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 Linda Stevens, Realtor®    520-731-3170

                              AZ Licensed Real Estate agent in Tucson,AZ with Tierra Antigua Realty

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Linda ranks in the top 10% of realtors in Southern Arizona and is a top producer, ranking in the top 500.
 
 
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4/1/2018

Making the Home Selling and Moving Process Easier
 

There’s no doubt that things change in a home when it’s put on the market. Those changes can cause stress for the entire family.

Fortunately, there are ways to reduce that stress considerably. With a little bit of planning, you can even make the home selling process a relatively pleasant experience for everyone.

The first step is to talk candidly with your family, especially kids, about their feelings and concerns regarding selling your home and moving. Their worries may include:

· Losing connections with friends.

· Finding a new job.

· Starting a new school.

· Disruptions in the home during viewings.

· Work involved in preparing the home for sale.

· Keeping the home clean and tidy for viewings.

 

The more you’re aware of how your family feels about the process, the better you can deal with those issues.

Keeping the home clean for viewings and open houses is usually one of the major stressors. It may feel like you’re tidying up for a special guest several times a week! A solution worth considering is hiring a maid service on a short-term basis. That help can save you a lot of time and stress, especially if you’re also searching for a new home.

During viewings, it’s best for you and your family to be out of the home. So, consider planning little adventures. You can visit a museum, eat at a restaurant you’ve been wanting to try for months, or take the gang to a recreation center. These ideas will go a long way toward alleviating the sense of being “kicked out” of your own home!

 

 


6/12/18

Little Touch Ups That Make a Big Difference

 

 

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You are probably already aware of the major things you need to do around your home to get it ready for sale. These include getting rid of clutter, doing minor repairs, and making everything clean and tidy so every room is as much of a showcase as possible.  

But there are a myriad of little touch ups you can do that you may not have thought about before… touch ups that can make a big difference in how attractive your home looks to potential buyers.

Here are just a few:

· Paint or replace the mailbox.

· Add a couple of flowering plants to key areas, such as the dining room, living room, and just outside the front door.

· Patch up any minor cracks in the driveway and walkways. (If there is a major crack, consider getting it repaired by a professional.)

· Put out the welcome mat. Literally! If it's not clean and completely free of stains, replace it.

· Clean your stainless steel kitchen sink using a special stainless steel cleaner and brightener. The effect will be dramatic; the sink will look like new.

· Use a special spot cleaner to lift any stains from carpeted areas.

· Replace plain or out-of-style light fixtures in the main areas of your home, such as the hallway and living room. Without spending a fortune, you can make a big difference in how these areas look.

· Consider replacing the hardware on the doors and drawers of old kitchen cabinetry. That, along with some touch-up paint or varnish on worn areas, can make your older kitchen look young again.

These simple ideas can have a big impact on first impressions, yet they don't cost much to implement, and you can probably do most of them in less than a day.

Want more tips on making your home appealing to buyers? Call today.

 


 
 
 
 
 
 

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