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What is a Contingency?

  In my last blog I discussed what Pending means in Real Estate and I stated:   Anytime I say Pending, it means the house is under contract. Either with a contingency or not, the house is more than likely going to another buyer. It's just a matter of time until it closes and the new homeowner will be moving in. So what is a contingency?  Well a contingency in a contract is anything that must be first met to allow the sale to continue in the manner in which the contract was written. Most contracts have standard contingencies to include a home inspection, a financial contingency and an appraisal contingency. Other contingencies could include a home sale.  Home Inspection Contingency: This contingency allows the buyer to preform a home inspection (all home inspectors in the state of Virginia must have a license) and the buyer has the opportunity to ask for repairs in order for the contract to move forward. Sellers at this time can a couple of things. Repair all items Repair some it

Home Staging Checklist--- The Easiest List

"The Way You Live In Your Home and The Way We Market and Sell Your Home are Two Different Things"  Barb Schwarz

When it is time to put your house on the market For Sale, it is helpful to think about it as a product. Just like any product on the shelves at your local supermarket the prettiest one usually grabs your attention first. Just like any other product, it has its features and benefits and it also has its competitors. To gain an edge you must win both the beauty contest and the price war. One of my favorite sayings is "Pack Now, or Pack Later." The fact is when you sell, the next step is moving. When you move you must pack. So why not think about Staging as getting a jump on packing early. It's a little bit of work but if you are going to do it anyways, you may go ahead and do it now so you can benefit for a higher sales price and a quicker sale!


The Easiest Staging List:


  • Walk through your house as a buyer- Assess EVERYTHING
  • Most Carpets NEED to Cleaned. High a professional. If they need to stretched, do it now before someone asks for it to be done.
  • Unless your home is a "Fixer Upper" badly worn, stained or out of date carpets should be replaced. Offering a credit to pick out their new carpet is very ineffective and some lenders do not allow for it. Choose a neutral color and style or call me and I'll send you a couple of ideas.
  • Check all light fixtures. Are they working properly? Replace burned bulbs. Increase wattage.
  • Use lamps in dark corners and make sure they are on for all showings. 
  • Repair and paint cracks on walls and ceilings.
  • Replace broken light switches and switch plates and make sure they are clean.
  • Remove all items from the Refrigerator
  • Remove most pictures from the walls. 
  • Keep all curtains and blinds open for showings.
I have way more to share with you soon! Any specific questions, ask me! 

Thanks for reading!

Leigh Ann Fisher

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