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Tips for Selling Your Home



Curb Appeal and Neatness Counts!

 


Curb Appeal Is Essential 


A mowed, trimmed lawn and weeded garden create a good first impression. Inspect the exterior of your property: Shutters, windows, front door and steps. If the house needs painting, buyers will notice and may consider it a major objection to purchase.


Neatness Counts


Scrub each room thoroughly. Give special attention to the entryway, kitchen and bathrooms. Shampoo the carpet if necessary. If carpet is worn or old, consider replacing or removing it if hardwood floors are underneath. And don't forget cobwebs in corners, basements and attics!

Eliminate Clutter

Buyers will open closets and cupboards, so make sure they're as tidy as possible. Get rid of items you don't use. Remove unnecessary furniture to help make each room appear more spacious.


If It's Broken, Fix It


Easily fixable items such as loose doorknobs, a broken dishwasher, a dripping faucet, and squeaky doors all detract from your property's value. An afternoon spent making needed repairs now can eliminate a buyer's objections later.


Small Changes Can Make A Big Impression


Pillow and/or new towels can freshen a tired kitchen or bath. Fresh flowers add warmth to any room. And even a fresh coat of paint doesn't cost much.


Don't Forget About Aromatherapy


Make sure your home passes the scent test. Right before an open house, bake some cookies or bread, simmer a pot of apple cider & cinnamon on the stove, or light a few scented candles. Strong odors could send potential lookers running out the front door.


Get Some Help Fixing Up


If your time is limited, but you feel a quick fix could dramatically change a potential buyer’s perspective, call an expert. Invest a little, and go further.

 






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Six Steps to Sell 


Just Six Easy Steps and You’re Moving Out!

 

Here's a quick look at the steps you'll take when selling a home with RealtySouth:


1. Contact an RealtySouth 
Sales Associate to list your home. He or she will be able to expertly assess its current value so your return will be optimized.


2. Fix and clean up those items or areas that need improvement to maximize your home's exterior curb appeal and interior charm
.

3. Get your home warranty up front. By providing an initial warranty with RealtySouth's Warranty program, the buyer can feel confident and worry-free about buying your home-and you selling it.


4. You and your Sales Associate will work together to consider - and then negotiate with potential buyers - purchase offers on your home. Once an offer is accepted, you will both work with the buyer's agent to schedule a closing date and time.


5. Notify your phone company, utilities (don't forget water and sewer), moving company, post office, newspaper and magazines, friends and family. 


6. Pack and move!

 

 

Have a Real Estate question?  Contact our Customer Service Team for an answer, we can even help you pick an agent.

Contact Customer Service
1-877-890-0050

Property Search
Agent/Office Search
Area Information
Services
Relocation
Careers
 
 

Six Steps to Sell 


Just Six Easy Steps and You’re Moving Out!

 

Here's a quick look at the steps you'll take when selling a home with RealtySouth:


1. Contact an RealtySouth 
Sales Associate to list your home. He or she will be able to expertly assess its current value so your return will be optimized.


2. Fix and clean up those items or areas that need improvement to maximize your home's exterior curb appeal and interior charm
.

3. Get your home warranty up front. By providing an initial warranty with RealtySouth's Warranty program, the buyer can feel confident and worry-free about buying your home-and you selling it.


4. You and your Sales Associate will work together to consider - and then negotiate with potential buyers - purchase offers on your home. Once an offer is accepted, you will both work with the buyer's agent to schedule a closing date and time.


5. Notify your phone company, utilities (don't forget water and sewer), moving company, post office, newspaper and magazines, friends and family. 


6. Pack and move!

 

 

Have a Real Estate question?  Contact our Customer Service Team for an answer, we can even help you pick an agent.

Contact Customer Service
1-877-890-0050