What Janice Mitchell Real Estate, Inc.
Can Do For
- Janice Mitchell Real
Estate, Inc. knows real estate values and can
intelligently determine the fair market price of a
home at the time of sale - helping to assure top
dollar for your property.
- has a list of
pre-screened prospects. People seriously interested in
buying a home.
- is familiar with zoning
codes, neighborhoods, schools, churches,
transportation and shopping centers.
- because of their many
years of experience can offer many valuable
suggestions on how to make your home more saleable.
- knows how to advertise a
property to gain maximum results, and has referrals
- pre-screens all
prospects, sets up appointments and personally shows
the property. You are not bothered with lookers,
curious, or undesirable traffic.
- knows how to
"sell" the property and obtain a firm offer
without pressuring the buyer.
- knows how to assist the
buyer in obtaining a mortgage, the amount of down
payment required, points, escrow, property taxes,
closing costs, and utility bills.
- will present to you
offers made on your property and will assist you in
negotiating the sale and in guiding you through the
- operates under a strict
Code of Ethics enforced by the National Association of
Realtors, assuring you the most competent,
professional, and ethical performance available.
Mitchell Real Estate, Inc. advertises in the following media:
- Every Sunday in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette
- Frequently in the Landmark (local weekly newspaper)
Brokers Open House or a Sunday Open House for the public.
On the Wednesday after a
property is listed, the staff of Janice Mitchell Real
Estate views the house in order to obtain first hand
knowledge of the property. This enables our staff to deal
with phone calls regarding the home as well as the actual
showings of the home in a more thorough and professional
For Sale Signs
Our signs bring in many
calls to our office and they work,24 hours a day, 7 days a
Multiple Listing Service
Within 24 hours of listing
your property, your home is entered into the MLS computer
and is also is placed on the Internet.
Your Home For Showing
youíve decided to sell your home, there are a number of
things which you can do to help get the best possible
price in the shortest amount of time.
Realtor is an expert in marketing homes. However, selling
your home is a joint effort with you playing an important
role in the final results. Your major role is to make your
home as attractive as possible to potential buyers.
that first impressions count. You should do everything you
can to make that first impression a positive one. People
who consider buying your home will be as critical as you
are in searching for your new home.
inspection tour of your home, observing it as a potential
buyer would. Take note of any minor repairs and painting
that needs to be done.
some tips from your Realtor which have proven valuable to
homeowners in preparing their homes for showing.
exterior of your home will be the first thing a
prospective buyer sees, it is very important to create a
good first impression.
- Keep the
lawn trimmed and edged. Weed and cultivate flower
gardens. Trim shrubs and eliminate dead trees or
branches. Pick up any debris, toys and lawn equipment.
any fences or gates. Give them a fresh coat of paint,
exterior should be well painted, the roof in good
repair, as well as gutters and downspouts.
down driveways and sidewalks. Check them for cracking
any cracked windows and torn screens.
entrance should be clean and in good repair. The
doorbell and front light must be in good working
a full housecleaning from top to bottom. Donít let dirt
and clutter obscure your homeís good points. Discard
unused and unnecessary items in storage areas and closets.
Eliminating clutter will give your home a more spacious
should be clean and free of smudges, fingerprints and
dents. Consider a fresh coat of paint if a good
washing doesnít do the trick. Inspect woodwork and
wallpaper for problem areas.
furniture to make each room appear more spacious and
attractive. If a piece of furniture is badly worn,
store it temporarily in the attic or at your
windows and sills until sparkling clean. Curtains and
drapes should be freshly laundered.
rugs and carpets. Floors should be waxed.
loose doorknobs, sticking doors and windows, and
leaky faucets and eliminate water discoloration in
loose stair banisters, and be sure steps are free of
fixtures should be in good repair. Replace discolored
or cracked switch plates.
out closets to display their roominess. Be sure
clothes are hung neatly and shoes and other objects
should be sparkling clean. Repair caulking in tubs and
should appear neat with attractive spreads and
and organize basement, attic and garage.
families tend to learn to live with a broken doorknob and
a cracked window. All of these little things should be
fixed because no prospective buyer wants to do the things
you have let stack up.
in planning major improvements that you think will enable
you to get more for the house than you paid for it. Of
course, an investment in a paint job where itís
obviously needed will be well worth the cost. The same is
true with carpeting that is shabby enough to be a turnoff.
out shopping for a house would rather plan their own major
changes, and you are usually wiser to sell them the
potential at a price they can afford.
SHOULD LEAVE THE HOME!!
television and radio should be turned off. Let the
salesperson and buyer talk, free of disturbances.
drapes open for light and airiness. If itís evening,
all lights should be turned on to give the room a
larger appearance and a cheerful effect.
Upon Signing an Exclusive Right to Sell Agreement
of your deed and tax bill
regarding your well, gallons per minute, etc.
information: date of last cleaning, location, etc.
on your calendar: 30 days before closing you will need
a smoke detector permit for your attorney.
for the Seller at Closing
taxes (fiscal year ends in May). Some tax monies will
be held out, depending upon closing date.
V Certificate in areas of cesspools and septic
Days Before Closing
Smoke Detectors Should Be
all bedroom areas.
the bottom of any stairwell.
the bottom of cellar stairs.
Your Fire Department Should You Have Any Questions