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 Seller's Guide

Today, consumers have a number of tools to conduct comparative shopping.

First Impressions count. First Impressions can make or break buyer's interest. The John Rea Realty agent wants your property to shine above all others. It is vital to look at your property the way a buyer is going to look remembering we both may only have one chance to capture that willing buyer.

To help you get started, we've outlined most of the key steps to selling your home detailing the ways that a John Rea Realty agent can provide assistance. 
1. Prepare to Sell

As you get ready to sell your home there are usually some simple improvements that can help you get the most for your house and sell it quickly. Our sales professionals assist with the sale of hundreds of homes every year and can help you focus your effort on the things that will make a real difference to buyers.



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Learn the Value Before you List

Setting the right price before you list is critical to getting the most for your home and selling it quickly. Having a John Rea Realty professional with experience in your neighborhood prepare a "Competitive Market Analysis" report, gives you the facts and insight to set the right price. We offer a CMA free of charge, without obligation, that you can request from us.




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Choose a Professional

A full time John Rea Realty agent will educate you about the selling process, from listing complete through to the sale, a distinct and respected advantage the John Rea Realty agent has earned in the marketplace . You want the best, and we expect the best from our agents. Their Experience, Knowledge and Service are valuable marketing and pricing assets, assets needed to gain the most for your home investment.



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Marketing and Networking

John Rea Realty uses a number of approaches to successfully market your property. Networking is vital in today's social media world. We have the talent, skills and creative ability to best expose your property to the proper targeted market. Our agents are very active in serving their community. To be successful in real estate, an agent must love their community. John Rea Realty agents love their community.


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The Moving Process


John Rea Realty is a well known trusted name in the local and national relocation industry. If you are moving into our area, our agents know you not only need a home but also to make vital decisions about education, medical, insurance, dental and banking connections.

We care about the entire move, not just our part. If you are selling, we care also about where you are going and can provide professional assistance in that transition.


Making a Good First Impression or Curb Appeal is CRITICAL to marketing.

Today, consumers have a number of tools to conduct comparative shopping. First Impressions count.
First Impressions can make or break buyer's interest. The John Rea Realty agent wants your property to shine above all others. It is vital to look at your property as a buyer would look remembering we both may only have one chance to capture the willing buyer.

Exterior Appearance:

- Keep lawns cut, trimmed and edged 
- Weed and edge all flower beds 
- Clear driveway, clean out the garage/carport, making repairs where needed.
- Paint where needed including front doors, blinds and fascia boards.
 

Create a Buying Mood:

- Turn on lamps and open the drapes
- Be alert to room temperatures
- In the winter months, consider starting a fire.
- Be alert to any noticeable odors, especially smoke, use air fresheners

Space:

- Clear halls and stairs of clutter
- Simply and de-clutter every room
- Clear kitchen counter and stove top 
- Clean out your closets
 

- Remove empty boxes and containers

Maintenance:

- Repair leaking taps and toilets
 
- Clean furnace, filters
 and air returns
- Tighten door knobs and latches
 
- Repair cracked plaster
 
- Touch up paint
 
- Clean and repair windows
 
- Repair seals around tubs and basins
 
- Replace low watt light bulbs
 
- Oil squeaking doors
 

- Repair squeaking floor boards


Squeaky Clean:


- Clean and freshen bathrooms
 
- Clean fridge and stove (in and out)
  
- Clean washer and dryer
 

- Clean carpets, drapes and window blinds


At The Front Door:


- Clean porch and foyer
 
- Ensure door bell works
 
- Repair screen on door
 
- Fresh paint or varnish front door
 
- Repair door locks and key access

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