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Laurie Keasey

Homework is what I do best!!


Born and raised here in York County, and being a former business owner here in York I will be

able to put my skills and knowledge to work for you.  I have a passion for helping families find that perfect home.

Being paired with Howard Hanna, Pennsylvania's leading real estate company.

Together, Howard Hanna and I will make buying and selling  of your home an enjoyable experience.

Our exclusive programs we offer are the leading edge. 

My goal is to offer you from start to finish the best hassle free settlement on your

next home.

My clients needs and concerns are my top priority. I am a full time full service agent with an

open line of communication seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

I'D LOVE THE OPPORUNITY TO WORK WITH YOUR FAMILY.


Specialties

Dream Home
First Time Buyers
Investment
Move-Up Home
New Home

 Selling Secrets

Selling Secret #10 - Pricing it Right

Research shows that overpricing your home and then dropping the price several times while it languishes on the market usually lead to selling it at a much lower price than what you originally should have listed it for.

Selling Secret #9 - Half Empty Closets

Storage is something every buyer is looking for and can never have enough of. Take half the stuff out of your closets then neatly organize what's left in there. Buyers will snoop, so be sure to keep all your closets and cabinets clean and tidy.

Selling Secret #8 - Light it up

Maximize the light in your home. After location, good light  is the one thing that every buyer cites that they want in a home. Take down the drapes, clean the windows, change the lampshades, increase the wattage of your light bulbs and cut the bushes outside to let in the sunshine. Do what you have to do make your house bright and cheery it will make it more sellable.

Selling Secret #7 - Hire Me as your agent

A secret sale killer is hiring the wrong agent. Make sure you have a agent who is totally informed. They must constantly monitor the multiple listing service (MLS). Know what properties are going on the market and know the comps in your neighborhood.

Selling Secret #6 - Conceal the critters

You might think a cuddly dog would warm the hearts of potential buyers, but you'd be wrong. Not everyone is a dog or cat lover (I know hard to believe, but true). Buyers don't want to walk in your home and see a bowl full of dog food, smell the kitty litter box or have tufts of pet hair stuck to their clothes. It will give buyers the impression that our house is not clean.

Selling Secret #5 - Don't over Upgrade

Quick fixes before selling always pays off. Mammoth makeovers, not so much. You probably won't get your money back if you do a huge improvement project before you put your house on the market. Instead, do updates that will pay of and get you top dollar. Get a new fresh coat of paint on the walls. Clean the curtains or go buy some inexpensive new ones. Replace door handles, cabinet hardware, make sure closet doors are on track fix leaky faucets and clean the grout.

Selling Secret #4 - Take the home out of your house

One of the most important things to do when selling your house is to de- personalize it. The more personal stuff in your house, the less potential buyers can imagine themselves living there. Get rid of a third of your stuff - put it in storage. This includes family photos, memorabilia, collections and personal keepsakes.

Selling Secret #3 - The kitchen comes first

You're not actually selling your house, you're selling your kitchen - That's how important it is. /The benefits of remodeling your kitchen are endless, and the best part of it is that you'll probably get 85% of your money back. It may be a few thousand dollars to replace countertops where a buyer may knock $10,000 off the asking price if your kitchen looks dated. Use a neutral-color paint so you can present buyers with a blank canvas where they can start envisioning their own style.

Selling Secret #2 - Always be ready to show

Your house needs to be "show ready" at all times - you never know when your buyer is going to walk through the door. You have to be available whenever they want to come see the place and it has to be in tip-top shape. Don't leave dishes in the sink, keep the dishwasher cleaned out, the bathrooms sparkling and make sure there are no dust bunnies in the corners, it's a little inconvenient, but it will get your house sold.

Selling Secret #1 - The first impression is the only impression

No matter how good the interior of your home looks, buyers have already judged your home before they walk through the door. You never have a second chance to make a first impression it's important to make people feel warm, welcome and safe as they approach the house. Spruce up your home's exterior with inexpensive shrubs and brightly colored flowers. You can typically get a 100 percent return on the money you put into your home's curb appeal. Entryways are also important. You use it as a utility space for your coats and keys. But, when you're selling, make it welcoming by putting a small bench, as vase of fresh-cut flowers or even some cookies.

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