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Steps we take to sell your home: 

  • Prepare a Market analysis to price your house competitively 
  • Provide a comprehensive advertising and marketing plan to attract more buyers by: Immediate input into the MLS system, Craig's List, Zillow.com, Hotpads.com, Renorth.com, Suburbanrealestatenews.com, Boston.com and telegram.com, DailyHomeowner.com, MLShomefinder.com, WWLPRealEstate.com, Cyberhomes.com, Homes.com, MassachusettsRealEstate.com, Dealstream.com, CLRsearch.com, Homefind.com, masslive.com, trulia.com and Google base.
  • Create a Feature sheet highlighting the details of special features the property offers
  • Place a professional for sale sign on the property
  • Internet marketing on grimaldiburzdak.net and Realtor.com
  • Hold Public open houses
  • Report updates on showings, market activity and your home sale strategy
  • Assist, advise, problem solve and follow transaction through to the closing

 Steps you can take to increase your home's appeal:

 Exterior

  • Keep the grass cut and remove all yard clutter.
  • Clear the driveway.
  • Rake leaves (Autumn)
  • Shovel snow and salt ice patches. (Winter)
  • Pull weeds and grass growing in walkway.
  • Paint the front door.
  • Place potted flowers near the front door.
  • A new welcome mat outside the front door.
  • Weed and apply fresh mulch to flower beds.
  • Clean out gutters and make sure they are firmly attached and functioning.  
  • Tighten and clean all door handles.
  • Clean windows inside and out.
  • Powerwash homes exterior.
  • Make sure exterior doors lock properly and are easy to open and shut.
  • Make sure there is a working light by the front door.
  • Put wood chips around trees and shrubs.       

 Interior

  • Clean and organize closets and bookshelves.
  • Clean all light fixtures and ceiling fans.
  • Repair any wood rot.
  • Shampoo carpets.
  • Smoke and Carbon detectors work properly.
  • Replace broken window blinds.
  • Check window screens fix if bent or torn.
  • Remove excessive wall hangings and knickknacks.
  • Repair all plumbing leaks, including faucets and drain traps.
  • Illuminate dark corners with brighter light bulbs.
  • Repair any sqeaky floor boards.
  • Repair and paint any woodwork (door frames, base board, chair rails, etc.)
  • Clean or paint walls and ceilings.
  • Replace worn cabinet and door knobs.
  • All electrical outlets work properly.
  • Repair any cracks in floor boards and floor tiles.
  • All electrical wall switches have plate covers.
  • Replace shower curtain.             

 Special details for showings:

  • Turn on all the lights.
  • Open all drapes and shutters in the daytime.
  • Open all interior doors.
  • Keep house at a comfortable temperature
  • Secure all pets.
  • Play quiet background music.
  • Clear the countertops.
  • Light the fireplace or clean out the ashes and light a candelabrum.
  • Infuse home with a comforting scent, such as apple spice or vanilla.
  • Put toilet seats down.
  • Set the dining room table for a dinner party.
  • Make the beds.
  • Vacuum and dust.
  • Vacate the property while it is being shown.

   
 
Grimaldi & Burzdak Realtors: Agawam Office: 431 Springfield Street, Agawam, MA 01001 • Phone: (413) 789-0310 • Fax: (413) 789-0402
East Longmeadow Office: 6 North Main Street, East Longmeadow, MA 01028 • Phone: (413) 525-4706