The Geenen Homes Blog

Stop back for West Michigan focused articles and posts about buying a home, selling a home, and then making your home even better. If you ever need help or have a question about real estate, please don't hesitate to call/text Kyle at (616) 403-0909.

A large part of selling your home quickly, and for its highest price, is the first feeling that a buyer gets from the space. Making your home feel inviting, spacious, and move-in ready always helps increase your advantage over the rest of the market. These are some of my top HOW TO tips on getting your home ready for the best, quick sale.

SIMPLICITY SELLS when listing your home

declutter your tables to sell home fastRemove excess clutter and knick-knacks from the room. Potential buyers feel uncomfortable and cramped when surrounded by an abundance of belongings that are not their own.

This could be as straight forward as tackling an accumulation of shoes by the front door. This road block can be uninviting to new comers.  Gather up your family’s footwear and store it out of the way. Walkways to and from the front door should always be clear and welcoming.

For closets, you don’t wear it – it’s not worth the space. Take a look at your closets and pull out old clothes you know you’ll never wear again. Give them away and take a tax deduction. Get rid of extra hangers and plastic from the dry cleaners.

Fresh air wins

Opening the windows for at least 20 minutes a day lets fresh air in, and reduces odor, plus it brings a feeling of fresh energy to the place. As the home owner, it is easy to get used to certain odors. So ask me for my opinion or get the advice of a trusted friend.

This can especially be true for pets. Their odor can really be noticeable to people without pets. Always remove pets from home for showing, remove their beds or crates, and also store their food and water out of sight. I wish everyone would love your Fido or Fluffy, but trust me on this one, you want to play it safe.

KEEP IT LIGHT

Natural sunlight creates a feeling of warmth and happiness. Make use of all windows that bring in sunlight by pulling back the heavy drapes and raising the blinds. When you know of an upcoming showing, keep all lights on as this will welcome the potential buyers in and help create an awesome first impression.

sell home quick with lots of light in rooms

Join me again for my next blog on when to bring in a pro and hire a Professional Stager.

I received the great honor and privilege of being named a Coldwell Banker International top 30 Under 30 Real Estate Agent this last week! And I have you to thank for it.

Thank you for supporting me and allowing me to help you over the last 3 years. I love that Brenda and I have been able to help over 150 families buy and sell their homes. I couldn’t have done it without you trusting me with one of the most exciting and biggest decisions you will make in your life. It means so much to me that you picked me for your agent!

So thank you! And thank you again to my amazing assistant Brenda. We are both so proud to be able to serve you.

– Kyle Geenen

 

FSBO (for sale by owner) seems to be really popular right now. I think many people believe that when the market starts to improve that selling your home is as easy as throwing it up on Zillow and watching the offers roll in.

Meet JASON

Jason had a very nice home on the west side of Holland. It was quaint and had a lot going for it. As life happened, it became time for Jason to sell. Like many, he decided the best option would be to list his home FSBO.

Holland Homes Sold by Kyle Geenen

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FSBO Holland West Michigan

The Holland and West Michigan market is hot right now! That is obviously great when you are selling your home, and for those looking for a new home, it means we finally have more beautiful options for you to explore!

With an ever improving market, you can always count on more For Sale By Owner listings. FSBOs might seem like a great thing but there are some precautions you should take.

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Getting ready to sell your home? Having a plan of what to expect when you think you’re ready to sell your home can put you on the path to a great home sale!

What To Do: Planning to Sell Your Home – Ask Kyle Geenen Ep 3

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Selling a home during the winter? Is it a good idea? What should you know before you list your West Michigan home this winter?

The Ask Kyle Geenen Show: Ep 1
Selling your home in the winter.

In the first episode of The Ask Kyle Geenen Show, I answer a question I get a lot during this time of year. “Should I list my home for sale during the winter?”

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