Home Valuation Request
Marketing Activities of City Different Realty
Repairs & Remodeling Benefits
Presenting Your Home at Its Best
Moving Tips Checklist
Comparative Market Analysis Report
As a client of City Different Realty, we will pursue an aggressive marketing campaign on behalf of you and your home. Our campaign includes the following elements:
- Personal website for your property
- For Sale Sign with personal website address
- Multiple Listing Service
- Web Site listing on our website at www.CityDifferentRealty.com
- Flyers in house and on For Sale Sign
- MLS Open House/Tour
- City Different weekly Staff Sales Meeting
- Independent Broker Network bi-weekly Sales Meeting
- Flyers distributed at weekly MLS Meetings
- Complete and detailed MLS Listing Sheet with 5 photos
- Sunday Open Houses
- Local advertising, including:
Santa Fe Real Estate Guide
- Santa Fe Homes
- Sunday New Mexican
Sellers who are preparing to sell their homes may not be aware that there are many simple investments they can make that will add substantial value to the sale price of their home. We’ve compiled the following lists of the top ten remodeling and repair jobs that will offer the seller a significant return on investment, based on surveys conducted within the real estate agent community, and data gathered by Remodeling Magazine.
On each of these lists, the percentage value on the right is the average rate of return based on dollars spent for the top ten remodeling upgrades and repairs.
Improving lighting and brightening rooms 823%
Cleaning & de-cluttering 604%
Repairing plumbing and electrical systems 223%
Yard maintenance & landscaping 177%
Staging your home for re-sale 159%
Updating kitchens & bathrooms 131%
Painting interiors 48%
Repairing/replacing flooring 48%
Cleaning or replacing carpets 37%
Painting & repainting exteriors 31%
Remodeling & Renovations
Siding replacement 93%
Bathroom remodel, mid-range 90%
Deck addition 87%
Bathroom addition/remodel 86%
Window replacement 85%
Attic bedrooms addition/conversion 83%
Roofing replacement 81%
Family room addition 81%
Master suite addition, upscale 80%
Major kitchen remodel 79%
Basement remodel 76%
Sunroom addition 71%
Based on our experience in the real estate marketplace, we’ve created this handy checklist for sellers preparing to show their homes to potential buyers. Whether you are doing a special showing for an Open House or are simply in the process of showing the house, this is a handy list to keep in mind for how your house should be presented:
- Clean and repair windows.
- Repair leaky taps and toilets.
- Replace burned out light bulbs.
- Oil squeaky doors and tighten knobs.
- Paint or clean the front door. Remove cobwebs.
- Weed, trim shrubs, mow the grass.
- Pick up lawn tools, toys, newspaper, and other litter.
- Sweep the front walk.
- Clean up after pets.
- Remember, LESS IS MORE. Remove excess furniture, art, etc.
- Apply a fresh coat of paint, or touch up scuffs and marks.
- Clear clutter. Pick up newspapers, magazines, clothes, shoes, toys.
- Clear off kitchen counters
- Make the beds
- Clean appliances (remove magnets & art from refrigerator.)
- Tidy up bathrooms
- Dust, vacuum, & empty wastebaskets
- Open shades & drapes
- Turn on lights
- Neaten closets
- Turn off TV
Special Tips for Showing
- Secure jewelry, cash, prescription medication and other valuables.
- If possible, be absent during showings and remove pets.
- If people stop by who are not accompanied by a REALTOR®, or stop by without an appointment, refer them to us for pre-screening.
Be ready to show your home on short notice!
When you leave your home in the morning, leave it in showing condition.
Moving can be a really challenging experience, for there are so many details that need to be dealt with. We’ve compiled a handy check list for you to help attend to them all:
- Change-of-address notifications
1) The Post Office: Fill out their change-of-address card
2) Notify friends and family, via e-mail or telephone.
3) Credit card companies
4) Magazines - fill out change-of-address for all subscriptions.
5) Notify your bank(s) of change of address. If you have a checking account, order checks with new address.
6) Social Security recipients need to notify the government.
7) Inform your insurance companies.
8) Inform the Department of Motor Vehicles.
- Change-of-address for services
1) Inform service companies (water, gas, electricity, fuel, telephone, cable television, Internet, etc.)
2) Inform delivery services: newspaper, diapers, etc. of your new address and start date.
- If you are moving to another city, ask doctors and dentists for referrals.
- Arrange to have medical records & birth certificates transferred to your new doctor and dentist.
- Arrange to have prescriptions transferred to your new pharmacy.
- Arrange to have your pets' medical records tranferred also.
- School, Civic, & Religious
- Arrange to have your child's records transfered.
- Transfer membership in your church & civic organizations, chamber of commerce.
- Home & Hearth
- Check your home for any small built-in units and fixtures (shelving, lighting, outlet plates, extension cords, mirrors, wall hooks, etc.) that you want to take with you.
- Remove your rooftop TV antenna, unless it is part of the sale.
- Empty and defrost your refrigerator - make plans to use up or give away food.
- Double-check rooms, closets, drawers, shelves, outdoor areas, basement, and the garage to make sure you've taken everything.
- Traveling to you new home.
- If you are driving to your new home, be sure your car is mechanically sound.
- If driving, map out your travel route. AAA has maps and trip planning. Let friends or a family member know your travel itinerary.
- Pack clothing you'll need for the drive, toys for the kids, fragile and valuables you want to move yourself.
- Set aside jewelry, records, important documents, cash, and other items you'll carry with you.
- Arrange for pets transportation if they aren't travelling with you.
- Make sure you have enough cash & traveler's checks to cover you on your way to your new home.
- Leave old house keys with a neighbor or real estate agent.
- Before you leave the driveway, make sure everyone is in the car - including all kids, pets, and spouses.
A Comparative Market Analysis Report looks at compiled sales & purchase data on the neighborhood in which you live and gives you a reasonable estimate of how much your home will sell for. By completely filling out the information in the following form, we’ll be able to provide you with a FREE CMA report that you can use to help determine an asking price for your home.
Please fill in the form below for your FREE CMA.
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