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Real Estate: Sell Your House Fast!

 1. Price is essential in our current market. Be realistic about what has sold in the past. Look at what your competition is and price yours less.

2. Get your house market-ready. Declutter your property. I will have a post in a few days about how to do this.

3. Be flexible about showings. If your house is difficult to show, agents will simply skip it. There are a lot of homes on the market right now. We live in a small town. You don’t want to have the reputation of being difficult. There should be a lock box on the door and the house should be pristine at all times.

4. Decide ahead of time what price is the lowest you can accept and what terms would be acceptable (moving out quickly, what is included, what is excluded, etc.)

5. Take away any objections ahead of time. If the house needs to be painted, PAINT IT. If there is a ton of debris in the backyard, remove it before listing it. It’s all about perception. If the Buyer perceives that there’s a lot of work to be done, they get discouraged.

6. Don’t be home for showings. The Buyer feels uncomfortable when the Seller is home. They feel that they are invading the Seller’s space, intruding. They will not look in closets or cabinets if the Seller is home. They do not stay in the home very long.

7. Listen to your Agent! Hire one that works full time, has been in the business for several years, one who markets well and communicates well – – and one that you connect with. By the way, that’s me!   ; )

Have a great day!

Saying of the Day: Shirts that cost more than a week’s worth of groceries are like horseshoes that cost more than a horse.

Linda Ferrara
Coldwell Banker Enchantment Realty
501 Silver Heights Blvd.
Silver City, NM 88061

1-800-456-3132

575-538-2931
1-575-519-9249

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Why move to Silver City, NM?

When showing buyers around, they inevitably ask me how I got here. It’s a lot like other folks story. We were looking for good weather, inexpensive living, less stress. In 1996 we decided to check out the southwest. The first year we drove all around Arizona. Found a little town named Prescott that we liked. Then, the next year, we drove around New Mexico. Silver City was not planned on this trip. But we had a few extra days and decided to drive through the mountains and check it out. It had a lot of what we were looking for. University (for diversity), small town feel, historic downtown (for quaintness), clean, cheap living, nice people, green landscape (coming from NJ I needed green!), fresh air, places to hike and camp. We were smitten!

The 3rd year we decided to go back to both places. Drove in to Silver first and my husband looks at me and says,” You better call the Realtor in Prescott and tell him we’re not coming”. I agreed. This was home. We looked at houses but ultimately decided to build in the foothills of the mountains. We have views that go on for 200 miles, trees all around and fresh air and blue sky!!

That’s how Silver City is. It catches you, draws you in. For me, it’s the scenery and the people. Both are lovely. And Silver offers so much. Art, education, outdoor activities, book clubs, cheese club, food, drink. The types of people are diverse: ranchers, retirees, artists, gays, hippies – –  all who seem to mingle and meld nicely.

In this blog, I’ll be referring you to some cool websites. Here’s my first recommendation: http://www.mimbresarts.org/    This will tell you all the cool events they bring in to keep us all culturally in tuned.

Today’s Saying: “You can’t do much about the length of your life, but you can do a lot about its depth and width”.

Have a great day!

Linda Ferrara
Coldwell Banker Enchantment Realty
501 Silver Heights Blvd.
Silver City, NM 88061

Toll Free: 1-800-456-3132

Work: 1-575-538-2931
Cell: 1-575-519-9249

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