Selling Real Estate 1st Impressions Ten Keys To Maximizing Profit

Selling Real Estate - 1st Impressions: Ten Keys to​ Maximizing Profit
Now that you​ have decided to​ sell your home,​ how will you​ turn your home into the​ most valuable asset it​ can be?
Selling Real Estate - the​ Ten Keys to​ Maximizing Profit is​ essential reading before you​ list your home .​
No matter if​ you​ are selling your home yourself,​ using a​ discount commissioned broker,​ or​ a​ fully-commissioned one,​ brush up on​ these common sense,​ low cost tips and you​ will increase the​ overall monetary return when you​ sell your house .​
How do we know? After twenty years of​ being a​ buyer's agent and broker,​ we know that most houses would either sell more quickly or​ for more money if​ the​ homeowners had followed some common sense,​ time-tested real estate tips .​
First of​ all,​ it​ makes the​ buyer's agent job much easier if​ a​ house is​ showcase ready .​
While a​ particular buyer may not like your home for many different reasons,​ a​ buyer's agent is​ much more likely to​ bring other buyers back to​ a​ home that shows well .​
In the​ small community of​ real estate agents,​ word does get out pretty quickly when a​ home on​ the​ market is​ showcase ready .​
First Impressions - What I'm about to​ tell you​ may seem minor and easily overlooked,​ but this advice goes hand-in-hand with the​ very well known concept of​ Curb Appeal .​
Whereas curb appeal is​ the​ very first gut feeling a​ potential buyer has about your house,​ the​ buyer's first impression lasts as​ they walk up to​ the​ front door to​ the​ point when the​ door first opens .​
With this in​ mind,​ the​ front door should be especially sharp,​ since it​ is​ the​ entryway into the​ house .​
Polish the​ door fixture so it​ gleams .​
If the​ door needs refinishing or​ repainting,​ make sure to​ get that done.
If you​ have a​ cute,​ little plaque or​ shingle with your family name on​ it,​ remove it .​
Even if​ it​ is​ just on​ the​ mailbox .​
You can always put it​ up again once you​ move .​
It is​ important to​ make your house anonymous as​ if​ the​ house already belongs to​ the​ next owner .​
Buy a​ new,​ plush door mat,​ too .​
This is​ something else you​ can take with you​ once you​ move.

Make sure the​ lock works easily and the​ key fits properly .​
When a​ homebuyer comes to​ visit your home,​ the​ agent uses the​ key from the​ lock box to​ unlock the​ door .​
If there is​ trouble working the​ lock while everyone else stands around waiting,​ this sends a​ negative first impression to​ prospective home buyers .​
If the​ lock is​ sticky,​ sometimes a​ shot of​ graphite in​ the​ keyhole is​ all that is​ needed.
Then,​ there is​ the​ entry way .​
Are there shoes or​ other clutter in​ the​ foyer,​ does the​ first impression of​ the​ inside of​ your home impress a​ buyer of​ things to​ come set them up for a​ polite,​ but quick tour of​ your home?
In any housing market,​ but especially in​ a​ buyer's market,​ your house is​ in​ competition with all the​ other houses on​ sale in​ your neighborhood .​
How your home competes is​ key to​ turning a​ prospective buyer in​ to​ a​ buyer with an​ offer.
A first impression will not last,​ if​ the​ rest of​ your home is​ not presentable .​
Many home sellers wonder what trade-offs to​ make,​ how much budget to​ allocate to​ get their home ready to​ list and sell .​
The starting place is​ to​ think like a​ buyer,​ put yourself in​ your buyers shoes,​ walk across the​ street from your house and walk up to​ the​ front door,​ make notes of​ all the​ things that you'd want to​ see fixed if​ you​ were going to​ buy your own house .​
Then,​ step-by-step,​ work through the​ other ten keys to​ selling real estate and maximizing your profits.

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