Selling your home can be an emotional process, so prepare yourself before listing your property. Begin viewing your house not as a home but as an investment and a business transaction. Try not to take suggestions from me personally and it will make the process much easier.
No matter how well your home is advertised, it it’s not priced right, it won’t sell. Pricing depends on the type of market and strategy we use, but listing your home just above the market to leave room for negotiation, but not too high that you miss your buyer pool. Another popular strategy is to list your home just under market value, creating a sense of urgency. Discuss pricing with your me to decide the best approach for your property.
You are selling your home, not yourself, so put away photos of your family or children’s artwork so that they don’t become distracting to any potential buyers. They need to visualize themselves living in the home, not you.
The first impressions will either make or break a buyer’s opinion of your home, so make sure you put your best foot forward. Take the time to make the home bright, clean and smelling great.
Selling a house is a full-time job as a potential buyer might be wanting to walk through at any time, so do your best to keep your home in showing condition.
That custom-built pizza oven or glass-bottom tub may sound fun, but extreme upgrades are unlikely to return in value. Do consider putting money in kitchens, flooring and bathrooms, but make sure the finishes are comparable to other homes in the area.
The kitchen is the heart of any home, so it’s worth it to spend some money on upgrades if necessary. Altman recommends adding stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, adding that buyers typically get 1.5-times the money they spent on these types of kitchen upgrades.
Showcase how much space is in your closets and cabinets by clearing out old clothes, toys, pots and pans.
Turn those lights on, bust open the blinds and drapes and, if you’re up for it, paint the walls white to make your home as light and bright as possible.
Seating is limited. Lunch is on us!
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Maureen Folan and her team are true professionals. While we were interviewing the top realtors in town, our family realized we were not all on the same page about selling. Maureen was the only one to ask us the tough questions that led to the conversations we needed to move forward. Once we were ready, we went with Folan Real Estate. Our family is grateful for their patience, attention to detail, presentation, advertising, and shrewd negotiating skills in helping us get top dollar for our home. During the first weekend our house was on the market we had 24 showings and 8 competitive offers. The top bidders competed against each other and raised the price. We ended up getting over asking price! Our family highly recommends Folan Real Estate!! They know how to close deals. — Seller | Murray Hill, Queens
Maureen and her team were extremely knowledgeable and responsive when my Sister and I we're attempting to sell our home in Flushing, NY. Folan has successfully sold several properties on my block and dozens more in my surrounding neighborhood. That experience was astoundingly helpful for finding buyers for our home. I highly recommend Folan and her team. — Seller | Murray Hill, Queens
Ann Folan's expertise and professionalism made my parents experience of selling their home of 50 years easy and stress free. With Ann and her team's expertise, their home sold within 2 weeks at listing price. She was not only very responsive, but also her decades of real estate knowledge helped us clear up a building department issue in order to sell! — Eileen Keating | Auburndale, Flushing, NY
I enjoyed working it with Yuanzi. In a highly competitive housing market in New York, having the right broker is always key in getting a home. Without her I am sure I would not have been able to close on this house as my offer was not as strong as other buyers. However her expertise enabled the sellers to trust her which in turn enabled my offer to be accepted.
Thank you for all her help. I was in the market for 2 years and I am so happy with this purchase. — Buyer | Murray Hill, Flushing, NY