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One of the many things emphasized to sellers is removing their personality from the home. Too much personality in the home can be a distraction for potential homebuyers. Consider a model home, which automatically draws you in, from the biggest of details to the smallest. Most model homes have neutral colored rooms, rugs, and décor. The reason behind this? To give the potential homebuyer the opportunity to visualize themselves living in that home. You want to replicate that approach. Here are a few tips for depersonalizing your home: Pictures: Displaying family photos in the home is a great way to show that you made this place a home. However, when it comes to selling, it’s best to remove these photos. Too many pictures and frames can make it difficult for potential homebuyers to visualize themselves and their family living there. Personal belongings: If you are still living in the home that you are selling, your personal belongings will likely be all over the house. It’s impossible for you to remove everything you own from a home when you are still living there. However, it is important to clean up and hide certain personal belongings when you can. This includes children’s toys, animal toys and beds, knick-knacks, and drawings and grocery lists from the refrigerator door. Placing these items in storage or just finding places around the house to store them while trying to sell is best. Paint: Paint is a way of expressing yourself in your home. Whether you like really dark colors, warm colors, or cool colors or even just white, it showcases your personality. Drastic color schemes on either side of the color wheel can throw buyers off, especially if it contains colors that they are not really fond of. It will make it difficult for them to visualize how they would decorate that room. If this sounds like you, it’s a good idea to go to the store and pick up some neutral tones and get to painting. Furniture: Staging is everything. You may have set up your living room or bedroom a certain way because that’s how you like it. However, that may not be the optimal use of that space. It’s best to do some research or hire a professional to assist with this. You have to pull your personal opinion out of the decision-making and think about what works best with the shape and size of the room. Whenever possible it’s best to provide the homebuyer with a clean slate. Neutral colors and removing personal belongings will only increase the chances that potential homebuyers will envision themselves living there and hopefully make an offer. Depersonalizing your home is just one tactic for prepping your home for selling. If you are looking to sell quickly, be sure to read all the tips and tricks there are to getting you’re home sold.


This listing recently sold for $118,000.

17083 E 14 MILE RD, Fraser, MI 48026  

Residential
$119,900
Price
$118,000
Sale Price
5
Total Rooms
2
Bedrooms
2
Baths
2010 BUILT CONDO IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN FRASER. SHOWS BRAND NEW. THIS IS A FIRST FLOOR MODEL WITH A WIDE- OPEN FLOOR PLAN (SEE IN ADDITIONAL DOCS) ALL NEW WOOD FLOORS AND CARPET, OVERSIZE GREAT ROOM OPEN TO GRANITE KITCHEN AND STAINLESS-STEEL APPLIANCES, 2 LARGE BEDROOMS W/2 FULL BATHROOMS. FIRST FLR LAUNDRY WASHER/DRYER INCL. BASMENT IS CARPETED AND DRY-WALLED, 1 CAR DEEP GARAGE WITH DOOR OPENER. ASSOCIATION FEE IN 150.00 INCL SNOW/TRASH REMOVAL, OUTDOOR MAINTENANCE AND INSURANCE. Buyer to provide $500.00 contribution to Reserve fund at closing


Selling your home can conjure up a variety of emotions, ranging from exuberance to sadness. If you associate your home with raising a family or starting a life with your spouse, then putting it on the market can be a bittersweet experience. In addition to the emotional side of things, there's also the stress that inevitably comes with change and uncertainty. Putting your house up for sale raises several fear-based questions in your mind, such as "How long will it take to find a buyer?" On the average, houses remain on the market for a month or two, but it's not unusual for it to take much longer. To complicate matters: If you're in the position of selling your home before you have another one to move into, then your stress level is probably even higher. Although some factors are outside of your control, such as ever-changing market conditions, there are a few ways you can tip the scales in your direction. Pick the Right Real Estate Agent The real estate agent or Realtor you choose can make a big difference in how fast your home sells and the price it ultimately sells for. A seasoned agent can also make the whole experience a lot less stressful by providing regular progress reports and helping you navigate through the various disclosures, inspections, and paperwork that's required. An exceptional real estate pro will also provide you with valuable advice on how to improve the marketability and appearance of your property. Since "time is of the essence" when you put your home up for sale, it's important to get as many qualified prospects walking through your house, as possible. Good salesmanship, competitive pricing, and sharp negotiating skills can also help bring in bonafide offers on your property -- possibly even multiple offers. Stress Reduction Tips For Home Sellers In addition to having the support of a dependable real estate agent, there are also other strategies you can use to maintain your equilibrium.
  1. Make lists of all the things that need to be done, so that you don't wake up in the middle of the night wondering if you forgot to do something important. Staying mentally organized is one of the keys to feeling like you have some control over all the chaos that's going on in your life. Writing things down is also the first step to getting them completed. Keeping track of appointments, documents you need to gather, and professionals to confer with can also help prevent delays, miscommunication, or confusion.
  2. Schedule time for recreation, entertainment, and physical activity. Selling a home can bring with it a lot of ups and downs, so activities like socializing with friends, going for a walk in nature, or meditating can help maintain a positive outlook and a more balanced perspective on things.
Perhaps the most desirable attitude to adopt is to expect the best, but be prepared for temporary setbacks. While it's true that some properties languish on the market for months, countless others have been scooped up by eager buyers in the first week or two on the market. It depends on a lot of factors, including preparation, excellent timing, and a smidgen of good luck!

Minimum one year lease first month rent + security deposit of 1.5 month rent. Application to include credit report. Minimum credit score of 650.. PERFECT PRISTINE CLEAN NORTH WARREN 1,200 SQ FT TOWNHOUSE CONDO IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY. 2 LARGE BEDROOMS. 1.5 BATHROOMS, BIG KITCHEN WITH EATING AREA APPLIANCES STAY, OVERSIZE GREAT ROOM AND SEMI FINISHED BASEMENT. FRONT AND REAR ENTRANCES WITH ENCLOSED PATIO, AND PARKING SPACE INCLUDED. UPDATE ROOF, HOT WATER HEATER AND FURNACE BLOWER, ASSOCIATION DUES INCLUDE HEAT, WATER, OUTSIDE MAINTENANCE, TRASH REMOVAL AND EXTERIOR INSURANCE. BRAND NEW FURNACE INSTALLED 12/22/2017 Please use this link to fill out the application and credit report. www.zumper.com/apply?agentId=4305874

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31111 HOOVER, Warren, MI 48093  

Residential
$1,100
Price
2
Bedrooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Minimum one year lease first month rent security deposit of 1.5 month rent. Application to include credit report. Minimum credit score of 650.. PERFECT PRISTINE CLEAN NORTH WARREN 1,200 SQ FT TOWNHOUSE CONDO IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY. 2 LARGE BEDROOMS. 1.5 BATHROOMS, BIG KITCHEN WITH EATING AREA APPLIANCES STAY, OVERSIZE GREAT ROOM AND SEMI FINISHED BASEMENT. FRONT AND REAR ENTRANCES WITH ENCLOSED PATIO, AND PARKING SPACE INCLUDED. UPDATE ROOF, HOT WATER HEATER AND FURNACE BLOWER, ASSOCIATION DUES INCLUDE HEAT, WATER, OUTSIDE MAINTENANCE, TRASH REMOVAL AND EXTERIOR INSURANCE. BRAND NEW FURNACE INSTALLED 12/22/2017 Please use this link to fill out the application and credit report. www.zumper.com/apply?agentId=4305874




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