Selling Your Home

Selling your home is an involved process that affects your family and your future.  Before you begin this process, you'll want to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information.  When should you sell?  How do you get the best price? What kinds of renovations should be made prior to the sale? 

These home selling reports will assist you in answering the many questions that arise during the home selling process.  When you're armed with the right information, and an experienced real estate professional, you'll be closer to reaching your goal - selling your home fast, and for the best price.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about selling your home.



Ten Tips on Showing Your Home

1)  Three's A Crowd.   Avoid having too many people present during inspection. The potential buyer will feel like an intruder and hurry
      through the house.

2)  Music Is Mellow.   But not when showing a home. Turn off the radio or television. Let the Realtor and the buyer talk free of disturbances.

3)  Pets Underfoot?   Keep them out of the way. Preferably out of the house.

4)  Silence Is Golden.   Be courteous, but don't try to force conversation with the potential buyer. He wants to inspect your house, not pay a
     social call.

5)  Be It Ever So Humble.   Never apologize for the appearance of your home. After all, it has been lived in. Let the trained salesperson
     answer any objections. That is 
their job.

6)  In The Background.   The Salesperson knows the buyer's requirements and can best emphasize the features of your home. You will be
     called if needed.

7)  Why Put The Cart Ahead Of The Horse.   Trying to dispose of furniture and furnishings to the potential buyer before he has purchased
      the house often loses a sale.

8)  Can You See The Light.   Illumination is like a welcome sign. The potential buyer will feel a glowing warmth when you turn on all your
      lights for an evening inspection.

9)  A Word To The Wise.   Let your realtor discuss price, terms, possession, and other factors with the customer. He is eminently qualified to
     bring negotiations to a favorable conclusion.

10)  Use A Professional.   Show your house to prospective buyers only by appointment and through a professional Realtor. This helps to close
       the sale faster



Instructions to Sellers 

 1)  Your home should be shown by appointment only, and accompanied by a Realtor. NO ONE OFF THE STREET SHOULD BE
      ALLOWED IN. If they do come to the door and ask for information, please give them my card or a flyer and ask them to call me.

 2)  Do not discuss any financing terms with the other agents or the people that come through your home. Refer those questions to me.

 3)  Don't change your lifestyle. If you plan to eat dinner at 6:30 and they want to come, they understand people have to eat. Don't stay home
      waiting for an appointment. If you have to leave, tell the agent what your plans are and make arrangements that are suitable for all

 4)  Keep your home neat and clean. Tidy houses sell faster and for a higher price. Keep the yard clean and trimmed, especially if you have

 5)  Be prepared for short notice. Sometimes only half an hour. Realtors don't always have control of the advance notice given to set

 6)  Keep pets outside. They frighten some people and they don't relax in the home.

 7Normal showing hours are from 9:00a.m. to 8:30p.m. You shouldn't have to show your home other than these hours unless there are special

 8)  If convenient, show the home without an appointment, but ONLY when accompanied by a Realtor.

 9)  Answer questions from prospective buyers like, how long does it take to get to town, children's ages in the neighborhood, nearest stores
      etc. But do not answer financing questions.

10)  All offers will go through me as your representative. If an agent calls to tell you there is an offer, you should refer them to me.

11)  When possible, step outside or make yourself scarce when your home is being shown.


Before You Leave Your Present Home:

· Stop telephone, milk delivery, diaper service, newspaper delivery etc & ldots;
· Get Final Reading of gas meter, electric meter, and water meter & ldots;
· Contact the utilities in the city to which you are moving.
· Pick Up items out for cleaning and repair.
· Send your forwarding address to your local post office, and send change of address cards to magazines, insurance companies, friends and 
· Inform the principal of your children's school about your intended move. Get a letter from him covering the status of your children in school.
· Transfer your fire insurance on household goods or other insurance on personal possessions, so that they will be covered at your new home
   and en-route.
· Notify pastor of your church that you are leaving.
· Obtain birth records, baptism records of all the children.
· Get medical records of shots, eyeglass prescriptions.
· Transfer your bank accounts
· Have your present bank arrange credit references for establishing new accounts.
· Arrange for sufficient cash or travelers checks to cover the cost of moving services and expenses.
· When Applicable notify your draft board.
· Leave keys for your property with Realtor.

Arriving At Your New Home:

· Check appliances, hot water heater, etc.
· Contact utility companies to begin new service.
· Contact newspapers, dairy, etc. for home deliveries.
· Establish local charge accounts.
· Select doctor, dentist, pediatrician, etc.
· Register children in school.
· Contact pastor, priest, or bishop of new church.
· Have your attorney revise your will if necessary.
· Have the lock of your home changed, make sure you have adequate insurance coverage.
· Ask mailman for the mail he may be holding for your arrival.
· Visit city offices and register for voting.
· Register car at new address after arrival in state, or a penalty may have to be paid.
· Obtain necessary licenses. Driver's, automobile, dog etc.

MOST OF ALL---Enjoy Your New Home!!!!!