Mike Shafie

Residential and Commercial Real Estate

As the seller’s agent I promise to help you determine the price of your home, market you home, do the proper way of advertising, schedule open houses, show your home to prospective buyers and make the whole selling process easy and stress free for you.

If you thought about selling your house this year, now may be the time to do it. The inventory of homes for sale is well below historic norms and buyer demand is skyrocketing. We were still in high school when we learned the concept of supply and demand: the best time to sell something is when supply of that item is low and demand for that item is high. That defines today’s real estate market. In this type of market, a seller may hold a major negotiating advantage when it comes to price and other aspects of the real estate transaction including the inspection, appraisal and financing contingencies.

Before you put your home on the market you should consider the followings:



fertilize, seed, cut lawn and clip shrubs and purchase fresh mulch;

plant new shrubs or trees;

clean, wash, deodorize indoor carpets and floors;

select vivid colors for new paint or carpeting – stay neutral;

consider applying fresh paint to interior walls;

purchase new wallpaper or light fixtures;

thoroughly scrub inside of appliances;

purchase new appliances;

use accents (like fresh bath towels, decorative soaps, light air scents);

clutter shelf tops with personal photos, etc.;

make sure all closets and cabinets are clean to the point of looking empty – they also will look larger;

fill closets with items removed from the rooms;

consider repairing/replacing damaged roof shingles;

replace entire windows;

reseal asphalt driveway:

pave a gravel drive;

install new siding