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Now is the perfect time to sell {Easy tips to get your house ready for the market}

Spring is here and with it brings lots of home buyers looking to purchase! If you have been considering selling your home, Spring time is by far the best time to do so.

{We have compiled a list of tips for preparing your home to be sold}

Your goal with this first and foremost is to make sure your home is clean, bright and comfortable.
Keyword clean. You want buyers to be able to envision themselves living in your
home. You don’t need to go crazy fixing up your house, but in order to get top dollar,  make sure these key things are complete:

  • Clean carpets & remove stains and/or replace flooring if necessary.
  • Clean windows, doors (finger prints), keep kitchen clean; remove all food products, cookware, etc from counter tops.
  • De-clutter the home. Get rid of the knick-knacks.

  • Pretend you are a potential buyer. Clean up and repair everything that would turn you off.
  • If your home will be vacant consider having it staged. This helps the buyer see what the house looks like with furniture.Also; depending on the home’s condition can help the house look more appealing! When a house is completely bare, it tends to show every little flaw.
  •  Clean bathrooms; get rid of mildew and mold, toilet bowl rings and remove personal hygiene products. Bathrooms and kitchens are top sellers, so get them in the best condition possible. Nobody wants to see your tooth brush and toothbrush sitting on the vanity! Also, consider buying white hand towels, new bathmats & shower curtain – white suggests clean.
  •  A small vase with pretty flowers wouldn’t hurt either. Just sayin!

  • If necessary, remove pieces of furniture to make a room feel bigger.

If you have dark or bright colored paint on your walls, we suggest you paint
them a neutral light color.Wild colors don’t really appeal to buyers. Neutral sells.

  • Handle all minor repairs around the house. Examples: fix faulty electrical wires, replace lose tiles in the bathroom, replace cracked electric plates,replace light switch plates, fix leaky faucet, repair sprinklers, re-calk shower.

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  • Install Carbon Monoxide detector – mandatory & the law as of July 2011
  • Install fire alarms in the home or make sure current ones are in working order.
  • Mow the lawn, paint front door, straighten up front porch & plant some pretty flowers (flowers optional). It’s always helps the home sell when it has curb appeal, so do what you can.

We hope this helps! Contact us today for a free, no obligation market analysis of your home.

Any other questions, feel free to email, call or text us anytime.
Direct – 408.921.3601
RemaxAdler@gmail.com

Happy Friday & enjoy your weekend!

Xo, Virginia & Melissa

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383 Greenlake Drive Sunnyvale $429,000 – Just Reduced $30,900!

What a weekend! We have a huge price reduction on our listing at 383 Greenlake Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94089 in Lakewood Village. Please let us know if you would like to view this home or need help with the loan pre-approval process.

New list price $429,000

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This perfect family home offers a remodeled kitchen, wood burning fireplace, 3 bedrooms 2 remodeled bathrooms. The property is situated on a quiet street, near Lakewood park & Lakewood Elementary School. Within walking distance to the park where you can play tennis, basketball, swim & more! 1,186 square feet, 2 car garage and large backyard with extra storage unit/possible office space with electricity & dual pane windows. Backyard gate has access to tranquil walking trail overlooking creek. Automatic sprinklers in the front & backyards.
Quiet neighborhood, close to 237, 85, 280 central expressway & San Tomas expressway.

View MLS listing here

For disclosures/reports on this property or to get a tour of this home email or call us today!

RemaxAdler@gmail.com

Direct – 408-921-3601

Xo, Virginia & Melissa

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