1. Let’s Talk Curb Appeal
You only get one chance to make a great first impression! Make that beautiful curbside impression by repairing fencing, trimming shrubs and trees, adding colorful flowers whether planted or in nice pots, removing all debris, extra vehicles, even the pile up of rubbah slippahs at the front door. The Wow Factor begins at the curb!
2. Staking vs Survey
Measuring Property Rights
In a staking, a licensed surveyor identifies the four corners of a property so as to be easily viewed by potential buyers. No map or legal descriptive is provided. A survey is much more detailed, and includes the coordinates, a map, and full report from the surveyor…and it costs more! The seller usually pays for this. For those selling land, large parcels with or without a home, even those in a sub-division, it’s always wise to pop for the survey. Why? It protects both the seller and the buyer from later discovery of an encroachment and/or incorrect understanding of the property boundaries.
3. Disclose. Disclose. Disclose!
Sellers often wonder what they should disclose when completing their Sellers Real Property Disclosure Statement. The answer? EVERYTHING! If you replaced the roof 10 years ago? If a water pipe burst and the flooring had to be repaired? If you had a mold issue, termites, a tree crashed through the window? Yes, Yes, Yes! If it comes to your mind as a question of disclosure, you definitely want to disclose. Why? Because it keeps you protected, not only immediately after the close of escrow, but for the coming years.
4. Quick Interior Fixes
To Prompt A Quick Sale!
Great curb appeal is key, but what will potential buyers see when they walk through your front door? Here are interior tips to keep that great first impression going:
- Less is more! Open rooms up by removing the clutter and unnecessary furniture.
- Lighten it up! Remove heavy window coverings and replace, if needed, with sheers.
- Keep it fresh! Replace door knobs, paint cabinet fronts, update faucet fixtures and appliances.
A small investment now can bring great returns at the close of escrow!
5. Photography That Sells
Professional photography is absolutely key to turning your property from Just Listed to SOLD!
I hire, and pay for, only the finest in photography, to include aerial views. When your photos
are seen on the MLS, as well as other websites, they will be crisp, large format, and show the
very best of your home, property and surrounding areas!