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.

Home Sellers Need to Let the Natural Light In

Collier Swecker video blogs about how important it is for home owners that are marketing their home for sale to make sure that they let as much natural light into the home as possible. We hear from Buyers every day about how well lit a room is or how many windows (or lack thereof) a home or room has. It is such an easy task for sellers to go to every room and open the blinds and curtains before they leave for showings. As I have said many times, home buyers are paying attention to the small details and this is such an important detail that is often overlooked. Good thing is that sunlight is free! 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.

Sellers Need to Accentuate the Positives in Their Home

Collier Swecker video blogs about making sure that home sellers accentuate and highlight the positive features in their home. Most homes have 2 or 3 features that give the home its own unique personality and are reasons that a home buyer would choose that home over another home. All too often sellers make the mistake of creating such a mess and distraction around the positive features that the impact on buyers is lessened to the point that the features are no longer a competitive advantage for the home seller. 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 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.