Your home is likely one of your largest assets, and that is how you need to think about it. Don’t you want to make the greatest return on investment you can on your asset? But, how do you do that? Easy. You need to prepare to sell your home in advance. You begin by:
Step 1: Ask yourself, “How am I going to maximize my budget?”
To best maximize your budget you need to form a relationship with an Expert Realtor not right before you list the home, but in advance. Chances are you have a lawyer, doctor, and a financial consultant you call on. Get an Expert Realtor on your team as well. An Expert Realtor will be there to guide you through the process, offer names of reliable & affordable contractors, offer suggestions, answer questions, and most importantly offer a free Complimentary Home Salability Assessment consultation.
Step 2: Complimentary Home Salability Assessment
A Complimentary Home Salability Assessment is a free 30 minute appointment to evaluate the current sale-ability of your home. You should schedule the Complimentary Home Salability Assessment months to years in advance. The earlier, the better. A member of the Swain Team will come out to your home and do a walk thru of each interior room as well as the exterior of your home.
At your Complimentary Home Salability Assessment, we will offer staging tips, paint color, and suggestions on what to do with clutter...and so on. It is like having a real estate doctor come out to your home. Clients often feel more organized and prepared because they have a prioritized plan of action. We will make suggestions that will help set your home apart from the competition. It is the goal of the Complimentary Home Salability Assessment to help you identify how to maximize your budget. What repairs or upgrades are going to give you the best return on investment.
Remember to always have an expert Realtor out to your home before you begin upgrades and repairs. We have seen several times in the past where we go out to clients homes and they created their own plan and followed it however; it did NOT maximize their budget. And they spend unnecessary money. We don’t want that to happen to you. To schedule a Free 30 minute Complimentary Home Salability Assessment, Contact us at (215) 757-7257 or TheSwainTeam@gmail.com.
Step 3: Home Pre inspected:
Next, get your home pre - inspected. There are many reasons to get your home pre-inspected. First, most often you have lived in the home for many years so there will be items uncovered in a home inspection. Second, you can save money by having your home pre-inspected. The selling process works like this: You get an offer on your home, and once you accept their offer, the buyers have 10 days to do all inspections. Once inspections are complete buyers will normally ask for repairs, a credit, or both. When you have your home pre-inspected, buyers will be able to review your inspection report with your repairs made prior to putting in an offer. So their offer is based on knowing the true condition of the home and they won't nickel and dime you. Third, it is during this 10 day period when we get phone calls from sellers stressing out wondering what the home inspector found and if the deal is going to fall apart. So, a pre-home inspection can alleviate a lot of stress! After, the pre-inspection we will sit down with you and go over the report and review what repairs you want to make. Then we base the asking price of the home on the level of work you want to have done. As a service to our clients we offer a list of competent contractors with reasonable prices. If you start now you will know exactly what you need to do because down the road, you may need a fix that costs a lot of money, so you can budget for it.
Step 4: Commit & be Coachable
Be coachable, create your plan and make a commitment. Remember to stay open minded so we can guide you through the process so you can NET THE MOST!
Step 5: Market your Home in Advance
If you know you are going to sell, why keep it a secret? Market your home in advance with our Exclusive Coming Soon! Campaign. The Coming Soon! Campaign CREATES DEMAND for your home.
High Demand = Highest Selling Price & Sellers in Control of Negotiations
So...What is it and How do we do it?
Do you ever wonder how Nabisco decides to market a new Oreo flavor? They play around with the taste, the design of the packaging, the price, and even placement on the store shelves, all to test how well it will sell. With our Coming Soon! Campaign, we market your home as our Product. We will:
Þ Market your home on the internet and social media sites
Þ Analyze your home’s viewing statistics and pricing
Þ Put a sign in your yard with a Coming Soon! teaser
One of the greatest benefits that the Coming Soon! offers, is decreased time your home is on the market. The first 14 days the home is for sale and available for showings are the most crucial. After 30 days, a home becomes stale on the market. So, we need to get your home SOLD! By analyzing your pre-market viewing statistics, we can pinpoint a more accurate price and marketing strategy; therefore, decreasing your home’s days on the market and stress on you to sell your home. The bottom line is that each coming soon we market creates unique opportunities that no one is able to foresee. Every sellers' needs and wants maybe different but there is no denying that the coming soon opens many doors. It pays to hire expert Realtors with Innovative Marketing Techniques!
Visit our website http://www.swainsells.com/success-stories.html to read our success stories.
If you would like more information on How to Net the Most when you Sell, be sure to attend our complimentary home selling seminar on February 13 at the Homewood Suites in Warrington, Pa.
Contact us at (215) 757-7257 or TheSwainTeam@gmail.com to learn more about our Exclusive Coming Soon! Campaign. Request a Complimentary Home Salability Assessment to prepare your home in advance and help create that demand.
4414 N. Woodland Drive, Bensalem, PA 19020
COMING SOON...beginning of January 2017!
COMING SOON...beginning of January 2017! Immaculate four bedroom brick front colonial with finished basement and two car garage. Step inside to the foyer accented by hardwood floors that extend thru to the remodeled powder room and updated eat in kitchen. The updated eat in kitchen offers granite countertops, SS appliances, wood cabinets, tile backsplash and a pantry. Natural light floods the kitchen through the picturesque window seat bench. Enjoy your morning coffee as you relax in your window seat and gaze out into the rear yard. Step down to the sunken family room accented by a brick hearth wood fireplace. The generously sized formal living room and dining room complete the first floor. The spacious finished basement is ideal for entertaining with a bar, and pool table. The basement also offers an area for an office and rec room. Upstairs features master bedroom with cathedral ceiling and walk in closet. The large master bath contains a double vanity, shower and oversized soaking tub. Also, the upstairs features three additional nicely sized bedrooms with double closets and a large hall bath. Let the rear yard be your oasis with lush landscaping! Sit outside on your oversized deck featuring composite decking and unwind on a spring evening. Invite friends over to take a swim in the inground pool. Or simply enjoy the view of the pool while you layout in the sun on your hardscaped patio. This home also features: a Laundry room off kitchen with garage access, and a newer roof. Great location, just minutes from I-95 and Train station.
280 Springdale Terrace, Yardley, PA 19067
Coming Soon...mid-January 2017!
Coming Soon...mid-January 2017! Situated in a highly sought after neighborhood on a picturesque lot overlooking the stream (no flood ins). As you enter the home gleaming hardwood floors greet you and extend into the kitchen, dining room and living room. Light floods the living room through the picture window. The generously sized family room offers new neutral carpeting and a warming wood fireplace complete with mantel, decorated in neutral tones and surrounded by windows, allowing this room to fill with natural sunlight during the day. Laundry room/mud room, a powder room and entrance to the garage complete the first floor. Upstairs hosts five bedrooms each accented by gleaming hardwood floors. The Master bedroom offers great space, walk in closet and features a remodeled Master Bathroom shower just recently completed. If you just want to relax after a long day at work take a walk outside to your rear yard to enjoy nature at it's best. Sit and listen to the stream run as you drink your morning coffee. Ideal for commuters who go to either NYC, NJ or Center City Philadelphia as trains and major highways are only minutes away. Shopping centers, convenient stores, major retailers are also within a short driving distance. If LOCATION matters to you then I strongly encourage you Not to hesitate to see this lovely home. The home has been freshly painted. Gleaming Hardwood floors throughout most of the home. Newer heater, Central Air, and 200 amp electric.
To learn more about this home or to schedule a tour, contact The Swain Team at 215-757-7257 or email@example.com.
280 Springdale Terrace, Yardley, PA 19067
"Lifting You ABOVE the Competition"
The Swain Real Estate Team
Christina & Carol Swain
Top Producing Realtors Serving PA & NJ
Keller Williams Real Estate
584 Middletown Blvd., A50 Langhorne, Pa 19047