Prepare yourself to sell your house. Do your best to asses your property differently. To maximize the potential return on your largest

investment it is important that you realize that your home is now a marketable product.  Remove some of your "imprint" on the house.  Buyers must be able to invision themselves living there.


Prepare your house.  Look at your house as objectively as possible.  If improvements or major renovations are required, be sure to do them before you put your house on the market.  It is also essential to have all building permits and certificates of occupancy in place.  Overlooking flaws now could be costly later.




Do what is necessary to make your house stand out from the competition.  Make certain that your house is fresh, clean, and well maintained, both on the exterior and interior.  Focus on visual appeal, first impressions are vital.


Consider a professional inspection.  An inspector will probably discover any major defects before they create problems with potential buyers.  Performing an inspection will signal to buyers that you are responsible and ready to sell your house.











 You ask... "What's my Home Worth?"

What a buyer is willing to pay for it --- at that time in the market!


You ask ...How will you determine the price?

 When I price your home I look at the following factors in order to determine price 


Marketing Conditions

  • Supply and Demand   

    Market Activity

  • Market Time
  • Current price and Status Changes
  • Interest Rates and available credit
  • Economic factors
  • Seasonal demand

Property Features 

  • Location, Location, Location
  • Square Footage
  • Lot Size
  • Condition of property (inside and outside)
  • Any unique features


  • Price
  • Location
  • Market  Time
  • Features and Finishes
  • Condition
  • Unique attributes



When sellling your home, studies have shown that the first two weeks on the market are the most crucial to your success.  During these initial days, your home will be exposed to all active buyers.  If your price is perceived as too high, you will quickly lose this initial audience and find yourself relying only on the trickle of new buyers entering the market each day.  Make sure your pricing helps your home stand out in a positive way.


Do you know the value of your home?  For a Complimentary Market Analysis, please call me to set up an appointment.


  Selling a home is a major undertaking.  With my guidance and assistance as your Real Estate Professional, I can assure you a superior experience.


Call me for a Complimentary Price Opinion

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"Having sold several properties through other companies, I found Jeffrey Smith has proven to be an outstanding real estate agent.  He always returned phone calls and e-mails promptly.  I felt he was very much on top of his profession.  I always received good and accurate advice in the process of selling the property.  Jeffrey was always a gentleman and very honest in our business matters."

                                              - J Parsons