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Home Staging Key to Selling Fast... If you want potential buyers to choose your property over that of the competition, home staging -- the act of making a home look visually appealing to buyers -- can make your house stand out from the crowd. "Buyers often have a difficult time envisioning how a property can be used," says Dan Keating, owner of Coast Home Staging, based in Long Beach, Calif. "When they see a house that's beautifully staged, it's warm and inviting, and they perceive a much stronger value to that property." That stronger perceived value often translates into a higher selling price. In a survey, real estate Web site HomeGain found that home staging resulted, on average, in a $1,780 price increase or a 586 percent return on investment. "We've seen that the value home staging brings to the table is dramatic," says Keating. But sellers should understand four staging basics. This is one area where it can make sense to hire professional help, but in most cases is not necessary. Regardless, do your homework and take the time to find out exactly what can be done to make your property more marketable. For example, be sure to strip away any of that stuff on the walls or being used as decorations that is personal. Also, place something of interest in each room that draws buyers in. Additionally, people want to be able to picture themselves living in your space and visualizing where their own possessions will go. So you need to clear out space and remove clutter, especially from public areas and closet spaces. In fact, it is said that at least a 1/3 of your own items should be placed somewhere else other then the home you are trying to sell. Finally, maximize the use of lighting and make sure the house is spotless. Most importantly, this goes for the kitchen and bathroom spaces which tend to endure a lot of wear and tear. Patch any areas that need touch ups with some spackle, paint and caulk. Read more: http://www.bankrate.com/finance/real-estate/home-staging-key-to- selling-1.aspx#ixzz2vZII01ch
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What Renovations Have the

Resale Value?

Homeowners and prospective buyers look at a home very differently so it’s useful to consider a remodeling project from a buyer’s perspective when you’re thinking of selling your home. But which projects are most effective for the housing market? Find out which renovations will improve a home’s resale value no matter your budget. Click Here

The 4 Reasons Your Home

Isn’t Selling!

MSN Real Estate recently polled real estate professionals around the nation to find some of the most common reasons why some properties won’t sell, besides trying to overcome a poor location. Here are four common reasons listings don’t sell in a timely manner, according to the survey: Unreasonable price: “It’s always price for condition or price for location,” says Kathy Opperman, a broker-owner with Century 21 Alliance in Philadelphia. “That’s one of the main reasons [homes] sit.” Some sellers are just unrealistic about what their house can truly fetch, or they may be underwater and just unable to lower their price tag. “In my market, the only reason a property would stay on the market for longer than three months would be that the price is too high,” Ron Redfern, a real estate professional from Greeley, Colo., told MSN Real Estate. “Price will overcome any objection.” Bad decor: Loud patterns, bold colors, and dated decor styles can distract home buyers. For example, agents say that mirrored walls, cheap wood paneling, and 1970s kitchens can be turn-offs. To try to appeal to the widest buying pool, agents advise clients to stay neutral with their design, give buyers a “minimalist canvas” for them to project their own tastes on. Awkward floor plan or missing necessities: Strange or dated floor plans may also make a home linger, such as older homes where you have to walk through a bedroom to get to a second bedroom, MSN Real Estate notes. One home in Catskill, N.Y., has lingered on the market for more than four years because it’s missing a driveway. Awful photos: If your listing has yet to sell, you may want to revisit the photos you’re using to present it on the MLS. For example, one Chicago listing showed dirty clothes and clutter in the photo, which may prompt buyers to question the hygiene of the rest of the home, as well as assume it has a lack of storage. Be choosy about the photos you upload to the MLS, and remember that less can be more, Opperman says. Have photos showcase the best rooms and features of the home. “If a buyer isn’t excited about a home after seeing it online, they won’t want to see it in person,” Opperman says. Source: “Listing Losers: 8 Reasons Your Home Isn’t Selling and What to do About It,” MSN Real Estate (March 13, 2013)

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Home Staging Key to Selling Fast... If you want potential buyers to choose your property over that of the competition, home staging -- the act of making a home look visually appealing to buyers -- can make your house stand out from the crowd. "Buyers often have a difficult time envisioning how a property can be used," says Dan Keating, owner of Coast Home Staging, based in Long Beach, Calif. "When they see a house that's beautifully staged, it's warm and inviting, and they perceive a much stronger value to that property."

What improvements add the

most value to my home?

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Why Isn't My Home Selling? How Do I Sell My Home? By Elizabeth Weintraub, About.com Guide The number one reason a home isn't selling is price. The bulk of mail I receive from readers asks for tips on selling a home. Many have had their home on the market for months without a showing. Some home sellers have had dozens of buyer previews but not one purchase offer. In buyer's markets, it is especially important to pull out all the stops and make your home stand out among the sea of inventory on the market. Ask yourself why a buyer would choose your home over all the other homes for sale. Poor Condition of Your Home Check out your competition. If 90% of the homes in your market are not selling, then your home needs to outshine the top 10%. Look at the homes that are pending sales because that's your current indicator. Sold comps could be two to three months in arrears of market movement. You want to know what is happening right now, and pending sale data will tell you which homes are selling. Apart from preparing your home for sale, consider its condition. Perhaps you should consider adding updates or doing repairs before selling. If the top 10% on the market have new carpeting and your carpeting is worn and dated, your home is not going to sell. Replace the carpet. Paint the walls neutral -- not white. Check its curb appeal. Not Enough Photographs or Badly Shot Photographs Homes in MLS that have one photo are passed by. Homes with dozens of photographs get noticed. Take quality photos or hire a professional photographer. Shoot wide angles with plenty of light showcasing your home's best features. For goodness sake, keep the toilet lid closed. Unless your bedrooms differ from one another significantly, just shoot the master bedroom or largest bedroom. Don't get yourself or the camera in the photo of the bathroom by shooting the mirror's reflection. If your hallway is narrow, don't take a picture of it. Get a close up of your fireplace or other interesting feature instead. Take several photos of the kitchen. The kitchen is generally the most important photo. Before photographing the dining room, set the table. Living room photos should show space, so move out some of that furniture. Remember to include the back yard and gardens. Add descriptive text to each photo; make your poetry sing. You Haven't Paid For Extensive Marketing and Advertising No single aspect of marketing sells a home. It's a combination of marketing efforts. If your newspaper makes a mistake and lists your home under the wrong section, don't panic -- homes have sold to buyers who found them in the wrong place. For that reason, consider placing an ad under several classifications. Print four-color postcards and mail them to surrounding homes in the neighborhood and to out-of-area buyers. Create four-color flyers containing several photos to distribute to prospects and those who tour your home. Hire a virtual tour company to shoot and upload videos. Massively advertise every weekend. Hold Open Houses on Sundays that coincide with other neighborhood open houses. Sometimes Thursday evenings attract buyers. Get feedback from buyers about what they liked and disliked about your home, and make adjustments to overcome objections. Consider shooting a video yourself and uploading it to YouTube.com, even if it's just you talking about what you like about living there. You Hired the Wrong Listing Agent You want to work with an agent who is competent, experienced and honest. There are a variety of ways to find an agent but the easiest way is through referrals from friends and family. If you desire full-service and want an agent to spend tons of money on the listing, hire a full service brokerage and interview several agents. To find the best listing agent, don't base your decision solely on the suggested sales price or how much the agent charges you because there are other considerations. Discuss home pricing and commission negotiations last. First, find out the agent's strategic marketing plan. You Haven't Priced Your Home to Sell Sellers say, "But I don't want to give away my house." Of course, not. You want to sell it. To sell your home, the price must be right. Don't "test" the market or ask an inflated figure because if you do, your home will probably sit on the market and the DOM will continue to tick. Dated listings don't generally sell for list price. To avoid overpricing your home, examine the sold comparable sales. Adjust for square footage, if necessary. If your home has a bad layout or is located in bad location such as next to a school, on or near a busy street or bordering a liquor store, you're not going to get the same price as homes with a good layout and in a good location. For example, if the last three homes sold at $400,000 but you feel they are not comparable to yours because they don't contain updates -- but they were located on a quiet street and your street is noisy -- your home is probably worth about the same. A plus-$50,000 adjustment for the updates could wash out the minus-$50,000 for the busy street. In a buyer's market, price your home a minimum of 2% less than the last comparable sale. If you can't live with that price, then don't put your home on the market and set yourself up for disappointment. Overpricing is the worst mistake a home seller can make.
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Why Isn't My Home Selling? How Do I Sell My Home? By Elizabeth Weintraub, About.com Guide The number one reason a home isn't selling is price. The bulk of mail I receive from readers asks for tips on selling a home. Many have had their home on the market for months without a showing. Some home sellers have had dozens of buyer previews but not one purchase offer. In buyer's markets, it is especially important to pull out all the stops and make your home stand out among the sea of inventory on the market. Ask yourself why a buyer would choose your home over all the other homes for sale. Poor Condition of Your Home Check out your competition. If 90% of the homes in your market are not selling, then your home needs to outshine the top 10%. Look at the homes that are pending sales because that's your current indicator. Sold comps could be two to three months in arrears of market movement. You want to know what is happening right now, and pending sale data will tell you which homes are selling. Apart from preparing your home for sale, consider its condition. Perhaps you should consider adding updates or doing repairs before selling. If the top 10% on the market have new carpeting and your carpeting is worn and dated, your home is not going to sell. Replace the carpet. Paint the walls neutral -- not white. Check its curb appeal. Not Enough Photographs or Badly Shot Photographs Homes in MLS that have one photo are passed by. Homes with dozens of photographs get noticed. Take quality photos or hire a professional photographer. Shoot wide angles with plenty of light showcasing your home's best features. For goodness sake, keep the toilet lid closed. Unless your bedrooms differ from one another significantly, just shoot the master bedroom or largest bedroom. Don't get yourself or the camera in the photo of the bathroom by shooting the mirror's reflection. If your hallway is narrow, don't take a picture of it. Get a close up of your fireplace or other interesting feature instead. Take several photos of the kitchen. The kitchen is generally the most important photo. Before photographing the dining room, set the table. Living room photos should show space, so move out some of that furniture. Remember to include the back yard and gardens. Add descriptive text to each photo; make your poetry sing. You Haven't Paid For Extensive Marketing and Advertising No single aspect of marketing sells a home. It's a combination of marketing efforts. If your newspaper makes a mistake and lists your home under the wrong section, don't panic -- homes have sold to buyers who found them in the wrong place. For that reason, consider placing an ad under several classifications. Print four-color postcards and mail them to surrounding homes in the neighborhood and to out-of-area buyers. Create four-color flyers containing several photos to distribute to prospects and those who tour your home. Hire a virtual tour company to shoot and upload videos. Massively advertise every weekend. Hold Open Houses on Sundays that coincide with other neighborhood open houses. Sometimes Thursday evenings attract buyers. Get feedback from buyers about what they liked and disliked about your home, and make adjustments to overcome objections. Consider shooting a video yourself and uploading it to YouTube.com, even if it's just you talking about what you like about living there. You Hired the Wrong Listing Agent You want to work with an agent who is competent, experienced and honest. There are a variety of ways to find an agent but the easiest way is through referrals from friends and family. If you desire full-service and want an agent to spend tons of money on the listing, hire a full service brokerage and interview several agents. To find the best listing agent, don't base your decision solely on the suggested sales price or how much the agent charges you because there are other considerations. Discuss home pricing and commission negotiations last. First, find out the agent's strategic marketing plan. You Haven't Priced Your Home to Sell Sellers say, "But I don't want to give away my house." Of course, not. You want to sell it. To sell your home, the price must be right. Don't "test" the market or ask an inflated figure because if you do, your home will probably sit on the market and the DOM will continue to tick. Dated listings don't generally sell for list price. To avoid overpricing your home, examine the sold comparable sales. Adjust for square footage, if necessary. If your home has a bad layout or is located in bad location such as next to a school, on or near a busy street or bordering a liquor store, you're not going to get the same price as homes with a good layout and in a good location. For example, if the last three homes sold at $400,000 but you feel they are not comparable to yours because they don't contain updates -- but they were located on a quiet street and your street is noisy -- your home is probably worth about the same. A plus- $50,000 adjustment for the updates could wash out the minus- $50,000 for the busy street. In a buyer's market, price your home a minimum of 2% less than the last comparable sale. If you can't live with that price, then don't put your home on the market and set yourself up for disappointment. Overpricing is the worst mistake a home seller can make.

What Renovations Have the

Resale Value?

Homeowners and prospective buyers look at a home very differently so it’s useful to consider a remodeling project from a buyer’s perspective when you’re thinking of selling your home. But which projects are most effective for the housing market? Find out which renovations will improve a home’s resale value no matter your budget. Click Here

The 4 Reasons Your Home Isn’t Selling!

MSN Real Estate recently polled real estate professionals around the nation to find some of the most common reasons why some properties won’t sell, besides trying to overcome a poor location. Here are four common reasons listings don’t sell in a timely manner, according to the survey: Unreasonable price: “It’s always price for condition or price for location,” says Kathy Opperman, a broker- owner with Century 21 Alliance in Philadelphia. “That’s one of the main reasons [homes] sit.” Some sellers are just unrealistic about what their house can truly fetch, or they may be underwater and just unable to lower their price tag. “In my market, the only reason a property would stay on the market for longer than three months would be that the price is too high,” Ron Redfern, a real estate professional from Greeley, Colo., told MSN Real Estate. “Price will overcome any objection.” Bad decor: Loud patterns, bold colors, and dated decor styles can distract home buyers. For example, agents say that mirrored walls, cheap wood paneling, and 1970s kitchens can be turn-offs. To try to appeal to the widest buying pool, agents advise clients to stay neutral with their design, give buyers a “minimalist canvas” for them to project their own tastes on. Awkward floor plan or missing necessities: Strange or dated floor plans may also make a home linger, such as older homes where you have to walk through a bedroom to get to a second bedroom, MSN Real Estate notes. One home in Catskill, N.Y., has lingered on the market for more than four years because it’s missing a driveway. Awful photos: If your listing has yet to sell, you may want to revisit the photos you’re using to present it on the MLS. For example, one Chicago listing showed dirty clothes and clutter in the photo, which may prompt buyers to question the hygiene of the rest of the home, as well as assume it has a lack of storage. Be choosy about the photos you upload to the MLS, and remember that less can be more, Opperman says. Have photos showcase the best rooms and features of the home. “If a buyer isn’t excited about a home after seeing it online, they won’t want to see it in person,” Opperman says. Source: “Listing Losers: 8 Reasons Your Home Isn’t Selling and What to do About It,” MSN Real Estate (March 13, 2013)

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I If your home is currently listed with a real estate broker, this message is not intended to

be a solicitation of the listing. Each Keller Williams franchised office is independently owned

and operated. Keller Williams is a federally registered trademark owned by Keller Williams. All

other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. REALTOR is a federally registered

collective membership mark which identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS and subscribes to its strict Code Of Ethics. Any information

or tools on the web site are provided for educational and illustrative purposes only. The accuracy

of the calculations and their applicability to your circumstances are not guaranteed. For

personal advice regarding your financial situation, please consult with a financial advisor.

I am excited to help you in your quest to sell your home and Net

the Highest Dollar for your home as I specialize in listings in the

following Bergen County neighborhoods: Wyckoff, Allendale,

Franklin Lakes, Mahwah, Oakland, Ramsey, Ridgewood, Saddle

River, Upper Saddle River, Waldwick, Glen Rock, HoHokus and

Passaic County’s Hawthorne, Wayne and North Haledon

Keller Williams Town Life 25 Washington St, Tenafly, NJ 07670 Main Office Phone 201-894-8004 Fax 201-399-7669
SOLD!

How Can I Add More Value and Get a Better

Offer?

Home Staging Key to Selling Fast... If you want potential buyers to choose your property over that of the competition, home staging -- the act of making a home look visually appealing to buyers -- can make your house stand out from the crowd. "Buyers often have a difficult time envisioning how a property can be used," says Dan Keating, owner of Coast Home Staging, based in Long Beach, Calif. "When they see a house that's beautifully staged, it's warm and inviting, and they perceive a much stronger value to that property."

What improvements add the most value to my

home?

Downloads on This Page Click Here
Call Me Now and We Can Review If It is Really Necessary For Any Renovations!!!
No Obligation Property Checklist 201-774-3216

Or Call

Fast Selling

Tips...

Home Staging Key to Selling Fast... If you want potential buyers to choose your property over that of the competition, home staging -- the act of making a home look visually appealing to buyers -- can make your house stand out from the crowd. "Buyers often have a difficult time envisioning how a property can be used," says Dan Keating, owner of Coast Home Staging, based in Long Beach, Calif. "When they see a house that's beautifully staged, it's warm and inviting, and they perceive a much stronger value to that property." That stronger perceived value often translates into a higher selling price. In a survey, real estate Web site HomeGain found that home staging resulted, on average, in a $1,780 price increase or a 586 percent return on investment. "We've seen that the value home staging brings to the table is dramatic," says Keating. But sellers should understand four staging basics. This is one area where it can make sense to hire professional help, but in most cases is not necessary. Regardless, do your homework and take the time to find out exactly what can be done to make your property more marketable. For example, be sure to strip away any of that stuff on the walls or being used as decorations that is personal. Also, place something of interest in each room that draws buyers in. Additionally, people want to be able to picture themselves living in your space and visualizing where their own possessions will go. So you need to clear out space and remove clutter, especially from public areas and closet spaces. In fact, it is said that at least a 1/3 of your own items should be placed somewhere else other then the home you are trying to sell. Finally, maximize the use of lighting and make sure the house is spotless. Most importantly, this goes for the kitchen and bathroom spaces which tend to endure a lot of wear and tear. Patch any areas that need touch ups with some spackle, paint and caulk. Read more: http://www.bankrate.com/finance/real-estate/home- staging-key-to-selling-1.aspx#ixzz2vZII01ch
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