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First Impressions Will Sell Property Fast!
First impressions count, buyers will have already formed an impression before they step into your property. A well-kept garden, pathway and fence, plus a freshly painted front door are immediately appealing, whereas a scruffy outdoor space with a litter bin outside the front door may turn many prospective buyers away.
De-clutter - don't underestimate the appeal of a tidy property. Throw out the junk - use moving as a good excuse to get rid of old, unwanted and unused items.
Clean - dust and clean the whole house thoroughly, from cobwebs on the ceiling to crumbs and stains on carpets and rugs. Remember to wash down paintwork and clean windows.
Natural Colours - research shows that, most buyers prefer natural, earthy colours to bright, bold shades. Although there is a wide range of paint colours available, magnolia is still the top-selling colour.
Add a bit of colour - to prevent rooms looking too bland, use strong colours for accent walls or cushions and accessories.
De-personalise - remove personal items, such as family photographs and children's drawings, which may distract potential buyers.It may sound harsh but it really helps sell property
Maintenance - Complete all minor repairs.
Major Jobs- If you don't spend out on home improvements to complete major repairs it could have a disproportionate affect on the value of the property.
Lighting - the right lighting can improve the mood of a room. A room looks cosier with a few table lamps rather than bright general lighting.
Create a scent - it may be a bit of a cliché to bake bread or grind coffee beans just before the arrival of a potential buyer, but scent does plays an important role in creating the right impression.
Open windows - most buyers like the smell of a freshly cleaned and aired room. Open the windows every day to let fresh air into the house.
Avoid strong food odours - don't cook foods such as fish or curry before a viewing as the smell will linger.
Take pets out - ask friends or family to look after pets during viewings. Fresh flowers and fruit - flowers and a bowl of fruit will brighten up a room and provide a pleasant smell.
Define your rooms - a property will be more appealing if rooms have a specific purpose and this allows buyers to see the full potential of the property.
Seasons - the best time for selling property is spring and autumn; the market slows down during late summer and over Christmas/New Year. If a property is sold while the market is buoyant, it's much more likely to attract the asking price.
10 "No Money Down" Ways to Buy Real Estate
Turn the Television on any Sunday morning and you'll find yourself in the middle of a "how to buy real estate" infomercial. Can you really buy a house with no down payment? Can you really make thousands or millions of dollars buying real estate.
Will The Real Home Buying Guide... Please Stand Up?
Use Google right now and do a search on, "Home Buying Guide". Take a few minutes to click some of the links to see what's out there and then come right back.
Using Transformation Psychology to Sell Investment Properties
Satisfying and lucrative real estate investment depends upon your correct assessment of profit potential, of course, but your ultimate success depends on your ability to transform a doghouse into a dollhouse. The renovation process involves physical work and choosing the best supplies, in order to create maximum positive emotional effect and profits.
Home Sellers Warning for Young Families
If you're thinking about selling your home and moving up, do your homework before offering your home for sale. Read the following story to see what can happen to home sellers who don't do their math.
Top 7 Reasons Why FSBOs Fail To Sell Their Home On Their Own!
In the United States, less than 10% of all For Sale by Owners (FSBOs), are successful in selling their home by themselves. That*s because most people just give up because they don*t realize from the beginning the difficulty and complexity of the job ahead.
Buying and Selling Real Estate: Negotiating to Win-Win
You don't get what you deserve - you get what you negotiate for.If you've spent some time on homekeys.
Maximizing Curb Appeal and First Impressions to Sell your Home
We all know that a home or property of any kind, in order to sell faster and at a higher price, should have what is known as curb appeal. Frequently, it is not the expensive things that make a difference.
4 Dangers In Flipping Real Estate
If you have recently purchased some real estate for investment purposes, you are in good company. Recent reports suggest that as many as 25% of these purchases are made by those who plan on using the property for investment purposes only.
Real Estate Web Design - 3 Items You Must Include on Your Site
Real estate web design requires you to do things a little bit differently because you are selling either your services or actual homes, so there must be several things present on the web page to make it user friendly. Unfortunately, many real estate web sites are poorly designed, ask visitors to supply tons of personal information before being able to view any information, don't provide enough information not to mention photos, and are all around a pain for many visitors.
Cant Rent a Work Zone
So you've picked up your first (or third, or tenth) income property, and it's a real fixer-upper. You've got a great team of contractors, and you know what they need to do and how much time and money it's going to cost to make it happen.
Vacation Homes Are Becoming A Reality For More Homeowners
Whether it's a lakefront cottage or a log cabin in the woods, a vacation home often seems to be a dream that only the wealthy can afford. But these days, you don't have to be a millionaire to own one.
The Listing Contract: Its All in the Details
Now that you've chosen a real estate professional to sell your home, you'll need to work together to complete a listing agreement. This legally binding contract authorizes a broker and his or her real estate professionals to find a buyer for your home, according to the conditions specified in the contract.
New Housing Starts Do Not Guarantee Aftermarket Sales
We have been studying a trend of new home buyers in the US in light of this latest housing boom. And how we should adjust our strategies to deal with it.
Use Targeted Decorating To Get A Higher Price For Your House
This article will show you how to sell your home quicker, get a higher price for it by using smart decorating techniques.The secret is to make your home feel like "my home", for the buyer.
Do You Need to Download a Landlord Inventory On-Line Today?
Do you need to download a Landlord Inventory on-line now? Why is it so important to have a Landlord Inventory?Firstly, if you are a landlord, you need to be prepared. As much as we all like to think we can trust everyone, it is very important that buy to let landlords protect their investment property as thoroughly as possible.
How to Achieve Financial Freedom with Your Home
The secret disclosed on how you too could achieve financial freedom through property (and tell the pension companies just where to stick their measly, worthless 'pensions') Geoff Morris is a self-made property millionaire who made it in less than 18 months even with a hectic 'day job'. He has written a series of articles to help people like you achieve the same levels of success - as long as you are willing to 'Go For It!'Many people these days are getting more and more concerned as they approach retirement age.
How to Build A Rental Property Money Machine
If you are looking for a steady, income-producing investment that isn't dependent on the ups and downs of the stock market, rental property is just the investment you're looking for!As lucrative as owning rental property can be, the wrong property can be a bottomless money pit. You need to know how to go about locating property, finding tenants, managing the rental, and how to make your investment profitable.
Do I Have To Buy Real Estate Through An Agent?
Sometimes when we are very busy professionals and very rich it might be convenient to let an agent do the groundwork for us. Letting them make appointments, drive to the property, roam through house after house sizing them up until they find a few great homes that might be just perfect for us.
Apartment Loan 101
So you're interested in going into business as a property manager? Have you given any thought yet to you'll enter this potentially profitable market? Reality check-unless you've just inherited a large sum of money from a relative or are otherwise independently wealthy you're going to find someone to borrow from. This is where an apartment loan comes in.
Are You Trying to Hit a Home Run With Your Prospects Without Asking Them on a Date?
Real Estate email marketingDo you remember the old School girl/boy game of "Around the World", or "Around the Bases"? If you got a kiss you got to First Base. A french Kiss was Second Base.
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