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Selling a Home

Selling a home is complicated.  It’s not just a question of selling a house, it can also be one of the most emotional transactions of your life.  It involves relocating - saying goodbye to your old home and neighborhood, and embracing a new home and community.

For most homeowners, selling their house is not an everyday experience, and there are as many questions as there are pieces in a jigsaw puzzle.  That’s where we come in... by working together, we can help make it as profitable and painless as possible.

Top 3 things to get a quick sale in any market

1. Meticulously prepare and stage your home to show well

  • Be picky in your preparations, your buyers will be picky when they are looking
  • Good condition isn't enough... buyers watch HGTV and they also expect homes to be well staged
  • Remember that staging a home to sell is different from decorating a home to live... once it is staged to sell, it ceases to be 'your home' and becomes a marketable commodity

2. Have a commanding online presence

  • Over 92% of Minnesota buyers are shopping for homes online
  • If your photos and online presence don't grab potential buyers they will click by and never even see your home, regardless of how well prepared it may be
  • Choose your top selling feature and lead with a dazzling photo that showcases the feature that you think will sell your home

3. Price your home carefully 

  • Price is determined by current market conditions, not by how much you need to buy your next home or pay off your mortgage
  • Don't forget that price takes into account not only your home itself, but also setting and location... which can have a huge impact, either positive or negative
  • To compel a buyer to act now, it's not good enough to just be comparably priced... your price should be low enough that buyers feel they must make an offer now, before someone else buys it!

Examples of my listings that sold quickly... note links to additional information

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