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Selling Your Home

If you are like most Americans, your home is the probably the single largest investment that you have. Selling your home becomes very involved and can be stressful, particularly if you're not familiar with the process. Most people will sell an average of 3 homes in their lifetime - a professional REALTOR® sells that many homes in a matter of weeks or months. You may decide to sell on your own, or you may decide to use a REALTOR® to guide you through the process.
 

Whatever feelings you’re experiencing right now, there are numerous practical matters that need your attention. 

Specializing in Residential and Commercial Real Estate
Find Out What Your Home is Worth

Free Comparable Market Analysis - Find out what your Home is worth!  We can provide you with a FREE Home Evaluation.  Call 859-380-2102 or email us at fjefferds@kw.com

Once we review the Market Analysis, we can sit down and discuss how to sell your home.  It will take about an hour to fill out a exclusive sellers contract.  Next we will discuss Staging your home for photos and showings.

Seller's Tips 
A house that shows well to perspective buyers will sell faster than one that is cluttered and unkempt, even though both may be structurally well maintained. From experience, REALTORS® know that a “well-polished” house appeals to more buyers and will sell faster and usually for a higher price. Buyers tend to feel more comfortable purchasing a well cared for home because they assume that if what they can see is maintained, what they cannot see has probably been maintained also. 

Specializing in Residential and Commercial Real Estate

What is Staging?    

Home Staging® is the process of preparing your home for sale. The purpose of Staging® is to make your home look like a model home, appealing to as many buyers as possible. It is simply a redesign that will show off your home's best features and minimize any flaws. Staging® is becoming very common these days and a variety of articles can be found in The New York Times, Washington Post, and Money Magazine. Even HGTV and TLC have homes shows dedicated to Staging® with "Designed to Sell" and "Sell This House".

Recent studies prove that Staged® Homes sell for more money and in fewer days, and by turning homes into "models" for sellers, we can maximize your profit from your real estate investment. As a Seller, Staging® your home will allow you to keep more equity because Staged Homes look better and sell faster.

Staging
Specializing in Residential and Commercial Real Estate
Home Sellers Checklist

Kitchen

  • Sinks, appliances, and counter tops should sparkle;          remove any clutter.

  • Wax the floor.

  • Clean the oven, range, and other appliances.

  • Clean tile and grout; replace if necessary.

 

Bathrooms

  • Clean mirrors, glass, chrome, and porcelain surfaces.

  • Replace shower curtain if necessary.

  • Fix any faucet drips or leaks.

  • Clean grout and caulking; replace if necessary.

 

Closets

  • Doors and drawers should open and close easily.

  • Remove clutter; tidy up shelves and racks.

  • Shoes and clothes should be neatly arranged.

 

Overall

  • Check the basics around the house. It takes just a minute to check all doors, windows and cabinets to make sure they don't stick, squeak or are too loose.

  • Clean your furnace and water heater so buyers know they are looking at a house that has been well maintained.

Outdoors

  • Spruce up your garden and lawn; trim shrubbery and replace dead plants. Don't forget to water.

  • Yard and patio should be neat; outdoor furniture should be clean and in good shape.

  • Clean or paint your front door - remember first impressions last the longest!

  • Manicure your front yard; make sure your driveway and entryway are free of clutter.


Exterior

  • Check that house numbers, mailbox, and exterior lighting are all in good condition.

  • Touch up with fresh paint as needed.

  •  Inspect chimney for cracks or earthquake damage.

  •  Repair loose trim, drain pipes, and fencing.

  •  Clean stains and window screens.


Garage

  •  Remove clutter and tidy up the shelves.

  •  Clean the floor.


Living Areas

  • Apply fresh paint as needed... think about brightening your interiors with neutral-toned paint.

  • Clean draperies and carpets.

  • Replace burnt out light bulbs.

  • Clean the fireplace and remove smoke stains from the wall and mantle.

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