Services for Sellers
When it comes time to sell your home you want the best price and the most favorable terms. There are countless marketing choices, legalities and details that go into a sale.
When I market your property you receive my customized approach, personalized just for you. I will support you in all facets of marketing from preparing your house to sell, to printed and internet advertising.
I am a licensed experienced professional with specialized skills. Here are the many benefits you receive when working with me.
- I am a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS). Of the 1,000,000+ Realtors in the United States, only 4% hold this designation, yet we account for 26% of the transaction volume. When you hire a CRS, you know you’re getting someone with experience and the skills to navigate whatever might come up.
- I am a Graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI) and the benefit to you is that I have additional specialized training that other agents may not have in order to market and price your home to attract the most buyers and secure your hard earned equity.
- I know the market and will assist you in setting the right price.
- I also know what buyers want and the monetary motivation that will encourage the sale.
- I am a member of the multiple listing service (MLS), a service that enables me to present detailed information about your home to the thousands of other agents helping buyers.
- Along with the MLS, I work together with other agents on a regular basis. We exchange information about new properties and fit enthusiastic buyers with the appropriate homes.
- I will increase the amount of qualified buyers for your home because Keller Williams national referral system gives me access to the sizeable number of people who move each year.
- I have partnered with Realtor.com to feature all of my listings as Showcase listings. The benefit to you is that on the #1 home site in the nation your home will stand out with more photos and the buyer’s ability to contact me directly, not a random agent in my office that may have never seen your home.
- I am a Zillow.com Premier Agent which means that your home will be shown more times on the nations #2 site for home buyers than homes that are listed with other agents, exposing your home to more qualified buyers in a shorter period of time.
- I know how to swiftly separate the qualified buyers from the unqualified. Your home is shown only to serious buyers, which saves you time.
Tips for Sellers
The key to selling your home quickly and at the right price is in preparing it appropriately. Here are some tips to help you get started.
- Tips for Selling Your Home
- Give your home a thorough cleaning.
- Oil door hinges, tighten door knobs.
- Have carpets professionally cleaned, or replaced if damaged.
- Repair dripping faucets and leaky toilets.
- Replace all burned out light bulbs.
- Repair defective light switch.
- Get rid of clutter both inside and out.
- Cut and edge grass.
- Trim hedges and weed gardens.
- Paint, fix or wash railings, steps, storm windows, screens and doors.
- Clean out the gutters.
- Wash the windows.
- Tidy up the garage.
- Paint, wash and fix garage doors and windows.
- Tips for Showing Your Home
- Keep pets out of the house. Either take them with you or keep them penned in the yard or garage.
- Put away items in the yard like garden tools, bicycles and toys.
- Make sure your home is well lit.
- Remove clutter from tables and shelves. Less clutter creates the illusion of a larger space.
- Keep money, prescription drugs, and other valuables, out of view.
- Add a ground up lemon to the garbage disposal to give the kitchen a fresh smell.
- Open shades and curtains to let in light.
- Light a fire in the fireplace to create a comfortable ambiance.
- Keep radios and TVs off, or on a low volume.
Mr. Hurlbut has been both a star and a rock for our family during some very difficult and frustrating times. His clear unfettered guidance proved to be right on in each situation where his expertise was needed. In times when so many folks are thinking “me, me, me” Mr. Hurlbut looked out for our best interests without fail.–Norm & Wendy Stevens, Port Townsend, WA
John gave me more than 100% when he helped me sell my mother’s home.–Betty Lindsay, Parkland, WA
John does have a real feel for real estate in our area plus he is dependable and will never let your phone calls or email go unanswered. We also like the way he gets your property out to the public in every possible way. Use him and you won’t be disappointed.–Larry & Barbara Fleming, Edgewood, WA