Category Archives: Listings

Quick clean up!

Are you ready for a showing?

It happens all the time… an agent calls to schedule a showing on short notice and everyone is scrabbling to get ready.  That is why I love quick cleanup tools.  I recently came across this cleaning product and was surprised with how well it worked.  It is bleach based so you need to be careful not to get it on anything that you don’t want bleached.  For sinks, it’s great!  Almost instantly removes stains out of porcelain and makes stainless steel shine.

 

Having a basket with quick cleanup tools ready to pull out on short notice can make all the difference.

My cleaning basket favorites

  •  Clorox cleanup – Sinks, counter stains, appliance fronts
  • Comet – Toilets and Baths
  • Windex – Windows, glass tabletops
  • Febreze air freshener (sky and linens has a very clean fresh scent)

 (always be careful not to mix cleaners together)

Start with a price plan

We are in a unique Real Estate market, and how to get a home sold is changing.  Sellers can benefit from having a price plan from the start. Too often we see sellers list above market price and remain there too long, causing their home to linger on the market.  I am recommending a price plan from day one.  Start by comparing the seller’s range to the current market range. 

  Determining the ranges

  •1)      Every seller has a price they desire for their home, along with a bottom dollar figure that they won’t or can’t sell below.  This is the seller’s price range for their home.

 •2)      Every home has a value range, based on similar homes available on the market and recent sales of similar homes from low to high.  This is the current market value range.  The appraiser will look at this to confirm value for the buyer’s lender.

 In an ideal world these two ranges will compliment each other. 

 Have a price plan.

 A starting point

 A waiting period __#days

 Activity evaluation

 A plan…

 Methodical price reductions, with the % of reduction and time intervals based on the seller’s motivation and particular circumstances.  Put future reductions on paper from the start. In today’s market, selling takes more than a quiet wait for the buyer, it takes planning and seller motivation.  Having a price plan sets the course of action in the seller’s hands, keeps their listing active and puts a focus on price, which we all know is a key factor in getting the home sold.

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