Tom Tilden
Better Homes & Gardens
Real Estate Agent

14310 Metcalf Ave. Suite 100
Overland Park KS 66223

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Tom Tilden - Overland Park Real Estate Home - Buy / Sell Tips

Tips for selling your home

First impressions are probably the most important in selling your house. So when you put the house on the market, it will pay to get it in tiptop shape. Having a reputable real estate agent and broker sell your home is a requirement and many sellers would be dismayed at just how much wrong (time & money) can be caused by having the wrong agent. .

Setting the Real Estate Listing Price

Pricing your home is both an art and a science. Achieving the optimal price is the result of my objective research into other comparable listings and a feeling about your property given the current market.

The Right Real Estate Price Must:

- Attract interested buyers
- Allow you to have many offers to earn the most money possible
- Help you sell as quick as possible

Never forget that - Price is the number one factor that most home buyers use to determine which homes they want to view!!!!!

Key Reasons for Proper Pricing

- Exposure to more buyers
- Increased realtor and buyer traffic
- Increases number of offers and results in better offers
- More importantly more money to you the seller

The Role of a Real Estate Agent in Pricing

Provide you with a comparative market analysis, a comparison of the prices of recently sold homes that are similar in terms of location, style, and amenities. A CMA is performed by comparing previously sold homes in the area, and currently active homes to know your competition.

Realty Executives has up-to-the-minute information about the market. Tom knows what properties like yours are selling for. I will point out other features that add value to your property, such as favorable location, convenient transportation or popular architectural design. We can help you to quickly arrive at your best asking price.

"Seller's should never select a real estate agent based on price. Rather the realtor should be selected based on their professional reputation, experience, judgment and most importantly one that will be Your Overland Park Real Estate Partner!"

Locating Buyers

There's is much more to finding buyers than putting a 4 sale sign in your lawn. Tom will screen buyers in advance and show your home only to those qualified to buy. You won't waste your time with someone who's not a serious buyer. Realty Executives already has a list of buyers both locally and nationally (relocation buyers) who are looking for properties like yours. We place ads for best results, how often to run ads and how to word them for maximum effectiveness.

How You Can Help Your Real Estate Agent Sell Your Home

Realty Executives and I will provide invaluable services to you in selling your home, it's up to you to cooperate with our efforts by making sure your house looks its best.

First impressions are probably more important in selling your house than almost any other factor except the price! So when you put your house on the market, it will pay to get it in tiptop shape.

Look at your property as if you were a prospective buyer. Pretend you're the buyer seeing it for the first time and try to notice your homes highlights and it's drawbacks. Then we can start a list emphasizing the good points and minimizing the drawbacks.

Here's a quick checklist that can help!

Trim shrubs and trees
Keep the lawn mowed and edged
Add new mulch and weed flower beds
Repair walk, driveway and porch steps
Clean, change and add lighting
Paint front door, mailbox, trim, front of house if needed
Repair roof, gutters, downspouts
Clean garage - throw away all things you don't need

Paint where necessary and repair all cracks
Clean/fix windows & flooring
Change out light bulbs and add more powerful bulbs (keep in electrical specifications)
Lubricate with silicon windows and door hinges
Fix faucet drips
Clean all closets - throw away anything you're not keeping
Neaten up, throw away what you're not going to move
Consider renting a storage unit to de-clutter your home
Put out fresh towels in all bathrooms
Replace toilet seat
Clean/New shower curtain
Use most attractive bedspread & curtains

Let the Real Estate Agent do the selling

If you are at home when the realtor brings in a buyer, relax and let the expert show and tell. Don't tag along. Try not to answer any questions or do so carefully when they're asked.

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Certified New Home Specialist - National Association of Realtors - Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors - Heartland MLS

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