Time to Sell?

The selling of the your home can bring about a host of emotions anywhere from the joy of retirement to the realization that the time has come to move on or even the sheer panic of feeling overwhelmed. Regardless of the motivation, this is not the time to undertake such a move without proper representation.cape-cod-open-house

As a top producer, ranked within the top 8% of all Cape Cod Realtors, and backed by the #1 locally owned realty company, Today Real Estate, Deborah has the edge needed to successfully get the job done. My heavy involvement in the senior community also affords me the solid networking

connections to successfully sell your home. Throughout the year, I participate in many Senior Seminars, expos and fairs with the goal of helping connect seniors with properties such as yours. I also receive many on and off Cape referrals from folks looking to retire on cape Cod which allows your home to receive important exposure from serious buyers.

If you are considering selling your home, please call me for a private, free and no obligation consultation. I will provide a market analysis on your home as well as discuss your goals and help formulate a plan that best suits your current or future needs. Not ready to sell just yet? Planning ahead of time can only ease the process in the future and help with the overall transaction.

5 Things to do Before Your Sell:

  • Have a termite inspection to prove to buyers that the property is not infested.
  • Get a pre sale inspection so you’ll be able to make repairs before buyers become concerned and cancel a contact.
  • Gather together warranties/guarantees on the furnace,appliances, and other items to remain.
  • Fill out a disclosure form provided by your Realtor. Make sure you don’t forget problems, however minor, that might create a liability for you after the sale.
  • Freshly paint rooms where possible and clean attics, garage and basements. Have your Realtor help stage the home to help compete with other homes on the market.

10 Open House Tips

  • Hire a cleaning service. Dirt is a huge turn off. Pay attention to the outdoors. Mow your yard & put away yard equipment and toys.
  • Serve cookies, coffee, tea.
  • Lock up your valuables.
  • Turn on all lights. Even in daylight, incandescent lights add sparkle.
  • Send your pets to the neighbors. If not possible, confine them.
  • Leave during the open house. Allow buyers to feel free to explore.
  • Does the house smell nice? Make sure there is no lingering scents from cigarettes or pets.
  • Make the rooms feel bigger. Take one or two major pieces of furniture out of every room to create a sense of spaciousness.
  • Accentuate counter space. Put away small kitchen appliances & personal bath items to give the illusion of more counter space.