Home Sellers – Moms Hate Dirty Floors

Collier Swecker video blogs about how many home sellers who live in family friendly neighborhoods forgo cleaning carpets and making sure the floors are clean. They do this at their own peril because Mom’s, especially young mothers, are some of the pickiest home buyers that we deal with. It is easy for a Seller to just say that “we will give a carpet allowance” but it’s hard for these mothers to remotely imagine their young children playing, eating and crawling around on the nasty floors. They walk out of the home with the nasty carpet or floor as their main memory. Make sure you make the floors as clean as possible especially if there is a good chance a young family is a likely buyer. If you have any questions or comments email me at Collier@MegaAgents.com, visit my blog at www.CollierSwecker.com or my website at www.MegaAgents.com.

Trim Paint – Home Sellers Forgotten Repair

Collier Swecker video blogs about how important it is for home owners that are preparing their home for sale to not to forget to make sure that they put a fresh coat of paint on all of the trim in their home. Most wood trim comes in the form of Crown Moulding, Baseboard, Chair Rails, and Door Entrys. Since most trim is painted white (or some sort of off-white color) in a semi-gloss finish, it often sets the tone for a room and when imperfections like scuff marks, dents, and peeling paint are present, buyers are often turned off and get distracted. Many folks may say that “trim can’t be that important”, but to prospective buyers every little thing is important to them, even things that they will not care about once they purchase the home. Hiring a painter and painting trim is such an easy thing to do and truly affects the sale of you home. If you have any questions or comments email me at Collier@MegaAgents.com or visit my website at www.MegaAgents.com.

Home Sellers Don’t Forget the Front Door

Collier Swecker video blogs that home sellers too often forget to make sure that the front door and the area around the front door should be in pristine condition when putting their home on the market for sale. No matter what a home seller fixes or updates on the inside it is irrelevant if home buyers don’t like what they see on the outside. In the listing photographs and “in-person” one of the first areas that home buyers really focus their attention is the front door and the area around it. A quick coat of paint could produce a thousand dollars more and / or produce a buyer even faster. Too often we are seeing home sellers doing all of the right updates on the inside of the home but they have a sun faded front door with nasty door hardware from 1988 and the lights on each side of the door look so bad that they probably were installed in 1975. Remember too, that the front door handle may be the first thing a potential buyer touches when visiting your home.  If you have any questions or comments email me at Collier@MegaAgents.com or my website at www.MegaAgents.com.

Certain Repairs in a Home Should Not Scare Buyers Away

Collier Swecker video blogs about how there are some situations in homes that are for sale that appear on their face to be worse than they really are. Many home buyers back out of contract or drop homes from consideration because of conditions that are easily repaired or remediated. A good real estate agent will gladly get local contractors to evaluate and give real quotes on repairing the situation before giving up on an otherwise great home for a home buyer.  If you have any questions or comments email me at Collier@MegaAgents.com, visit my blog at www.CollierSwecker.com or my website at www.MegaAgents.com.

 

Home Sellers Do Not Wait Until You Are Under Contract to Make Needed Repairs

Collier Swecker video blogs about how so many Home Sellers in this real estate market are deferring necessary repairs or updates until after they are already under contract with a purchaser. Chances are very good that neglecting to take care of these repairs prior to going under contract has cost them thousands of dollars in contract price or is about to cost them thousands after the home inspection is performed by the home buyers. Sellers are rightfully scared to spend hundreds of dollars doing necessary repairs and updates, prior to finding out if a Buyer will want them to be done. In a Buyer driven market, Sellers must insure that their home is in the best possible condition to ensure that Buyers offer top dollar. If you have any comments or questions, email Collier at Collier@MegaAgentRealEstate.com or visit my website at www.MegaAgents.com.

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