Shorty get low

| Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 | 1 Comment »

I think Flo Rida said it best when he mentioned inventory was low, low, low, low. And it really is. The shortage is creating all sorts of side effects including higher prices, frustrated buyers and lack of sales. But its ok, I’ve got a plan. And here it is. If you have ever thought of selling, do it. Now. Phew, problem solved and I feel much better.

Now that we have a plan, let’s talk about how to get your house on the market. Step one is to call me and invite me over for dinner. I mean a tour. I can give you a great idea what your house would sell for so you can make a solid financial decision. Chances are your home will sell quicker and for more money than you might think.

Step two, take me to coffee. I mean tell me what you are looking for in a new house so we can make sure there will be something for you to purchase that meets your needs. Step 3, talk with my lender friends and make sure you can afford that house with the chef’s kitchen, huge walk-in closet and 3-car garage. This could really be step 2 or 3 but let’s not get caught up in the details. If you can make money from your sale or at least break even AND you can afford a new house that meets your needs, I’d say you are in good shape.

The next step would be to get your house ready, inside and out. Curb appeal is important because if people don’t like your house when they pull up they might not want to go in. Paint, yard work, and fresh bark go a long way. If you hate doing this yourself, let me know and I’ll put you in touch with someone who would probably do a better job than you anyway.

Now for the inside. Unless your name is Sheila or Sonia or you have really good taste like they do, you may want to consider a stager. A stager can work with your current furniture or bring in their own stuff to spiffy the place up a bit. When buyers walk in and love the way its decorated it’s amazing how much more they will love the house. If your house needs some work, I will be really honest and tell you my opinion of what should be done. Sometimes it’s not as bad as you think or as expensive.

Ok, the hard part is over. That wasn’t so bad was it? Now get going. If not for me, do it for Flo Rida. He needs a new tune.

If you do not know who Flo Rida is and are thoroughly confused, ask anyone ages 5-25. And I feel I should clarify that he really wasn’t referring to inventory when he said low, low, low, low. I mean its possible. But doubtful.

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  1. I too like to get low.

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