THE ANGELA BURDICK MARKETING PLAN

PRICE FACT:

THE BEST CHANCE FOR SELLING YOUR PROPERTY IS WITHIN THE FIRST SEVEN WEEKS. STUDIES SHOW THAT THE LONGER A PROPERTY STAYS ON THE MARKET THE LESS THE SELLER WILL NET.

cost of homesIt is very important to price your property at a competitive market value when signing the employment agreement with your broker. The market is so competitive that even over-pricing by a few thousand dollars could mean that your house will not sell. Interestingly, your first offer is usually your best offer. here are reasons for pricing your property at the market value right from the start in order to net you the most amount of money in the shortest amount of time.

An overpriced home:

Minimizes offers
Lowers agent's response
Limits qualified buyers
Lowers showings
Lowers prospects
Limits financing
Wastes advertising dollars
Nest less for the seller

CLEAN FACT:

MOST PEOPLE ARE TURNED OFF BY EVEN THE SMALLEST AMOUNT OF UNCLEANLINESS OR ODOR WHEN BUYING A HOME. SELLERS LOSE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS BECAUSE THEY DO NOT ADEQUATELY CLEAN.

sweep2.gif (54751 bytes)If your house is squeaky clean, you will be able to sell your house faster and net hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars more. If you are planning on moving, why not get rid of that old junk now so that your house will appear larger? Make more space. Odors must be eliminated especially if you have dogs, cats, or young children in diapers or if you are a smoker. You may not notice the smell, buy buyers do! Most agents have a difficult time communicating to their sellers about odor. By employing me to get the most amount of money for my seller, don not take offense if I must confront you about odor problems.

CLUTTER FACT:

A MAJOR TURN-OFF FOR MOST PEOPLE IS EXCESS CLUTTER. IMMEDIATELY THE ASSUMPTION IS THAT IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ROOM FOR YOUR ITEMS, HOW IN THE WORLD WILL THEIR ITEMS FIT.
Closets: Empty closets of off-season clothing and pack for the move. Organize them to demonstrate the most efficient use of space. Leave as few items on the floor or shelves as possible.
Furniture: Arrange furniture to give the rooms as spacious a feeling as possible. Consider removing furniture from rooms that are too crowded. Avoid clutter. Pack up knickknacks--both to protect them and to give the room a more spacious feel, but leave enough items to give the home a personal touch. Dispose of unneeded items. Store large furniture, if necessary.
Kitchen: Avoid clutter--store small appliances whenever possible to maximize appearance of work space. Clean and organize all storage space. Remove and dispose of any items that will not be moved with you. Pack other items neatly in boxes.

ACCESS FACT:

TOP-SELLING AGENTS WILL NOT SHOW YOUR HOME IF BOTH THE KEY AND ACCESS ARE NOT READILY AVAILABLE. THEY DO NOT HAVE TIME TO RUN AR0OUND TOWN ALL DAY PICKING UP AND DROPPING OFF KEYS. THEY WANT TO SELL HOMES!

The greatest way to show a house is to have a key! when your home is being shown, please do the following:

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Keep all drapes and shutters open.
Keep all doors unlocked.
Leave soft music playing.
Take a short walk with your children and pets. Leave the premises
Let the buyer be at ease and let the agents do their job.

PAINT AND CARPET FACT:

PAINT IS YOUR BEST IMPROVEMENT INVESTMENT FOR GETTING A GREATER RETURN ON YOUR MONEY.

Paint makes the whole house smell clean and neat. If your house has chips, exposed wood, or looks faded, it is time to paint. If your carpet is worn, dirty, outdated, or an unusual color, you may need to seriously consider replacing it. Many houses do not sell because of this problem. Don't think that buyers have more money than you have to replace it. They don't. They simply buy elsewhere.

YARD FACT:

YOUR FRONT YARD IMMEDIATELY REFLECTS THE INSIDE CONDITION OF YOUR HOUSE TO THE BUYER.

garden.gif (11235 bytes)Outdoor activities are important. People enjoy their yards. Make certain that the trees are trimmed so the house can be seen from the street. Have the grass mowed, trimmed and edged. Walkways should be swept. Clean away any debris. Remove parked cars. This all adds to curb appeal. If a buyer does not like the outside, that person simply drives on.

Angela Burdick CRS, GRI, ABR, MRE

Call Me: 
Office: (303) 738-1380
Direct: (303) 886-1900
Email: angela@DenverRealEstateNow.com
Angela Burdick
Realty Innovations
5753 S. Prince St. Unit 753
Littleton, CO 80160

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