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Choose an Agent you like and trust.

First impressions count.

  • Remove any clutter from the yard & mow the grass
  • Trim hedges
  • Weed gardens
  • Wash steps, windows, railings, doors, etc
  • Paint if needed
  • Remove unnecessary clutter from garages

De-clutter & clean.  Small things can make a client walk away—especially if your competition looks great!  Buyers notice details.

Nothing will turn a buyer off as quickly as an odd smell.  And if the buyer sees an ash tray or a dog bed, that buyer then becomes more alert to that odor.  A week or so before the house goes on the market is the perfect time to get Rover a new bed or wash an old one & put it out of sight during showings.

Turn on the lights. Open shades & drapes before a viewing. Turn on inside and outside lights.

Let potential buyers "imagine" themselves in your home. Personal items can make potential buyers feel like they are intruding in someone else's home. Clean and simple decorations let the people viewing your home “see” themselves living there.

Get out of the house. When buyers view your home, they'll spend more time and feel more comfortable if you're not there. If you must be present, be as unobtrusive as possible. Let the agent show the home.

Have a business-like attitude during the process. Selling your home can be emotional, but don't let that stand in the way of making a deal. Stay unemotional during negotiations.

Excellent Marketing:

  • Staging. I am experienced in de-cluttering & decorating a home so that it looks its best.  If the home is vacant I will bring in quality items to suggest a sense of warmth and charm.  All of this is done at no charge for my clients.  On several occasions I have helped when an elderly person has lived in a home for many years and the family may feel overwhelmed.  I have many resources and can often accomplish in a weekend what would take a family many months to do.  I am happy to provide this level of service.  I pride myself on helping my clients get the best price for their home and I love to wow you with how great the home looks before we go on the market!

  • Incredible Photography.  I pride myself on taking excellent photos to show off the features of your home.  The photo tour of your home is a very important first impression!

  • Homes & Land Magazine.  I will place your photo ad on one of the best pages (right inside the cover!).  I will advertise your home here in the first issue after you list and will continue until it sells.  Homes & Land is a nationwide magazine & is sent to people relocating to the area.  It is also available locally at news stands and in real estate offices. *Seattle Times.  Public open house ads will be placed in the Sunday paper & an ad for your home will be placed on the paper’s on-line site.

  • Craigslist. I will place an ad for your home on this very popular site.

  • Targeted MarketingI will send postcards to potential buyers.  For example, if your home is a larger home, I would target owners of small homes or renters in the neighborhood.  A rambler, on the other hand, would appeal to older people in the neighborhood who want to stay near friends but are ready for a home with no stairs.

  • Full Internet Exposure. (Note:  All the local companies use the MLS information on their own web sites.  Therefore, my listing will show up on Windermere, Coldwell Banker, Remax, etc and vice versa).

Experience:

I have been a professional real estate agent since 1995.  I specialize in single-family homes and condos.  I will work to get you the most for your property in the least amount of time.  I live in Bothell & my office is in Shoreline. South to North, I have sold homes from Seattle to Arlington and East to West, I have sold homes from Woodinville to Edmonds.


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