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Prepare to Sell

You can do a lot to increase the appeal of your property and to create a lasting impact on potential buyers.

What To Do To Prepare:

The following are a couple of factors to keep in mind when listing your property for sale:

1. Curb Appeal.

Keeping your landscape pristine, and adding creative touches to your yard, such as colorful annuals, will create an immediate impact on passers-by and potential buyers.

2. Property Repairs.

Simple upgrades such as window repairs, polishing the doorknobs, and a fresh coat of paint in the most frequently used rooms will instantly brighten up the property.

3. Cleanliness and Staging.

Keep your property uncluttered, sweet-smelling and well-lit from top-to-bottom. Pay attention to details: put away the kitty litter, place a vase of fresh flowers near the entryway, pop a batch of cinnamon rolls in the oven, have your carpets cleaned. Your agent will scan the property before it is listed for sale to see how you can improve the staging of your property.

4. Disclosures and Inspections.

We are very familiar with the legal procedures involved in disclosures and are ready to help you develop a thorough disclosure statement beneficial to both you and the buyer, as well as suggest home improvement measures before placing your property on the market (such as termite and pest inspections).

5. Showtime.

Presenting your property to potential buyers is a job that we will take care of for you. Buyers feel more comfortable discussing the property with the agent, if you are not there. Moreover, your agent will know what information will be most useful in representing your interests when speaking with prospective buyers.

Testimonials

"Dorit and Joel Cooper are excellent Real Estate brokers. They listened to our needs and worked with us tirelessly for over a year to find the perfect home for our family. They helped us re-envision homes that needed updating and they spent hours guiding us, as first time home buyers, to make the right decision. While getting to know our growing family, Dorit and Joel helped us navigate the home search process to incorporate the needs of all of our family members. They were always available to answer questions and worked around our crazy schedule to arrange viewings. The end result is that WE LOVE OUR HOME!" - Eitan & Cassie W. -

"We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your great efforts in working out everything beautifully and timely with our new home! Your professionalism and willing to go above and beyond to help truly warmed our hearts! We felt so lucky to have the opportunity to work with you on this project, and we certainly want to work with you in the future. We have not seen anyone who could be this responsive, attentive, professional, resourceful and helpful like you. You left a great impression onto us. We cannot thank you enough for what you did for us. " - Juming Z. & Su C. -

"I cannot rave enough about the experience of working with Joel and Dorit to buy a home in Encino. They were incredible business partners, very respectful of our needs and wishes, unbelievably organized and professional, and willing to get down into the weeds on anything- even if it was not a part of the job. I will definitely use them again in the future." - Bryan S. & Bethany S. -

"Joel was amazing to work with to buy a home. He was able to get me in to see homes immediately, and was extremely responsive when I called or emailed. I was able to find a home within two-three months and when the home of my choice fell through Joel was there to find other options. I love my home, and would use Joel again for any future purchases I do in the future. I recommend him to all my friends." - Miriam G. -

"Joel is a broker of great integrity. His knowledge of the market is very good and he was always available to us during the buying process. He worked very hard for us and I would highly recommend him." - Brian K. -

"Joel and Dorit are a powerhouse team -- pleasant to work with and very thorough. They went out of their way to not only make sure I found what I wanted in the price point I wanted, but they made sure I understood what my options were and walked me carefully through each stage of the process. I'm a first time homebuyer who was referred to them by a friend who also had a great experience with them buying his first home. I had an idea of what area of the city I wanted, generally the kind of place I wanted, what I thought I could afford. Right away, in our first meeting, they had pulled comprehensive market reports on the neighborhoods I was targeting as well as nearby neighborhoods. I got a bird's eye view of what inventory was like, how much places in the last year sold for, etc. When I was ready to begin searching, they were happy to let me set the tempo. How many listings do I want to receive? How many places would I like to see each week so I get a good sense of what's available without becoming overwhelmed? Given that I was kind of learning as I went, this was exactly what I was looking for in an agent. Someone very knowledgable about the marketplace, equally concerned with my satisfaction and enjoyment of the search as they were with closing a deal. When it came to making offers, Joel went out of his way to make himself available to what worked best with my schedule. He was helpful in my search for a broker, navigating the tricks that selling agents and developers try to get away with, and gave me perspective on the big picture. I have already began referring Joel and Dorit more clients and wouldn't hesitate to work with them again when I'm ready for the next stage of home ownership." - Theo T. -

"As a first-time homebuyer I had no idea what to look for in a realtor. Joel Cooper made buying a home painless and in some ways fun. Throughout the entire process of picking out a home and signing paperwork Mr. Cooper definitely made me feel as if I was always in the drivers seat. He was also more than happy to give his professional option whenever I wasn't sure of something. Joel Cooper has all the characteristics of a great realtor. He is honest, determined and most import VERY PUNCTUAL. I had worked with 3 realtors before I found Mr. Cooper and there is nothing more frustrating than waiting at a home you are interested in buying and your realtor calls you and says, "I'm on my way". I highly recommend Joel Cooper when deciding on a realtor and I will definitely request his services again when the time comes to either buy another home or sell my current one. " - Felipe A. -

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