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CONGRATS TO MY CLIENTS IN EDINBURG VA
January 25th, 2008 9:18 PM

CONGRATULATIONS PAT AND JERRY PANGLE ON THE 1/22/08 CLOSING OF YOUR "FOR SALE" HOME IN EDINBURG, VA.  PAT AND JERRY WERE ABOSLUTELY GREAT TO WORK WITH AND LISTENED TO MY ADVICE EVERY STEP OF THE PROCESS.  AND THE RESULT WAS A "UNDER CONTRACT" DEAL IN LESS THAN THREE WEEKS AND A CLOSING IN ABOUT 60 DAYS.  THAT IS UNHEARD OF IN THE CURRENT MARKET CONDITIONS. AND WE DID IT TOGETHER.  THANKS PAT AND JERRY FOR BEING SUCH GREAT CLIENTS.  GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR NEW HOME IN TENNESSEE AND YOUR NEW PHASE OF LIFE.

LET ME HIGHLIGHT YOUR SUCCESS STORY WHEN WE YOU CALL ME AND WE GET YOUR HOME SOLD IN RECORD SETTING TIME.  I WILL EXCEED YOUR EXPECTATIONS!

I AM AT YOUR SERVICE! Ron Stead

Call me today at 540-539-1200 or e-mail at rstead@shentel.net

Find my website at http://www.ronsellsva.com/

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STAGE YOUR HOME FOR MAXIMUM MARKET EXPOSURE
January 25th, 2008 9:06 PM
 Often, sellers are not familiar with a little trick to the trade of selling your home called "Staging".  Staging your home for sale creates many unique advantages.  Most noteable of these advantages is shortening the time your home is on the market as well as increasing the potential sales price of your home.

     When your home is stages it affords the potential buyer a better opportunity of envisioning themselves living in your home.  This is the key to selling your home, if the buyer has too difficult of a time imagining themselves in your home then they will not even dream of making you an offer "At any Price"!  Staging your home can be done by a professional stager for a fee, and your home will show like a model.  But you as a homeowner, with the guidance of a professional Realtor such as myself, can employee a few artful techniques to make your home be the best that it can be.

  • Fresh Paint is always a huge bang for your buck and will pay for itself many times over.  Pick light and neutral colors that brighten all your rooms and add a depth to your rooms making them appear larger than they really are.  Also pick colors that compliment the flooring.
  • Spring for some new luxury towels and matching rugs for your bathrooms.
  • Put out your best linens in your bedrooms.  Clean, fresh, and simple patterns are your best choice.
  • Shampoo all your carpets and scrub up all your vinyl and hardwood flooring and make them shine.
  • Put worn furniture in storage and get rid of excess furniture as well to "Open" up the rooms.
  • Remove personal effects that clutter counter tops, dresser tops, refrigerator doors, etc.  Again, if a potential buyers sees to much of YOU in the home it is difficult for them to see THEMSELVES in the home.
  • Put out / display simple arrangements including plants, flowers, etc.
  • DECLUTTER, DECLUTTER, DECLUTTER.  If you are really serious about selling your home, why would you wait till the last minute to start packing?  Start getting ready for the sell NOW and start packing and cleaning.  This has the added benefit of getting you in the right mindset of expecting and wanting the sell and this will be obvious to the potential buyers.

Bottom Line, staging your home for success puts a successful sell in motion.  It will reduce your market time and yiled you a higher price for your home.

Call me for advice on selling your home.  I WILL MAKE IT HAPPEN!

I AM AT YOUR SERVICE! Ron Stead

Call me today at 540-539-1200 or e-mail at rstead@shentel.net

Find my website at http://www.ronsellsva.com/

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Negotiating Know How!
January 22nd, 2008 6:29 PM

Negotiating 101

Some basic negotiating tips.

Find out how motivated the seller is.  This will enhance your negotiating position. Sellers who must move quickly due to a job transfer, divorce, or contract on another home, are more inclined to accept a lower price to speed the process along.

Also, remember that the listing, or asking, price is what the seller would like to receive for the home. It is not necessarily what the seller will settle for. So work with me to perform a market analysis in the property to know the value.

Other tips:

Be flexible. Never dictate a "take it or leave it." stance.   That can and usually does sour negotiations and ruin the deal.

Never show your hand or reveal your next step.

Each time you increase your offering price ask for something in return, such as repairs, appliances, even lawn furniture.

If you plan to pay cash or have a tentative commitment for a loan, use your strong financial position as a negotiating tool.

Don't let emotions such as pride, fear, love, and anger get in the way of negotiating the best deal. Leave irrational feelings at home.

Call me and let's discuss your options, being a Real Estate Professional affords me the knowledge of negotiating on deals almost daily so I can offer you some enhanced negotiating skills.

I AM AT YOUR SERVICE! 

Ron Stead

Call me today at 540-539-1200 or e-mail at rstead@shentel.net

Find my website at http://www.ronsellsva.com/

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Seeling Your Home? Go Green!
January 22nd, 2008 6:28 PM

Selling your Home?--Go Green! 

Mature trees add "curb appeal" to a property and can make a home more energy efficient. Planted at the edges of a building, a tree's broad canopy of leaves softens the hard lines of architecture and offers shade. Trees absorb light reflected from the roof and decrease the air temperature surrounding your home through evaporation of moisture.

The positioning of trees and shrubs around your home has a significant effect on how much you'll be paying to heat and cool your house each month. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, even one strategically placed tree can reduce your heating and cooling bill up to 25 percent. In general, deciduous trees planted on the south and west sides of the house keep the home cool during the summer and allow low-angle sun into the home during the winter. If you live on a windy hill or coastal bluff, planting evergreen trees or shrubs on the north and west sides of your structure will help protect your home from winter gusts and storms.

Consult your landscape designer for advice about your particular property.

Call me concerning all your Real Estate Needs.

I AM AT YOUR SERVICE! 

Ron Stead

Call me today at 540-539-1200 or e-mail at rstead@shentel.net

Find my website at http://www.ronsellsva.com/

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