As a Severna Park resident for 9 years, Jackie Shea knows the Anne Arundel County area, its history and its future as a realtor, neighbor and as a mom.
Jackie Shea is on Team Shea, a family real estate team with her Mother-in-Law and Sister-in-Law in Millersville, Maryland. This family power team ensures their clients have the best support with the most resources to provide the best possible client experience.
As a proud mom of 3 girls, Jackie knows how precious time is for busy parents – especially when buying or selling a home. Team Shea has the knowledge and experience to sell your home quickly and efficiently. “Every single opportunity is special to me and near to my heart, as were my residents and team during my property management years. I’m invested in making sure that my clients and I succeed together,” Jackie told us.
You only have one chance to make a strong first impression.
According to The Mortgage Reports, “you can expect to sell your home 18.5 days faster in May than any other month and for 5.6% more money.”
Jackie Shea’s 5 Tips to Prepare Your Home to Sell in the Spring:
Purge the Clutter: Whether you are going to sell your home or not, this is a rewarding and refreshing task. Dig through the kids’ dressers and closets to donate or consign gently used items. Finally go through those junk drawers. Save special items like kid’s artwork and framed photos in labeled boxes to make space to breathe the fresh spring air!
De-Personalize: Once you remove all the family photos, wedding/shower invitations and family calendars off the walls and shelves, Buyers will be able to visualize themselves in your home. The less personal items and distractions, the more simple and better!
Price Correctly: It is imperative to work with an Agent who knows the market, the history of the market and can gauge pricing closely without emotion. Part of the home buying and selling process typically includes an appraisal – and anyone using financing, or “a loan”, will need one of these to complete the approval process and obtain the “clear to close.” This is one reason to enlist a local, experienced professional to pinpoint a price. Its super important to not over-price and lead with the best feet forward.
Deep Clean: The key is to appeal to ALL 5 senses! Curb appeal and first impressions are everything. Hire a professional cleaning service to detail your home from top to bottom. Team Shea focuses on the details of fresh infused water (taste), fresh flowers & air purifying scents (smell), a simple space (see), enhanced marketing collateral (touch) and calming music (hear). Not only do you want your space looking nice, you want your Buyers to feel comfortable.
Prime your Outdoor Space: Again, curb appeal is HUGE in photos and in real life! Contact a professional landscaper to remove any leaves, tend to the grass and the garden. Fresh mulch and a clean trim add so much to the overall home showing experience.
For more Buying and Selling tips, house listings, or to schedule a stress-free conversation about your 2023 real estate goals, contact Jackie Shea.
Jackie Shea, Realtor
Team Shea at RE/MAX Executive Cell: 240-994-0398
8432 Veterans Highway Suite A Millersville, MD 21108