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How to Sell Your Home Fast – 9 Tips

How to Sell Your Home Fast – 9 Tips

 

How To Sell Your Home Fast – 9 Tips!

Tip #1 – Get professional pictures taken of your home. In this day and age the chances are the 1st time a potential buyer is going to see your home is online. Make sure that your agent hires a professional photographer for your listing. You need to make that 1st impression positive for your home. We always hire a professional to take our listing pictures. Keith Spence with KJS Design and Photography does a great job for us.

Tip #2 – Catch up on any deferred maintenance issues, both inside and outside. A home that has been well maintained will always out sell one that has not.

The single biggest task you can do for maintenance is painting. There’s an old saying that says paint covers a multitude of sins and it it true. Keep up on the painting both inside and out.

The second biggest task you can do is look for water damage. We are surrounded by water here in the Northwest. It’s in the air, it’s on the ground, it’s everywhere. Address any water damage done on both the inside and out. Trim, siding, under cabinets and in your crawl space.

Tip #3 – Curb appeal is important for that first in-person visit. The entrance to your home needs to be inviting. Make it clean, simple and bright. Pay attention to the landscaping, paint on the trim, the fencing, walkway and driveway. Ask yourself will a potential buyer fell welcomed when approaching your home

Take a look at these pictures from our listing in Granite Falls.

 

 

Tip #4 – Declutter and depersonalize your home the interior of your home. A simple and clean approach to decorating is good for showing your home. Potential buyers want to see themselves in the home, not you. Don’t try to impress a buyer with your decorating skills, it’s about the buyer not you.

Tip #5 – In the Northwest with our gray skies most of the year it’s important to have a well lit home and bright home. Windows and lights are important. If possible updating lights to the whiter LED lights will help.

If you have a showing of your home, open all the window shades or blinds and turn on all the lights! You want your home bright!

Tip #6 – Upgrade your hard surfaces if you have the resources. Counter tops, flooring and cabinet updates will go a long way in helping your home sell fast. Look at the hard surfaces on this home we listed in Lake Stevens.

Tip #7 – Highlight the special features that your home might have. This is what makes your home stand out and be unique in the market. In this listing the seller had a really nice deck, big back yard, hot tub, and shed.

Tip #8 – Interior paint colors can make a big difference on the impression of your home from a buyer’s point of view. Keep the color scheme neutral, buyer’s don’t like to see wide color schemes. Your favorite sports team colors do not impress buyers.

Tip #9 – Price your home to sell. Don’t depend on the Automated Valuation Model websites to price your home. Hire a professional real estate broker who will help price your home to sell. Buyer’s will always look at a home that is priced right, if they see a home for sale that seems high priced they will not look at it.

Give us a call if you need help selling your home. Our focus is to provide the best results and service in the industry.

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3 Tips How to Sell Your Home Fast – Part 3

3 Tips How to Sell Your Home Fast – Part 3

3 Tips How to Sell Your Home Fast – Part 3

Tip #1 – Highlight the special features that your home might have. This is what makes your home stand out and be unique in the market. In this listing the seller had a really nice deck, big back yard, hot tub, and shed.

Tip #2 – Interior paint colors can make a big difference on the impression of your home from a buyer’s point of view. Keep the color scheme neutral, buyer’s don’t like to see wide color schemes. Your favorite sports team colors do not impress buyers.

Tip #3 – Price your home to sell. Don’t depend on the Automated Valuation Model websites to price your home. Hire a professional real estate broker who will help price your home to sell. Buyer’s will always look at a home that is priced right, if they see a home for sale that seems high priced they will not look at it.

Give us a call if you need help selling your home. Our focus is to provide the best results and service in the industry.

3 Tips on How to Sell Your Home Fast – Part 2

3 Tips on How to Sell Your Home Fast – Part 2

3 More Tips on How to Sell Your Home Fast – Part 2

Tip #1 – Declutter and depersonalize your home the interior of your home. A simple and clean approach to decorating is good for showing your home. Potential buyers want to see themselves in the home, not you. Don’t try to impress a buyer with your decorating skills, it’s about the buyer not you.

Tip #2 – In the Northwest with our gray skies most of the year it’s important to have a well lit home and bright home. Windows and lights are important. If possible updating lights to the whiter LED lights will help.

If you have a showing of your home, open all the window shades or blinds and turn on all the lights! You want your home bright!

Tip #3 – Upgrade your hard surfaces if you have the resources. Counter tops, flooring and cabinet updates will go a long way in helping your home sell fast. Look at the hard surfaces on this home we listed in Lake Stevens.

Give us a call if you need help selling your home! We are focused on providing you with the best results and service in the industry!

Top 3 Tips on How to Sell Your Home Fast – Part 1

Top 3 Tips on How to Sell Your Home Fast – Part 1

Our Top 3 Tips on how to sell your home fast – Part 1.

Tip #1 – Get professional pictures taken of your home. In this day and age the chances are the 1st time a potential buyer is going to see your home is online. Make sure that your agent hires a professional photographer for your listing. You need to make that 1st impression positive for your home. We always hire a professional to take our listing pictures. Keith Spence with KJS Design and Photography does a great job for us.

Tip #2 – Catch up on any deferred maintenance issues, both inside and outside. A home that has been well maintained will always out sell one that has not.

The single biggest task you can do for maintenance is painting. There’s an old saying that says paint covers a multitude of sins and it it true. Keep up on the painting both inside and out.

The second biggest task you can do is look for water damage. We are surrounded by water here in the Northwest. It’s in the air, it’s on the ground, it’s everywhere. Address any water damage done on both the inside and out. Trim, siding, under cabinets and in your crawl space.

Tip #3 – Curb appeal is important for that first in-person visit. The entrance to your home needs to be inviting. Make it clean, simple and bright. Pay attention to the landscaping, paint on the trim, the fencing, walkway and driveway. Ask yourself will a potential buyer fell welcomed when approaching your home.

These are our top 3 tips on how to sell your home fast in Lake Stevens. Give us a call if you need help selling your home. We are focused on providing you with the best results and service in the industry!

Take a look at these pictures from our listing in Granite Falls.

 

 

5 Reasons Why to Sell Your Home in Lake Stevens This Summer!

5 Reasons Why to Sell Your Home in Lake Stevens This Summer!

 

 

Here are five reasons listing your home in Lake Stevens for sale this summer makes sense.

1. Demand Is Strong

The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing and able to purchase…and are in the market right now! More often than not, multiple buyers are competing with each other to buy the same home.

Take advantage of the buyer activity currently in the market.

2. There Is Less Competition Now

Housing inventory has declined year-over-year for the last 35 months and is still under the 6-month supply needed for a normal housing market. This means that, in the majority of the country, there are not enough homes for sale to satisfy the number of buyers in the market. This is good news for homeowners who have gained equity as their home values have increased. However, additional inventory could be coming to the market soon.

Historically, the average number of years a homeowner stayed in his or her home was six, but that number has hovered between nine and ten years since 2011. There is a pent-up desire for many homeowners to move as they were unable to sell over the last few years because of a negative equity situation. As home values continue to appreciate, more and more homeowners will be given the freedom to move.

The choices buyers have will continue to increase. Don’t wait until this other inventory comes to market before you decide to sell.

3. The Process Will Be Quicker

Today’s competitive environment has forced buyers to do all they can to stand out from the crowd, including getting pre-approved for their mortgage financing. This makes the entire selling process much faster and much simpler as buyers know exactly what they can afford before home shopping. According to Ellie Mae’s latest Origination Insights Report, the average time it took to close a loan was 41 days.

4. There Will Never Be a Better Time to Move Up

If your next move will be into a premium or luxury home, now is the time to move up! The inventory of homes for sale at these higher price ranges has forced these markets into a buyer’s market. This means that if you are planning on selling a starter or trade-up home, your home will sell quickly, AND you’ll be able to find a premium home to call your own!

Prices are projected to appreciate by 5.2% over the next year, according to CoreLogic. If you are moving to a higher-priced home, it will wind up costing you more in raw dollars (both in down payment and mortgage payment) if you wait.

5. It’s Time to Move on With Your Life

Look at the reason you decided to sell in the first place and determine whether it is worth waiting. Is money more important than being with family? Is money more important than your health? Is money more important than having the freedom to go on with your life the way you think you should?

Only you know the answers to the questions above. You have the power to take control of the situation by putting your home on the market. Perhaps the time has come for you and your family to move on and start living the life you desire.

That is what is truly important.

Source.. KCM Mike Kellogg and Sheli Kellogg blog

 

3 Bedroom, 1 bath home for sale in Shoreline

3 Bedroom, 1 bath home for sale in Shoreline

 

 

3 Bedroom, 1 bath home for sale in Shoreline. CLICK HERE TO SEE DETAILS! 

Charming 3 bedroom, 1 bath home.

Enjoy the large living room with beautiful brick fireplace and lots of windows for natural light. Den/office on main floor and there are 3 nice bedrooms upstairs. 1 car garage with attached shop or storage area and lots of parking.

Sits on large level lot with potential for everyone: gardening, pets & entertaining on private deck.

Commuters dream near transit, proposed light rail station, 99/I-5, shopping, restaurants and award winning Shoreline School District. Great for 1st time home buyers or bring your investors and small business owners (TC-3 zoned).