Berkeley Realtors Berkeley Realtor - Barbara Hendrickson
Serving Buyers and Sellers in the Bay Area including Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Kensington, Oakland, Rockridge, Piedmont and the surrounding San Francisco East Bay Area

DRE License #00780582

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For Sellers...

The Home Selling Process... How I Sell Your Property | Suggestions to an Owner | Dangers of Overpricing | Tips for Selling

Suggestions to an Owner

  • Tidy up the grounds-porches-garage. Keep lawn trimmed and edged. Make sure your yard is clean of refuse.
  • Your front door gives a vital first impression while a Realtor and prospect wait for you to answer the bell. Be sure it is scrubbed clean.
  • Dress up windows with freshly laundered curtains.
  • If any decoration is needed, (especially kitchen) do it now! $20.00 worth of paint may balance $100 in a price cut. Bathrooms help sell homes. Make this room sparkle.
  • Keep all steps clear of hazards.
  • Don't forget to have all light sockets filled with bulbs. Illumination is like a welcome sign. The potential buyers will feel a glowing warmth when you turn on all your lights for an evening inspection.
  • Wash dishes, put away clothes, straighten newspapers, etc.
  • Make up beds with attractive spreads.
  • Keep pets out of the way when showing. (One type of prospect is annoyed - the other gets attention diverted)
  • Avoid having too many people present during inspections. The potential buyer will feel like an intruder and will hurry through the house. Do not allow children to tag along on the visitors tour.
  • Leave showing up to the salespeople. It is their business to sell. The salesperson knows the buyer's requirements and can best emphasize the features of your home. You will be called if needed.
  • Don't discuss anything concerning the sale with customer. Your agent is eminently qualified to bring negotiations to a favorable conclusion.
  • Never apologize for appearance.
  • Never try to sell furniture to a customer before the deal is complete.
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Barbara Hendrickson

Phone: 510-708-3800