Preparing to Sell?

Selling a home requires teamwork—a partnership—with all partners contributing to the end goal: a sale! The following is a list of requirements critical to your sale. Keep in mind that the more information you provide a buyer, the more apt they will be to make a decision about your home.

THE FOLLOWING ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO BE A CERTIFIED SERIOUS SELLER

SELECT AND INTERVIEW A REALTOR – Not all realtors are equal; what are their success stories? Interview realtors to ensure you have the right “fit” you need to assist you achieve your ultimate goal: the sale of your home. Things to consider are:

  • What percentage of list price do they achieve compared to the market?
  • How many days until they deliver an agreement to you?
  • What “team” support do they offer?
  • What success has their agency achieved?
  • What is their marketing program for your property?

Compare and contact Holly Rennie at Holly@HollyRennie.com, visit www.HollyRennie.com, or call our office at 609-967-4200 ext 3114.

STAGING OF HOME – There must be a willingness to work with Holly to prepare your home for sale, to make it more inviting to attract a buyer.

Here are some suggestions that will improve the appearance of your home and make it look new and inviting:

  • Fresh paint, new carpeting, and new flooring improve the presence of your home.
  • Fresh/manicured landscaping and exterior painting improve the exterior presence of your home.
  • If needed, replace bedding with new coordinating bedding and throw pillows, artwork, and décor to compliment the paint.  Enhance bedrooms with additional furniture that blends well with the décor.
  • Kitchen, Living Room, Dining Room, and Family Room – Have the kitchen, living room, dining room, and family room decorated and appointed to complement the paint. Depersonalize and declutter as much as possible.
  • Have your home professionally cleaned.

POSITION HOME BASED ON MARKET NOT NEEDSee chart

SELLERS DISCLOSURE FORM – Fill out a Sellers Disclosure Form. Completing this form helps to represent the property properly with the best and most accurate information.

PROPERTY INFORMATION FORM – Fill out a Property Information Form. Completing this form helps to represent the property properly with the best and most accurate information.

INVENTORY APPROVALSample Inventory

HOME INSPECTION AND REPAIRSSample Home Inspection Report. Having your own home inspection and completing necessary repairs ensures the buyer that the home is well cared for.

TERMITE INSPECTIONSample Pest Inspection Report. Having a Pest Inspection performed ensures the buyer that the home is free from termites. Conversely, you can provide a copy of your most current pest inspection/service report.

ADDITIONAL HELPFUL ITEMS – SURVEY, TITLE WORK, INSURANCE DOCUMENTS, RENTAL INCOME, AND CONDO DOCS