A long time resident of West Akron, I enjoy helping my clients throughout the home selling/buying experience. Being a child of Air Force/Airline parents, I clearly understand the uneasiness or lack of control one might feel during this process. I am here to help facilitate your way through the steps whether you are selling your home or buying new home. This process is simplified even more because we have the Howard Hanna name and company behind us.
I have two boys who graduated from Archbishop Hoban High School and now are attending Kent State University and The Ohio State University.
I have been involved with Home Staging for many years with various real estate companies. Home Staging is the art of merchandising a home to showcase its best features to prospective buyers. A well-staged home will allow buyers to envision themselves living in the home. Staging helps to speed up sales in a sluggish market and can bump up prices 2% - 10% in a moderate market.
What does Howard Hanna stand for?
The Howard Hanna Mission:
We are a family-owned, full-service real estate company, providing the finest in real estate, mortgage, title and insurance services. We strive every day, in every transaction, to reflect our pride in our company, ourselves and each other, and in the people and communities that we serve. Through our knowledge, integrity and innovation, we are able to participate in our customers’ realization of the American Dream.
Where can Deborah help you?
Deborah can assist with all real estate needs you may have – any where in the world! While Deborah mainly focuses on West Akron, Copley, Fairlawn, Bath, and Richfield, she can help you locate any property through Howard Hanna’s affiliation with the Top Brokers Network. If you are looking for a home outside the Howard Hanna market, she can introduce you to our team of Relocation Professionals worldwide who will assist you with selling or buying real estate.
When should you contact Deborah?
Contact Deborah when you:
Why use Howard Hanna?
"YOU NEVER GET A SECOND CHANCE TO MAKE A GOOD FIRST IMPRESSION. ”
Start with your lawn - this is the first thing that prospective buyer's see. Make sure your lawn is trimmed and edged. During winter, keep snow and ice removed from sidewalks and steps.
YOUR FRONT DOOR WELCOMES THE PROSPECT.
Always make sure that it is clean and freshly painted. A seasonal door decoration adds a warm, inviting touch.
DECORATING HELPS ASSURE TOP DOLLAR
Attractively painted walls, in a neutral color, add appeal to your home
CLEAN WINDOWS SHOW THE BRIGHT SIDE OF YOUR HOME.
By opening draperies and curtains, you highlight your walls and ceilings, letting prospective buyers see how cheerful your home can be. Use maximum wattage in lamps and light fixtures.
A CLEAN KITCHEN IS A MUST.
Make sure your range, dishwasher, sink and countertops are clean and fresh.
SPARKLING BATHROOMS HELP SELL YOUR HOME.
Shower doors, ceramic tile and grouting should be cleaned and free of soap film. Fixtures should be polished and free of water marks, repair caulking in bathtubs and showers.
AVOID CLUTTERED APPEARANCES
By removing excess furniture and other items that you seldom use. Keep newspapers, toys and other articles picked up. Clean stairways are essential. Objects on any stairs are dangerous.
MAKE CLOSETS LOOK LARGER
By removing items that can be stored elsewhere. Neat, well-organized closets show that there is ample space.
FROM TOP TO BOTTOM
Display the full value of your basement, garage, or other utility space by removing all unnecessary articles. Dark, dull walls are easily brightened with a coat of paint. If the basement or crawl space has a damp smell, place a bag of limestone in the damp area.
CHECK MAJOR APPLIANCES.
Be sure to clean the exterior of the water heater, furnace and other appliances that will be seen by the prospective buyers.
REPAIRS ARE REQUIRED
If closet doors are off their tracks, door knobs are loose, screen doors don’t close, faucets are dripping on floor or ceiling moulding is cracked. Have them fixed so we can get top dollar for your house.
MANY INTRODUCTIONS ARE DISTRACTING.
Have as few people as possible in the house when it is shown. This puts the prospective buyer at ease and gives them a chance to absorb clearly the advantages of your property. If you have a pet we suggest you keep it out of the way, preferably out of the house.
LET YOUR HANNA ASSOCIATE TALK.
Be polite but do not strike up a conversation with the prospective buyer. Your Hanna Associate has already given details on your property and needs all the attention of the buyer to increase his/her interest.
Remember to turn on the porch light and any other outside lights that highlight your property when showing the house after dark. Also be sure the house is well lit when the hour of appointment nears.
Below you can check off items from the list as you get them done:
___You never get a second chance to make a good first impression
___Your front door welcomes the prospect
___ Decorating helps assure top dollar
___Clean windows show the bright side of your home
___A clean kitchen is a must
___Sparkling bathrooms help sell your home
___Avoid cluttered appearances
___Make closets look larger
___From top to bottom
___Check major appliances
___Repairs are required
___Many introductions are distracting
___Let your Hanna associate talk