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Tips for selling your home

Tips for selling your home in Monmouth, Ocean, and Middlesex counties, New JerseySujatha Bhaskara, Keller Williams, Your New Jersey Real Estate Agent

As a Keller Williams Realtor proudly serving Monmouth, Ocean, and Middlesex counties here in New Jersey, I wanted to share a few tips for selling your home in Monmouth, Ocean, and Middlesex Counties, New Jersey.

  1. Price Ahead of the Market – If sellers fall behind a market with falling home values, they can end up chasing the market down, because home values are always falling faster than their price reductions.
  2. Prepare Your Home for Sale – Did you know well-placed furniture can open up rooms and make them seem larger than they are? Or that opening drapes and blinds and turning on all lights make a room seem bright and cheery? It’s a fact: acquiring the highest market value and elevating your home above others in the same price range often comes down to first impressions. Here are some inexpensive ways to maximize your home’s appeal:
  • Exterior
    • Keep the grass freshly cut.
    • Remove all yard clutter.
    • Apply fresh paint to wooden fences.
    • Paint the front door.
    • Weed and apply fresh mulch to garden beds.
    • Clean windows inside and out.
    • Wash or paint home’s exterior.
    •  Tighten and clean all door handles.
    •  Ensure gutters and downspouts are firmly attached.
  • Interior
    • Remove excessive wall hangings, furniture and knickknacks (consider a temporary self-storage unit).
    • Clean or paint walls and ceilings
    • Apply fresh paint to wooden fences.
    • Paint the front door.
    • Shampoo carpets.
    • Clean and organize cabinets and closets
    • Repair all plumbing leaks, including faucets and drain traps.
    •  Clean all light fixtures
  • For Showings
    • Turn on all the lights.
    • Open drapes in the daytime.
    • Keep pets secured outdoors.
    • Play quiet background music.
    • Light the fireplace (if seasonally appropriate).
    • Infuse home with a comforting scent like apple spice or vanilla.
    • Vacate the property while it is being shown.

Tips for selling your home in Monmouth, Ocean, and Middlesex counties, New JerseyMost Importantly, Price Right – Time on Market Works Against You  –

If you want to compete, be competitive.

  •  The buying market has a short attention span.
  •  Pricing your home right the first time is key.
  •  Proper pricing attracts buyers.
  • An overpriced house will not sell.
  • We want to generate offers before the market moves on to newer listings.

If you have specific questions relating to your property in Monmouth, Ocean, or Middlesex counties, contact Sujatha Bhaskara, Your New Jersey Real Estate Agent, by phone at 732.319.1340 or by email at sbhaskara@optonline.net.

Realtor Sujatha Bhaskara provides an exceptional level of real estate services to home buyers and sellers in Monmouth, Ocean, and Middlesex counties.  Visit Best in nj real Estate  to search for homes in Aberdeen, Colts Neck, East Brunswick, Edison, Englishtown, Freehold, Holmdel, Jackson, Keyport, Little Silver, Manalapan, Marlboro, Matawan, Monroe, Morganville, Old Bridge, Sayreville, and South Brunswick, New Jersey.

Sujatha Bhaskara, Realtor, Keller Williams RealtySujatha Bhaskara ABR
NJAR® Circle of Excellence Sales Award® 2010 Realtor
Keller Williams Realty
176 Route 9 North
Englishtown, NJ 07726
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