Good Monday Morning!

If you are thinking about selling your home, now is the time to begin the process for getting your home on the market.  One common thought is that Spring is the best time to get your home on the market. The reality is that by Spring home inventories often times increase and your competition level increases.  If you can get your home ready for market by February or March you may beat the rush and have a better climate for a sale.  Here are just a few things that you might want to pay attention to prior to placing your home on the market.

1. Go through your home and do what I call de-clutter.  This means take out over sized furniture items, nick nacks, anything that is not needed for every day living.  The idea is to make rooms looks larger and give prospective buyers the ability to see the space.

2. Touch up interior paint or even re-paint if needed  This would mean making walls, trim ceilings looking as new as possible.

3. Clean carpets and hard wood flooring.

4. Clean your home thoroughly and don't forget to clean windows inside and out.

5. Be sensitive to odors from cooking, pets, etc.  Scented candles are a great way to keep your home smelling great.  Prospective buyers are very odor sensitive.

6. Maintain an even temperature in your home.  Homes that are too hot or too cold will detract from showings.

7. Always have your home neat, clean, drapery or blinds open and lights on for showings.

8. Winter time is tough for exterior, but having your landscaping and home exterior looking great is important.  Have flower beds with fresh bark dust, walks swept. leaves raked and washing down siding will greatly increase the way your home looks for drive bys.

One of the key functions that I complete when I visit a home for someone thinking of selling their home is going through a check list of items that the homeowner can do to enhance the appearance of their property. My objective is to list items that will increase the value, lessen the number of days on the market and helping the homeowner not perform tasks that are not dollar productive. If you are considering placing your Eugene/Springfield area home on the market, please contact me for a no obligation visit that we can identify items for you to focus on and also get a good idea of your homes currrent market value.

Have An Awesome Week!


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2810 W 18th Ave
Price: $189,900 Beds: 4 Baths: 2 Sq Ft: 1456
Great Investment Property! Located on bus line & close to shopping. Home offers living room with large window, nook, and opens to dining area. Kitchen with access to deep garage with washer & dryer. Upstairs find 4 beds, 2 baths, and landing with sl...