RISMedia's Real Estate Magazine

JUL 2018

Real Estate magazine is the industry's leading source for real estate news and information since 1980. Published monthly by RISMedia, Real Estate magazine offers timely and relevant real estate news to the industry's top brokers and agents.

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RISMedia's REAL ESTATE July 2018 77 {Blog Spot} GIVE YOUR YARD ATTENTION Cleaning up your yard and making it look welcoming will do two things for sellers: First, a beautiful yard that's free of cracks and weeds will attract more potential buyers; sec- ond, curb appeal can add as much as 5 percent value to a home—and there are many improvements that can give you a large return on invest- ment. Some of the best options in- clude upgrading your mailbox, fixing your siding and adding walkways. PAINT INSIDE AND OUT Buyers want to see a fresh, clean space when they visit a home. By painting inside and out, you have the chance to apply a neutral tone throughout the home. New wall coverings mean no fingerprints or smudges—and with new paint, there are no nail holes to hide. Us- ing a bold color on the front door will add appeal and draw the eye to the entrance. Consider hiring a pro- fessional painter to help ease the process. PRICE YOUR HOME INTELLIGENTLY Listing out the right sales price is of- ten the best way to sell your home quickly. If priced too high, you may scare buyers away before they even come to an open house. If priced too low, you may lose out on money. Work with your agent to price your home appropriately for your location. DEPERSONALIZE THE SPACE Buyers want to look at a home as if they're moving in. When you leave toys or clothes laying around, peo- ple see "you" in the home. Staging experts suggest that you rent a stor- age room and pack up everything that shows your family, pets or life- style until the home sells. By remov- ing everything that's personal, you can make way to stage the home. Another idea is to hire a profes- sional staging company to give you some tips. A designer is usually paid by the hour, so you can ask a few questions while showing him or her the home. They'll provide insight into the colors, accent walls and ac- cessories that'll play up the charac- teristics of your home, making for a great house showing. RE This article originally appeared on RISMedia's blog, Housecall. Visit us at blog.rismedia.com. 4 Tips for Getting a Home Off the Market Quickly by Meghan Belnap H ere are four tips to share with your sellers to help generate a ton of interest and potential bids:

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