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Marketing Your Home

Listing your real estate property on the Multiple Listing Service will give you maximum exposure. The advantage of this system is that all realtors will have access to your property with all the particulars. Instead of one realtor working for you will have many realtors trying to sell your home. Your realtor will have a number of marketing tools and options such as newspaper and internet advertising to promote your real estate property.

Preparing your Home for Showing
First impressions count with buyers. An investment in time and money will give your home an edge over other homes when showing it to prospective buyers.

General Maintenance
oil squeaky doors
tighten doorknobs
replace burnt out lights
clean and repair windows
touch up chipped paint
repair cracked plaster
repair leaking taps and toilets
paint interior walls that are marked up
Curb Appeal
cut lawns
trim shrubs
weed and edge gardens
pick up litter
clear walk and driveway of weeds
repair gutters and eaves
touch up exterior with paint
Spic and Span
shampoo carpets
clean furnace, replace furnace filter
clean fridge and stove
clean and freshen bathrooms
make beds daily
pick up papers daily
The Spacious Look
clear stairs and halls
store excess furniture away
clear counters
clear clutter out of closets
The First Impression
clean and tidy entrance
doorbell that works
polish door hardware
The Buying Atmosphere
make sure your home is always available for showings
be absent during showings
turn on lights
turn on or light fireplace
open drapes in the daytime
have soft background music
keep pets outdoors or in a kennel
DO NOT use scented sprays
empty the trash

Marketability of Your Home
The Marketability Test is an evaluation of improvements on properties types. This evaluation is on any extras over and above a specified set of points allotted to that particular property type.

Your Homes Value
Knowing the value of your home or property is essential if you are thinking about selling.


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