There’s no better way to start out a Maryland real estate transaction then with a seller who listens to all your suggestions
and then acts accordingly. I love seller clients, but everyone’s situation is different. Some must price their homes based on a mortgage payoff rather than its value. Some have other compromises, like a divorce, that make situations tough. Some have a home jam packed full of their stuff. Some simply don’t have the “look” that buyers are drawn to.
Here are some suggested Home Selling Tips that have proven me well:
1. Declutter. Ugh it’s a pain, I know. But try to think of it as getting ready to move. Pack it up or get rid of it.
Kitchens are a good example. That big canister on your countertop that holds 100 different spoons and spatulas. Take the ones you use, put them in a drawer, and toss the rest. All of those shot glasses you’ve saved from college, get rid of them.
2. Paint. Rarely to folks paint their homes more than once since moving in. Paint is one of the most cost-effective items to give your entire house a real finish. Yes, the entire house. Hire a professional. It will look better, clean edges, and it’s done quickly. Pick one color and do all the rooms. Don’t forget your ceilings and trim. You can never go wrong with white ceilings and trim.
3. Carpet. Sometimes it’s unnecessary to do all new carpeting. If you have a good carpet cleaner come through, he’ll be worth his weight in gold! But if you do need to replace it, go with the same all through the house.
4. Garden. When potential buyers pull up, you can’t help but get a first impression from the outside. You don’t need to go over the top but be sure it’s cleaned up.
5. Pets. I know these guys are part of your family, but folks don’t want to smell it. Do a deep clean through the house. Scrub everything. Be sure you keep up with vacuuming their hair.
6. Clean. Listing a home that you live in can be exhausting. But don’t let the house go back to the way it was before doing all this work. Keep up on making your beds and the dishes.
Take my new listing at 2202 Ringing Fox Ct, Bel Air, MD 21015
This house was just listed. The Seller is getting a ton of traffic. He did everything I asked and timely. The house shows beautifully, and the potential buyers can see that it’s been very well maintained.
Priced at $325,000.00 this home shows pride of ownership. This well cared for home has 3 br, 1.5 ba, sep dinning, eat-in kitchen, finished lower level with spacious laundry room and garage access. The lot is well manicured with sliders off the dining room to the wide deck. Home sits on a cul-de-sac. Enjoy the convenience to 95 and a ton of shopping and restaurants.
If you’d like a private tour, please don’t hestiate contact Suzie Coronel 410-336-2569.
*OPEN HOUSE* Sunday 6/16/2019 from 11-1pm
Sitting pretty on the corner of Belfast Road and York Road…I know you’ve driven past it! Now’s you’re chance to see the inside.
Click here to check out the drone view!
408 Belfast Road, Sparks, MD 21152
Country living but just off the 83 and York Road for ease of travel, this large colonial sits on 1.5 acres. Natural light hits all around this home and is combined with great outdoor spaces to include the front porch at main entrance, the bricked patio in the back off the French doors, and the side patio with fire pit off the basement French door. This well sought out home has a main level master suite that tucks out of the way to the right of the home. Vaulted ceilings and an open floor plan make this home great for entertaining. Upstairs has 3 additional bedrooms, 2 full baths, and an extra living space, prefect for children~s play. The completely finished basement is decked out with a full bar. Plenty of finished space. The pool table, high tops, and bar stools can convey with the right contract. The basement also has a large bedroom and beautiful full bath. The property also has 2 large barns that will convey.
Can’t make the open house but still want a tour, call me @ 410-336-2569!
2018 started off with a huge start to the real estate market. 2019 is having a similar start. Since I represent both Baltimore area sellers and buyers, follow homes hitting the market as wells as going under contract. I have personally written offers on 4 homes this week in multiple offer situations. It’s a great sign for the economy.
Patterson Park and the 21224-zip code in general is no exception to the active market. Homes in the area are getting a lot more traffic now than they did in the 4th quarter of 2018. The market is alive, and sellers are getting out in front of the typical busy spring season.
Patterson Park has been my home for almost 20 years. I can’t speak for everyone but I’ve stayed here for several reasons. I like being close to the 137 acre park vs the bars and restaurants of Canton, just a little farther south. There is typically always something happening on the park: free concerts, parades, bike races, running races, food truck gatherings, and sports. This section also sits a little farther out from where the traffic jams usually are. Even though Patterson Park is right next to Canton, I feel like I can get to 83 and 895 quicker.
My seller at 9 N Luzerne Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224 just listed at the end of January.
This 14’2″ wide row home has a lot to offer for $269,900.00
3 finished levels
Large kitchen with island
Wet bar in basement
1/2 block from Patterson Park
The busy spring market of 2019 is quickly approaching. A feed frenze is sure to happen in the popular Patterson Park neighborhood. If you think this home may suit you, please contact me, your Patterson Park Realtor, for a tour! Be sure to ask me about the rare gated alley way in the back.
Deciding to become a Real Estate agent in the Baltimore Metro area is no simple task. There is an obvious learning curve when jumping into any new industry. In Maryland real estate, I’d say that curve is about 3 years. It takes about 3 solid years to fully understand the process, laws, contracts, etc. Most things you just need to experience.
Characteristics of a Top Baltimore Realtor
After you learn the industry you have to navigate the landscape of the Baltimore real estate business on your own. Most don’t realize how complex that can be. There are roughly 40,000 licensed Realtors in the state of Maryland. Most buyers and sellers easily know 10 agents that they could hire. The competition is no joke. After you are well seasoned, what sets you apart is how you handle your business and your personality.
Buying and selling real estate in Baltimore is big business. So when you’re looking for a Baltimore Realtors, do your research. I think most will tell you that I work around the clock, blatantly honest, and will fight aggressively but SMART for my clients. Read more about the work I’ve done with my past clients.
***OPEN HOUSE*** SUNDAY 10/21 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Stop in on your way to the RAVEN’S game!
If you are in the market for Federal Hill real estate, chances are you want all the following:
- You want to be able to walk to the stadiums.
- You want to be able to walk to the bars & restaurants on and near the Cross Street market.
- You want to be on that side of the city to have access to 95 South without paying the tolls.
- You MUST have parking.
1306 S Hanover Street, Baltimore, MD 21230 is a new listing @ $359,900.00 with all these amenities and more! This popular address is just across the street from the Cross Street Market. The home was renovated in 2009 with timeless features and finishes. With 3 finished levels this home offers about 2000 square foot of finished living space. The home is 15′ wide which is hard to come by in Baltimore City Rowhomes. The main level has a living room, a separate dining area and a gourmet kitchen with granite counters, glass tile back splash and stainless-steel appliances.
The upper level has the master bedroom with full bath and an additional bedroom and hallway full bath. The back bedroom has French doors that open up to a 2-level roof deck with panoramic views.
If you’d like to tour this home to see for yourself, contact me and we can set that up.