Archive for Mark Maurer at REMAX

HOME SELLING TIPS: The *Best* Home Staging Advice

 

HOME SELLING TIPS: How to Get the Most Money for YOUR Home!

HOME SELLING TIPS: How to Get the Most Money for YOUR Home!

In this video, our partners at the design team of Rooms in Bloom Home Staging and Design show you their GREATEST home staging tips. When I list your home to sell I pay these delightful designers (Alana and Heather) to help you get your home pimped to the max. We get the most money for our listings when they have the “magic wand” from Rooms in Bloom waved over them first!

When we prepare your home to sell right the first time, we get the maximum exposure AND the maximum dollar for your home. Find out the most effective home staging tips by watching the video below:

 

Find out how I’ve helped more than 2,500 families buy and sell homes in Kitchener-Waterloo by getting a copy of my free eBook here. Also for more great real estate videos you won’t find anywhere else, subscribe to my YouTube channel. I love to share my expert knowledge so if you have any real estate questions feel free to call me at 310-SOLD or email me at mark@maurerteam.com.

Selling Your Home? How to Make a Great First Impression!

 

Real Estate Tips: How to Sell Your Kitchener-Waterloo Home

Real Estate Tips: How to Sell Your Kitchener-Waterloo Home

In this article I’m going to show you how to make the BEST first impression on potential home buyers looking at your home for sale. This is important information for you if you are selling your home in Kitchener-Waterloo. If you are looking to buy your dream home and currently own a house, you can benefit from my 21 years of real estate expertise in sharing these home selling tips!

Making a first impression on that buyer that comes to see your home is of vital importance because we all know, “You only get one chance to make a great first impression.” How do all of the rooms look including your garage and basement? Each time the buyer looks in those rooms; the buyer is getting a first impression on every room.

EXTERIOR. What do people see when they get out of their cars whether they are parked on the street or in your driveway? They walk up your driveway and they can see your lawn, edging, flower beds and the front door. Are things CLEAN? Your front door, front lights, front windows, steps, and even the mailbox all need to be clean.

INTERIOR. When potential home buyers walk into your front door you want to make sure that everything within their view is visually appealing. Here’s what I suggest to my clients: one day when you’ve been away from your home for a while, come back in and don’t park in the garage but rather walk up to your front door from the driveway. What do you see? Are shoes scattered about near the front door? Is your front closet organized and uncluttered? This is a keen way to get a fresh perspective and pick up on little things you may have missed when initially preparing your home to be listed. Remember that every closet matters because home buyers viewing your home will look in all of the closets and even the kitchen cupboards and drawers!

BASEMENT. If there is one area of a home I’ve seen people neglect, it’s the basement – particularly if it’s unfinished. Here’s what you want to do with an unfinished basement: sweep the floor and use concrete paint to paint the floor. If you are storing items in your basement, stack them all neatly along the walls and keep the space open so that homebuyers can envision what they might like to do with that unfinished area of your home. I set my clients up with Rooms in Bloom Home Staging and they advise on how to set up the basement so that it is visually appealing.

GARAGE. Much of what applies to the basement applies to the garage. Are there oil stains on the garage floor? If so, clean it up and paint the concrete floor. Make sure bikes are hanging up off the floor, get the rakes and gardening tools hung on a wall neatly, and any excess items are stacked against the walls. You definitely want potential home buyers to be able to see the value in having a garage to park in. If your garage is cluttered with “stuff” it’s hard for people to be able to see the value in additional storage space whereas they will definitely see value in a secure garage for their vehicles.

I also explain how to make a great first impression in my video.

Find out how I’ve helped more than 2,000 families buy and sell homes in Kitchener-Waterloo by downloading my free eBook here: http://bit.ly/MMSellers. Also for more great real estate videos you won’t find anywhere else, subscribe to my YouTube channel. I love to share my expert knowledge so if you have any real estate questions feel free to call me at 310-SOLD or email me at mark@maurerteam.com.

 

Selling Your Home? How to Price it to Make the Most Money Possible!

Real Estate Tips: How to Sell Your Kitchener-Waterloo Home

Real Estate Tips: How to Sell Your Kitchener-Waterloo Home

In this article I’m going to address the pricing issue when listing your home to sell for the most amount of money possible. This is important information for you if you are selling your home in Kitchener-Waterloo. If you are looking to buy your dream home and currently own a house, you can benefit from my 21 years of real estate expertise in addressing the pricing issue.

Pricing your home properly can make a huge difference in how long it takes to sell your home and, how much money you get for it. Pricing your home right is probably one of the most controversial things in real estate.

PRICING YOUR HOME PROPERLY

Here’s what we need to know – what is the most amount of money we can price your home for without pricing it too high? If we price it a little too high we may get lots of home buyers looking at your home but we won’t get any offers. If we price it substantially too high we won’t even get anybody looking at your house and again, no offers. Learning how to price a home becomes very predictible and we can look at the 2 week point after launching and decipher from the activity, whether we’ve priced it right or not.

CALCULATING AN ACCURATE PRICE

Examine and analyzse the sales activity on your street in the past year for homes very similar to yours (eg. if you have a bungalow with a 2 car garage we only compare other bungalows with 2 car garages). We also analyze the houses that were for sale in your neighbourhood in the past year that *didn’t sell.*

After making minute adjustments, the other trick is this: once we determine the true value of your home, we want to put the price right up tight against it. The real estate professionals and their buyers in our community will recognize when we have a home priced accurately and we will attract a lot of attention – this is how we create a feeding frenzy. We want to get as many offers as possible. When a home is priced right, potential home buyers will understand and respect that we have priced it properly and they won’t expect that we would consider low-ball offers.

In the end, who makes the final decision on the price that is accepted for your home? You do. You are in control. The right agent will coach you very well on how to price your home to sell for the most money possible.

Find out how I’ve helped more than 2,000 families buy and sell homes in Kitchener-Waterloo by downloading my free eBook. Also for more great real estate videos you won’t find anywhere else, subscribe to my YouTube channel. I love to share my expert knowledge so if you have any real estate questions feel free to call me at 310-SOLD or email me at mark@maurerteam.com.

 

Real Estate Tips: How to Make a Great First Impression on Home Buyers!

How to Prepare Your Kitchener-Waterloo Home to Sell Fast

How to Prepare Your Kitchener-Waterloo Home to Sell Fast

Making a first impression on that buyer that comes to see your home is of vital importance because we all know, “You only get one chance to make a good first impression.” How do all of the rooms look including your garage and basement? Each time the buyer looks in those rooms; the buyer is getting a first impression on every room. If there is one area of a home I’ve seen people neglect……

Watch this video for my complete advice on how to prepare your home to sell in Kitchener-Waterloo.

Find out how I’ve helped more than 2,000 families buy and sell homes in Kitchener-Waterloo by getting a copy of my free eBook here. Also for more great real estate videos you won’t find anywhere else, subscribe to my YouTube channel. I love to share my expert knowledge so if you have any real estate questions feel free to call me at 310-SOLD or email me at mark@maurerteam.com.

Mark

 

Real Estate Tips: Should I Buy a House First or Sell My Home First?

Real Estate Tips: How to Buy and Sell Real Estate in Kitchener-Waterloo

Real Estate Tips: How to Buy and Sell Real Estate in Kitchener-Waterloo

When selling your home, do you buy a house first or sell your home first? This is important information for you if you are selling your home in Kitchener-Waterloo. If you are looking to buy your dream home and currently own a house, you can benefit from my 21 years of real estate expertise in answering this crucial question. The first thing you want to do when considering to sell your home is to get an offer on your existing home first. In this case when you’re ready to start looking at homes you are now considered a “Cash Buyer.” If you are out looking at homes and you don’t have your current home sold, any offer you make will have to be conditional……

Watch this video for my complete advice on buying a new house and selling your current home.

Find out how I’ve helped more than 2,000 families buy and sell homes in Kitchener-Waterloo by getting a copy of my free eBook here. Also for more great real estate videos you won’t find anywhere else, subscribe to my YouTube channel. I love to share my expert knowledge so if you have any real estate questions feel free to call me at 310-SOLD or email me at mark@maurerteam.com.

Mark