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Circle C TX_Lakeway TX_Steiner Ranch TX_CHT_1Here are some exceptional tips for selling your Austin TX area home, courtesy of Capitol Home Team. Whether you are ready to sell now or are just thinking about it, here are a few important things to remember before you go too far in the process.

PART I of II

The most important parts of selling your Austin home:

Marketing: Is my home being seen by enough potential buyers? Do buyers like what they see? How do I know? Which brings us to ...

Pictures: These are so important, they get their own paragraph. Do the pictures used to market your house present it in the best possible light? Think about it: Most potential buyers will see your home first online. At that moment, the photos will either help get the home on the short list, or help the potential buyer eliminate your house before they even look at any other details. Statistics show that virtual tours are virtually ignored by most buyers — they don't have the time or patience to sit through them. But they will look at pictures until they see one that makes them move on.

No clutter: The more stuff you have, the less your home is worth. A lot of buyers see clutter and immediately remove the home from consideration on their mental list: "Too small for our needs."

Condition: Do small and large repairs before listing. On the major repairs (electrical, plumbing, roofing, A/C, etc.), don't skimp and don't do it yourself. You will lose what money you thought you were saving after the inspection when buyers (or their lenders) require work to be redone by a licensed contractor. Don't be stubborn and think you can get away with it. You cannot.

Kitchen/master bath: Everybody wants a gourmet kitchen with granite counters and a master bath that is like a day spa ... but are YOUR kitchen and bathroom similar to or better than other area homes in your price range? That's what really matters.

Curb appeal/landscaping: If a boring, outdated or simply "blah" architectural style greets potential buyers when they drive up, make the landscaping sing the home's praises. If a buyer drives up and loves what they see, they will make excuses for interior flaws instead of looking for them. In other words, half the battle is either won or lost depending on the curb appeal of your home. Do whatever you can to make the first impression be a great one.

End of Part I — for Part II, click here

 

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Comment balloon 5 commentsAaron Vaughn | Builder | Investor • November 24 2012 10:54PM

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Aaron/Jenna,

No dispute with any of those items on your list. Those are at least the de facto standard requirements.

Rich

Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 6 years ago

This is the list that every listing agent needs to have with them for their talking points.  Pictures, clutter, curb appeal, etc., etc. And yet . . . how many sellers are NOT getting it?!? 

Posted by Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED (RETIRED / State License is Inactive) over 6 years ago

Very good easy to read list.  Even if a seller cannot do everything, the decluttering, and eliminating odors are big things.

 

Posted by Jennifer Spanbauer Brodoway, just call jen (Lethbridge Real Estate.com) over 6 years ago

What an excellent list for home sellers to review.

 

Thanks for the great post.

 

Hitting the Reblog button on this one.

 

 

O.K.   I went back and looked again…NO REBLOG… too bad.

Posted by John Juarez, ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN (The Medford Real Estate Team) over 6 years ago

Aaron and Jenna:

Good post with information a sellers needs to know if they want the best price for their home.

Posted by Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA (Alain Pinel Realtors) over 6 years ago

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