Thursday, January 30, 2020 / by Paul Wolfert
How to Write a Love Letter to a Seller
“Do letters to sellers work?” YES! and no.
Before writing one, figure out WHO owns the home.
Individual? Family? Estate? Investor? Bank? These letters don’t help much with investors (flip houses) or banks but they can tip the scales in your favor with the other groups.
Here are my tips...
Be genuine: The number of copy & paste, prewritten, general letters I've collected for my sellers over the years is alarming. Sometimes, I'm not even sure if the buyers viewed the house at all. If you don't put emotion in, you won't get emotion out.
Introduce yourself: Tell the seller about you, your family, even your dog. Many sellers like the idea of passing the home on to someone who they connect with and feel will take care of it the way they did.
Get Specific: Adding things like “...we’ve always dreamed of living in a white 2 story home, just like yours…” or & ...
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 / by Paul Wolfert
Are you a homeowner that’s looking to buy a new property but feel stuck because you have to sell the one you’re in first? If you’re in a position where you need to buy and sell at the same time, I’m going to show you exactly how to do it—and it’s easier than you think. In this video, I’ll let you in on 2 secret strategies to find the best deal before someone else does, all while avoiding scary situations that could leave you homeless. Because careful planning and precision timing here are key, and I’m also going to give you a 7-step checklist that will help you transition from your current home into a brand-new property.
Step 1: What Do You Qualify For?
Before you dive into selling your home while you’re trying to buy, be sure to get in touch with your mortgage lender to see if you actually need to sell in order to obtain financing. If you’re able to qualify to purchase a new home without ...
Thursday, February 22, 2018 / by Paul Wolfert
By: Paul Wolfert - "The Move-Up Expert"
Many older homes have lower values when they go up for sale because they have outdated materials and a design that is no longer contemporary.
Fortunately, there are many different ways to boost the resale value of any property and attract buyers. If you want to improve the quality and the appeal of your house, here are a few tips to follow.
Allow for More Light
Dim and dark interior settings can feel depressing and can reduce the value of older homes. Allow more light in by installing a skylight or a sun tube, which will use less energy and will create a well-lit environment. Sun tubes are popular options because they're affordable to install and can be used in smaller areas of the building.
You can also install sheer curtains on the window and remove blackout curtains to prevent natural light from being blocked during the day.
Install New Cabinetry
The cabinets are one of the most important features throughout the ...
Thursday, January 25, 2018 / by Paul Wolfert
By: Paul Wolfert - "The Move-Up Expert"
When you're getting ready to sell your home, you want to make sure you can get top dollar for it.
Because who wants to get "bottom dollar" for anything? Not me.
You’ve probably cleaned everything multiple times, you’ve cleared out extra junk, and you may have even staged the place so that it looks "picture perfect".
So are you ready? Not quite.
Before you list your home, there are a couple of inspections that you should probably do.
I'll make this list short and sweet. If you'd like the full list of what to do before selling, click here for my full PreSelling Checklist PDF.
1. Roof 'O Rama!
When was the last time you scooted up onto your roof? For most people, the answer is "never".
Well, you should do it, or have it done before a buyer hires an inspector to lug his gear up there. Finding out you problems beforehand is always better than the alternative.
If repairs are necessary ...
Friday, December 8, 2017 / by Paul Wolfert
Well, I did it. I’ve made someone mad because I’m not “salesy”.
Recently, I sent out an email about a bunch of animals living alone in a Central Park apartment because I thought it was humorous & worth sharing. Who out there got it?
Most people thought it was funny, one did not.
This guy was MAD that I would send a non-sales related email and had to let me know.
Check out the video and share your thoughts.
If you'd like to read along, here's the email and response:
Subject: Pet Apartment
I just read that somewhere on Central Park West, three parrots, a feral cat, and a Russian tortoise are living it up in a 650-foot studio (on their own.) What would you say if you went to welcome your new neighbors and found these unusual roommates living it up instead?
I hope you’re happy with your current neighbors! If not, I'm happy to help.
Let m ...