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Spring is approaching and soon most of this year’s home sales will be hitting the market. Spring and summer are typically when most of the homes sell in North Oakland and Lapeer counties. But it is also the time most houses go on the market. And if you are trying to sell those houses are called competition.

The first thing a prospective buyer will see is the front, exterior of your house. The MLS requires a front view as the main view and most web sites like Zillow and Realtor dot com pull their data from the MLS. Often times a buyer will want to drive past before seeing the interior.

So, if you are going to be selling, now is a good time to take a good look at a prospective buyer’s first look. Are you going to need to paint? Trim bushes and/or trees? Buy a few flats of flowers? Clean windows? Is your yard going to need a good weed and feed?

Would you like some advice on your home’s curb appeal? Please don’t hesitate to contact me at (248)736-6407 or Jackie@JackieHawley.com

www.JackieHawley.com

Tips for getting you house ready for sale

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Should I stay around for the showing?

Many home sellers in Oakland and Lapeer County Michigan ask this question. You should leave and I should not be there either.

For the showing you want potential buyers to be as comfortable as possible. You want them to feel free to express any concerns or dislikes to their agent. Often this is a sign of interest and a good buyer’s agent will often times have solutions. Nobody wants a buyer to pass on a house because of something curable.

You want the buyer to feel comfortable enough to sit down, feel like they’re at home. Placing furniture. Kids picking out their rooms.

You don’t want them to feel rushed or inhibited. You don’t want them to feel like they’re being “sold” anything.

Getting Your Home Ready For Sale

Home Evaluation

What to Expect on the Listing Appointment/How Much Does it Cost to Sell?

Why List With Jackie

Jackie Hawley, Realtor
Coldwell Banker Professionals

Cell: (248) 736-6407

Jackie@JackieHawley.com
www.JackieHawley.com

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