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      SHOWING YOUR HOME FOR SALE IN MONTPELIER? SKEDADDLE!

      When you've got a home for sale in the Montpelier area, you've got a lot on your mind. But one thing that is very important is to make sure that you skedaddle when there's a showing.

      Skedaddle is not a technical real estate term. Just don't be at the house during showings. Buyers will not be nearly as comfortable looking through a house when the sellers are there. The Montpelier real estate market is steady, but there's enough competition that you want to make sure every buyer who comes through is at least comfortable.

      One way it plays out is that buyers will keep their comments to themselves. Then, when they get out to the car and can talk openly, questions come up. But it's silly to keep going in and out asking questions and double checking things. Buyers don't want to do that. So...if they could've asked while they were in the house, your knowledgeable Realtor could have answered their questions. Now we're at comfortable and informed. Seems like a good combination.

      Another way it plays out in the Montpelier real estate market is that sellers try to oversell (or undersell) their homes. "Look at all we've done!", "You should've seen this place when we bought it." "That's a $4000 oven!" Great. The buyers probably don't care. They want to know what the house looks like now, not what it used to look like. 

      And, for crying out loud, the last thing any buyer wants to hear is the laundry list of projects sellers were planning on doing. It's like listing out all the shortcomings right up front. Oh, hey, before we start, let me tell you everything that's inadequate for us, and that we're going to lay on your lap when you buy it. In the Montpelier real estate market, buyers may not need the same features in a house as sellers do. So, just relax.

      But get out of the house to relax. Shoo!

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      REPRESENTING YOUR BEST INTEREST

      In today's real estate market it is more important than ever to have a professional who truly represents your best interest. A qualified listing agent works for you -- the home seller.

      Here are some things to consider when hiring an agent:

      1. The offer is typically written by an agent who represents the buyer's best interests.
      2. Your listing agent will represent you, the home seller, as your exclusive sellers agent.
      3. Your listing agent will carefully go through the entire offer with you and furnish you with expert, professional guidance and counseling. Your listing agent will help you put together a response that will give you the highest possible price for your home and do everything possible to protect you from liability.

      Remember, you are depending on your listing agent to represent your best interests at all times and to be a strong negotiator on your behalf. Good guidance here can also make the entire transaction go more smoothly and greatly decrease the chances of litigation.

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      For more information on how to avoid mistakes when selling, download our free report called "Avoiding the Top Ten Biggest Selling Mistakes". This report is free, of course.

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      A LITTLE PAINTING WORKS WONDERS!

      New paint makes the entire home smell clean and neat, and can bring sellers top dollar. If your home has chipped paint, exposed wood, or surfaces that looks faded, it's time for new paint. If your carpet is worn, dirty, outdated, or an unusual color or style, you might consider replacing it.

      Many houses do not sell because of these problems. Don't think that buyers have more money than you to freshen up a home. They typically don't. They will simply look elsewhere for a home that needs less work.

      Please let me know when you're thinking about selling your home, and we can help you prepare your home for today's market.

      Montpelier Vermont [$articletitle]

      For more information on how to avoid mistakes when selling, download our free report called "Avoiding the Top Ten Biggest Selling Mistakes". This report is offered to all guests.

      CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS GUIDE TODAY!

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      MAKING YOUR HOME SHINE

      It's a common fact that clean homes net more money. Most people are turned off by even the smallest amount of uncleanness or odor when looking at homes to purchase. Sellers lose thousands of dollars because they do not adequately clean their homes or rid them of offensive odors.

      If your home is squeaky clean, you will be able to sell your home faster and net more money. That's just a fact.

      If you are planning on moving, why not get rid of that old junk now so that your house will actually appear larger? Make more space. Odors must be eliminated, especially if you have pets, young children in diapers, or a smoker in the house. A little work now can pay huge dividends at closing!

      Montpelier Vermont [$articletitle]

      For more information on how to avoid mistakes when selling, download our free report called "Avoiding the Top Ten Biggest Selling Mistakes". This report is free, of course.

      CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS GUIDE TODAY!

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      PRICING YOUR HOME TO SELL

      Did you know the best chance for selling your property is within the first seven weeks?

      It's true.

      Studies show that the longer a property stays on the market, the less the seller will net upon the sale. It is very important to price your property at a competitive market value at the signing of your listing contract. The market is so competitive that even over-pricing by a few thousand dollars could mean that your house will not sell.

      An Overpriced Home:
      · Minimizes offers
      · Lowers agents response
      · Limits qualified buyers
      · Lowers showings
      · Lowers prospects
      · Limits financing
      · Wastes advertising dollars
      · Nets less for the seller

      When you are ready, contact Green Light Real Estate today for a personal market value analysis of your home. No hassles or obligation - just honest advice on how to get top dollar for your home!

      Montpelier Vermont [$articletitle]

      For more information on how to avoid mistakes when selling, download our free report called "Avoiding the Top Ten Biggest Selling Mistakes". It's free, so why not?

      CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS GUIDE TODAY!

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      MAKE THE MOST OF CURB APPEAL!

      Most buyers choose to drive by your home first before wanting to set an appointment to view. An attractive yard that is free of debris will gain interest quickly. Make sure that trees are trimmed and that your home can be seen from the street. Have the grass mowed, trimmed and edged. Walkways should be swept. Clean away all debris. Remove parked cars or RVs. When in season plant flowers to add color.

      Remember, if the buyer does not like the outside, that person simply drives on to the next house. Get your home ready for drive by traffic and give folks something extra nice to look at.

      Call us today for a no-nonsense, no obligation assessment of your homes value and let me show you the key factors in obtaining a top dollar sale on your home! We would definitely like to help you in any way we can!

      Montpelier Vermont [$articletitle]

      For more information on how to avoid mistakes when selling, download our free report called "Avoiding the Top Ten Biggest Selling Mistakes". This report is offered to all guests.

      CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS GUIDE TODAY!

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      STAGING YOUR HOME TO SELL!

      The greatest way to show a home is to have a key available. This is typically done by placing it in a secure lock box, provided to you by your Realtor. This will give agents, with prospective buyers easy access to your property and promote showings.Following these simple staging guidelines will also help:

      • Keep all lights on, even on the sunniest of days.
      • Keep all draperies and shutters open.
      • Leave soft music playing at a low level.
      • Take a short walk or drive with your children and pets.
      • Let the Realtor and clients view the home without your presence.
      • Burn a scented candle to add a pleasant aroma to your home.
      • Let the buyer be at ease and let the agents do their job.

      By employing these successful staging strategies with an aggressive marketing plan, we can achieve a maximum sales price in the shortest number of days. Please contact Green Light Real Estate if there's anything I can help you get your home ready to sell.

      Montpelier Vermont [$articletitle]

      For more information on how to avoid mistakes when selling, download our free report called "Avoiding the Top Ten Biggest Selling Mistakes". It's free, so why not?

      CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS GUIDE TODAY!

      >> Read More