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Monday, January 4th, 2016 | Uncategorized | No Comments

East TN Mountain ViewsBrought to you by Peggy Warren, REALTOR®

First Impressions Count: Make Your Home Really Stand Out

First impressions at house showings are everything; when there is an excess of inventory on the real estate market, you need to make your home the one buyers just have to have – you must be the standout. Here are some ways you can do that.

» Give your Realtor talking points – say what’s good about your home. Maybe it’s in a prime location with access to great schools and amenities, has a bustling nightlife, or enjoys a private, quiet setting – whatever you think is great about your home.

» Show you care about your home – make it loved, and make it show. Make sure that your house is sparkling clean for every showing and impeccably maintained.

» Get rid of any trash and clutter – open up your home to make it feel more spacious and sell yourselves as conscientious homeowners passing down a family treasure.

» Don’t let anything in or outside of your home be in disrepair – because you’ll give the impression that this is a home not worth caring about.

» As maintenance goes, painting is your number one best property maintenance investment – it’s relatively cheap, covers neglected surfaces, and gives everything a fresh, clean topcoat. There is just no better bang for your home improvement buck.

Cleaning your home for every showing is absolutely critical to selling it at a favorable price.

Ask the Agent: This Month’s Question
I plan to list in the spring; what can I do now to prepare?

The post-holiday lull is a great time to catch up on all those projects you’ve been meaning to complete.

As you know, buyers are getting more exacting about the features they want in a home. On the other hand, you may not want to spend too much money upgrading your property. You’ve heard it before, but it’s true: Paint makes the biggest difference for the lowest cost. Neutrals are always right, but why not give your space some zip with a feature wall in an up-to-date color?

If you’re handy, tackle some of those repairs you’ve put off. Gouges in walls, loose (or missing) cabinet doors in the kitchen, and dirty carpets tell your buyers you’re not maintaining the property. Also, de-clutter. Help your buyers visualize themselves in your home. A bonus: You’ll have less to pack once the house is sold.

Take advantage of this time now. Come spring you’ll be glad you did.

On The Lake Realty
Peggy Warren, REALTOR®
100 Rarity Bay Parkway
Vonore, TN 37885
(865) 332-9311 Direct
(423) 519-3258 ext. 3 Office

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