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Visit Sunday, April 6th from 1 – 3 pm! 3014 Hornaday Drive, Greenwood 46143. Click the photo below for more information on this Center Grove ranch. Barbara Blake from the KW Metro Indy Pros team will be available to answer questions and show you around!Listing courtesy of: Erin Dunn-Vance Keller Williams Metro Indy Pros www.metroindypros.com
Houses in Greenwood and surrounding areas are selling in a matter of days right now. There is just not enough inventory for buyers to choose from. But there are always houses that sit and sit with no offer in sight – why? It’s all about price. Read this article for the 6 signs it’s time to lower your price. My favorite line in the article: “Remember: it’s not how much money you need that determines the sale price of your home, it’s how much money a buyer is willing to spend.”
While you’d like to get the best price for your home, consider our six reasons to reduce your home price.
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Is your house on the market now? Here are some things you should do to present your home as the best choice for buyers!
- Assign jobs ahead of time so the family can take action when a showing is scheduled.
- Make sure the yard is manicured and the drive and walkways are swept clean.
- Store garden tools, bicycles, kid’s toys and athletic equipment out of sight.
- Keep cars in the garage, not in the driveway or in front of the house.
- Open all the window shades, shutters and draperies to let in maximum light.
- Use the appropriate wattage in lighting – not dark and not too bright.
- Install mirrors to magnify the feeling of light and openness.
- Turn on lights throughout the house including the closets, basement and garage.
- Install track lights in dark areas to provide indirect lighting.
- For evening showings, turn on the front porch light and other outdoor lighting.
- Everything in your home should be spotless.
- Neatness makes a room easier to view. So, make sure all the rooms are tidy.
- Store toys out of the main living areas – in the children’s rooms.
- In the bathrooms, clean the sinks, floors and baths. Put out fresh towels.
- In the kitchen, put away all dishes and clean the countertops and sinks.
- Start a fire in the fireplace in the fall or winter months.
- Light a candle or two to create a peaceful atmosphere.
- Keep fresh flowers and rich green plants throughout the house
- Avoid spray fragrances or room deodorizers which may be offensive to some buyers.
- Light a scented candle to create a pleasant fragrance.
- Grind fresh lemon in the garbage disposal or boil cinnamon sticks to add a fresh scent.
- Open the windows to air out the odor of strong-smelling foods, smoke or pets.
- Play beautiful, soft, romantic, instrumental background music.
- Everybody loves the sound of water. Turn on the garden fountains.
- Turn off the television and radio because they are a distraction to buyers.
- Run your washer, dryer and dishwasher at times when your home is not being shown.
- Keep the windows closed if there is road or other exterior noise at your house.
- Leave the house during showings.
- Keep pets out of the way or better yet – take them for a walk during the showing.
- Put all your jewelry and valuables out of sight.
- Store prescription drugs in a private place.
- Be sure the property brochures are in a conspicuous place for buyers to see.
- Leave neighborhood information and HOA newsletters near the property brochures.
- Don’t discuss any negative features of your home with the prospective buyers
Today’s post follows on the heels of our last seminar in Greenwood about home staging. It takes a lot to get ready to sell your home! Here are some tips to help your property stand out above the rest.
From the day that your house goes on the market to the day it closes, your property needs to be in “Selling Shape”. It may take a little getting use-to, but you and your family will have to make the transition to thinking about your house as a property and not a home. This is certainly an inconvenience if you’re still living in your house, but the effort is well worth it.
Did you know well-placed furniture can open up rooms and make them seem larger than they are? Or that opening drapes and blinds and turning on all lights make a room seem bright and cheery?
It’s a fact: acquiring the highest market value and elevating your home above others in the same price range often comes down to first impressions. So how can we work together to get your property into selling shape? Let’s just follow some simple rules:
First. Fix It.
Anything that is in your house that is in disrepair and can be easily fixed should be addressed before the home goes up for sale. We’ll want to pay particular attention to the front exterior and the most important rooms in the house: the master bedroom, the kitchen, and the living room.
Next. Clean it.
Clean, clean and more clean. From the inside out, a clean listing is a happy listing. And remember, it’s not good enough to just put things away. Potential buyers will and do open closets and drawers throughout the house when they’re looking at your listing. Be sure to keep personal items that you do not want on display in drawers that are clearly your personal furniture
The more organized you can be, the better.
Last. Open it.
Making your house appear as attractive as possible is largely about allowing potential buyers the opportunity to imagine their lives in your property. As mentioned earlier in this guide, professional staging services can help in selling your listing by using design principles and tricks that emphasize space. Creating the appearance of openness and space is key to getting your property sold. Remember, you’re not selling your stuff!