It’s SUMMER! And what a glorious way to begin the end of the school year. Weather has been amazing, and we had the most successful OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND for many years. I held my Open House at the gorgeous property located at 11413 Tammy Way. I had a constant stream of great people come by to see what $519,000 would buy them here in Alta Sierra. I was not alone in keeping busy all day long. The other agents were too. The end of the day resulted in an IN ESCROW sign joining my big street sign and balloons in front of the house. Stay tuned for the PENDING sign to go up on a sign near you. If you are looking to have YOUR home sold in 17 days, just give me a call to find out how that can happen.
You don’t have to be “ready to sell”, but if you are thinking of selling there are many things you can be doing to your property in the mean time to have it ready to get the deal when others would languish.
To begin, CLEAN! I know we all do our general housekeeping, or even we hire others to do it, but CLEAN for having your home marketed is different. CLEAN includes the fan blades, down to the base boards. If they are dirty it will make everything else seem “off colored”. So take your time, do one room at a time, and clean the doors, the door moldings, the base boards, the fans and the WINDOWS and sills, including the tracks and the screens. This makes a huge difference. Believe me. And it does take time.
Declutter everywhere. Clean cabinets, drawers, and closets of ALL extras. Take everything out of the storage unit and ask yourself if you are prepared to PAY to have that moved to your new home? Do you actually ever use it? Is it worth something to others? Can you sell it, trade it, give it away or donate it? Then DO THAT. I aim to reduce closets and drawers by HALF. Then return the goods you are keeping in an orderly fashion to the places where like items live. For example, put all the vases in one place! All the linens in one closet/cabinet. All small appliances in one place, wrap cords in a small toilet paper tube to keep them neat. Go on Pinterest and see how to get order, it is fun! And so rewarding. More important, it will pay off in a quicker sale!
Better yet, call your favorite Realtor (Deb St John) and I will walk you through the process!