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Working as a Team to accomplish your goal - a guide to selling your home

There is a Buyer for every home! Working as a Team and having a clear understanding of your goals and expectations is key to a successful conclusion in selling your home. Some common concerns for homeowners are time constraints, net value at closing, financial obligations, current housing conditions/appraisals, negotiations and finding a new home.

Trust and confidence are key when you commit to a real estate professional. A smooth process will include a REALTOR® that provides experience, knowledge and results that exceed your expectations. This major transaction will be an exciting and enjoyable experience!

On behalf of his clients, Kenneth produced in excess of a hundred real estate transactions representing home buyers and home sellers. Kenneth excels in seasoned knowledge of the real estate process, negotiations, branding, marketing, and the promotion of unique properties, as well as specialty estates.

Let's begin by reviewing the following topics: Understanding the Market - National; Understanding the Market - Greater Nashville; Understanding the Market - Your Neighborhood (password protected); Evaluating Your Property (password protected); Transaction Process (password protected); Staging; Marketing; Showing​

Market Conditions

Drilling down to my neighborhood!

Focusing on local real estate activity!  What is my home worth?  Will my home sell quickly?  How does my home compare to other properties for sale in the neighborhood?  

Understanding the Housing Market by drilling down from the national current housing conditions - Middle Tennessee current housing conditions - Your zip code - Your neighborhood - provides a great starting point and guide by evaluating home sales, purchase prices, current active listings, days on the market, average per square feet.  Using the most recent data provides a footprint of expectations before honing in on your home - the strengths and challenges of the property - comps - and determining Listing Price / Purchase Price goals.

View current National and Middle Tennessee housing conditions - this data is updated every 30 days.  Details can be found in the Helpful Resources tab.

Curious about the current values in your neighborhood?  Give me a call at (615) 512-9836 or drop me a line and I will be glad to provide you the most recent 3-month report in your neighborhood. 

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a porch with two chairs and a table on it
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white and brown house near green grass field and body of water during daytime
Staging | Prepping

First Impressions

Show-off your square footage and floor plan- Floors, Walls, Ceilings, Windows!

Selling your home while you still occupy the premises can be a challenge to your every day routine but the opportunity of a first impression is key to a second showing and/or an Offer from a potential Buyer. Consider these areas of staging when prepping the home:

  • Ease of movement - make sure there are pathways throughout home

  • De-clutter the home

  • Edit down the furniture, if necessary

  • Organize the closets - the floors should be empty

  • All counter-tops for the kitchen and bathrooms should be as clear as possible to show off the working space

  • Attempt to remove any furniture from blocking windows

  • All storage spaces, including the pantry and garage, should be well-organized

  • Make sure each room has its own purpose - for example, a bedroom should not be a dual area for an office or exercise equipment

  • Edit as many personal items as comfortable to you from the home including pictures, achievements and awards

  • Make sure all light bulbs are functional

  • Front Door - is your front door welcoming - do you need to polish or paint the door - is your hardware old, tarnished or beyond repair - please consider this important first impression

  • Outdoors - make sure the property is manicured including the lawn, trees, bushes, landscaping - make sure your outdoor living area is organized and usable

  • Visit the House Logic section in Helpful Resources for searchable organization and staging articles.


Exposure! Exposure! Exposure!

​Starting the home buying process online continues to be the first step that many home buyers are taking. Forty-two percent of recent buyers first looked online for the properties for sale, with 92 percent of all recent buyers using the Internet at some point during the home search process. Over half of recent home buyers used a mobile or tablet website or application to search for a home. Of the home buyers who used the Internet to search for a home, 47 percent found the home that they ultimately bought online.

The Internet is a key target within the marketing toolbox necessary to promote the maximum exposure of your home!

  • Multiple Listing Service (MLS) - this real estate network initiates your listing exposure throughout the nation. There are currently over 800 MLS databases throughout the nation with listings shared among all of America's brokers, real estate agents and realtors. The MLS Listing feeds to secondary-tiered national real estate sites such as HomeSearch, Trulia, Zillow, etc.

  • Real Estate Industry Networking Sites

  • Social Networking Sites

  • Real Estate Classified Platforms - distributes to public home search engines including local classifieds, specialty on-line magazines, etc.

  • Exclusive domain address to promote property; for example:

  • Bargers Solutions, Kenneth Sells Homes, Kenneth Sells Nashville, Search Nashville Real Estate and Pilkerton Realtors websites

  • E-blast distribution - electronic flyers and marketing announcements targeting realtors and selected e-distributions groups

  • Marketing Print Materials - market sheets, postcards, announcements, brochures

  • Professional Photography

  • Open Houses - periodic open houses usually scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays from 2:00pm-4:00pm - promotion of open houses are advertised a week in advance and also tagged through the MLS system

  • Executive and Estate Properties - additional distribution to targeted corporate relocation departments, chamber of commerce, advertise print publications, and on-line advertising sources

  • Vacation and Retreat Properties - additional national distribution, advertise print publications, and on-line advertising sources

  • Properties with more than 25 acres also included in MLS Land Listings category, specialty databases such as Land, Farm, Horse Properties

  • Commercial properties - additional distribution to main commercial platform of LoopNet

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white wooden coffee table near white sofa
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white and blue chairs beside white table
Showing Your Home

It's Showtime!

Here are some prep items to remember for your scheduled showing. If you are out of town or unable to accomplish these tasks beforehand, please give me a call and I will make sure the home is ready for the potential Buyer:

  • Let there be light! Make sure all lights, including lamps, are on

  • Marketing materials are placed in a central location such as kitchen counter top or entrance table - marketing materials include Listing Sheets, Marketing Sheets, Property Condition Disclosure, Business Cards

  • All windows should be uniform allowing light to flow in the house - all blinds should be up or slats open with the same slant

  • All toilet seats should be down

  • All sinks should be wiped dry

  • Appliances cleaned in and out

  • The candy dish and welcome note should be displayed on the kitchen counter top or entry table

  • Even though the REALTOR® will be there to walk the potential Buyer through the home - please be sure your jewelry and personal valuables are locked away

Seller Net Worksheet

What are your net proceeds?

The Seller Net Worksheet was created and provided to you as a courtesy of Kenneth Bargers, REALTOR®. The worksheet is a valuable tool to utilize as an ESTIMATE of your Net Proceeds before accepting an Offer for the Purchase of your home.

Be Accurate - Discuss with Kenneth and have a clear understanding of your Seller responsibilities and any foreseen monetary commitments as well as the key highlights of the Offer.

Contact Kenneth for the workable file to be shared with you.

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black round wall mirror on white wall
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white and red wooden house miniature on brown table

NAR Provides an Additional Support Tool to the Seller

ANNOUNCEMENT 02212024 - The National Association of Realtors® today announced Curbio as a new partner with NAR REALTOR Benefits®. Curbio, which operates in more than 55 markets nationwide, is a pay-at-closing contractor for pre-sale home improvements of any size. As part of the agreement, NAR members and their clients will receive free access to Curbio's 'Build Your Own' estimate app, which offers free repair estimates for home inspections upon PDF upload. Additionally, members receive a free digital floor plan with every Curbio project. "Partnering with Curbio underscores NAR's commitment to empower Realtors® and enhance the home buying and selling process," said Rhonny Barragan, NAR vice president of strategic alliances. "This collaboration reflects our dedication to equipping NAR members with innovative solutions that cater to the evolving needs of their clients, ensuring a smooth experience for sellers and buyers alike."

About Curbio

Curbio is the leading pay-at-closing contractor working with real estate agents to get homes ready for sale reliably and without hassle. Curbio has modernized home improvement with an easy-to-use mobile app and five-star project management team that streamlines project work and communication, while eliminating the delays and uncertainties that have made home improvement so frustrating, especially for agents and home sellers. Curbio operates in more than 55 real estate markets across the U.S.

National Association of Realtors® Partnership with Curbio