Great Bargains on Homes and Condos in St. Louis!

For Sellers

Selling your home shouldn't be a stressful ordeal. Choosing Karleen and Susie to list your home is your first step to ensuring that your investment in your home pays off. Our services and over 50 years of combined experience allow you to focus on your life while we manage your home sale - from our initial consultation to the closing deal, and beyond. We pride ourselves on repeat business and hope you'll come to understand why.

What We Will Do For You:

  • Complete a comparative market analysis that will compare your home's value to that of your neighbors.
  • Constantly update our efforts to sell your home, including Internet, Open Houses and local media.
  • Present your home to as many qualified buyers as possible getting your home maximum exposure.
  • Help you stage your home and generate curb appeal to ensure you get the highest price.
  • Assist with obtaining offers and help you in negotiating the best deal as smoothly as possible.
  • Help you find your next home and answer all of your questions about the local market area, including schools, neighborhoods, the local economy, and more. 

Preparing Your House For Sale:

Preparing to sell your home can be a stressful time, and includes more than cleaning the house from top to bottom.  Follow the tips below and your house will be ship-shape and ready to sell!

  • First Impressions - Curb appeal is vital.  Keep your front yard neatly trimmed and mowed, with flowers well kept or ice and snow removed from the walk.
  • Simple Decorating - Faded walls and worn woodwork will reduce the appeal of your house.  A minor investment in paint will pay big dividends.
  • Bright and Cheery - Open your drapes and clean all of your windows.  Bright and cheery rooms appeal to most home-buying prospects.
  • Fix the Leaks - Dripping water suggests faulty or worn-out plumbing, and rust-stained sinks are also warning signs.  So, tighten your drips and give the sink a good scrub.
  • Little Things - Loose door knobs or cabinet pulls, sticking doors and drawers, wobblyl hinges, stuck windows - all are negative factors.  Take a few minutes to check and repair all of these seemingly minor flaws.
  • Safety First - Keep stairways and corridors clean and clear of clutter.
  • Top to Bottom - Let prospects see the full value of your attic, basement, garage and other storage spaces by removing junk, cartons and other articles.  Neatly stack cartons and boxes.  If the storage spaces are dark and dreary, a coat of paint or extra lighting can do wonders.
  • Love Big Closets - Make your closets look bigger by having them clean, neat and well organized.  Get rid of boxes for a more spacious look.
  • Bathrooms Sell - Make your bathrooms sparkle.  Clean stained sinks and bowls, repair any damaged or discolored caulking around tubs and showers, be sure towels and area rugs are bright and clean, and make certain all light fixtures and bulbs work.
  • Wake Up your Bedrooms - Keep bedrooms bright and cheerful.  Remove exess furniture to avoid a crowded look and use attractive and colorful bed linens and spreads. 

Showing Your Home:

Keeping your house clean and prepared for showings at all times can be stressful.  Follow the tips below, and things shoudl go very smoothly.  It's important to:

  • Show a bright home - turn on every light and open all of the blinds.
  • Avoid crowds - take the kids to the park and leave an empty house to be shown.
  • Silence is Golden - turn off the tv and the radio.
  • Leave the dog - leave him outside, or take him to the park with you.
  • Let the professionals do the talking - we have been specially trained and have the experience to bring negotiations on your house to a satisfactory conclusion.
  • By Appointment Only - we will schedule appointments through our office.  Your cooperation is needed to make certain the house is ready to show when we call. 

Costs to Expect:

We recommend that you estimate that cost to you of each of the following closing costs, so you can accurately understand what type of expenses you will deal with throughout the sale of your home.

  • First Deed of Trust Loan Balance
  • Prepayment Penalty
  • Second Deed of Trust Loan Balance
  • Pro-rated Portion of Taxes 
  • Brokerage Feed
  • Municipal Inspections
  • Seller's Point FHA-VA or Buydown
  • Laclede Gas Inspection
  • Termite Inspection
  • Recording Fees
  • Charge for the Closing
  • Miscellaneous Repairs, etc.
  • Other

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Karleen O. Hoerr