7 Ways to Prepare Your Home it the Market this Spring

Spring is right around the corner, which means numerous homes in your community are sure to go up for sale. If you’re thinking about doing the same, there are several ways you can get a jump start on making sure your home is ready to hit the market!

  1. Start packing and getting rid of stuff you don’t want to take with you when you go. Sounds crazy to start this already, but getting a head start on de-cluttering will help ensure your house is show-ready when you list, not to mention, alleviate a lot of the hassle that comes with moving when the time comes.
  2. Have a “pre home inspection” performed to prepare for anything that may come up during the real deal during the sale process. This can help avoid surprises when it’s crunch time and may help your home show better if the items are already taken care of.
  3. Have the carpets cleaned. Clean always shows better than dirty!
  4. Take care of any interior or exterior paint touch ups that are needed.
  5. Replace kitchen cabinet hardware.
  6. Lighten it up! Homes photograph and show best in attractive, well lit rooms. New bulbs, lighter curtains/blinds, and clean windows make a huge difference.
  7. Contact your ERA Team VP Agent for more tips and to get the process started!

Three New Real Estate Associates Join ERA Team VP

ERA Team VP is excited to announce the addition of three real estate agents in the Jamestown/Chautauqua office. Erin Reeves, Cindy Sellstrom and Heather Shea-Canaley each join the team with extensive real estate industry background and achievements.

Erin Reeves joins the team with 3 years of real estate background and is a life-long Chautauqua County resident. “I’m so thrilled to be diving back into my real estate business as a part of the ERA Team,” says Reeves. “I look forward to the growth and improvement ahead, and love the family atmosphere!” Erin can be contacted at 716-499-2956 or erinw2384@gmail.com.

Cindy Sellstrom is a long time Chautauqua region realtor with immense insight on the market. Cindy is excited to accelerate her real estate career and continue serving her clients using the industry’s latest tools offered by ERA. She can be reached at 716-485-3498 or soldbycindysellstrom@gmail.com.

Heather Shea-Canaley also joins the brokerage with extensive real estate background and knowledge and is already taking advantage of the ERA Team VP tools, services, and fun culture. She brings many years of experience as a Chautauqua region agent, and is well known in the area. Heather can be reached at 716-708-5000 or soldbyheather716@gmail.com.

“We couldn’t be more excited about what’s ahead for ERA Team VP for 2020,” says Bill Soffel, ERA Team VP Broker/Owner, “The addition of these three remarkable agents not only ensure growth for the company, but more importantly, contribute to our vision and core values as a team.” For more information about ERA Team VP Real Estate & Vacation Rentals and it’s affiliates, visit www.myteamvp.com.