Selling Your Home

Why Sell With LDankers Real Estate Group?

  • We will help determine the value of your home in today’s market. We want you to get the most out of your investment.
  • Help determine how quickly, and for what price, your current home will sell.
  • We will help you make necessary repairs and prepare your home for sale.
  • We will guide you through mentally preparing to show your home to prospective buyers. The more open you are to buyers the better your house may sell.
  • Appraisal to Negotiations: We are there for our clients for both home sales and home purchasing. From the start of the process to after all contracts are signed and beyond.

Below are some preparations you can make prior to contacting an agent. You can also contact us at any time and we can guide you through the entire process as we start:

 Take a Fresh Look at Your Home

Your home looks great to you, but a buyer wants to see it since he and his family will be living in it So, take a fresh look at your house. Hop in your car, drive around the block, and then scrutinize your home as a prospective buyer will see it for the first time. First, consider what’s called “street appeal”. Does it need washing or painting? Does the driveway need repair work? Is the landscaping in good shape? Remember, be very critical your- buyer will be.

Next, pull into the driveway and take a good, hard look. Is the yard neat and trimmed? What about the view from the front yard? Then, walk inside and size up the interior as though seeing it for the first time. Take a tour and imagine what your real estate agent might say about each room, look into cabinets, open doors, check out the bathroom.

Then, make a mental note of the things that might put off potential buyers, along with another list of the things that first attracted you to the dwelling. Remember, the home’s become a great place for you, but a new buyer will see things that you don’t.

Our agents can help get your house ready to show.

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 Clean Out the Clutter

Before putting your home on the market, get rid of clutter everywhere: closets, attic storage, kitchen cabinets, drawers, bath vanities, and shelves. Remember, this is no time to be sentimental: if you don’t use it, lose it. Potential buyers are seriously put off by clutter, and most of us drag a lot more things through life than we really need.

Also, don’t forget the furniture and fixtures when getting rid of clutter. Most of us put too much in too little space, which makes a buying prospect think your home is too small.

Then, have a great moving sale with all the stuff you’ve collected and use the proceeds for paint or whatever other materials you need for repair projects. If you just can’t bear to part with some possessions, store them in the attic or some other place that’s out of sight to a potential buyer.

Our agents will be happy to make suggestions in these areas!

 To Sell- Clean

After you’ve cleared out the clutter, it’s time to really clean. Have the carpets professionally cleaned, strip and polish the floors, scour the bathrooms, go over the laundry room, polish the furniture, scour out the cabinets, wash the windows and window coverings, and spiff up the ceiling fans and kitchen appliance.

Don’t forget the exterior; paint or power-wash everything that needs the work. Remember, this is a ceiling-to-floor, roof-to-foundation clean-up project.

If you want help with this, our agents can put you in touch with the right people!

 Get More for Your Home: Repairs Pay Off

After you’ve cleaned the place to within an inch of its life, the next project is making all the repairs necessary to attract a buyer. Patch up the roof, touch up all the paint, repair the screens, spruce up the porch framing, and make your entry area really shine. Don’t forget to water the lawn and landscape beds, and take the time to trim, mow, edge and get rid of sick or dying plants. Inside, fix the grout in the bathrooms and on tile floors, adjust any doors that need it, fix any scratches on the walls, cover any stains, and be sure to fix any plumbing problems. Remember, do what your home needs before the first buyer appears at your door.

Make all of the necessary Repairs. Our agents will be happy to make suggestions as well.

 Putting Your Home on the Market: Show It to Sell It

After you have cleaned, shined, mowed, and whipped your property into shape, it’s time to attract a buyer.

Regardless of who markets your home, you or a broker, there are other, small things you must do to attract buyers. For example, even if its bright daylight, open the blinds and turn on the lights. Also, open all the interior doors to make the home appear roomier. Be sure to remove all your kids and pets; they’re cute, but a buyer wants to see your home, not your pride and joy. In addition, make sure your pet’s litter pan is clean so the home smells clean and fresh, not like air freshener. Remember, you need to make sure your home is available to be seen by a prospective buyer with as little notice as possible. That means less than an hour, or even five minutes, if possible.

 Look At The Market

Before you put your home on the market, take a weekend day to check out the competition: homes with similar prices and in similar neighborhoods. Remember, you don’t have to go out and buy new furniture just to look like that beautiful new model in the new development — what you want is the feel of that new model — clean, uncluttered, and fresh.

Remember, after location, the most important item to a buyer is a well maintained home. Many flaws can be overlooked if the buyer knows he can move in without a lot of trouble and expense.

Our agents can help you with information about the market.