Selling Your Home?


Sometimes showings to sell your home can feel like a hassle, specially if you have an active lifestyle and/or children. Every showing counts and the better your home looks the higher are the chances to receive an offer. We understand it is a huge commitment to have your home show ready every day and we are here to help you the best way we can.

Here are 5 quick tips to have your house show ready everyday during the house selling process:

1. Make a checklist. It’s easy to forget things in the rush to get out the door.

2. Make your bed every morning. So you don’t have to worry about it on those last minute showing calls.

3. Hide laundry. Conceal dirty clothes in a “neat way” in a lidded hamper and have rooms show ready all the time.

4. Simplify kid’s rooms. Pack as many toys as possible and store them in a box/container. The less they have, the faster it will be to pickup before a showing.

5. Check bathrooms. Replace used/wet towels with clean fluffy ones and give your bathroom an instant clean and fresh appearance.

Showings don’t have to be a hassle! With the right tools, you will be a pro in no time.

If you would like more tips, email us at:, we will gladly send you more information. Everything we do is geared toward making the process as easy for you as we possibly can!

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Top 4 Buyer Turnoffs

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If you are thinking of selling your home or are in the process of selling your home, there are a lot of things to consider.  We’ve compiled a list for you of the top four things to avoid doing when listing your home for sale.

1.  Don’t intimidate the buyer!  

This seems like a no brainer, right?  However, you may not realize that you are in fact, intimidating the buyer, simply by giving them a tour of your home. It seems innocent enough, but when you are with them every step of the way, perhaps pointing out hand crafted features you made with your own two hands, the buyer may feel obligated to seem appreciative of these additions, when in fact they prefer a different style.  In short, the buyer can’t be as open and honest as they would be with a Realtor®.

2.  Get rid of those unpleasant odors!

Avoid cooking strong-smelling foods like broccoli, cabbage, fish, or garlic on showing dates.  Make sure all clothing is freshly laundered and put away neatly.  Wash pet items like towels, beds, toys and keep these items out of sight.  Also, make sure you don’t go wild with air fresheners or incense.  What smells wonderful to you might be quite unappealing to the nose of your buyer or they can even be allergic to some fresheners.

3.  Don’t overprice your home!

We don’t mean to be offensive here, but because of sentimentality, you might have an elevated sense of how much your home is worth.  Talk with our experienced  Jean Groesbeck & Associates LLC  real estate brokers to find out how much your home is worth in the current market.  When potential buyers see an overpriced home online or in a flyer, they often won’t even bother to look at it.  Those who do, will expect certain standards of a home in this price range.

4.  Be careful with home improvements!

Your house may have some years on it, and perhaps the walls need to be painted, or the master bath needs an update.  Remember, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  Bright colored walls in the guest bedroom, or an exotic themed bathroom may be lovely to one person, but not so much to someone else.  It’s always better to go with understated than overstated.  If your home needs improvements before you sell it, consult with us!  We can help you make choices that will get you the most return on your investment.

Call, text or email us anytime with any questions you have on selling your home in Anacortes, or other areas in Skagit County. Our team of full time real estate agents is here to help you with any questions you have. If you are thinking about selling your home in Anacortes or Skagit County, right now is the best time to sell! Contact us today!

(360) 941-3734

809 7th St. Anacortes, WA 98221