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Ask the Experts

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What improvements offer the highest ROI
for sellers?
Honestly, it is planning and a little elbow grease because they
cost nothing!
The biggest mistake I see is not taking the time to prep the
home for professional marketing photos. In a seller's search
for a new home, they are drawn to those online with beautiful
photography, yet many don't take a few hours to remove
distracting, personal items or take care of the little delayed
maintenance items in the home they are selling. Sellers need to
step back and look at their home thru a buyer's eye. I can help
by suggesting cost-effective solutions to showcase the home's
assets and appeal to qualified buyers. It can cost nothing to
remove dated carpet and expose original wood floors!
Lisa Chappell Miller
REALTOR®, Licensed in Virginia, Equal Housing
Opportunity
NEST Realty
540-525-6388
Lisa.Miller@NestRealty.com

How do I prepare for a good Home Inspection?
Make sure that all your light fixtures are working, air filters
are clean and HVAC is working smooth, and toilets are
tightened to the floor. Ensure that gutters and downspouts
are clean and draining away from the house, and that any
plumbing or other leaks and water spots are resolved. Scrape,
paint and caulk around windows as needed and fix any loose
or damaged siding. These are things you could do yourself,
prior to the home inspection, which will minimize the list of
defects, and set you up for a successful sale!
Dayna Patrick
RE/MAX All Stars Realty
540-342-9600
PatrickTeamHomes.com

When should I talk to
a lender? 
Prospective buyers need to
talk to a lender right away
because then we know what
you can afford. I don't want
you to be disappointed to
fall in love with a home you
couldn't buy! The best thing
to do is talk to a lender first
and we can start your home
search.
Michele McDaniel
Long & Foster Realtors
540-966-8200
michelemcdanielrealtor@
gmail.com

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Is it important to have a prequalification letter before
starting our home search?
Definitely! Having a pre-qualification
letter lets you know exactly where you
are in your home search and could be
a powerful tool when you find your
dream home by showing the seller
you are ready, willing and able to
purchase their home.
Connie Hash
Relocation Director, MKB
Realtors
540-989-4555
Mkbrealtors.com

How do I prepare my home for today's market?
Here are some of the steps every home seller needs to know:
*	 Understanding the market with your real estate agent
*	 Comparative market analysis with a real estate
professional
*	 Creating curb appeal
*	 Using the 80/20 rule
*	 Staging with a purpose
*	 Upgrading with ROI in mind
*	 The three D's (Depersonalize, Declutter and Discard)
For further details, call me for one of my free books!
Tim Thompson
MKB Realtors
540-353-7073
TimThompsonRealtor.com

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