(Closed) Home Selling Advice

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Make sure the outside looks attractive.  It’s the first impression buyers will have!  Keep mowing that yard and gardening!

Post # 4
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5778 posts
Bee Keeper

De-clutter, do all repairs, CLEAN everything thoroughly, make sure it smells good (no pet odors), de-personalize it (limited family photos everywhere), and make sure it’s priced right according to market conditions in your area.  Nothing seems to be selling quickly, so best of luck to you!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

I’d even suggest painting if possible. A fresh coat of paint can make a huge difference.

As someone who recently bought, I agree with the above posters. Another tip is to have the kitchen set for dinner. One of the houses we went to did this and it made a nice impression.

Best of luck!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

CLEAN before Open house/showings.

Declutter.

Presentation, presentation.

Clean up your front/backyard if any. Weed.

Put valuables in a safe / box and bring with you out of the house during any showings/open houses.

Try to look at your house through the eyes of a buyer and not the homeowner. Realize your home’s worth in comparison to other homes in your neighborhood.

Make minor repairs.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

Oh and the outside part is huge. We did a lot of drive bys of houses that were for sale and if the outside looked bad we often wrote it off.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Price it reasonably for the market.  Throw out the amount you paid and seriously look at what it is worth in this market now.

Post # 9
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6351 posts
Bee Keeper

And if you get along well with your neighbors, let them know your place is for sale and see if you can’t get them to clean up the front of their houses too. Offer to help.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Agree with all pp’s. Definately price it to sell, if you want to sell fast you need to price slightly below comparables. Most people have looked at a lot of homes and know a lot of what is on the market in the area, they will know if your house is  a good deal.

Also I think talking to your neighbors is a great idea! I would hate to buy a house that the neighbors had junk in their yard or their house looked like it would bring down the value of mine. Also sometimes neighbors will chat with you if they see you looking at a house, so you want your neighbors to say great things about your house!

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