We put all of our efforts into each home we sell to make the process smooth and enjoyable for our clients. We concentrate on strategic pricing, focused marketing, and creative staging to make sure that your home sells for the most money and in the quickest amount of time.
Many factors go in to determining a marketable listing price - location, past sold properties, improvements, neighborhood amenities, current buyer trends and even the condition of your home. We will not confuse active listings with past sold comparable's. Active's are competition. Sold's are the true market value for your area.
How do we price your home to get it sold? What do you need to do to get your home ready for listing so it is competitive with other properties? What are Buyers looking for? View the documents below to find answers to common Seller questions from pre-listing to close.
"Recently, I sat at the closing table, along side my realtor, Brenda Hamstead, and handed over the keys to the home I have lived in since 2008 to an excited couple who, I'm sure, have happily settled in to their new home and community. Brenda listened to my needs and was there for me from Listing to Close. She personally helped me stage my furniture, cleaned, swept, and spent an entire Saturday in the yard with me trimming bushes and raking leaves. When it came time for negotiations she was a hard hitter. When an offer came our way she intelligently argued the value of my home and led me through the Due Diligence process with clarity and a calming assurance.
This was all so much more than I expected from a professional realtor who I now call my friend. If you are thinking of moving or you know someone who is, I strongly encourage you to reach out to Hamstead Realty. "
Along with our friends at HGTV we know that Buyers are looking for the best, so a home for sale can easily slip through the cracks if it's not in pristine condition. Use these 10 tips to whip your home into shape and wow potential buyers.
IMPROVE YOUR LANDSCAPING.
Curb appeal is crucial to a good first impression, so make sure your home's lawn is immaculate. Mow the lawn, prune the bushes, weed the garden and plant flowers.
CLEAN THE OUTSIDE.
A sloppy exterior will make buyers think you've slacked off on interior maintenance as well. Be sure to clean the gutters and pressure wash your home's siding.
In a buyer's market, you want your home to be in the best condition possible. Take care of major defects like broken windows or a leaky roof that could discourage buyers.
MAKE THE FRONT DOOR INVITING.
A fresh coat of paint, especially in a color that contrasts with the home, will make the front door stand out. Replace faded house numbers so buyers can see them from the curb.
BUY A NEW WELCOME MAT.
Let buyers know they're invited into your home.
REMOVE CLUTTER AND DEPERSONALIZE.
Buyers want to envision their belongings in your home. Clean up by renting a storage unit for knickknacks, photos, extra furniture and other personal items.
ORGANIZE CLOSETS AND DRAWERS.
Messy closets give the appearance that your home doesn't have enough storage space.
MAKE EVERY SURFACE SHINE.
From ceiling fans to floors and everything in between, clean your home until it sparkles.
TAKE COLOR DOWN A NOTCH.
You might like your lime-green bedroom, but it may sour buyers. Paint your walls a neutral color that will appeal to a wide range of buyers.
ELIMINATE BAD ODORS.
Hide the litter box and spray air neutralizer throughout your home. When showing the home, fill it with inviting smells by putting out fresh flowers and baking a batch of cookies.
Watch this short video to learn the tricks of the trade to get agents and buyers in your home and get it sold fast.