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Downsizing Your Things To Sell

Just as they say an iguana will grow as big as its cage our stuff grows as big as our homes. Day-to-day it is perfectly fine living with a filled basement, attic, closet and drawers but when if comes to selling a Fairfield County home,  all of this stuff can end up costing you money at sale time as well as during the move.

First of all, the greater the number of boxes going to your new home, the higher your moving bill. Consider this: Three years after I moved from a coop in NYC to a house in Long Island my husband brought my attention to a box labeled ‘Decipher Immediately”.  It had never been opened. Second of all and of much greater importance is how having a lot of things will impact the sales price of your home. Decluttering will avoid the impression of a ‘too lived-in’ house, makes rooms appear more spacious, and enables potential buyers to picture their own belongings and lifestyle in place. The result: increased showings with the potential for increased offers at a higher price. Continue reading

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Inspecting Your Home Before You Put It On The Market

When the time nears to sell your Fairfield County home, getting an advance home inspection is one extra bit of due diligence that can ensure a smooth selling process and help maximize your selling price. While not advisable for everyone, this is particularly valuable when yours is an older home, when you have lived in your home for a long period of time and if your are not absolutely positive that your home is in tip-

top condition.  With so much uncertainty in the economic environment today, buyers are reluctant to take on the additional expense of a home that has a laundry list of maintenance issues.  I, therefore, advise you to become knowledgeable about the state of your home and do whatever you can to bring it to the best possible condition. Continue reading