Make your home shine:
By employing these successful staging strategies with an aggressive marketing
plan, we can achieve a maximum sales price in the shortest number of days.
While there is no definite, absolute rule to sell your property, here are some
tried-and-true practices that make the difference between a property
languishing on the market and selling efficiently. Remember, you don't get a
second chance to make a first impression.

Be realistic. When it comes to pricing your home, work with your agent to
decide on an accurate and fair price. Did you know the best chance for selling
your property is within the first seven weeks? It's true. Studies show that the
longer a property stays on the market, the less the seller will net upon the sale.
It is very important to price your property at a competitive market value at the
signing of your listing contract. The market is so competitive that even over-
pricing by a few thousand dollars could mean that your house will not sell. An
overpriced home will has minimal offers, lowers agents response, limits qualified
buyers, lowers showings, lowers prospects, limits financing, wastes advertising
dollars, and nets less for the seller.

Curb Appeal. Most buyers choose to drive by your home first before wanting
to set an appointment to view. An attractive yard that is free of debris will gain
interest quickly. Make sure that trees are trimmed and that your home can be
seen from the street. Have the grass mowed, trimmed and edged. Walkways
should be swept. Clean away all debris. Remove parked cars,boat or RVs.
When in season, plant flowers to add color. Remember, if the buyer does not
like the outside, that person simply drives on to the next house. Get your home
ready for drive by traffic and give folks something extra nice to look at.

Spic and span. Your home should be in pristine condition when potential
buyers view your home. Most people are turned off by even the smallest
amount of uncleanness or odor when looking at homes to purchase. Sellers
lose thousands of dollars because they do not adequately clean their homes or
rid them of offensive odors. Odors must be eliminated, especially if you have
pets, young children in diapers, or a smoker in the house.

Eliminate the excess. Remove any furniture that is unnecessary. Consider
storing furniture that clutters a room. Oversized items may make a space feel
smaller than it actually is. If you are planning on moving, why not get rid of that
old junk now so that your house will actually appear larger?

Take yourself out of it. Store or swap out any family pictures. This is a great
opportunity to showcase the property in other seasons. If your open house is in
the winter, perhaps frame pictures of the backyard or facade of the home in full

Quick fix. Before showing your home, complete all those home fixes you've
been meaning to get to. The squeaky step or floorboard, the grout in the
bathroom or leaky faucets should all be repaired before potential buyers notice
them. Even new paint makes the entire home smell clean and neat, and can
bring sellers top dollar. If your home has chipped paint, exposed wood, or
surfaces that look faded, it's time for new paint. If your carpet is worn, dirty,
outdated, or an unusual color or style, you might consider replacing it. Many
houses do not sell because of these problems. Don't think that buyers have
more money than you to freshen up a home. They typically don't. They will
simply look elsewhere for a home that needs less work.

Follow these simple staging guidelines will also help:
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Working with buyers and sellers over the past 15 years, I have come to
understand the challenges of both sides of the transaction, which is why I pride
myself not only being educated about the market, but also providing
extraordinary customer service. Understanding your needs allows me to best
represent you in the most effective way possible.

I love what I do and it shows. When you trust me with your single most valuable
asset, it is a responsibility that I take very serious. I give 100% because I know
that your success is my success.

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Selling your home can be a stressful ordeal. My job is to make your
life easier. My services and experience allow you to focus on your
move while I manage your home sale from our initial consultation to
the closing deal, and beyond. I pride myself on repeat business and
hope you'll come to understand why.
Hai Nguyen
PacificWide Real Estate & Mortgage