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REMAX on the Lake - Lake Gaston Real Estate Sales

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Doug & Marcia Kerr

252-678-2100

Multi-Million Dollar
Sales Producers

Doug@OnLakeGaston.com

Selling Real Estate on Lake Gaston

Selling Real Estate on Lake Gaston...

Real Estate Tips on Selling Lake Gaston Homes and Property

Hire a Lake Gaston REALTOR®

Studies show that Lake Gaston Property owners who use a Lake Gaston REALTOR® to represent them generally get a better price than those who sell the home themselves. Lake Gaston REALTORS® are up-to-date on critical processes and can help keep you out of trouble. They can also help you get your home or property sold at the best price in the right timeframe.

Equally as important, Lake Gaston REALTORS® add objectivity to an naturally emotional transaction: the sale of your home.

Doug & Marcia Kerr take pride in their knowledge of the entire Lake Gaston region and would love to represent you in selling your Lake Gaston home or property.

Before Listing Lake Gaston Homes for Sale

It's important to have your home in good showing condition before buyers start going through it. Here are some steps to take before listing Lake Gaston homes for sale:

  • Touch up interior and exterior paint as needed.
  • Install new carpeting and flooring if it appears worn or dated.
  • Make sure the front is clean and spruced up – curb appeal will create a favorable first impression.
  • Trim bushes and plants as needed, and make sure the lawn is kept mowed and trimmed. In autumn, rake the leaves; in winter, keep the snow shoveled.
  • Keep the interior clean, de-cluttered and odor-free. Eliminate evidence of pets.
  • Minimize personal items such as family photos. You want buyers to see themselves living in the home.
  • Consider putting excess furniture and belongings in storage. Now's the time to clean out the garage and basement and sell, give away or throw away items you don't need anymore.
  • Consider having a pre-listing inspection performed. Buyers will be hiring professional inspectors; here's your chance to address problems in advance.
  • Consider engaging a professional interior designer to give your home the right emotional appeal.

During the Real Estate Listing Period

  • When potential buyers visit your Lake Gaston home or property, either be absent or make yourselves as inconspicuous as possible.
  • For homes, place fresh flowers in the entryway. It makes for a friendly introduction into your home.
  • If offers are made that don't match your hoped-for price, don't reject them out of hand. Pay attention to your Lake Gaston real estate agent's advice.
  • Consider dropping the price if several months go by with few or no offers. But if you and your Lake Gaston real estate agent have priced your home properly from the start, this shouldn't be necessary.
  • Don't get discouraged. In buyer's markets, homes and properties take longer to sell than during boom times. Your home will eventually sell; it's a matter of your Lake Gaston real estate agent finding the right buyer for you.

Help Your Lake Gaston Real Estate Agent

You have the best chance of selling your Lake Gaston home or property if you work closely with your RE/MAX agent. Make sure all showings are coordinated through your Lake Gaston agent. If you have a brochure box, be sure to keep it filled.

If prospective buyers want to discuss your property or negotiate price or other terms, defer to your RE/MAX Lake Gaston agent, who is the expert and can best handle all the details without emotion.