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Are you thinking about selling your home in Woburn? Have you been thinking of selling it by yourself instead of hiring a real estate agent? There are several advantages of selling your home yourself, but there are disadvantages as well. To make it easier for you to make a decision find the most important pros and cons below.

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The most important PRO for selling your home yourself inĀ Woburn is MONEY. Selling your home without the help of an agent means more Money in your pocket! By selling it yourself you save the commissions and fees. – We are not talking about pennys, we are talking about THOUSANDS of dollars which you would have to pay an agent. Another advantage is that you are able to decide the times for open houses and showings. It is also completely up to you where and when you want to advertise. Unlike a real estate agent who is selling many houses, you can focus on YOUR house, because you are only selling your own house. It is obvious that you will have more interest in the sale than an agent.

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Homes for Sale-Vacant or Abandoned?

It is happening across the nation. There are many, many homes that have been left vacant. Some are vacant due to an upcoming foreclosure.

What about the rest of them? What's their story?

The story varies, but ultimately, it turns out, through all the best efforts of Realtor and Seller, a home just didn't sell in its projected time period. The timing was off, the market was flat, the price was wrong, the condition wasn't up to snuff, or the location is just not desirable.

Whatever the reason, as the home owner, you ended up with these three choices:

1. Take the house off the market and postpone the move. Re-list at a later date, when the housing market is on the move again.

* the look of neglect

Signs of a VACANT HOME:

* a comfortable room temperature

* clean and shiney (windex, windex, windex)

* a pleasant smell in the air (air fresheners-nothing overwhelming)

* blinds, slightly tilted (letting a little sun shine in)

* a few pieces of furniture

* night lights placed strategically throughout the home

* yard remains groomed ( a service, a neighborhood kid)

The feel of a home once loved.

In marketing your home, and in sales, how does the condition of these two homes come across in the eyes of the buyer?

They loved the vacant home, it showed well, it felt good to them.

The other house: it looked abandoned, it made them sad.

Frankly, if you don't care, why should a buyer?

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Newsletters - they're the non-threatening way to stay in touch with the people important to your success. That would be past customers and clients, your sphere of influence, and current prospects. If you can afford it, include your farm area.

Done correctly, a regularly scheduled newsletter can create a loyalty that prospecting letters, postcards, and advertising never could. They're like little gifts that you send with no obvious expectation of return. They make your readers slightly beholden to you, while creating a warm and friendly feeling.

Letter by letter you become a trusted friend - a friend they'll call the next time they need a real estate agent, or to whom they'll send their other friends.

So what goes into this newsletter? News, of course.

Let your readers know what's happening in the neighborhood. Did a business open, close, or change hands? Is there a new housing development coming in? Did a landmark building just get torn down? Folks like to know these things, and because you're in the business of knowing, they'll come to count on you to let them know.

The next question is how to send it. I really believe that a hard copy in the mail means more to people than an email. They'll pass it around to family, and even show it to friends if you've offered something interesting. And... it just feels different. Somehow more important. If you're sending quite a few, it is worth the expense and trouble to get a bulk rate permit from the post office. You'll have to sort, but at about 1/3 the price of regular mail, you could easily hire a high school student to do that and still be money ahead.

Be sure to include your photo on your newsletter, just as you do on your cards. Not everyone is a whiz at remembering names, but most of us remember faces.

Don't let anyone forget you - send them a newsletter. Do it monthly if you can, but at least quarterly.

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