Jennifer Lee Mazeika

GRI, ABR

“Home is where your story begins, I’ll help you get there.”

Are you trying to get your house ready to sell? Are you overwhelmed by trying to figure out how to do it without going broke? I know a couple who are going through this experience right now.  As a realtor, this is the advice I give them.

Clean, Clean, Clean. . .
Whether you do-it-yourself or hire a one-time professional cleaning service, a clean home will sell faster. New home buyers will see and smell everything you don’t when walking through your home. And first impressions matter. Home buyers will appreciate the extra work you have put in to make your home move-in ready.

Clear Clutter and Extra Furniture
New home buyers want to imagine themselves in your home.  Removing clutter and depersonalizing your home will help them do that. That extra large comfy recliner in your family room might make your home more comfortable to you but maybe it blocks a clear view and makes the room look smaller.

A Welcoming Entrance
Since curb appeal matters, make sure the entrance to your home is inviting — meaning if your door or trim needs a fresh coat of paint or you need to freshen up landscaping, it would be a worthwhile investment in time and money.

Staging That Matters
No one says you need to hire a professional stager although studies have shown they are worth the money especially if you have already moved out of your home.  But you can borrow some staging tips from the professionals:
In the bathrooms – buy fresh towels and only bring them out when you have a showing scheduled.
Make your bathroom as spa-like as possible.
In bedrooms – buy fresh bedspreads and accent pillows to bring out the best features in the rooms.
In the kitchen – make sure all appliances and cabinets are clean.  Home buyers will open cabinets and drawers so make sure they are de-cluttered and organized. Showing ample storage in kitchens can be a key feature. Highlight the best feature in the kitchen with new home accents that you put out at showings.  For example, if the feature is the large eat-in island, place settings or a bowl of fresh lemons or shiny red apples will help.
In the Living room/dining room/family room – make sure there is ample light. If you have great windows, make sure they are clean and drapes are open. Turn on and leave on lights that will help illuminate darker areas.

Quality Photos Sell Your Home
Now that your home is clean and fresh, let’s get some great photos. Buyers start by looking for homes online.  Having at least 10 photos showcasing your home allows them to be drawn in.

I hope this couple takes my advice. But as a friend of theirs I would also add,  ‘Do the best you can. Whatever appealed to you when you bought the house will appeal to other home buyers.’

If you are thinking of listing your home for sale, please contact me for a free no-obligation consultation at 540-537-2332 or email me at JMazeHomes4You@gmail.com.  

Client Tesimonials

“Jennifer was a pleasure to work with. She has gone out of her way to help us multiple times and continues to do so even after we closed on our property. I highly recommended her.
She is awesome!”

Alan D.

bought a home in Hardy, VA

“Jennifer has been the best realtor I’ve ever dealt with. She was always quick to respond and meet us wherever, whenever. She got to know us personally and would match us with the best houses. She cared more about our happiness with a home than the incentive she was getting. She helped with dealing with house inspections and dealing with the seller as well.”

Stephen C.

Bought a home in Thaxton, VA

“Jennifer was our realtor and did an excellent job. She found us a great house and it fit our budget. We put a contract on it in two days it was a pleasure working with her.
Awesome job Jennifer.”

Lee T.

Bought a home in Wirtz, VA

“We had a lot of issue’s with selling and buying another home, but Jennifer’s negotiating skills kept us from making big mistakes, like not having a home inspection. Otherwise, it would have cost us $1000.00 dollars. She was on top of every detail, even if it was a small one. Also, she was very responsive in returning phone calls. We highly recommend her as your agent. We will certainly use her again if need be.”

Barbara A.

Bought a home in Wirtz, VA

“Great realtor to work with. I came in with no knowledge about the process or anything just knew I wanted a house. She helped me and taught me every step of the way, giving great advice on everything.”

Kirsten S.

Bought a home in Vinton, VA

“I highly recommend Jennifer with any home buyer/seller needs. Jennifer was always on time to our appointments and she is so kind. Jennifer knew exactly what our family’s needs were and found us the perfect home.”

Christian J.

Bought a home in Boones Mill, VA

“I would defiantly recommend Jennifer for all your real estate purchases. Her knowledge, drive, and response times are excellent. She is very understanding and passionate about her job. She kept us informed every step of the way despite any hiccups (which she had no control over). Not only did she find us the perfect home, she did so in a way that was respectful and with class. Jennifer is by far the greatest realtor I have ever worked with.”

Jesse W.

Bought a home in Moneta, VA

“Jennifer was so helpful throughout the entire process, her recommendations for home, loan officers, and title company were the best in the business. Jennifer always had multiple options available and took our needs into consideration for every home we looked at until we found the perfect home for our family. Jennifer put a personal touch we will never forget into the home buying process and we will be forever grateful for the best service. We highly recommend Jennifer to everyone and have already enlisted her help with the selling of a family home, and she will be representing other friends and family in the purchase of their new home.”

Michelle H.

Bought a home in Moneta, VA

“Jennifer Mazeika was very attentive to our needs and prompt in answering our questions. She helped us find a beautiful home with everything we were looking for.”

James B.

Bought a home in Moneta, VA

“This was my first time buying a home and Jennifer was more than reliable.
She always replied to me quickly and took mental notes
about everything I was looking for in a home.”

 

Jessica P.

Bought a home in Union Hall, VA

“Jennifer was a delight to have as my agent. Her dedication to me as her client was superb and her knowledge of the area here in the Smith Mountain Lake is extensive.”

Nita F.

bought a home in Hardy, VA

“Jennifer was near perfect. She was always responsive; we never had to call twice. If she didn’t answer the phone, she got back to us very quickly. She was always willing to go the extra step. She is enthusiastic and her concern for us always seemed to be genuine. To put it succinctly, Jennifer made the ordeal of shopping for a
house much more pleasant than it usually is.”

Kurt S.

bought a home in Wirtz, VA

“Jennifer is absolutely wonderful to work with. She answered all of our questions (we had a lot) and took the time to help find us the right place. I highly recommend her!! I hope we get to see her around the lake!!”

Shannon W.

bought a condo in Moneta, VA

“Very professional, highly prepared, genuine, sincere and knowledgeable about the market. Prompt in returning phone calls and emails and appointments. Always enthusiastic about finding a home that meets the buyer’s wishes.”

Irene C.

bought a home in Wirtz, VA

“Very personable and knowledgeable in her profession. We got along quite well in searching for houses. Traveled throughout three counties in search of the perfect home. Continued despite numerous disappointments and setbacks.”

Doug O.

bought a home in Moneta, VA

“Jennifer has been the best realtor I’ve ever dealt with. She was always quick to respond and meet us wherever, whenever. She got to know us personally and would match us with the best houses. She cared more about our happiness with a home than the incentive she was getting. She helped with dealing with house inspections and dealing with the seller as well.”

Stephen C.

bought a home in Thaxton, VA

“Jennifer is a real estate agent we would use again. When choosing a real estate agent you want someone knowledgeable in all areas of buying and selling, who knows the “ins and outs” of the local area that also has a great personality who can make the sometimes stressful experience as enjoyable as possible. Jennifer is a triple threat! Very knowledgeable of the real estate business and the processes that go along with it. VERY RESPONSIVE. We were buying a property in Smith Mountain Lake and we lived out of town and that was difficult for us. Jennifer made us feel like we could call her anytime and that gave us a level of comfort.”

Gretchen R.

bought a condo in Moneta, VA

“Jennifer has been one of the best agents to work with. She has been very knowledgeable through the whole process. She went above and beyond and did more for us than we could have ever asked for. Answered all of our questions and understood completely what we were looking for and got us into the house of our dreams. Jennifer is an AMAZING agent. We plan to use her in the future and refer her to everyone we know. ”

Tiffani H

Bought a home in Moneta, VA