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Kelley Fast is your local RE/MAX Real Estate professional dedicated to providing you with the best real estate services in the business. She is determined to make your real estate experience with her the best it can be.

Kelley Fast can help you with the following real estate services:

  • Buying a Home
  • Selling Your Home
  • Owning Your Home
  • Investing in Real Estate
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Buying A Home

Buying a home is probably the biggest investment you will make, with long-term financial ramifications. This transaction calls for many informed decisions and good advice from a real estate professional. When buying a home, you can learn from the knowledge and skill of a Real Estate Agent.

What can a Real Estate Agent do to help you buy the right home for you?

Providing client level services, they can work for you as a buyer’s agent and help negotiate the best price and terms for you. Or, they can serve as a seller’s agent or disclosed dual agent.

They will help you work out a realistic idea of the home best suited to your needs – size, style, features, location, accessibility to schools, transportation, shopping, and other personal preferences.

They have access to a listing of all available homes in the multi-list system, can evaluate them in terms of your needs and affordability, and will not waste your time showing you unsuitable homes.

They can often suggest simple, imaginative changes that could make a home more suitable for you and improve its utility and value.

They can supply information on real estate values, taxes, utility costs, municipal services and facilities.

They can help familiarize you with the closing process and they will obtain closing figures in advance of closing for your review.

They can provide you with a list of qualified home inspectors, pest inspectors, surveyors, and help to coordinate inspection appointments.

Selling a home

No matter what your reasons are for selling, remember that now is no time to dawdle, the process of preparing a home for sale can take time. So, here’s how to start:

1. Take a Fresh Look at Your Home

Your home looks great to you, but a buyer wants to see it since he and his family will be living in it – so take a fresh look at your dwelling. Hop in your car, drive around the block, and then scrutinize your home as a prospective buyer will see it for the first time. First, consider what’s called “street appeal;” does it need washing or painting? Does the driveway need repair work? Is the landscaping in good shape? Remember, be very critical; your buyer will be.

Next, pull into the driveway and take a good, hard look. Is the yard neat and trimmed? Then, walk inside and size up the interior as though seeing it for the first time. Take a tour and imagine what your real estate agent might say about each room, is it clean, too much clutter, etc.?

Then, make a mental note of the things that might put off potential buyers, along with another list of the things that first attracted you to the dwelling. Remember, the home’s become a great place for you, but a new buyer will see things that you don’t.

2. Clean Out the Clutter Before You Start to Sell

Before putting your home on the market, get rid of clutter in every area — closets, attic storage, kitchen cabinets, drawers, bath vanities, and shelves — everywhere. Remember, this is no time to be sentimental: if you don’t use it, lose it. Potential buyers are seriously put off by clutter, and most of us drag a lot more things through life than we really need.

Also, don’t forget the furniture and fixtures when getting rid of clutter — most of us put too much in too little space, which makes a buying prospect, think your home is too small.

Then, have a great moving sale with all the stuff you’ve collected and use the proceeds for paint or whatever other materials you need for repair projects. If you just can’t bear to part with some possessions, store them in the attic or some other place that’s out of sight to a potential buyer.

3. To Sell, Sell, Sell — Clean, Clean, Clean

After you’ve cleared out the clutter, it’s time to really clean. Have the carpets professionally cleaned, mop the floors, scour the bathrooms, go over the laundry room, polish the furniture, scour out the cabinets, wash the windows and window coverings, and spiff up the ceiling fans and kitchen appliances. In short, clean everything.

Don’t forget the exterior; paint or power-wash everything that needs the work. Remember, this is a ceiling-to-floor, roof-to-foundation clean-up project.

4. Get More for Your Home: Repairs Pay Off

After you’ve cleaned the place to within an inch of its life, the next project is making all the repairs necessary to attract a buyer.

Make your entry area really shine, touch up all the paint, and make sure you have handrails in place. Adjust any doors that need it and fix any scratches on the walls. Remember, do what your home needs before the first buyer appears at your door.

Also, it’s a good idea to get all this done before getting the real estate agent there to take a tour of your listing.

For more information on what Kelley Fast can do for you, call Kelley Fast – RE/MAX Real Estate Professionals today at (517) 749-2196.

Outstanding agents, and outstanding results!

Kelley was very professional and thorough.
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Primary Communities Served

Charlotte

Eaton Rapids

Grand Ledge

Lansing