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James's Top 11 Selling Tips

James’s Top 11 Selling Tips will walk you through the process and take the questions out of the equation. From getting the house ready for listing to value added ideas, James’s Top 11 Selling Tips will help you get the biggest buck for your property. From the outside in, make your home look appealing. Remember, how you live in your house and how you sell your house are two very different things.


Tip 1:Call James to discuss the selling process. After preparing a market analysis, she will guide you through the steps and answer any questions you may have.

Tip 2:Add value in today's market. Add an incentive such as paying the home owner association dues for one year, pay a higher commission to the buyer agent, pay closing costs, replace all appliances or offer a home warranty. Buy down the mortgage rate by a percentage point or two to lower the buyer’s monthly payment.

Tip 3:urb appeal. Every potential buyer who drives up to your house will notice the outside maintenance of your home or lack thereof. Clean the gutters touch up paint and plant new shrubs or a few potted plants to make it more inviting. Trim trees up and bushes down. Keep the yard mowed and watered. Be sure the outside doors, windows and screens are functioning.

Tip 4:De-clutter, de-clutter, de-clutter.  Even though you will still living in your home while trying to sell it, clean and organized closets and cabinets and counter space give buyers a better idea of the home’s potential. Put all personal items away. Clutter eats equity!

Tip 5:The house must be thoroughly clean, White-glove clean! The same goes for the flooring. Have the carpets professionally shampooed.

Tip 6:Clean the entry ways and mudrooms. Shoes and coats go in the closet. Pet dishes and litter boxes get put away.

Tip 7:Depersonalize & organize: Your valued collections should be packed away. You have to move anyway, so start packing now. Remove all family photos and mementos. Put the bills and papers away to eliminate snooping.

Tip 8:Make necessary repairs. James will help with determining the essential fixes that will help bring you top dollar for your investment.

Tip 9:Neutralize. Bright colored walls often deter potential buyers. Keep walls and floors as neutral as possible and liven up the room with colorful accessories.

Tip 10:Eliminate bad smells. When cooking at home while your home is on the market, remember a potential buyer and their agent could call at any time. Stay away from cooking fish or heavy or greasy foods and always keep dirty laundry put away.

Tip 11:Light it up, go away and relax. When you know you will have a showing, set an inviting atmosphere by turning on lamps in bedrooms leave the front porch light on, leave your house at least 20 minutes before the scheduled time. Relax while your home is showing. If you have followed the tips above, your house will sell in no time.

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