Sell Your Home
Why List With Pangle & Associates?
- Team of professionals with extensive background and knowledge of Real Estate
- Focused on Making Clients For Life
- Locally based office located in Leesburg
- Deep routed community ties with local businesses and residences
- Up to date with the pulse of the current market
- Great working relationship with local lenders & settlement companies
- Custom designed and printed flyers and brochures
- Syndication of your listing on 65 websites which provide international exposure
- Home staging evaluation and support
- Full exposure of your property through public open houses, broker’s opens, Facebook, Twitter, and much more
- Utilizing up to date technology such as electronic signatures allowing for ease of communication with realtors and clients
- Behind the scenes support staff
- Highly developed, long term relationships with service providers such as contractors, pest inspectors, home inspectors, designers, cleaning services, landscapers, settlement companies and lenders who have the same core values and level of client services as P&A
When The Agent Shows The House
- Three’s a crowd. Try to leave if possible, even if it is for a drive/walk around the block. If you cannot leave, avoid having too many people present during inspections or the potential buyer will feel like an intruder and will hurry through the house.
- Music is mellow. When showing the house please turn off the radio or television. Let the salesman and buyer talk, free of disturbances.
- Pets: Please try and get them out of the way. Doggie day care is a very good option or a friends, family, etc.
- Silence is golden. Be courteous but don’t talk with the potential buyer. They are there to tour your house. Remember a slip of the tongue could cost you money, the buyer’s agent is there for their client and will chat you up in a friendly way to try to gather information that would benefit their client.
- Be it ever so humble. Never apologize for the appearance of your home. After all, it has been lived in. Let the trained salesman answer any objections. This is his job.
- In the background. The salesman knows the buyer’s requirements and can better emphasize the features of your home. Please don’t tag along.
- A word to the wise. Let your Realtor discuss price terms, possession, and other factors with the customer. He is eminently qualified to bring negotiations to a favorable conclusion.
Tips For The Seller
1. First impressions are lasting. The front door greets the prospect. Make sure it is fresh, clean, and scrubbed in appearance. Keep lawn trimmed and edged, and the yard free of refuse.
2. Decorate for a quick sale. Faded walls and worn woodwork reduce appeal. Why try to tell the prospect how your home could look, when you can show him by redecorating? A quicker sale at a higher price will result. An investment in new paint will pay dividends.
3. Let the sun shine in. Open draperies and curtains and let the prospect see how cheerful your home can be. (Dark rooms do not appeal.)
4. Fix that faucet! Dripping water discolors sinks and suggests faulty plumbing.
5. Repairs can make a big difference. Loose knobs, sticking doors and windows, warped cabinet drawers and other minor flaws detract from home value. Please have them fixed.
6. From top to bottom. Display the full value of your attic and other utility space by removing all unnecessary articles. Remember you may want to rent some storage space.
7. Safety first. Keep stairways clear. Avoid cluttered appearances and possible injuries.
8. Make closets look bigger. Neat well-ordered closets show that space is ample.
9. Bathrooms help sell homes. Check and repair caulking in bathtubs and showers. Make this room sparkle.
10. Arrange bedrooms neatly. Remove excess furniture. Use attractive bedspreads and freshly laundered curtains.
11. Can you see the light? Illumination is like a welcome sign. The potential buyer will feel glowing warmth when you turn on all your lights for an evening inspection.
12. Odor removal. It’s frustrating to take prospective buyers through a house with strange odors, because instead of noticing the great lot or the new carpet…all they want to know is “What’s that smell?” Here are some helpful tips for the removal of odors in your home:
- Bowls of “kitty litter” placed around will absorb pet odor, cigarette odor, and possibly some cooking odors! Deodorizer filters in the furnace works wonders!
- Equalizer, available at vet offices, will remove pet odors and some stains
- Capture, available at Sears, will remove carpet stains!
- Vinegar can also be used to remove pet odor in carpets, but also remember to test a sample of carpet to be sure it doesn’t discolor!