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Getting Your Home Ready to Sell

Selling your Placitas, Albuquerque or Rio Rancho Home? These Strategies will Help you Get the Best Price.

Ways to Make Home Buyers Say WOW!

These strategies are sure to make your home more appealing and have your potential buyers saying WOW! Plus these tips are quick and easy too.

  • Landscaping – make sure everything is neatly pruned and clean up any debris.
  • Front Entryway – make sure it is kept clean and free of clutter.   Sweep the front entry often and have an inviting welcome mat at the door.
  • Roof – check the condition and consult a professional with any concerns.   Maintenance is key to keeping a roof, especially a flat roof, in good condition.
  • Front Door - wash and paint if necessary, glass must be clean and free of smudges.
  • Windows – make sure they are all clean.   Consider replacing any windows that are
    broken or have moisture penetration.
  • Exterior stucco – address any stucco issues with your Realtor
  • Garage Door – wash and paint if necessary.   
  • Garage Interior – make as neat and tidy as possible, Buyers are turned off by a dirty or cluttered garage.
  • Front Entry – keep clean and free of any clutter.   Do not leave shoes, coats, keys, paperwork in your entry.
  • Main Living Areas & Bedrooms – de-clutter!   Minimal staging attracts the most buyers.   Talk to your Realtor about a professional stager.   You want your home to appeal to the majority of buyers, sometimes it is hard to see past your personal tastes.
  • Empty Homes need Staging – talk to your Realtor about staging your home.   Buyers have a hard time visualizing in an empty home, in a slow market , this is critical.
  • Carpets & Tile – must be clean and free of stains.   
  • Kitchen – take everything off of your counters, remove any personal items from the front of your refrigerator, no dishes in the sink.   Your kitchen must be bright & clean at all times.
  • Bathrooms – remove any clutter from sink areas, cabinets, tub and shower.   Keep fresh towels on display.   All bathrooms must be bright and clean at all times.
  • Interior Paint – touch up any areas that need attention.
  • Light Bulbs – make sure all work.   If your home has dark areas, utilize accent lighting.   Consider leaving lights on during showings.   “The house is too dark” is a top comment we receive from Realtors and Buyers.   
  • Shades & Blinds – keep open during showings.   Realtors and buyers will not open blinds or shades to let light in.   The best way to attract buyers is having your home as light and bright as possible, again, you don’t want to hear that “The house is too dark” because you didn’t have your blinds/shades open.
  • Light Fixtures – take down and clean all light fixtures for dust and bugs.
  • Keep a Positive Attitude.   Buyers will be looking at lots of homes and can be very picky and critical.   Take any comments with a grain of salt and use them constructively.   A clean home that is well staged and priced will attract the most buyers.
While there are many details to be handled during the sale of your Albuquerque home, from preparing your home for the market, pricing the property correctly, negotiating offers, inspections, and on and on, you can breathe easier knowing every detail will be handled on your behalf to your complete satisfaction. Contact me for more information about a complimentary pre-listing consultation today!

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While many real estate agents still use the old fashion "PFA" (Pulled From the Air) method to determine the fair market value of your home, I'll remove all the guesswork when your home is evaluated. Your home will be priced properly using current data to perform a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA). In the CMA, I'll collect and compare data for homes that have recently sold in your neighborhood. This system will analyze Albuquerque homes that are comparable to yours in terms of house size, lot size, improvements, locations, and schools. Request your FREE Placitas, Albuquerque or Rio Rancho Home Evaluation today!

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