Five Tips For Sellers In Cary NC

Homes in Raleigh NC

Homes in Raleigh NC

The sign is up, lockbox in place and the Internet is all a buzz with information on your property. Your Realtor is off to a great start and your goal is one step closer to success! Below is a short list I give all of my sellers the day after their home hits the market. It is just a reminder to be proactive!

1. Don’t be shy!! Tell everyone you know that your home is for sale. Tell them how badly you hate to leave it, but that life does happen. Tell them they can view professional photographs at, Facebook, and the Website that I create for your home.  Google LOVES pieces of information that have comments and are shared on Social Networks!

2. De-clutter and De-personalize- When you buy a house in Cary it becomes a HOME.  When you SELL a Home in Cary it goes back to being a HOUSE… meaning it’s now an Investment, and it needs to be staged as such.

Everyone hates this!! But it makes such a difference. If you don’t use it, don’t need it or don’t notice it daily, pack it away. You have made the decision to move forward and taking these steps are crucial in keeping a positive attitude.Go ahead and box it up! We will sell your house, so you might as well start packing now.

3. Breathe- of course showings are going to happen on the worst possible day. I will go ahead and apologize for that now. Also, it is possible that you will run around like crazy getting things ready for a showing only to have a no show, or a late show.

If you have children, let’s talk about getting a laundry basket for their clothes.  It will make it so much faster for picking up all the toys – because an inconvenient, last minute showing happens.

Remember to always give a showing 30 minutes on either side of the appointment time, things happen and people do run late. If you plan for it, life is less hectic.

4. Keep Lysol or Bleach wipes at the ready- These will be a life saver. Keep a container of them in each bathroom and in the kitchen.

When possible, before you leave for the day grab a wipe and give it a swipe!

It helps keep things smelling and looking fresh and clean. Having them at the ready will keep you from running from room to room during those short notice showings.

5. Don’t forget the Thank you note- This is more important than you know. It will help prospects remember your home. After long days of showing, it is easy to get properties confused.

I recommend that Sellers in Raleigh write a colorful thank you note and leave it in plain sight on the Kitchen Window Sill or the Kitchen Table. Tell a prospective buyer that THIS is the best neighborhood, and about the daffodils that come up every Spring, but are hidden right now under fall leaves in the backyard.  When possible, also leave bottled water, candy or cookies. Give them a reason to feel welcomed in your Raleigh home!

If you are interested in homes in Cary NC, please contact Raleigh Cary Realty at (919) 439-0965! We would love to talk to you and answer any questions about staging your home in Raleigh NC.

About RaleighCary

George Wilson is owner and Broker in Charge of Raleigh Cary Realty, an independent Real Estate firm headquartered in Cary , North Carolina. "In 2008, I was working for a big national Real Estate company. A client of mine who I'd just helped purchase a home two months before got laid off from his job and wanted to quickly list her home. When I charged the client less to help her out, the firm was very upset with my decision. I opened Raleigh Cary Realty shortly thereafter, with a vision that we'd always have the flexibility to do the right thing for our clients, no matter what." -George Wilson

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