Selling Your Home


It is the one thing that almost everyone does at one point in their lives,  sells their home. This can be a very confusing time, filled with many questions  and few answers. It is hard to understand all of the questions you may have  about selling your home. Fortunately Jason Spade can help.  Jason can help you with all of the questions you have about selling  your home.  Jason  prides himself on quality customer service. His customers come  first and he makes selling your home easy.

Make the most of that first impression
A well-manicured lawn, neatly trimmed shrubs and a clutter-free porch help real  estate sellers put their best foot forward and make prospects feel welcome. So  does a freshly painted - or at least freshly scrubbed - front door. If it's  autumn, rake the leaves. If it's winter, shovel the walkways. The fewer  obstacles between prospects and the true appeal of the real estate seller's  home, the better. 

Invest a few hours for future dividends

 Tidy the living room, the  bathroom, the kitchen. If your woodwork is scuffed or the paint is fading,  consider some minor touch-ups and redecorating. Real estate sellers can benefit  from updating the hardware on kitchen cabinets, adding new slipcovers to sofas  and keeping a vase of fresh flowers in the entryway. These are some of the  simple touches that can go a long way. If you're worried about time, hire  professional cleaners or painters to help get your house ready. Remember,  prospects would rather see how great the real estate seller's home really looks  than hear how great it could look.

Check faucets and bulbs
Dripping water rattles the nerves, discolors sinks and suggests faulty or  worn-out plumbing. Burned-out bulbs or faulty wiring leave prospects in the  dark. Don't let those problems detract from what's right with your home. 

Don't shut out a sale
If cabinets or closet doors stick in your home, you can be sure they will also  stick in a prospect's mind. Don't try to explain away sticky situations when you  can easily plane them away. A little effort on the real estate seller's part can  smooth the way toward a closing. 

Think safety
Real estate sellers learn to live with all kinds of self-set booby traps: roller  blades on the stairs, extension cords, slippery throw rugs, and  low-hanging overhead lights. Make your residence as safe as possible for  visitors. 

Make room for space
Remember, potential buyers are looking for more than just comfortable living  space. They're looking for storage space, too. Real estate sellers should make  sure attics and basements are clean and free of unnecessary items. 

Consider your closets
The better organized a closet, the larger it appears. Now's the time to box up  those unwanted clothes and donate them to charity. 

Make your bathroom Shine
Bathrooms sell homes, so let them shine. Check and repair damaged or unsightly  caulking in the tubs and showers. For added allure, real estate sellers should  display the best towels, mats and shower curtains.  

Wake up prospects to the cozy comforts of your bedrooms. For a specious look,  get rid of excess furniture. Colorful bedspreads and fresh curtains are a must  if real estate sellers want buyers to be able to imagine relaxing there. 

Open up in the daytime
Let the sun shine in! Real estate sellers should pull back curtains and drapes  so that prospects can see how bright and cheery the home is. 

Lighting  up at night
Turn on the excitement by turning on all your lights - both inside and outside  - when showing your home in the evening.  Lights add color and warmth, and make  prospects feel welcome. 

Avoid crowded scenes
Potential buyers often feel like intruders when they enter a home filled with  people. Rather than giving your house the attention it deserves, they're likely  to hurry through. Real estate sellers should keep the company present to a  minimum. 

Watch your pets
Dogs and cars are great companions, but not when real estate sellers are showing  their homes. Pets have a talent for getting underfoot. So do everyone a favor:  Keep Kitty or Spot outside, or at least out of the way. 

It's best if you're not there when your home is being shown. However if that's  not possible, be friendly - but it's not necessary to force conversation.  Prospects want to view the home with minimal distraction from the real estate  seller. 

Keep a low profile
Nobody knows a home better than the real estate seller. But Jason  knows buyers - what they need and what they want.  Jason  will have an easier time articulating the virtues of your home if you  stay in the background. 

Don't turn your home into a second-hand store
When prospects come to view your home, don't distract them with offers to sell  those furnishings you no longer need. You may lose the biggest sale of all. 

When your prospective buyers want to talk price, terms or other real estate matters,  let them speak to an expert. As the real estate  seller, you might feel tempted to weigh in, but your two cents could cost you  much more. 

Jason Spade-REALTOR®

REMAX Preferred Properties

953 Dolly Parton Parkway

Sevierville, TN 37862

Office 865-392-5885

Direct 865-258-4011


TN License # 339959