Zillow Advice: Selling Process - what do i need to do about getting my home ready to go on the market. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-do-i-need-to-do-about-getting-my-home-ready-to-go-on-the-market/520437/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Don't overlook odors. &nbsp;Ask ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-do-i-need-to-do-about-getting-my-home-ready-to-go-on-the-market/520437/ Don't overlook odors. &nbsp;Ask a friend to visit and give your home the smell test. &nbsp;Common offenders are<br/>1. Pet odors.<br/>2. Mold or mildew in basement areas<br/>3. Spoiled food in storage areas.<br/>4. Musty smells in the laundry room.<br/>5. Smoke<br/><br/>First eliminate the source of the odor.<br/>Second - clean the air. &nbsp;This could be as simple as opening a window and as complex as renting an air scrubber for serious problems. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 17:05:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-do-i-need-to-do-about-getting-my-home-ready-to-go-on-the-market/520437/ 2013-12-13T17:05:00Z Great tips from Shayla on ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-do-i-need-to-do-about-getting-my-home-ready-to-go-on-the-market/520437/ <p>Great tips from Shayla on getting your home ready to sell.&nbsp; If you are wondering how long it could take, a local real estate professional should be able to give you the absorption rate which is the time it will take a home in your area and price range to sell.&nbsp; If you need names of agents in the Bellevue area, please let me know I would be happy to recommend some great agents!<br/>Amy Mosser<br/>Woods Bros<br/><a href="mailto:amy.mosser@woodsbros.com" rel="nofollow">amy.mosser@woodsbros.com</a></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-do-i-need-to-do-about-getting-my-home-ready-to-go-on-the-market/520437/ 2013-12-11T21:49:00Z Besides finding a local Real ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-do-i-need-to-do-about-getting-my-home-ready-to-go-on-the-market/520437/ Besides finding a local Real Estate expert, here are some of the basics:<br/>* give the home curb appeal by cleaning up the yard, adding landscape or cutting shrubs/bushes<br/>* make sure the exterior of the home looks free from defects<br/>* your goal is make the buyer want to see inside of your home and if the curb appeal is lacking, you may lose folks<br/>* cleanliness is key! make sure it is as clean as possible at all times<br/>* a fresh coat of paint and thorough carpet cleaning go a lonnng way<br/>* make sure that the windows are clean - nothing looks worse than dirty windows<br/>* de-clutter the home by taking down some of the personal photos &amp; knicknacks. you want to appeal to the masses<br/>* dishes and laundry put away!<br/><br/>These are just some of the simple things that you can do for little cost &amp; effort<br/><br/>Hope this helps -- Good luck -- Shayla Twit, Sarasota, FL Realtor Sat, 30 Nov 2013 23:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-do-i-need-to-do-about-getting-my-home-ready-to-go-on-the-market/520437/ 2013-11-30T23:15:00Z do you live next to a realtor ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-do-i-need-to-do-about-getting-my-home-ready-to-go-on-the-market/520437/ <br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://articles.philly.com/2013-06-28/news/40257744_1_dead-animals-police-fliers">do you live next to a realtor looking to sell their own home?</a> Sat, 30 Nov 2013 18:29:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-do-i-need-to-do-about-getting-my-home-ready-to-go-on-the-market/520437/ 2013-11-30T18:29:00Z Yes, I agree the best approach ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-do-i-need-to-do-about-getting-my-home-ready-to-go-on-the-market/520437/ Yes, I agree the best approach is to consult with a local, fulltime, experienced agent in your market area.&nbsp; The information you need will be covered; it is well worth your time. Sat, 30 Nov 2013 18:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-do-i-need-to-do-about-getting-my-home-ready-to-go-on-the-market/520437/ 2013-11-30T18:18:00Z Find a local realtor to do ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-do-i-need-to-do-about-getting-my-home-ready-to-go-on-the-market/520437/ Find a local realtor to do a market analysis on your home. The agent should also be able to tell you how quickly properties are selling in your area and what pricing strategy he/she suggests. Your agent should also be able to give you suggestions on how to get your hike ready to show--whether you need to paint your rooms neutral colors, get rid of some clutter, etc. Plan for some time between the time you sign your listing agreement to the time your home hits the MLS, as you will need to take care of items your agent has suggested (if any), take photos of your home, etc. Sat, 30 Nov 2013 17:11:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-do-i-need-to-do-about-getting-my-home-ready-to-go-on-the-market/520437/ 2013-11-30T17:11:00Z I am located in South Carolina, ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-do-i-need-to-do-about-getting-my-home-ready-to-go-on-the-market/520437/ I am located in South Carolina, but my advise to you would be to 1. &nbsp;Contact a Realtor to do a market analysis on your home and to do a walk through. &nbsp;An objective pair of eyes can be useful in preparing the home for it to show in the best possible light.<br/>2. &nbsp;Take a look online at what is selling in your neighborhood and what isn't. &nbsp;Remember that while you have emotional attachment to your home, buyers do not. &nbsp;It's all about the numbers.<br/>3. &nbsp;If you know where you are moving, perhaps consider packing up items and relocating them to your new location early or have a yard sale to sell those items you really don't need.<br/><br/>There are so many things to think about, a Realtor will have lists, videos and advise that can be invaluable. If you would like for me to refer you one in your area let me know. &nbsp;Keller Williams has repeatedly won awards and has the experience to represent you. Sat, 30 Nov 2013 16:55:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-do-i-need-to-do-about-getting-my-home-ready-to-go-on-the-market/520437/ 2013-11-30T16:55:00Z Talk with your listing ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-do-i-need-to-do-about-getting-my-home-ready-to-go-on-the-market/520437/ Talk with your listing agent. Sat, 30 Nov 2013 16:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-do-i-need-to-do-about-getting-my-home-ready-to-go-on-the-market/520437/ 2013-11-30T16:49:00Z