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S’more End-of-Summer Insights to Get Your Brooklyn Real Estate Sold

Friday, September 7th, 2012

 

Summer is quickly drawing to a close. That means you need do some serious evaluating in order to take advantage of the rest of the season’s long daylight hours and get your Brooklyn real estate sold.

So before you spend the evening catching fireflies and roasting marshmallows, buckle down and get s’more work done on your Brooklyn real estate. Below are five ways you can prepare your home and yourself for the big sale!

Host a block-party barbecue. People in the neighborhood are a great resource to tap into to market your home. Host a party to tell them your plans and allow them to see your home. If they have a friend they want to have nearby, they might just sell your house for you.

  1. Make your yard memorable. Summer is the ideal time to spruce up your curb appeal so that your home makes a good first impression on potential buyers.
  2. Repair the roof. This can be a big expense, but it is also one of the first things that home inspectors note. If it needs repairs, do it now. If you don’t, it could cost you more money when it comes time for closing negotiations.
  3. Eliminate odors. Buyers want to imagine themselves living in the home, not be distracted by how they’re going to get the summer-intensified smell of your pet out of the carpet.
  4. Know your minimum price. You need to prepare yourself for the numbers game. Do your research using comparables to determine what your house will most likely go for and what you’re willing to accept.

 Use what’s left of summer to make your Brooklyn home stand out from the rest! You’ll sell quickly and can start looking forward to next summer in a new home — maybe one with a pool.

If you’re thinking about selling your Brooklyn real estate and would like more tips on how to get it ready, please call Charles D’Alessandro Your Brooklyn real estate agent with Fillmore Real Estate a call at 718/253-9600 ext 206 or email me at [email protected], for more information and aFree Market Price Evaluation without obligation!

 

 

Outdoor Spring Maintenance Checklist for Your Brooklyn Real Estate

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Preventive maintenance is crucial to the value and upkeep of your home. Keeping your Brooklyn  real estate in great shape with regular check-ups will save you the headache and cost of emergency repairs.

Here are six items to add to your outdoor spring maintenance checklist:

Clean the Gutters:  Gutters work best when clean and free of gunk.  Check yours for foliage, tree limbs, etc., especially if trees hang over the roof.

  1. Make sure the downspouts are clean: They should point at least two feet away from foundation walls.
  2. Check exterior paint: Look for chipped, cracked paint.  Scrape off any failing paint, sand it down, prime the surface, and paint it with a high-quality, low-VOC exterior paint.
  3. Brighten your Brooklyn real estate with a good power washing: Rent a power washer or borrow your neighbor’s. This should always be one of the first things you do after winter to brighten and freshen the exterior of your home.
  4. Trim overgrown trees and hedges: Trim away from the home to discourage growth of mildew and moisture.  Don’t forget to trim along your property line to make it appealing to potential buyers.
  5. Rake up all the downed leaves: Leaves will suffocate your grass and stop it from growing.  Pull up weeds and dead flowers and replace with low-maintenance varieties such as pansies, begonias or mums.
  6. Inspect trees for broken branches. If the limb is high up, hire a licensed arborist. If you can reach it from the ground, take it down using the three-cut technique, which prevents bark from tearing and creating an open wound on the trunk. If you had heavy snowfall this winter, look for bending branches and check to make sure they produce leaves this spring.
  7. Repair cracked pavement: Before weeds have a chance to take hold, repair cracks in your asphalt driveway and concrete walkways. On surfaces that have ruptured from the effects of frost heaving, hire a professional to pour or pave a new surface.

If you’re thinking of selling your Brooklyn real estate, I’d be happy to do a walk through at no cost to help you identify repairs or maintenance that will help your home sell faster and for more money.  Call Charles D’Alessandro of Fillmore Real Estate at (718) 253-9600 ext 206 or email me at [email protected] today. to schedule an appointment.

What You Need to Know About First-Time Buyers Before Selling Your Brooklyn Real Estate

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Should you be marketing to first-time home buyers in order to sell your Brooklyn real estate? The 2011 National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers has a wealth of information on first-time home buyers and will help you figure out if you should market to this large and important group of buyers.

Here are the stats (courtesy of AgBeat.com) you need to know about first-time home buyers before selling your Brooklyn real estate:

  • Long-term survey averages show that 4 out of 10 buyers are typically first-time buyers. This segment is critical to a housing recovery because they help existing home owners sell and make a trade.
    • The median age of first-time buyers was 31 and the median income was $62,400, up from $59,900 in the 2010 study.
    • The typical first-time buyer purchased a 1,570 square foot home costing $155,000.
    • First-time buyers who financed their purchase used a variety of resources for the down payment: 79 percent tapped into savings; 26 percent received a gift from a friend or relative, typically from their parents; and 7 percent received a loan from a relative or friend. Nine percent sold stocks or bonds and 8 percent tapped into a 401(k) fund.
    • Ninety-four percent of entry-level buyers chose a fixed-rate mortgage. Fifty-four percent of first-time buyers financed with a low down payment FHA mortgage, and 6 percent used the VA loan program which requires no down payment.

What this Information Means to You

If you’re selling an existing, entry-level home, you’ll most likely be selling to a first-time home buyer with a median age of 31 and a median income of $62,400. First-time home buyers are most likely to get a fixed-rate, FHA mortgage. Gear your marketing toward that buyer to have more success.

If you’re ready to sell your Brooklyn real estate, whether it appeals to first-time buyers or other types of buyers, I’ll market it to get it sold quickly and for as much as possible. Give me a call  Charles D’Alessandro Your Brooklyn real estate agent with Fillmore Real Estate for more information. at 718/253-9600 ext 206 or email me at [email protected]

First Impression May Be Your Last When Selling Brooklyn Real Estate

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

When people meet you for the first time, their first impression is usually a lasting one. You also never get a second chance to make that first impression when you’re selling your Brooklyn real estate. You need to present your home at its very best all the time.

Here are 3 things you can do to make a great first impression when selling your Brooklyn real estate:

1. Clean up the yard: A messy yard is a distraction. It can be time consuming to keep up with general yard work, but it’s worth the effort. Overgrown shrubs, limp lawns, and general disarray can turn off a potential buyer. If you have to hire someone to come in and give your yard a quick pick me up, it’s worth the money.

2. Get Rid of Items You Don’t Need: Be very strict about this and get rid of all but the bare necessities. You don’t have to throw or give everything away. Find a storage unit and put the things in there you will be taking with you to your new home but do not need immediate access to for now.

3. Fix Up the Little Things: Little things count. If you have a leaky faucet, a broken tile in the floor or a crack on the wall, now is the time to fix it. Little flaws like this make potential buyers worry that there are bigger problems waiting to be found.

Selling Brooklyn real estate is a lot of work. You can get it sold faster, easier and a lot less stressful. for the most money when you take the time to make a great first impression.

If you have any questions about what you can do to make your home sell faster, I can help. Call me today at (718)253-9600 EXT.206] or email me at [email protected]


Charles D’Alessandro

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6 Tips to Reduce Stress While Selling Your Brooklyn Real Estate

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Selling your home can be a stressful experience. Your home is one of your most valuable possessions and holds memories of your time there. However, you can survive the process of selling your Brooklyn real estate. Here are some tips to make this time period smoother:

1. Remind yourself that this is temporary. This will pass. You will eventually find a buyer. You will have a contract. You will close the deal. Everything else is just part of the process and will eventually be a memory.

2. Use lists. Lists help you keep track of what you need to do and what you’ve already accomplished. You can’t forget something if you write it down.

3. Hire a Brooklyn real estate agent. Sometimes you just need professional help. You don’t have to go through this process alone. Find a real estate agent you trust and let him or her guide you through selling your Brooklyn home.

4. Know your limits. When you’re tired or stressed, you don’t have the energy or mental capacity to do too many extra things. Learn to say no. Shorten your to-do list. You may want to pack two boxes each day, but accept that you may only have time to pack one.

5. Practice a stress reduction. Find something that works for you to reduce your anxiety. Try exercise, yoga, meditation, or even light gardening. Remember to breathe.

6. Take care of yourself and your family. You still need to eat healthy and spend time together doing something everyone loves. Don’t neglect your life while your house is on the market.

Selling your Brooklyn real estate doesn’t have to be an extraordinarily stressful experience. Know that you will survive it. Let me help you through the process of selling your home. Call Charles D’Alessandro of Fillmore Real Estate today at (178)253-9600 ext.206 or email me at [email protected]


Charles D’Alessandro

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