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Set the MoodLighting is essential for your home. During the day, make sure that natural light is freely coming in, and at night, make sure that your blinds are down and that each room is adequately lit. Buyers need to see the home as their own, and setting the lighting will help them do that.
07/02/2008
Watch Your PetsHaving a pet is not uncommon and many people truly feel that the pets are a part of the family, however having a pet and looking like you have a pet are two different things. If you can have your pets stay with a friend or family member during the sale process, your better off. If ...
07/02/2008
Perform Basic MaintenanceGrease door hinges to remove squeaks, make sure all kitchen cabinets can operate flawlessly, check that all light bulbs are functional, and that your faucets are not dripping. A single water drip can negatively wash a sale away. Dripping faucets can lead buyers to assume ...
07/02/2008
Cast Away the ClutterGetting them in the door is only the first step, if once inside they can't maneuver the home you may have already lost the sale. Clean up the living room, bedrooms, bathrooms, and the kitchen. Anything that normally shouldn't be there should be removed. Don't move the clutter...
07/01/2008
Make the First Impression PowerfulDepending on the season of the sale the way you approach the first impression (curb appeal) will vary. In the summer months its good habit to keep the lawn well manicured lawn and shrubs neatly trimmed. During the autumn months make sure that the leaves are raked...
07/01/2008
Location, Location, Location - that's what they say, but location is only part of the selling equation. Your goal as a seller is to not only move the property quickly, but to get top dollar for it as well. As a homeowner, you play the most important part in the sales process. Making the property ...
07/01/2008
The Closing To be knowledgeable and prepared, ask your CENTURY 21 Beggins Enterprises Agent and attorney to go over the details of the closing with you beforehand. The closing process can vary by area of the country and even within the same state. Generally, the seller is required to provide clea...
06/27/2008
Indispensable Insurance Before a mortgage company will approve your lending arrangement and allow you to close on your new home, they will typically ask you to show proof of title, title insurance, and homeowner's insurance. Your CENTURY 21 Beggins Enterprises Agent or your mortgage representativ...
06/27/2008
Your Good Faith Deposit Along with your offer, you'll provide a "good faith" deposit that demonstrates to the seller your serious interest in buying. This is one of the additional costs mentioned earlier. This money is deposited only once the offer has been negotiated and accepted by both parties...
06/26/2008
Making An Offer When you find a home you want to buy, you'll make the seller an offer in writing. Your offer is typically the first step toward negotiating a sales contract. That's why determining how much to offer is more complex than simply determining a price. Because of the large amount of mo...
06/26/2008
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