Home Sellers: Have You Made Your New Year's Resolutions?!

By Vinden • January 4th, 2010

Well, the trip from Belgium and the UK is going really well. We’re over in Florida, house-hunting. On Saturday, we depart for a week on a fabulous cruise with Mike Filsaime, Tracy Repchuk and over 400 other top Internet marketers.

We’ll visit Mexico, Belize and Honduras. During that time, we’ll be networking, learning from one another, making new friends and enjoying a stunning new boat called the Carnival Dream from carnival.com.

While property hunting in Florida and spending New Year’s Eve at the wonderful Naples Hilton, we’ve been contemplating resolutions for 2010, as you would expect all good coaches to do, and it occurred to us that we could provide some tips / resolutions from our upcoming book that we are researching. It’s called “How to Sell Your Property For More Money In Any Market…. Even This one!”

Here goes:

  • Get a professional cleaning contractor in to ‘spring-clean’ your home.
    They’ll do it faster than you can and in a shorter time (they’ll send a team in, so it’ll be done in 1-2 days!)
  • Then, hire a company or individual to ‘stage’ your home.
    This can make such a difference!We viewed some pre-foreclosure and REO properties in Florida plus some models or show homes.
    The developers had hired very talented designers to show off their models to their best advantage and boy, did it make a difference!
    The staged model homes were so much more attractive. It needn’t cost a fortune, but, if you present your home to its best advantage, you increase the chances of it selling.
  • Think about overcoming any potential objections from buyers before they view your home.
    Check out what similar homes are selling for locally and price yours competitively.
    Present it in a great light (see above).
  • Ask multiple agents to suggest how they would market your home and what price they would suggest.
    They are the experts!
  • Understand local market conditions. If your area is suffering a glut of foreclosures, you’ll need to bear that in mind both in the timing of putting your home on the market and in terms of its pricing.
  • Do be sure to review all home-sale related documents carefully, as these can have a financial impact on you.
    So, when an offer to purchase comes in, don’t get too excited: read it carefully.

    • What are the conditions or contingencies?
    • Thoroughly review the contract to list your property: who’s doing what in the sales process?
    • Watch the loan documents: are there early repayment penalties?
  • Don’t put in offers on other properties until you’ve sold yours!
    You can always go into rented accommodation until you’ve settled on a particular area and community.
    Plus, as  a cash buyer, you’ll be in a very strong position as  a buyer!

Happy New Year!

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Best wishes,

Vinden Grace
Property Coach


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