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Chris Armstrong
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Chris understands that your home is your largest investment. There are many factors that if left unaddressed may keep your home from selling or may affect the amount you receive. Chris wants to ensure that you receive the best possible price for your home and sell in the quickest amount of time. Chris also understands how important it is to find that perfect place to call home. I know the area so I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. I can work with you to find the right home with the amenities that matter to you- at the price that is right for you!
Chris understands that your home is your largest investment. There are many factors that if left unaddressed may keep your home from selling or may affect the amount you receive. Chris wants to ensure that you receive the best possible price for your home and sell in the quickest amount of time. Chris also understands how important it is to find that perfect place to call home. I know the area so I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. I can work with you to find the right home with the amenities that matter to you- at the price that is right for you!

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As I went down in the river to pray
Studying about that good old way
And who shall wear the starry crown
Good Lord, show me the way!

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Pricing correctly is critical!

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Make A Great First Impression
Before you put up that "For Sale" sign, make sure that your house is ready for showing. First impressions are very important. You need to attract the buyers at first sight so you can catch their interest.

You may think your effort won't be necessary especially if you're in a hot market. But a good first impression will get your house off the market sooner and will allow you to sell your home at your desired amount.

Here are some things you can do to make a good first impression:
Maintain or improve your front landscaping.
Put a new and colorful welcome mat at the front door.
Add a nice, big potted plant to the side of the front door.
Give your door a fresh coat.
Put away toys, bicycles, and scooters from the front of the house.
Wipe the windows clean and make them sparkle.
Change the doorknob and locks to give it a new and stylish look. It will also impress a sense of security.
Polish your house numbers or if necessary, change them, so they shine and stand out.
Put on a beautiful foliage or floral arrangement on your door.
If there are loose shingles on the roof, fix them before showing your house.
Fix and repaint the gutters.
If you've won the buyer's attention with your house's facade, you need to keep their interest. You can start by:

Remove all the clutter especially in the kitchen and bathroom countertops. Keep toys, photo frames, personal items hidden in drawers and storage bins.
Hang new bathroom towels.
Retouch paint in your walls.
Have the carpet cleaned before opening your house to potential buyers. Vacuum the floors every morning.
Check your faucets to make sure they are not dripping.
Inspect all your lights. Replace bulbs that are not working.
Clean your appliances, not just the outside but the inside as well, especially the oven and microwave.
Put a pretty centerpiece in the dining table.
Make the house and bathrooms smell pleasant by putting a deodorizer or potpurri or spraying air freshener. This is especially necessary if someone smokes inside the house or if pets stay inside the house.
Allow the light to come in all the rooms of the house. In areas where natural light can't reach, turn on the lights when you're expecting potential buyers to go to your house.
Clean the fireplace.
Remove unnecessary furniture from the room.
Add final touches like adding a pretty flower arrangement or potted plant.
When you prepare the home, keep in mind that people's taste and preferrences differ. Just aim to make the house look clean, spacious, flexible and pleasing to anyone.
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5 Things I hate:
1) Cancer
2) Abuse of Kids, Animals, or the Elderly
3) Hatred or unkindness towards others
4) Seeing lonely people
5) Intolerance
5 Things I love:
1) Family and Friends that have become family
2) Laughter, especially kids' laughter
3) All animals
4) Seeing love in couples eyes for each other
5) Seeing people do good towards others

Now post your top 5 on your page so we can focus on the things we have in common. Together we are one! Lets unite and stop ALL hatred and unkindness!

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Imagine this. You are walking into the house after a long day. It has been raining off and on for a few days. You come in, drop your keys on the kitchen counter and see stain on your ceiling or coming down the wall. AHHHH! There are a wide range of issues that this can lead to. You must act quickly! This is a major issue!

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This is out of my mom's very old Betty Crocker Cookbook. My Aunt Hazel baked this cake several times and won fair's! Kirby has made this and the teachers wanted to order more! Takes time but worth it!
#TASTYTUESDAY #lovetoride #realtorbikercik #chrisarmstrongrealtor
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How Overpricing Creates Problems.

Low Ball Real Estate OfferThe opinion of your home as a desirable product, or a value, is important in real estate transactions. A shift in attitude on the part of buyers can cause you serious headaches and lose you significant amounts of money. The longer your home sits on the market, the more you risk a negative shift in this perception – something you want to avoid if at all possible.

When your home first goes on the market, it will be considered by any number of buyers as long as the price is comparable to others and as long as your real estate agent sells it correctly. It may or may not be what everyone wants, but is at least perceived in a neutral way.

The longer the home sits unsold, though, the more negatively it is viewed. It must be too expensive to sit for so long, or have something wrong with it. Real estate agents working for buyers may steer them away from your property, or tell them to wait for a drop in price. And when you do drop your price, some may see you as an easy target.

When the price drops you might finally see an influx of potential buyers, only these buyers all hit you with low ball offers that can be frustrating and sometimes even upsetting. You know your home is worth more than these offers, but you are now trapped, and they know it.

One of the questions that almost all buyers ask their agent is “how long has the home been on the market?”. They are asking this question for one reason and one reason only – how flexible is the seller going to be. It is safe to assume if your home has been on the market a while the potential buyer is going to feel like they can negotiate more. It is human nature to think this way because, in most instances, it’s the truth.

This is when some sellers will choose to remove their homes from the market entirely, if they can afford to do so, and wait for the situation to be forgotten or for the market to shift in their favor. Others have no choice but to sell and are forced to take less money than they would have had they just stuck with a reasonable price in the first place.
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