Relocate to Wisconsin : Make a List and Check it MORE than Twice when Selling Your Home

Make a List and Check it MORE than Twice when Selling Your Home

  In our real estate practice, we say that spring starts January 2nd !  While there may well be drifts of snow of blasts of icy air, we remind our multiple spheres through our snail mail and email that if this is the year that they choose to Conditionupsize, downsize...become snow birds...NOW is the time to see "what condition their condition is in."  It is very difficult to be objective about your own house.  You painted the walls the colors that please overlook the stain that didn't quite come out of the one will notice Questionthe scratch on the woodwork, the door that squeaks, that slight tear in the have lived with it why wouldn't anyone else ?...

     "Everyone else" includes the potential buyers for your home...when there are hundreds of thousands of dollars invested...looking at details is exactly what a potential buyer DOES do ! It may appear insignificant to you...and you may not even really see it anymore because you have lived with that condition for a long time....but trust us, the new Buyer will want the house they call home to be as "shiny and bright" as possible before they write an offer.

 To do list     We send a list along with our newsletter during the first quarter that suggests areas of the home inside and out they examine.  We offer to make what we call our "inside/out" house call so that we may go thru the house room by room outside and in and make our suggestions for the items that may be on their "to do" list before they put the house on the market. 

         Being a good scout and being prepared is the best way to get the most from your real estate investment.wish list

        For Buyers...we are vigilant about having them keep pre approvals current, have major purchases remain on their wish list and not hamper their debt to income ratio when they make that decision to buy.

       An eye to the objectivity of how a BUYER will view the house NOT what a potential seller likes, thinks others can live with....worse EYEyet...will accept an "allowance for" not  the way to be ready to get the highest and best offer.  You have made an important investment in your home...give it the attention it deserves to get the return you can have on this  important transaction.

         If you or anyone you know is looking to Sell or Buy a home in southeastern Wisconsin...Call the Hansons...we are happy to help that "to do" list get done and get the highest and best return for all things real estate.

Sally K. & David L. Hanson, ABR, CDPE, CSS, e-Pro,ILHM, REDS

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Comment balloon 8 commentsSally K. & David L. Hanson • February 18 2018 12:04PM


Good morning, Sally and David... I have often taken seller clients to see other homes to fully understand how they homes and curb appeal should look. 

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC) 4 months ago

Good morning Sally and David.  It is because of the thorough preparation that you are so successful.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 4 months ago

Good morning Sally and David. January 2 is a great date to start thinking about a move which may happen in the Spring. Best to be ready! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker (Wayne M Martin) 4 months ago

Good morning Sally and David. This is so good and very important. Well done.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 4 months ago

Sally and David.

This is a great post, and I love that you do this with your sellers.  It is an eye opener for many!  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 4 months ago

There's that old saying - selling a house is not the same as living in a house. Nobody but a buyer looking for fixers wants your stained carpets, cracked windows, or torn screens.

Posted by Marte Cliff, your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) 4 months ago

When I list a home, I take the sellers outside and look at the outside stuff.  then i tell them I am going to show them a house and they need to tell me what is wtong and why they would  not buy it.

Then we go back inside their own home and it is usually an eye opener

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) 4 months ago

I hope home sellers will read this post and learn from it. Thank you for sharing 

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 4 months ago