Preparing my home for sale in Florence Park AND am I a difficult Seller for THIS Realtor to work with?
Those that follow my blog know that I’m preparing my home for sale in Florence Park. My husband laughed today, “You need to blog about this – I think you’re being a difficult Seller!” He’s funny -ha ha.
- Buff the hardwoods or completely refinish them?
- Spend a thousand dollars on new light fixtures, ceiling fans and door knobs, but skip painting the closet interiors?
- What to do about the patio that didn’t fare well through our last snow/ice storm?
I did learn a cool trick from my preferred home stager, Peggy Givens, owner of Staging Tulsa. I have a perfectly beautiful glass storm door that I purchased ten years ago and we’re unable to locate a handle to replace the worn brass handle. Peggy’s solution? “Remove the hardware, go over it with fine steel wool, clean it, then paint it with rubbed bronze metal paint.” Whodda thunk. It looks beautiful. I decided to paint the old, worn brass mailbox and return the new one I already purchased. [Please note home Sellers that THIS Realtor would NEVER think of selling her own home without the services of a professional home stager.]
After spending the last seven years in real estate, of course I have access to the best vendors . . . you can find them listed on my “Preferred Vendor list” always available on my web site as a resource for my community and clients. Jane Halliwell of Prime Painting & Restoration was the obvious choice to do all my painting.
Of course, Gil DeLozier will refinish my hardwoods – his family has been restoring hardwood floors in the finest homes of midtown Tulsa for almost 100 years. Local arborist, Greg Cole trimmed my trees. My life-saver and repair specialist, Gary Ellis, will do all the odd-jobs that nobody else wants to do – and he’ll do them as if my home were his home. Of course, I have my fav plumbers, electricians, etc. to install the new sink, new range, new shower head and lighting fixtures.
I will have Atkinson’s pre-inspect my home and will purchase an American Home Shield (AHS) residential service agreement (home warranty) for the new owner’s comfort and protection. Roof bidding is still going on if you want in on that!
Lastly, my fav Lender: Juliana James-Thomas, 1st Capital Mortgage is going to provide mortgage payment information on the back of my flyers – this woman is the sharpest Lender I’ve met – years in the business and she has a heart of GOLD.
Preparing my home for sale in Florence Park
Several neighbors have noticed that my renters have moved and see that I’m preparing my home for sale in Florence Park – of course they have suggestions. I will definitely call on my neighbor Harriet for landscaping suggestions. Pat has suggestions about the shutters. Carol and Arleta will have suggestions about SOMETHING.
Nice to know I’m not selling my dream home alone – it’s my neighbors, my friends, cooperating REALTORS, my dear vendors and my family – we’re all preparing my home for sale in Florence Park together. What a great team!!
Oh, and I’ll be posting photos as soon as it’s ready. Honestly, you will WANT to buy it! Did I mention that I have a 2-car garage AND an inside utility?
Lori is a residential Realtor with Chinowth & Cohen Realtors serving the greater Tulsa area, including midtown Tulsa, downtown Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Owasso, Bixby, Sand Spring and Jenks, Oklahoma. Please visit Lori’s web site, LoriCain.com or call 918-852-5036.