Connie Wildasinn


CalBRE# 01221986
Connie Wildasinn


CalBRE# 01221986
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Sell Today For More Money in Less Time

If you are thinking of selling your home, chances are you're caught up in a mass of emotions. You may be looking forward to moving up to a new home or facing the uncertainly of a major move across the country. You may be reluctant to leave your memories behind or eager to start new and exciting adventures. Remember, I am here to help you with any of you needs. Call or email me today!

Whatever turbulent feelings you're experiencing right not, there are plenty of practical matters that need your attention. Keep in mind the following considerations to help the whole process go more smoothly!

***At What Price Should I Sell My Home?   

***Consider Market Conditions 

***Offering Incentives 

***Estimating Net Proceeds 

***Getting the House "Ready" for Sale

I will furnish you with a FREE Comparative Market Analysis on your home! Please email me direct and I will prepare a complete and detailed report of all current real estate listing and sales activity in your neighborhood!

Selling Your Home...

*Choosing a Realtor to Sell Your Home *Setting Your List Price *Avoid the Urgent Sale *What is Market Value? *Improving Your Selling Time *Common Q&A About Selling Your Home *A Pre-Inspection Guide For the Home Seller

Offering Incentives

How To Make Every Realtor Show Your Home.... Offer incentives, Some sellers list at the bottom price they will accept, because they hate bargaining. Others add on thousands to the estimated market value "Just to see what happens" If you want to try that, and if you have the luxury of enough time to feel out the market, sit down with us and work out a schedule in advance. If there are no prospects viewing your home after three weeks, you may need to lower your list price. If that doesn't bring any prospective buyers, you may need to lower your list price again. Plan on doing that regularly until you find a level that attracts buyers. Make a written schedule in advance, before emotion takes over and you're tempted to dig in your heals.

Sometimes cash incentives are as effective as lowering the price, especially in the lower price range where buyers my be "Cash Poor". You my offer to pay such items as;

* Some or All of a Buyers Closing Costs; and * Discount Points Required by the Buyer's Lending Institution; or

If you haven't had much traffic through your house and you're in a hurry to sell, you may want to add the offer of a bonus to the selling broker, in addition to their commission. An example of the wording for such an offer may be "To the broker who brings a Successful Offer before the New Year."

Estimating Net Proceeds

How Much Am I Netting?... Once you've been given an estimate of market value, you can get a rough idea of How much cash you might walk away with when the sale is completed. This can be particularly useful as you start looking for another home to buy. We can help you make and Informed Decision.

From the estimated sales price, subtract:

*Pay off figure on your present loan(s); *Brokers Commissions; *Any prepayment penalty on you mortgage; *Attorney's fees, if any; and *Unpaid property taxes

In addition, we can tell you whether local customs or rules expects the buyer or seller to pay for the following items;

*Title Insurance Premium; *Transfer Taxes Fee; *Survey Fees; *Inspection Fees and Repairs for Termite and the Like; *Recording Fees; *Homeowner Association Transfer Fees and Doc Preparation; *Home Protection Plan; and *Natural Hazard Disclosure Report; *Costal Commission Requirements; *Withholding Taxes

As far as closing costs are concerned, you and your eventual buyer may agree on any arrangement that suits you, no matter what local practice dictates. WGroup will assist you in estimating what your final closing costs will be. It is difficult to predict what the exact closing costs will be when you negotiate with a particular buyer, every offer is unique!

Getting the House "READY" for Sale

A house that "Sparkles" on the surface will sell faster than its shabby neighbor, even though both are structurally well-maintained. From experience, we also knows that a "well-polished" house appeals to more buyers and will sell faster and for a higher price. Additionally, buyers feel more comfortable purchasing a well-cared for home because if what they can see is maintained, what they can't see has probably been maintained also!

In readying your house for sale, consider;

*How Much You Should Spend; *The Exterior "Curb Appeal";and *Preparing the Interior


In preparing your home for the market, spend as little money as possible! Buyers will be impressed with a brand new roof, but they aren't likely to give you enough extra money to pay for it! There is a big difference between making minor and inexpensive "polishes" and "touch-ups" to your house such as putting new knobs on cabinets and a fresh coat of neutral paint in the living room and doing extensive and costly renovations, like installing a new kitchen. We at WGroup , who are familiar with buyer's expectations in your neighborhood, can advise you specifically on what improvements need to be made.


The Exterior Curb Appeal

Before putting your house on the market, take as much time as necessary (and as little money as possible) to maximize its exterior and interior appeal.

Enhance your home's Exterior and Curb Appeal;

*Keeping the lawn edged, cut and watered regularly;
*Trimming hedges, weeding lawns and flowerbeds, and pruning trees regularly;
*Checking the foundation, steps, walkways, walls and patios for cracks and crumbling;
*Inspecting doors and windows for peeling paint; *Repairing and replacing loose or damaged roof shingles;
*Cleaning Rain Gutters; *Repairing and repainting loose siding and caulking;
*During Spring and Summer months considering adding a few showy annuals, perhaps in pots, near your front entrance;
*Keeping your garage door closed; *Storing RV's or old and beaten up teen's jalopies elsewhere while the house is on the market; and
*Applying a fresh coat of paint to the front door

Preparing the Interior

*Giving every room in the house a thorough cleaning, as well as removing all clutter. This alone will make your house appear bigger and brighter. Some homeowners with crowded rooms have actually rented storage garages and moved half their furniture out, creating a sleeker, more spacious look.
*Hiring a professional cleaning service, once every few weeks while the house is on the market. This may be a good investment for owners who are busy elsewhere.
*Removing the less frequently used, even daily used items from the kitchen counters, closets and attics, making these areas much more inviting. Since you're anticipating a move anyhow, holding a garage sale at this point is a great idea
*If necessary, repainting dingy, soiled or strongly colored walls with a neutral shade of paint, such as off-white or beige. The same neutral scheme can be applied to carpets and linoleum. *Checking for cracks, holes or damage to plaster, wallboard, paint and tiles
*Replacing and repairing the plumbing, heating, cooling, and alarm system
*Replacing broken or cracked windowpanes, moldings and other woodwork
*Repairing dripping faucets and shower-heads *Buying showy new towels for the bathroom, to be brought out only when perspective buyers are on the way
*Sprucing up a kitchen in need or more remodeling by investing in new cabinet knobs, new curtains or a coat of neutral paint.

Tips for Successful Showings

Ideas to help the sale go smoothly.

FSBO? Sell Your Own Home Yourself?

Is selling myself an option? Go inside and find the answers.

Home Seller Information Page

Everything you need to know about selling your own home. Click the above link.

Planning The Move

*MOVING SERVICES Download the attachment and keep as a check list!

• Long Distance Moving
• Full Service Moving
• Self Pack Moving
• Truck Rental
• Auto Transportation
• Storage Companies
• Packing Supplies

• Local Phone Service
• Long Distance
• Cellular Phones

• Change Your Address

• Satellite & Cable TV

• Banking
• Insurance

*YOUR APARTMENT • Appliances/Furniture for Rent
• Auctions
• Home Improvement

*YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD • Local Newspapers
• Meet New People

• Careers

Closing The Sale

• Title policies are necessary, but you can cut costs
• Navigating Through Escrow
• Picking the Best Way to Hold Title to Your Home
• Change of Heart Can Be Costly
• Don't Forgo Final Inspection
• To Save Money, Close Escrow Late in Month