Monday, October 27, 2014

Should I Stage My Home Before Putting it on the Market?

Yes!  Make sure you follow these easy tips before putting your home on the market... 

Keeping the house spotless

Family and friends always notice spots, scuffs, and stains around your house. Make sure your buyers don't!

Make use of mirrors

Strategically placed mirrors can create the illusion that the room is larger than it actually is. People tend to notice small details that help sell the various rooms in your homes.

Don't skip over the minute details

One of the many challenges of home staging is that since you've lived in your house for so long, you tend to gloss over the small details you've grown used to over the years. Chase down every detail and ensure that it's taken care of.

Remember to stage outdoor areas

The first impression buyers make on your home is outside the home. Make sure to keep your yard top notch!

Shauna Quick 
Exit Realty Success

Monday, October 20, 2014

10 Great Reasons To Sell Your House During The Holidays

1. People are more serious about buying during the holidays. They have fewer houses to choose  from, and there's less competition.

2. There will be less demand for your home, since the supply and demands will increase in January.

3. Houses show better when decorated for the holidays.

4. Since buyers are more emotional during the holidays, they are more inclined to buy at your price.

5. Buyers have more time to look during the holidays.

6. Some people buy at the end of the year for tax purposes.

7. January is the month where new employees start new jobs. Since transferred can't wait until spring to buy a house, you must be on the market during the holidays to capture the market.

8. You can still be on the market, but you have the option to restrict showings during the six or seven days during the holidays.

9. You can sell now for more money, and we will provide for a delayed closing or extended occupancy until early next year.

10. By selling now, you may have an opportunity to be a non-contingent buyer during the spring when many more houses are on the market for less money. This will allow you to sell high and buy low.

Shauna Quick
Exit Realty Success