A list of
improvements to the property (and dates, if possible) since
purchased, or in the last few years.
A list of
items you wish to have excluded from the sale.
Unless specifically noted, all window treatments, light
fixtures, appliances, and attached shelving will be included
and stay with the home.
addition, for condominiums:
A copy of
the Condominium Declaration and Bylaws.
regulations for the condo association.
Association budgets and financial statements for the current
and prior calendar year.
phone number of Association Board President or one of the
phone number and address of the Management Company and Manager
(if building is professionally managed).
from the association's meetings for the past 12 months.
Preparing your home for
buyers only know what they can see - not the way it is going
to be. My objective is to sell your home for the best
possible price in the shortest possible time! Here is how you
impressions can spark a buyer’s interest when they approach
your home. Have your yard looking neat and trim, grass cut and
edged, shrubs trimmed. In the winter, have walks cleared of
ice and snow. Your front door and doorway should be
clean and freshly painted, if necessary. Polish the hardware
and be sure the locks work easily.
decorating can add dollars to the value of your home.
Faded wallpaper, soiled walls, scratched woodwork detract from
the good impression you want to make.
should sparkle and let light into your house! Have your
windows washed inside and out, and keep them clean while
marketing your home. All shades and blinds should be open
when your home is being shown.
repairs. Now is the time to tighten that loose doorknob
- see that the sliding closet doors work smoothly - take care
of the screen door that sticks - fix the leaking faucet - oil
the door hinges and the fan that rattles! These are minor
items that may not have bothered you, but a fresh set of eyes
will see these as signs of neglect, even though you may have
been a careful homeowner.
kitchen is an important focal point. Countertops should be
clean and free of clutter. Pack away items and appliances to
show as much clear counter space as possible.
clean your oven or stove.
dishwasher interior, particularly the inside of the door and
gasket so it is free of stains and food particles.
refrigerator freshly washed and polished inside and out.
your cabinets to make them look as spacious as possible.
stovetops should gleam.
are another vital area - a little attention will be well worth
the effort! Repair caulking in the bathtubs and showers.
grout and ceramic tile, so it shines and is free of soap film.
polish bathroom fixtures. Here, again, sparkling is the
are important to all buyers. Neat, organized closets look
larger. Remove items that can be stored elsewhere.
garage and other storage spaces should be cleared out to show
all the space available. Remove unnecessary articles.
basement may profit from a coat of light, neutral paint to
brighten the area. Check to make sure windows are clean.
exteriors of the furnace, water heater and other appliances.
is a damp odor, pour some bleach down the drains.
Use "plug-in" air fresheners in electric outlets.
Choosing the right
supply you with information regarding similar types of
property that have sold recently. In addition, we will
review our "competition," or other similar types of
property that are currently on the market. From this
information, I will suggest a price range but remember,
you will decide the listing price.
buyers start a house search, they usually do so with price
boundaries in mind. If you set your price over one of
these "break points" you may eliminate a whole group of
buyers. With this in mind, the best agents are candid
about price from the beginning. Houses that are
well-priced from the start sell more quickly and for a
better price than those that are overpriced.
greatest number of showings usually happen in the first
weeks the house is on the market because agents as well as
buyers want to see the "new house." If you discourage
showings during this prime period because of an inflated
asking price, you may never do as well again. Market time
is important. Generally, the shorter the market time, the
higher the selling price.