should work properly
  • Water heaters have to have earthquake straps

BACKYARD

  • Clean and Organized
  • No Dog poop
  • if there is a pool make sure its operational and clean.

 

3 RULES FOR SHOWINGS

 

Rule #1: 

When the agent is showing your home, you do not want to be present. Let the buyers take their time through your home to get a good feel for it. Let them talk freely about their likes and dislikes. If you are present, they will feel rushed and feel like they cannot express their opinions.

Rule #2: 

Ever hear loud music and someone say if it's too loud, your too old? Well in this case that is 100% False. If you choose to play music in your home, make sure it is easy listening and set a  low volume. This should be a accent to the walk through and not overbear it.

Rule #3: 

Most of us love pets. Most of our pets are considered family but when showing a home make sure Big Jake and Little Patches are not in the home. Not all of us like dogs or cats and some are allergic and even scared of these animals. Nothing turns off a buyer like your family pooch barking and jumping on you during the showing.

 

So you are deciding to sell your Home. There are many factors that go into your decision!

I want to sit down with you and figure the best solution for you and your family.

  1. Why are you Selling?
  2. When is the best time to sell?
  3. What is the current local Real Estate Market conditions?
  4. What is your home currently worth?

 

Freq. Asked  Questions

Do I need a REALTOR to sell my home?

The answer is No you don't....you can sale your home by yourself, BUT beware most For Sale By Owners make costly mistakes and sometimes take longer to sell than they were prepared for ultimately making less money than if they would have listed with a REALTOR. 

You should always use a licensed professional when it comes to selling your biggest asset, your home. My team has the proper education, experience, and expertise to maximize the sale of your home. We will guide you through the entire process and reach a successful closing.

 

How do we determine the List Price?

To determine that value, it is necessary to look at comparable properties of "Like Kind" in the neighborhood which sold recently, usually within the last 90 Days. When calculating your home's value, consider your property the “subject property” and the sold properties “comparable properties.” Homes that are currently Available "On market" or even in Pending status have Zero impact on the current value of the subject property.

 

What the Difference between Market Value and Appraisal Value?

Market Value is what a ready, willing and able buyer would pay for a home. 

Appraisal Value is what a state Licensed Appraiser reports what your home is worth.

 

What if there is a discrepancy between Market value and Appraisal Value?

So in Las Vegas, this is a common issue. A Seller feels there home is worth and certain price and the Appraisal comes in lower than the sales price.

Seller's have to remember, a Buyer that is financing their bank will only loan up to appraised value for the home. In some cases, Buyer can come up with the difference in cash. 

This comes to hiring a REALTOR that is experienced and know how to effectively value and list your property correctly from the beginning.


Jeff Hatfield | 702-854-4909 | Contact Me
3320 N. Buffalo Ste 204 - Las Vegas, NV 89129
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