For those who seek exceptional service and expertise.
We believe Durango is more than a place. It’s a way of life.
Thinking about selling your home in 2021... If you’ve been waiting for the right time to sell, now is an excellent time to list your property. I look forward to the opportunity to visit with you about your real estate goals.
Successfully Connecting Buyers & Sellers Worldwide
A Leader in the Durango Market See the proof in the numbers. Julee is proud of the results her listings achieve. On Average, Julee’s listings are....
SOLD ON AVERAGE AT
OF ORIGINAL LISTING PRICE
JULEE GLYNN Broker Associate email@example.com 970.749.8587 juleeglynn.legacypropertieswestsir.com
I am a native of Colorado. I grew up in the Longmont/ Niwot area of Colorado. I have been married to my amazing husband Shawn for 37 years and although living in upstate NY for the first 10 years of our marriage, we have called Durango our home for over 26 years. We raised our two boys, Tyler and Kevin in this wonderful southwest community and continue to enjoy all the activities Durango has to offer. If you don’t find me at the office, I am probably enjoying the sunshine on our boat, golfing or just simply relaxing with my family at home. I have been helping buyers and sellers with their real estate needs in the Durango area for over 20 years. I may not be able to “guarantee” selling your home, but I can guarantee my undivided attention, professionalism and commitment to do all I can in getting your home sold. I would be honored to be a part of this journey with you but above all, I would cherish another new friendship. I look forward to working with you. Julee
Julee was our blessing in disguise when we purchased our home 2 years ago. She was the one who answered the phone when we called for a showing. She was quick to respond in all areas, she has great integrity, knowledge and expertise in real estate. We feel so extremely fortunate that we happened upon her! After talking to friends about their real estate experiences, (not so great) I am fully confident that Julee will be our forever broker!
Being out of state, it was hard for us to be there for everything like the inspection. Julee even went to the property to make sure the appliances were working because the seller forgot to fill out parts of the disclosure document. Without having to ask, Julee was there to take care of everything. We never had to worry about a thing.
Julee Glynn was my agent for the purchase of a vacation home in the Durango area and I would highly recommend her! She goes above and beyond what an agent is required to do. I was buying from out of state and she even helped me find a local home inspector and contractor, even helping me with setting appointments. She ensured we stayed on track and on target for all important dates in our contract, and made sure everything ran smoothly. Julee was truly a pleasure to work with and I am so happy with my new home purchase!
We would use Julee Glynn in the future because she was knowledgeable, trustworthy, and very professional. Whenever we had a question she answered it and we always felt like she was there for us. We were in constant communication with her and always felt like we were the most important clients to her.
Julee made our move to Bayfield at Christmas so nice. She had our home ready for us, with food in the refrigerator and holiday decorations! She really went above and beyond.
Properties sold for 2020!
555 Bruce Lane
1351 Durango Cliffs
665 Glacier Club Drive
665 Glacier Club
559 Beaver Circle
Sold 2020 $2,235,000
Sold 2020 $1,950,000
Sold 2020 $1,425,000
Sold 2020 $1,050,000
Sold 2020 $985,000
84 Glacier Club Trl
590 Glacier Club Drive
44853 Highway 550
329 Lakewood Drive
224 Elk Trl Bayfield
Sold 2020 $925,000
Sold 2020 $750,000
Sold 2020 $616,362
Sold 2020 $599,000
Sold 2020 $504,000
112 Ridge Top Drive
10206 County Road 120
555 Rivergate Lane
961 N Tamarron Drive
1598 County Road 500
Sold 2020 $487,500
Sold 2020 $480,000
Sold 2020 $460,000
Sold 2020 $415,000
Sold 2020 $362,000
365 S Tamarron Drive
262 Pagosa Street
71 Cliffs Edge Drive
50827 N Highway 550
314 N Tamarron Drive
Sold 2020 $299,500
Sold 2020 $295,000
Sold 2020 $217,000
Sold 2020 $134,000
Sold 2020 $88,000
314 N Tamarron Drive
1145 S Camino del Rio
1612 S Taylor Circle
Sold 2020 $82,000
Sold 2020 $24,000
Sold 2020 $23,000
Thank you to all my clients, colleagues and friends. For those who seek exceptional service, I look forward to serving you.
1614 S Taylor Circle Sold 2020 $20,000
743 Main Avenue, Durango, Colorado ASSOCIATE BROKER
JULEE GLYNN 970.749.8587
legacypropertieswestsir.com Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated.
Local Knowledge. Global Reach. At Legacy Properties West Sotheby’s International Realty, we continue to break our own records as measured both locally in Southwest Colorado and around the world as part of the Sotheby’s International Realty network in sales volume, website traffic, and media exposure. Our performance stems from our approach: never rest on your laurels and work to always redefine the highest level of service.
$252M ANNUAL LOCAL SALES VOLUME (2020)
$2.3B ANNUAL GLOBAL SALES VOLUME (2020)
333 ANNUAL LOCAL TRANSACTIONS (2020)
$748,604 OUR AVERAGE SALES PRICE (2020)
OUR STORY For over a decade, Legacy Properties West Sotheby’s International Realty has been an innovative leader in the regional residential real estate market. Our brokers are passionate masters of their craft, combining local expertise and global connections to set the standard for real esate guidance in Durango and Southwest Colorado. In rhythm with market and technologoy advancements, we have grown and evolved and seen significant progress and change in our communites. Along the way, we have never lost sight of what inspires us–the endless beauty and distinct landscape of our remarkable place here in Southwest Colorado. It is this deep–almost sacred–sense of place that we share with our clients and compels us to accompany them on the journey to buying or selling a home.
A BRIEF HISTORY OR OUR LEGACY 1976 SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY® ESTABLISHED With the same reputation for exceptional service provided by the Sotheby’s Auction House for more than 200 years, the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand became known for the distinctive properties it represented around the world.
1976 LEGACY PROPERTIES WEST ESTABLISHED Founded to provide support for individuals and families who have a vision and a dream about how and where they want to live. In essence, our intent was to help breathe life, direction and inspiration into the fulfillment of our clients’ goals — whether they were coming to our area as buyers or pursuing new paths as sellers.
1976 LEGACY PROPERTIES WEST PARTNERED WITH SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY To further serve our clients and expand our reach, our affiliation with Sotheby’s International Realty brand brings a global network of marketing resources to our clients and furthers our goal of being the best-of-the-best in our market.
1976 OPENED OUR 2ND OFFICE To support our growing team and expand convenience in the Animas Valley, our second office at Trimble Crossing is now open.
1976 A YEAR OF GROWTH We added 10 new agents to our team and expanded to the North County Area by opening an office in the Tamarron Lodge.
1976 RECORD YEAR IN SALES
We believe every property deserves the exceptional. At Legacy Properties West Sotheby’s International Realty we offer a number of unique advantages that are ours alone. While some real estate firms offer premium services and others a strong sense of the local market, we offer our clients the best of both worlds. Our agents’ knowledge of our communities and local real estate market coupled with the global resources of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand provide our clients with exceptional results and service at every price point.
Our Legacy, Your Home Building on the centuries-long reputation of the preeminent auction house, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand is recognized globally. Our legacy of quality service and expertise is unmatched. Our alliance with Sotheby’s is our unique difference. Our exceptional listings are exclusively featured in Sotheby’s auction house marketing programs showcased in signature publications, digital newsletters, and on Sothebys.com.
OUR GLOBAL NETWORK
1,700 Brokerages | 72 Countries | 6 Continents
Your Home, Everywhere Our international network enhances the exposure of your listing well beyond the local market. A home represented by Legacy Properties West Sotheby’s International Realty is presented to a highly qualified global clientele through exclusive channels and relationships within the Sotheby’s International Realty network. Our proprietary network of residential brokerage companies includes offices in more than 72 countries and territories worldwide, making Sotheby’s International Realty a truly global real estate brand.
Twilight Professional Photography
Exceptional Presentation For Every Property Our marketing strategy is about establishing true consumer engagement. We start by bringing to life all of the qualities which make a property exceptional. By combining outstanding photography and intriguing narrative, our distinctive storytelling showcases a home’s finer details in ways which truly resonate with prospective buyers. High-quality, richly illustrated, and engaging content—our marketing is unparalleled.
Professional Property Videos
Immersive 3D Tours The feel of your house can’t be captured in photos alone. Buyers want to know the flow of the floor plan, the view from the kitchen sink, and the room-to-room living areas of the home. As your buyer may be across the country or overseas, Legacy Properties West Sotheby’s International Realty utilizes the Matterport 3D Showcase to enable virtual showings online. Now buyers can experience homes online like never before.
Legacy Properties West Sotheby’s International Realty is the only company in the area using both video and Matterport 3D tours to enable buyers to explore an entire home in a transformative way from any device, anywhere in the world.
Video: The Quintessential Content Home buyers are engaging with video in every element of their online experience on websites, social networks, and their connected TVs. Research tells us that the longer consumers are on a website, the more likely they are to take action and inquire about a property. Video provides a truly engaging experience for the consumer and remains the conrnerstone of our content strategy for SothebysRealty.com and LegacyPropertiesWestSir.com.
Global Property Marketing The art of marketing a property is based on emphasizing each home’s unique character. A content rich experience is more effective in driving prospective buyers to your home and engaging them once they arrive. Every Legacy Properties West Sotheby’s International Realty listing makes its global debut at SothebysRealty.com, which provides our properties exposure to buyers in virtually every market in the United States and around the world. Visitors browse three times longer on sothebysrealty.com than any other real estate site due to quality content and presentation.
SothebysRealty.com Millions of viewers experience homes from around the world on sothebysrealty.com in 18 languages and through immersive, high-definition videography and high-resolution photography.
34 MILLION VISITS (14% INCREASE FROM 2019)
FROM PEOPLE AGES 25 - 44
FROM OUTSIDE THE US
PRESENTED IN OVER 40 CURRENCIES DESTINATIONS & LIFESTYLES VIRTUAL REALITY & 3D TOURS
Six-month comparison of SothebysRealty.com, compass.com, longandfoster.com. July-Dec 2020. Source: Similarweb.com
The Journey Your Home Will Make The exposure and worldwide reach of our listings is a crucial piece of what sets us apart from the rest of the industry. Our global property marketing partners include the most authoritative news, lifestyle, and financial voices, as well as real estate-centric websites. Additionally, once a home is featured on SothebysRealty.com, it is exclusively distributed on more than 100 Sotheby’s International Realty affiliate websites around the world. Results are measured by a variety of analytics and reporting tools, which enable our sales associates and clients to define a marketing campaigns impact.
Showcasing Your Home Where Buyers Are Looking Our marketing plans are driven by a consumercentric approach which target potential home buyers and sellers at all stages of the real estate journey. Our marketing platform will showcase your property through email marketing, social media targeting, single property websites, direct mail and optimized Google search results.
Company Publication Print & Digital Magazine
Our company magazine is distributed as an insert in The Durango Herald. In addition, it is sent electronically to all 22,000 Sotheby’s agents worldwide for presentation to their clients, and to the top 100 agents (including agents from other firms) in our key feeder markets. We feel the magazine significantly helps get our message out in a way that distinguishes us from all of the competition and puts your property out to the broadest audience possible. The online magazine provides a new technology that allows viewers to download the property brochures, play the videos and view the 3D Tours directly from the magazine — an innovation that will surely position your property in the best light possible with the greatest exposure.
Market Reports Produced quarterly, our Market Reports offer an overview of the existing market conditions in key communities throughout Southwest Colorado. Our goal in sharing market data with you is to create a better understanding of the trends affecting our unique housing market.
The Source For All Things Real Estate Our website enables visitors to immerse themselves in our properties through high definition video, highresolution photography, and both local and regional content. Through LegacyPropertiesWestSIR.com, we create an immersive experience that invites consumers to connect. Our website offers an exceptional user experience... plus all of the features that buyers want.
Top 10 States
6. New Mexico
7. New York 8. Virginia
AVG. TIME VIEWED PER VISIT
10. New Jersey
• Higher quality photos than MLS
• Better user experience
• Optimized for iPad and mobile
• Local info for each listing
• Individual statistics per homeseller
• More community info
• Restaurants, schools, etc.
• Instant notification of price
• Comparable sold listings
• Market stats
changes and new listings
• Engaging area videos
Your Home’s Social Network Social media is about connecting with people and cultivating relationships. We use online platforms to promote the brand to the community of real estate intenders and influencers around the globe. We actively engage with online networks of people who are passionate about Durango living and help transform them from being curious browsers to home buyers while driving consumers to LegacyPropertiesWestSIR.com.
Driving Engagement Across the Globe We partner with leading media powerhouses to deliver content to discerning audiences worldwide. Our partners’ cutting-edge innovation, strategic positioning, and international impact enable the Sotheby’s International Realty brand to successfully connect with global consumers. We leverage our relationships to articulate the Sotheby’s International Realty brand strategy, a differentiator competitors cannot replicate.
The definitive home for business intelligence on the web providing the global business community with trusted news, analysis, data and tools reaching the world’s most influential budget-holders, opinion formers and purchase decision makers.
Our partnership allows our brand to reach the international business elite across newspapers, websites, magazines, social media and video through unique and exclusive positioning of the properties represented by our network.
Our partnership with The New York Times blends exclusivity and trailblazing technology to reach a worldwide audience of over 118 million unique users per month on it’s website, nytimes.com.
The Sotheby’s International Realty Apple TV app offers powerful visuals showcasing over 50,000 properties represented by the brand globally.
Our partnership extends to additional lifestyle, travel, fashion and design authorities including House Beautiful, Veranda, Town & Country and Harper’s Bazaar. Taken together, the five luxury titles serve as the ultimate destination for the affluent.
Nikkei has engaged in an exclusive alliance with our brand. We are the first real estate brand to present property listings outside of Japan to Nikkei readers, giving Japanese consumers access to residential real estate offerings in over 70 countries and terrorities.
A premium British brand, The Times is the UK’s highest ranked daily publication for reaching the nation’s business elite and high net worth individuals.
Through its print and digital editions including architecturaldigest.com, Architectural Digest (AD) provides an exclusive view into the world’s most beautiful homes, inspiring its millions of influential readers to redesign and refresh their lives.
Our in-flight video ad content reaches a captive affluent international audience, running in front of 30% of all movies and 20% of short featured content generating over 8.5 million views per month.
Our partnership provides vast coverage before a property investment focused audience, including runof-site digital display banners, a year-long presence on the Luxury | Property & Architecture Page, extensive video distribution and socia media promotion.
With over 2 million monthly visitors and more indexed pages than all other portals combined on Baidu — China’s largest search engine — our partnership ensures broad visibility to Chinese buyers searching for homes worldwide.
The world’s first marketplace to offer high-end items spanning multiple product catagories from dealers globally. JamesEdition reaches over 600,000 potential buyers from 200 countries monthly, and features all brand listings over $600,000 USD.
Connecting affluent buyers around the world with prestige properties. The multilingual platform reaches an audience comprising 70% international readers and 30% domestic.
Targeted Online Advertising In addition to our Sotheby’s Global Partnership Sites we consistently advertise properties we represent on specific websites, ones dedicated to increasing exposure with wide reach to target buyers.
E questrian Properties
M irador Luxury Townhomes
WEMINUCHE RANCH Now offered for sale for the first time, owning Weminuche Ranch means inheriting a valuable piece of Colorado history. In the heart of the Colorado Mountains, there are a few remaining pieces of property, handed down from generation to generation and unspoiled by development. The Weminuche Ranch is one of those properties, with approximately 209 acres and spectacular views, located north of Pagosa Springs. The ranch is just about as private as anyone could wish for. $2,300,000 Offered by Cathy Craig. MLS 739247
Rapp Corral is more than a successful, established business. It is a lifestyle reminiscent of the old west. Situated on 16 spectacular acres with direct views of the Needles Mountains and Haviland Lake, Rapp Corral is a thriving business. With a substantial customer base, Rapp Corral provides everything from 2-hour rides, all day rides, pack trips, sleigh rides and specialty events. The listing includes the business, complete inventory including tack and livestock, all corrals, buildings and the quaint log home where the owner can live on site or provide housing for a ranch manager. $1,695,000 Offered by Cathy Craig. MLS 734911
ANIMAS RIVER RANCH Premier property in the Animas Valley is hard to come by and this 50-acre parcel along the Animas River is one of the best! Located south of Trimble Lane, this spectacular property has abundant water rights, a 9-acre lake, Animas River frontage and a wildlife preserve. Take your pick of gorgeous views, the river, the lake, the pristine hay meadow, Missionary Ridge, the west valley ridgeline or the Needles Mountains off in the distance. With numerous sites to build your dream home, this unique gem should not be missed. $1,395,000 Offered by Cathy Craig. MLS 725366
Mirador is a luxury residential community situated on a bluff overlooking downtown Durango. Residents will take advantage of the amazing lifestyle that downtown Durango living will offer — surrounded by views from every direction and integrating the highest standards of residential design and construction. • Open floor concept • Cabinets are custom and locally made here in Durango • Luxurious master suites with five-fixture baths and heated floors
• Viking appliances and unique free-standing quartz island • Gorgeous views and amazing outdoor living spaces SHOWN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
239 ROCK POINT DRIVE, UNIT A
239 ROCK POINT DRIVE, UNIT B
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Move in ready Offered at $1,195,000 2,623 SF, 3 bedroom, 3 bath Balcony off master and both guest suites with river and mountain views
Move in ready Offered at $1,295,000 2,927 SF, 3 bedroom, 4 bath Heated courtyard plus 3 car garage Balcony off master with views
221 ROCK POINT DRIVE, UNIT A
221 ROCK POINT DRIVE, UNIT C
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Offered at $1,095,000 Available Spring 2018 2,927 SF, 3 bedroom, 4 bath Heated courtyard, plus 3 car garage Balcony off master with views
Offered at $995,000 Available Spring 2018 2,623 SF, 3 bedroom, 3 Bath Balcony off master and both guest suites with river and mountain views
“When choosing an agent to help you realize your real estate goals and dreams, experience matters.”
• 2017 DAAR President
• Durango local with over 20 years real estate Managing Broker experience Second Home/Resort Specialist • DAAR Treasurer 2006-2015 CNE | 2015 Realtor of the Year
• DAAR Distinguished Service Award 2008 • Durango Volunteer Coordinator USA Pro Cycling Challenge 2012 • Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Board Member
Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated.
Zach Morse 970.391.2600
Lesley Gannon Meiering 970.560.0600
Danielle Enea 970.624.0444
Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated.
A STORY BEGINS DURANGO, COLORADO
W e believe Durango is more than a place. It’s a way of life.
Our stories begin with a love of the places we live, and a passion for sharing those dreams. We take pride in using our extensive professional experience, local expertise, global connections and uncommon success to artfully unite this special place with those who will cherish it as we do. Call us, we are happy to share our Durango story and help you create yours.
OWNER / BROKER
OWNER / BROKER
Lesley Gannon Meiering
Katie Ives Sturm
743 Main Avenue, Durango, Colorado | 970.624.0444 | legacypropertieswestsir.com Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated.
Driving Engagement Locally At Legacy Properties West Sotheby’s International Realty we hand select our print and digital publications covering Durango and the Four Corners region. We target publications that focus on real estate, lifestyle, art, regional events, and philanthropic missions.
Over 55% of our sales are to people from the Texas, Arizona, California, and Colorado markets.
Feeder Markets Legacy Properties West Sotheby’s International Realty has the unique advantage to connect home buyers from Durango’s top feeder markets through real-time affiliations with over 100 Sotheby’s International Realty offices throughout Arizona, Texas, and California. We are actively working to promote the Durango lifestyle and to position your property directly in front of second home buyers where they live and work with the intention of bringing them directly to you.
Key Feeder Markets | E-mail Texas – Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Houston • Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty – 422 Active Agents • Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty – 303 Active Agents • Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty – 250 Active Agents
Arizona – Phoenix, Scottsdale, Flagstaff, Sedona, Tucson • Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty – 910 Active Agents
Colorado – Denver, Boulder, Vail, Breckenridge, Aspen, Telluride • LIV Sotheby’s International Realty – 323 Active Agents • Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty – 146 Agents • Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty – 34 Active Agents
California – All Offices – Southern and Northern • 116 Sotheby’s International Realty Offices – 3,473 Active Agents
LOCAL ROOTS. GLOBAL REACH. Our brokers, and owners are locals with deep roots in the Durango area. We are all very committed to and involved with the community on many levels, both as individuals and together as a group. Giving back to our local community is at the core of who we are. We are proud to have donated to over 40 local charities in 2021!
Caring For Our Community We are committed to serving our local area with passion and hard work. At Legacy Properties West Sotheby’s International Realty, we support our local communities, interact with local non-profits and are part of the social fabric of the town we live in and love. We contribute time and financial support to many local organizations. It is a privilege to serve these causes and to deepen our relationships within the community.
Top 10 Advantages of Listing with Legacy Properties West Sotheby’s International Realty Our Legacy
Consistently attaining record-breaking sales over the decades, the Sotheby’s legacy is unlike any other. We are proud to be part of the NYSE, the most prestigious auction house in the world and the authority on the representation of luxury homes.
Sotheby’s is a rare brand that instantly evokes quality, service and an appreciation of true value. This position allows us access to individuals who share in our brand vision and commitment to excellence.
Sotheby’s International Realty represents the only true worldwide real estate network. Thousands of office-to-office referrals are processed each year and several events are held to help all SIR agents to establish great business relationships within the network.
Our agents, staff and partners make our company more successful every day. Our real estate agents are more than just transaction supervisors — they have the capacity to act as highly qualified advisors, focusing on facilitating all real estate needs.
Our local and international marketing is unparalleled. We partner with leading organizations including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Architectural Digest and, locally, the Durango Herald Four Corners Real Estate Guide to provide not just the most, but the best exposure for our listings.
With an outstanding brand, a robust marketing plan and a strong network comes limitless reach to potential home buyers. Legacy Properties West SIR associates are able to tailor their plans to target an array of different buyer profiles.
Our listing marketing has been developed with the highest standards in mind. High-resolution imagery, eloquent descriptions and impeccable presentation are musts when promoting a residence through Legacy Properties West SIR.
Our Track Record
Our high standards are not marketingspecific. Legacy Properties West SIR real estate associates pride themselves in offering white-glove service from beginning to end, establishing long-lasting relationships with their valued clients.
Within its brief history, Legacy Properties West SIR has developed an impressive track record, becoming the leading real estate firm in numerous areas and garnering notable media exposure in the process.
Our Client Experience
All of these advantages combine to create one unrivaled, seamless client experience. For hundreds of years, the Sotheby’s brand has grown and succeeded due to its respect for tradition and focus on innovation. Legacy Properties West Sotheby’s International Realty is no exception.
PREPARING YOUR HOME TO SELL CHECKLIST CURB APPEAL - Property seen from the street:
HOUSE EXTERIOR - Front view from the street:
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Healthy, weed-free, neatly cut, trimmed lawn Shrubs trimmed neatly Trees, shrubs trimmed to not touch the house Smooth, drivable driveway free of pot holes Weed-free driveway, front walk, shrub areas Toys, garden tools, clutter removed from yard/ porch
Recently painted siding Recently painted, touched-up trim Repair, repaint fences, gates Clean, align gutters, downspouts Wash, align shutters Wash all windows, storms, screens
FRONT DOOR ENTRANCE AREA - Exterior: • • • • • •
Clean, wash, scrub front steps, porch as needed Check front doorbell and bell light Replace welcome mat Paint or wash storm door, lubricate hinges Polish brass door lock-set and brass hinges Clean and wash front door tread
FRONT DOOR ENTRANCE AREA - Interior: • • • • • •
Clean interior entry area or foyer of all clutter Reduce volume, clutter in the front hall closet Clean and polish the front entry floor Wash, polish and replace bulbs in light fixture Remove fingerprints, scuff marks on trim, walls Paint to lighten and refresh entrance area
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Repaint or touch up walls, ceiling and trim Repair or replace damaged molding, trim Remove electric plates, clean and replace Refinish, clean, wax hardwood and vinyl floors Shampoo carpeting
• Repaint, repaper, touch up walls, trim, ceiling • Replace or clean drapes, bedspread, Shampoo carpet or clean, polish floors • Organize, clean out, neaten all closets • Clear off top surfaces of all bedroom furniture • Put all clothing away, out-of-sight
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Paint or wallpaper using light colors Scrub tile, bleach, repair grout Check to see that drawers/doors open easily Clean, polish floor as appropriate Clean out medicine cabinet, wash inside and out Seal around tubs and showers Check for evidence of water at toilet base Replace old toilet seats Replace shower window curtains Buy a set of new, color coordinated bath linens
• Paint walls, ceiling, trim white or light color,or wallpaper with small pattern and light colors • Remove wax, scrub, re-polish floors • Wash, wipe down, wax cabinets/appliances • Thoroughly clean range, ovens • Clean out refrigerator and wash interior • Empty dishwasher, clean around controls • Check operation of all appliances • Neatly arrange and clean food storage areas • Reorganize and clean out cabinets and drawers • Neatly arrange and display dishes in cabinets • Clear all clutter from countertops • Check to see that drawers/doors open easily • Wash or replace curtains • Clean or put away pet feeding, watering dishes.
• Check operation of appliances and clean them • Clean, organize laundry area, remove clothes • Provide adequate (bright) light to area
• Remove clutter, papers, unnecessary items • Replace burned-out bulbs throughout the house • Remove cobwebs from ceilings, corners • Remove paint splash on tile, floor, cabinets • Wash, polish all door hardware, handrails • Reorganize, clean out all closets
OFFERING A HOME WARRANTY WHEN SELLING YOUR HOME A home warranty is not the same as homeowner’s insurance. But it can help with costs if appliances or major home systems fail in some way. ADVANTAGES: You’re more likely to sell a house with a home warranty than you are without a warranty. Offering a home warranty with the purchase can increase a buyer’s confidence in choosing your home. A home warranty will garner interest in your home, especially from first-time home buyers, who might be concerned about future repair expenses. Most home warranties cost $300 to $500, and last for a year after the closing date. When you buy a seller’s home warranty, it should include coverage on your home while it’s on the market. The warranty would then be transferred to the buyer for one year of coverage beginning on the closing date of the sale. DO YOUR RESEARCH FIRST The details of what’s covered vary according to the specific plan you buy. Generally, a basic home warranty covers systems including heating and cooling, plumbing and electrical, and appliances such as water heater, dishwasher, stove, garbage disposal and a built-in microwave oven. Each warranty company offers different packages. It’s important to read all terms before signing anything. Know what’s covered and what’s not. Upgrades can be made to cover other appliances, including the washer, dryer, refrigerator or garage door opener. Ask about coverage options for a hot tub, pool, septic system or standalone freezer. Warranty companies require that you perform regular maintenance on appliances and systems. If something stops working as a result of improper maintenance, it likely won’t be covered under the terms of the warranty. You’re responsible for making sure that your systems and appliances are working. The warranty company may require you to upgrade an appliance before it agrees to cover the appliance in the warranty. They also may require proof of any service and maintenance records before they agree to a repair.
THE IMPORTANCE OF A PRE-LISTING HOME INSPECTION: 7 REASONS! Getting a pre-listing home inspection offers some advantages to sellers that you may not be aware of. The biggest, of course, finding out the exact condition of the property. Exceptional real estate agents are continually preaching to their seller clients about the importance of being ready for the buyer’s home inspection. There is no requirement that you get a pre-listing home inspection, but there are certainly a lot of advantages to doing so. Every home sale involves stress and uncertainty, but you can limit the negative aspects of the process by gathering all the accurate information you can about your home before you list it. With a seller’s pre-listing inspection, you avoid surprises and make your sale a whole lot easier.
1. Reduce the stress of selling your home. It is normal to worry that your home may have some hidden problems that you are not aware of. With an inspection, you will know if any such problems exist and have the opportunity to address them.
2. Help with pricing your home correctly. With a home inspection, you will have a much better understanding of any negative aspects of the house and can price accordingly. You may also be able to price the home slightly higher if you discover that there really is nothing wrong.
3. Speed up the sales process. A buyer that knows you have already had the home inspected is going to feel a lot more comfortable making an offer. No one wants to buy a house that has a bunch of hidden issues. With the inspection in hand, you can demonstrate that the home is in great shape and worth the price you have set. And if there are issues, you can be upfront about them and make it clear that the reasonable price of the home reflects the knowledge of those issues.
4. Allows you to make repairs. The inspection may uncover some problem areas that you may want to address before listing the house. You can hire a contractor you know and trust to complete the repairs correctly and for a fair price. Also, it is much easier to schedule a contractor when it’s convenient for you and not being rushed under the terms of a contract.
5. Avoids the need for renegotiation. The carefully considered offer from the buyer may be thrown out the window if the buyer’s inspection discovers any serious issues with your home. It can be upsetting to see the deal you were relying on begin to crumble and salvaging such a deal can lead to renegotiation that ultimately leave you on the losing end. Having a prehome inspection certainly puts you in a much better negotiation position during the inspection contingency dates.
6. Helps improve buyer confidence. Buyers are in a difficult position, so it is normal for them to retain a healthy amount of suspicion when considering a home purchase. If the buyer has any thoughts that the home might have hidden problems, the offer he or she makes will reflect that. A pre-listing home inspection can help eliminate much of the doubt about the home. Knowing that the home has already been examined and that there are no problems allows the buyer to make a confident offer.
7. Helps eliminate lending rejections. Having a pre-home inspection saves time on the lending side for a buyer. If a home has been under contract and off the market for three weeks and an issue say with mold or foundation is discovered, this could be a termination under loan approval because it wasn’t dealt with before putting the home on the market. Once the home is in a healthy state and ready to sell, reasons for a bank to not loan on issues and losing valuable time on the market is drastically reduced. A seller certainly doesn’t want to lose a buyer on a health or safety issue that the bank won’t lend on.
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