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Getting "Ready For Showtime" - Part 5

In the previous entry in this series:


Getting Ready for Showtime! Part 4 of a series


I addressed the Pre-Listing Appraisal from the list of the various things to do to get "Ready for Showtime" presented in the post:


Getting Ready for Showtime! Part 1 of a series 




Next up is Property Preparation - which includes Home Staging and a thorough deep cleaning of the home.


It's one thing to live in a home.


It's another to have it in the best possible condition so that the professional photographer can showcase the home, attracting buyers and when they set foot in the door, have maximum interest in the property.


The items to consider are a lengthy checklist - I suggest you check out HouseTie for a ton of useful information.


Thorough deep cleaning is a "no brainer" - wouldn't you have your car washed - and perhaps detailed - prior to selling it?


Same thing with a house.  Nothing is a bigger turn off to a prospective Buyer than a dirty, cluttered house.


Here are a couple of examples of "what not to do" brought to our attention by fellow Active Rainer Richard Weeks:


Example 1


Example 2



We tour the property with the Seller and provide them with both a "general" checklist, a "property specific" checklist, and a subscription to HouseTie.  The Seller has the option to engage the services of a professional Home Stager to assist them in the property preparation efforts, as well as having a home cleaning service "deep clean their home.


In fact, if the Seller does choose to hire a Home Stager to help get the property "Ready for Showtime", we will reimburse them for the expense at Close of Escrow providing they List, Sell and Close with us representing them.


It's just one of the many benefits of choosing  Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty to represent you in the Sale of your Arizona Home!



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About the Authors - Updated 2018

If you are considering a Traditional or Short Sale of your home in Phoenix, Scottsdale or any location in Maricopa County Arizona, you owe it to yourself to talk with Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty to determine whether Tony and Suzanne Marriott are the best real estate Brokers in the Phoenix and Scottsdale metropolitan area to help you with the Successful Sale of your home.

Tony and Suzanne have personally Listed, Sold and Closed more than a hundred Short Sales with the highest list to close rate in the Phoenix Metro Area!

Tony Marriott - Chief Executive Officer - Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Suzanne Marriott - Chief Learning Officer - Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Associate Brokers, REALTORS
Haven Express
Keller Williams Arizona Realty


Good mornign, Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers "showtime"....oh, how I love that word.... in our industry, every day is showtime.... and, yes, the listing presentation is moment with "no dress rehearsals"'s showtime and, as you've stated, there are steps to get there.... 

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired ) over 4 years ago

Thanks for stopping by with a comment Barbara Todaro - always good to hear from you!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area) over 4 years ago

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