Home Seller

 

As a CENTURY 21 Judge Fite Company agent, I know how to sell homes. I know that every home is different, and we create a customized marketing plan for each home to attract the ideal buyers.


 

Here’s how I will help sell yours:

Internet Marketing - information and photos of your home will be available to tens of millions of Internet users worldwide through this website, our company website, the CENTURY 21 System’s website, and featured with premium marketing options on Realtor.com, Trulia.com and 100's of other sites.

National Advertising - The CENTURY 21® System’s National Advertising Campaign is unmatched in the industry. Last year, the System spent more than $50 million promoting System offices through Internet, television commercials and promotions including a sponsorship of Major League Baseball. 

Local Advertising - We advertise in local publications and newspapers. Our full-time Marketing Department actively designs and monitors National and Local advertising campaigns. Advertisement copies are mailed to the seller along with direct calls from me regarding buyer feedback.

Brand Name Recognition - The CENTURY 21® System name is by far the most recognized and trusted in the industry. Ranked #1 in brand recognition again for 2009.

Specialized Branding - Through our affiliation with the CENTURY 21® System, we are able to use specialized niche marketing to leverage the power of the brand.

Personalized Marketing Plans are designed specifically for your property and personal needs.

Draw Attention - We install the most recognized yard sign in the industry, an agent name rider, and information box. Further, public visibility of the company is made possible with Broker involvement in community activities. Multiple Listing Service in Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex that is syndicated worldwide.

Company-Wide eTouringWe offer all the traditional real estate services to put your property in front of buyers' agents and the home-buying public.

Personal Service - Our team of nearly 700 accomplished agents go the extra mile to set themselves apart from the competition. They have the experience to guide buyers from start to finish. 

Full-time Relocation Department with Corporate Client Representatives and Property Manager. 24-hour voice mail system with automated paging to insure full-time accessibility. Extended office hours to service more buyers, including weekends, evenings and some holidays. Experienced support staff to handle clerical work. Our full-time appointment coordinator and you can specify those times to meet your schedule. 

Home Warranty programs are available through industry leader, American Home Shield (AHS). 

Judge Fite Connections - Unique to the Judge Fite Company is our wave of the future, one stop real estate shopping-Connections. I can help make your move pleasant and painless by offering to assist you with discounts and bookings on: moving service, truck rentals and moving supplies, self storage, hotel accommodations, satellite systems, home security systems and much more.

 

 

 

Get Ready for Showings:

 

Simple Tips for Better Home Showings

  1. Remove clutter and clear off counters. Throw out stacks of newspapers and magazines and stow away most of your small decorative items. Put excess furniture in storage, and remove out-of-season clothing items that are cramping closet space. Don’t forget to clean out the garage, too.
  2. Wash your windows and screens. This will help get more light into the interior of the home.
  3. Keep everything extra clean. A clean house will make a strong first impression and send a message to buyers that the home has been well-cared for. Wash fingerprints from light switch plates, mop and wax floors, and clean the stove and refrigerator. Polish your doorknobs and address numbers. It’s worth hiring a cleaning service if you can afford it.
  4. Get rid of smells. Clean carpeting and drapes to eliminate cooking odors, smoke, and pet smells. Open the windows to air out the house. Potpourri or scented candles will help.
  5. Brighten your rooms. Put higher wattage bulbs in light fixtures to brighten up rooms and basements. Replace any burned-out bulbs in closets. Clean the walls, or better yet, brush on a fresh coat of neutral color paint.
  6. Don’t disregard minor repairs. Small problems such as sticky doors, torn screens, cracked caulking, or a dripping faucet may seem trivial, but they’ll give buyers the impression that the house isn’t well-maintained.
  7. Tidy your yard. Cut the grass, rake the leaves, add new mulch, trim the bushes, edge the walkways, and clean the gutters. For added curb appeal, place a pot of bright flowers near the entryway.
  8. Patch holes. Repair any holes in your driveway and reapply sealant, if applicable.
  9. Add a touch of color in the living room. A colored afghan or throw on the couch will jazz up a dull room. Buy new accent pillows for the sofa.
  10. Buy a flowering plant and put it near a window you pass by frequently.
  11. Make centerpieces for your tables. Use brightly colored fruit or flowers.
  12. Set the scene. Set the table with fancy dishes and candles, and create other vignettes throughout the home to help buyers picture living there. For example, in the basement you might display a chess game in progress.
  13. Replace heavy curtains with sheer ones that let in more light. Show off the view if you have one.
  14. Accentuate the fireplace. Lay fresh logs in the fireplace or put a basket of flowers there if it’s not in use.
  15. Make the bathrooms feel luxurious. Put away those old towels and toothbrushes. When buyers enter your bathroom, they should feel pampered. Add a new shower curtain, new towels, and fancy guest soaps. Make sure your personal toiletry items are out of sight.
  16. Send your pets to a neighbor or take them outside. If that’s not possible, crate them or confine them to one room (ideally in the basement), and let the real estate practitioner know where they’ll be to eliminate surprises.
  17. Lock up valuables, jewelry, and money. While a real estate salesperson will be on site during the showing or open house, it’s impossible to watch everyone all the time.
  18. Leave the home. It’s usually best if the sellers are not at home. It’s awkward for prospective buyers to look in your closets and express their opinions of your home with you there.

 

5 Feng Shui Concepts to Help a Home Sell

To put the best face on a listing and appeal to buyers who follow feng shui principles, keep these tips in mind.

  1. Pay special attention to the front door, which is considered the “mouth of chi” (chi is the “life force” of all things) and one of the most powerful aspects of the entire property. Abundance, blessings, opportunities, and good fortune enter through the front door. It’s also the first impression buyers have of how well the sellers have taken care of the rest of the property. Make sure the area around the front door is swept clean, free of cobwebs and clutter. Make sure all lighting is straight and properly hung. Better yet, light the path leading up to the front door to create an inviting atmosphere.
  2. Chi energy can be flushed away wherever there are drains in the home. To keep the good forces of a home in, always keep the toilet seats down and close the doors to bathrooms.
  3. The master bed should be in a place of honor, power, and protection, which is farthest from and facing toward the entryway of the room. It’s even better if you can place the bed diagonally in the farthest corner. Paint the room in colors that promote serenity, relaxation, and romance, such as soft tones of green, blue, and lavender.
  4. The dining room symbolizes the energy and power of family togetherness. Make sure the table is clear and uncluttered during showings. Use an attractive tablecloth to enhance the look of the table while also softening sharp corners.
  5. The windows are considered to be the eyes of the home. Getting the windows professionally cleaned will make the home sparkle and ensure that the view will be optimally displayed.