About The Real Estate Group

The Real Estate Group (TREG) "Partners in Excellence"

The mission of The Real Estate Group, LLC is to be Hampton Roads finest provider of real estate services. Our goal is to create a company that provides absolutely the best service for our customers by fostering an environment of teamwork and a common vision. The Real Estate Group, LLC consists of an accomplished team of skilled professionals who take pride in their work and their company. We work hard to go beyond the expectations of our customers, agents, and employees.

Help your clients DECLUTTER their home: Ready to List in 30 Days!

As a Seller’s Market Begins to Emerge: Are your Clients Ready?

Research shows that now is the time to sell.  The National Association of REALTORS® recently reported that buyer traffic is continuing to pick up but inventory remains tight on the sellers end.  That coupled with the low mortgage rates makes NOW a perfect time for your clients to sell their home.  As this seller’s market emerges, the reasons to list are clearer than ever:

  • Only serious buyers are out
  • There is far less competition
  • The process will be quicker
  • Upgrading will be cheaper as interest rates remain low
  • There is no better time to move on with their lives!

 

Whether or not your clients are making a spontaneous decision to sell or they have been “on the fence” for some time, getting their house “LIST READY” may take a little extra effort.  Their home only has one chance to make a classy first impression.

Share these quick and easy tips with all of your clients as a way to help them declutter their homes, their lives and feel more in control of their home sale!

  • Paying for year-round yard service can be pricey but hiring a company to visit right before the sign goes up is a great way to give your home that much needed curb appeal that will get the immediate attention of potential buyers.
  • Develop some discipline – getting your home ready to sell can sometimes seem like an insurmountable task.  You must resign yourself to making a plan and sticking to it in an effort to make progress.
  • Develop a written game plan – Regardless of how we accomplish things, most people feel satisfied when they are able to cross something off their “to do lists”.  Make a list, check it every day and erase or cross things off when completed.
  • Work room by room – visualizing change in the entire house and yard at once is overwhelming.  Create your lists room by room and don’t bounce back and forth. Once you complete one room, move to the next. You will be amazed at how your level of motivation increases after seeing one space completely transformed.  Small rooms or closets can be accomplished on days when you are limited with time. Save your biggest and most challenging rooms for the weekends.
  • Less is more when it comes to furniture – This is especially true if you are trying to make the internal size of your house appear larger.  If storage space is an issue in your home, remove storage shelves and cabinets so your potential buyers don’t see storage as a problem.  Organize all of your books, DVD’s, etc. in a tidy fashion and remove any knick knacks from visibility.  The less “stuff” in your home, the more spacious it will seem.
  • The kitchen is key – potential buyers prioritize certain rooms higher than others and those rooms are usually the ones in which they plan to spend the most time.  Declutter your kitchen countertops and organize cabinets.  Even if this means putting some non-essential appliances and other kitchen “tools” in storage.  Your cabinets must appear spacious at first glance.
  • Utilize this time to PURGE!!! We all need to do it and this is a great time to throw things away donate those things that you don’t use.  Not only will this make you feel more in control of your space, but it will make your jobs that much easier when it comes time to unpack in your new home.
  • Remember that people are looking to move into a house that is bigger, better and more beautiful and clutter gives the impression that homes need to be renovated which ultimately lowers the value.

 

About The Real Estate Group

The Real Estate Group (TREG) "Partners in Excellence"

The mission of The Real Estate Group, LLC is to be Hampton Roads finest provider of real estate services. Our goal is to create a company that provides absolutely the best service for our customers by fostering an environment of teamwork and a common vision. The Real Estate Group, LLC consists of an accomplished team of skilled professionals who take pride in their work and their company. We work hard to go beyond the expectations of our customers, agents, and employees.