Getting ready to sell your home? Feeling a bit queasy and overwhelmed? No clue where to start? Well then, you’ve landed on the right blog because I’m here to help you! Last January I posted a two part series about this and in case you missed it, here’s Part I http://www.ruthbethem.com/blog/preparing-your-home-for-sale-part-one/2011/01/18/ and Part II http://www.ruthbethem.com/blog/preparing-your-home-for-sale-part-two/2011/01/19/ .
Sellers can become overwhelmed with such a daunting task and will put off doing small tasks that can greatly improve it for minimal costs. It is a know fact that properties that are well prepared and priced correctly for the market sell at a greater rate and a higher price than those of their competitors that are ill prepared for today’s buyer. As a service to my sellers, once the home is listed and they have committed to my services, I take whatever time is necessary to conduct a walk-thru of the property, consult with the seller and together as a team, create a list of the “must do’s” to stay on top of the curve so that the money is in their pocket at a faster rate than their neighbors. Please visit my website Testimonial page for sellers that I have worked with in the preparation of their property http://www.ruthbethem.com/testimonial.htm
More times than not, I’m finding that I’m showing property to my buyer clients that can still put that “shocked look” on my face. You know, more like the “deer in the headlights” look. Sellers that not only didn’t do the small things that can drastically create a great showing experience, but they won’t even pick up the strewn clothes on the floor, the days-old food on the counter or just remove clutter or put the dishes in the dishwasher. I just can’t say it often enough but I’m proven right every time (wow! what a great feeling) when working with buyers. They will zero in on the property that has looked like somebody cared about their home. The old thoughts are still true today: if a seller can’t pick up clothes and perform daily maintenance for their own comfort, what chances are there that they cared enough to conduct good maintenance on their “systems.” Buyers are savvy and don’t think just because you think you hit the target with the price that it is your ticket to a closing.
There is a new business in town, http://www.homereviv.com/index.htm that has created their company based on the knowledge that not many real estate agents will provide this in-home consultation service. They definitely did their market research as it is a greatly needed service for home sellers. Now, don’t misunderstand my intentions, I’m not bashing my colleagues as there are some really great agents in this town that care enough to provide this service. Unfortunately, not that many. Hence, the need for this company. However, if you LIST WITH ME, I can save you the cost for a professional contractor to come in, as well as a guarantee that I will show you how the creature comforts add an emotional value that is priceless. For further information or any questions on Naples real estate please contact Ruth Bethem at Ruth@RuthBethem.com or direct at 239-777-7007 or toll free 877-777-7545.