Barcene - 516-428-5037 Pocono Farms Specialist with USA Realty
Considering Selling Your Pocono
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Realty Poconos Office has been helping sellers get the most for
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An Experienced Local Poconos Real Estate Agent will contact you
to discuss the sale of your Pocono Farms Home.
Here are 13 things you
can do to improve the odds that your Poconos home will sell quickly in the
current real estate market:
1) Wash windows inside and out / polish all mirrors.
Sparkle is free, and sparkle sells homes. A buyers will feel better about
the home if the windows are spotless and your mirrors reflect sunlight.
Cleaning is the first step to preparing your home for sale.
2) Rake the yard /
trim back bushes
Clean leaves and debris in the lawn. Don't let overgrown vegetation block
the windows or entrance. Cutting bushes and tree limbs will let the sun
inside and better show the exterior of your home.
3) Mow diagonally and edge lawn along driveway / sidewalks
Artfully manicured lawns are edged and tell buyers you pay attention to
small details. Diagonally mowed lawns make your yard appear larger.
4) Buy flowers in containers
Yellow flowers stimulate buying urges. Yellow tulips and daffodils induce
feelings of happiness and contentment. Arrange containers in near the
5) Clean drapes, curtains & blinds and open every window
Clean window coverings and have them pressed. Toss blinds into a soapy
bathtub for a quick wash. Clean accumulated dust and spider webs. Crisp
linens and a breeze through the windows invites the buyer to purchase.
6) Put out fresh-smelling flowers such as just-clipped lilacs branches
or peonies or make sure a loaf of bread is heating up in the over... better
Flatter your neighbors and ask if you can borrow flowers from their yards?
Natural scents are more appealing than artificial. Clever home staging
brings color and fragrance indoors.
7) Polish floors to a high gloss
Your hardwood floors should be refinished, if necessary and high gloss
shined at the least. Make your ceramic and linoleum floors twinkle and
shine. Bleach grout. Thoroughly clean all rugs.
8) Utilize towels, throws, pillows in light colors yellows, pinks,
pale blues, lavenders
Even if it means replacing items, towels, linens, throws and sofa pillows
are inexpensive accents to buy. In soft spring colors, they will light
up a room. Layer towels on bathroom towel racks and place rolled wash
cloths on the counters in a fashionable pyramid.
9) Make sure there is an outside mat for cleaning shoes
No matter where you live, weather is often unpredictable. In some states,
it can be 72 degrees one day and snowing the next. If it's raining, give
buyers a place to stash umbrellas and wipe their feet before entering
10) Set out four-color flyers & financing options
Don't skimp on your marketing materials. You want home buyers to select
your flyer among the dozens they pick up. Color sells better than black
and white. Show home buyers how easily they can afford to buy your home
by giving them two or three financing options. The first thing on buyer's
minds when considering a home purchase is the monthly mortgage payment.
Don't make them guess.
11) Use a color photo for display advertising
Spend a little more on newspaper and online advertising by including a
color photograph in your ad. Remember: a picture is worth a 1,000 words.
Look through your photo galleries for a seasonal photograph that flaunts
your home to its best advantage.
12) Fill sink with
ice to chill bottled water for guests
Put a couple dozen bottles of water in a sink of ice for buyers. You can
also tape labels to the bottles, printed from your computer, with your
phone number, a photograph and address of your home.
13) Set out treats, individually wrapped in cellophane & tied w/ribbon
Touring homes makes buyers hungry. Give them a snack. It will give buyers
an opportunity to linger in your kitchen and marvel at its elegant appointments,
which might otherwise be overlooked.