Quick Tips to get your house ready to Sell in today’s Market

In todays market sellers are at an advantage as there are more buyers out there than there are listings. But today’s buyer is looking for more that just a good deal on a home.
If you are listing here are a few things you are going to want to do if you want your house to sell quickly and for top dollar.
clutterFirst, declutter, anything and everything you can store away will help. You also want to make sure any personal items are packed away. You don’t want them focusing on it being “Your House”, you want them picturing themselves living there. This also goes to the outside of the home. Make sure all the plants and trees are trimmed and away from the home. any yard items are cleaned and looking nice. Sheds are picked up and looking organized.
Second clean, clean, clean, clean. If you need to, don’t hesitate to hire a company to come out and deep clean your house. The cleaner the house the more likely the buyer is to look past dated material or even things that need some fixing. Outside the home, wash the gutters, porch, decks and siding. Add some color with some potted or hanging baskets, depending on the time of year you are listing.
Third, paint and new carpet are always a plus and usually cost sellers less than $5000 depending on the homes size. If your home needs paint and new carpets, buyers tend to take $10-$15,000 off the price. So it is really less expensive for you to just do these two things up front. If your carpet is in pretty good condition, then a professional cleaning might be enough to make it look new again. You also may need a little touch up on the outside of your home. Depending on the last time it was painted you may want to get a fresh coat on. 1daac7ffe63f280b435faffca5cb6cb4
Fourth, Stage it!. You can use your own furniture, hire a professional, or borrow some pieces from a friend. This doesn’t have to cost you anything, it just takes a little time to get the pieces in the
right spot to highlight the room. Remember it’s not about what you like, it’s about the best way to highlight the room for a buyer to see the potential space.
c24fafd24d1e64eea00a2ac1f41fd77eFifth – Bake something every day or light some lightly scented candles. You may not be able to smell your home’s scent, but someone else may pick up on something you don’t. If you cook fish or seafood, make sure to open windows and deodorize. These smells can stick around for days.
Sixth, be willing to walk out of the door at the drop of a hat. Most agents will call ahead, but you don’t want to miss the buyer that was just driving by. Your home should always be within 15min of being ready for a showing.
We sold our last house to a couple who was sitting outside staring at it while we were eating dinner. We cleaned up right quick invited them and their agent in and took a walk. We had a contract with them that night.

View Property on the majestic Vashon Island

Come home to this amazing view! This home has had only one owner. They have taken very good care of it over the years. Yes it needs some updating, but for this price you could live in the home for a few years then build the home of your dreams on this flat lot over looking the harbor. Three bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, kitchen 2 living rooms and a dinning room. You have tones of space to work with. Out fthe front you can see the public boat launch and park. If you catch the tree trimmers when they come around they will cut the trees back so that your view is even better.

View from Dock Street home The property runs all the way to the road with a bus stop shed, if you have little ones that will be catching the bus to school, they will stay dry. The property also boasts a garden area and a greenhouse for starts. These area’s all need some TLC as they have been unattended to for the last several years. Green house at Dock St house

There is privacy with this home and a huge patio to just relax and watch the wildlife. You could also just sit on the deck out front and watch the action in the Harbor.

This island is quite and if you want great food or coffee it just minutes to town.

There is 2 fireplaces inside to keep you warm and cozy all winter!

JDK_9751 JDK_9763Come and check out this home today! The sellers have a lot of memories in this home and had planned on living here forever, but circumstances took them the mainland and they are not longer able to keep the property. Please contact us today if you would like to view this home.  We would love to help someone else create some amazing memories in this home.

New Listing at 19105 56th Street E Bonney Lake

laurie_-1 This home is move in ready, with brand new carpet upstairs in the living room and Living Roomall of the bedrooms. You will find that this cute rambler with basement is great for anyone. Downstairs you will find a great room, wet bar, and room for guests or office.                                                                                                                                         DownstairsYou will also find a full sized laundry room and two large storage areas downstairs. You have privacy in the back yard with the Green belt behind you. The street is a quite cul-de-sac with only a few neighbors. You can enjoy a meal or simply sip a drink while enjoying the deck off the back of the home. Don’t want to bother the family you can walk around the side as the deck goes all the way to the front of the home. The steps will take you down to a back yard that is waiting for your Deckimagination to make it something specifically to fit your needs. The backyard is fully fenced so you can keep in what you need to keep in and keep out what needs to stay out.

Need parking? This home supports parking for 5 cars. If you have an RV you could use the side parking for that.

This market is a HOT one and this super cute house will not last long. Come home to this full lake access home.

MLS # 738035

Check out listing in Bonney Lake. www.OnTheEdgeRE.com