The Formula For Selling Real Estate

Theory of Realestatetivity on Preparing Your Home

When you are trying to prepare your house for sale there are a few things I would like to remind you to be aware of. These tips are things sellers normally either forget or do not even know to thing of. 1. Paint. If you can try to repaint your walls a natural color. Buyers do not want to be distracted by the colors of your walls. This also helps the buyer be able to envision their personal belongings in your home. 2. Clean, de-clutter, and depersonalize. You want your home to look as clean as possible when you have potential buyers taking tours of your home. By cleaning and de-cluttering this will make your home look well kept and appleaing.One thing most home owners and even realtors forget to do after cleaning the bathroom is to CLOSE THE TOILET. Leaving this open is not something people want to see in pictures or in their walk through. By depersonalizing your home this will also help with the buyer to be able to envision themselves in your home. This means take down all person pictures, accents, children toys are put away, and pet items are put away. 3. Staging. Keep the decor simple. Again your goal is to help the buyer to be able to envision themselves in your space. make sure you have light bulbs replaced if they needs replaced or even replace them with a brighter light output. Bringing in plants into the space is a good idea too. This will give it a calming natural feel to the space. Make sure you clean and organize your closet spaces as well this will make...

Theory of Realestatetivity for Keeping It Clean

When it comes to selling your home its best to keep it clean. It is hard to keep up with it when you are living in the house you are selling, but it will help your house sell better when it is clean and neat looking. Here are some areas I fell that are common problem areas for people when it comes to cleaning their homes. 1. Dust– I have learned that your home’s humidity level can cause more or less dust in your home. If your humidity level in your home is to high it creates the prefect environment for dust mites to live and grow, but if your levels are to low then it can create static which attracts more dust. I read it is better to keep your humidity level in your home between 40% to 50%. This well help with it being to dry and not to moist. It also helps to wash your vents in your home with soap and water at least once a year. 2. Ovens- Personally when it comes to cleaning ovens I do not like using chemicals. It is harsh on my skin and smells horrible. An easy way to clean ovens without harsh cleaners use a pumice stone. Get the stone wet and warm, then use it to clean off cooked on food and grease. This will clean your oven faster and without using harmful cleaners. 3. Carpets and Furniture- It is a good idea to get your carpets and furniture cleaned when you are trying to sell your home. Once you have gotten the carpets and furniture cleaned away to keep them clean is...

To Have Air Fresheners When Selling Your Home or Not?

When selling your home most people think it is a good idea to have air fresheners placed throughout the home. In some sense this is okay to do but there is a line that needs to be drawn on when to many is to over powering. There are quite a few types of air fresheners out there. There are sprays, plug-in’s, and oils for air fresheners out, but that does not mean all of them are a good idea or fit for your home when you are trying to sell. They do not actually get rid of the smells in your home, they mainly just mask the smells. But isn’t that a good thing you ask? To many air fresheners in your home can cause more harm then good actually. It does not only raise red flags to potential buyers but it also can cause health issues. Air fresheners can trigger allergens, asthma, head aches, or even uncomfortable breathing issues. When you have a potential buyer coming through the home you do not want them to be distracted by the over powering smells of your air fresheners or cause them discomfort. One air freshener for every 3-4 rooms, in my opinion, will do just fine. It will add a pleasant smell, but not a smell that seems like you are hiding something like a pet or trying to cause the potential buyer discomfort in their tour. If you have pets and they have left odors behind it is best to eliminate the smells, not mask them. To get rid of these types of odors it is best to deep clean these spots. You...

Marketing YOUR Home

Marketing Your Home What i will do for YOU! Immediate placement in the MLS, which notifies the 7145 REALTORS in the Indiana Regional MLS your home is on the market until SOLD. Your home will be viewable on over 10,000 Buyer websites until SOLD. A mass mailing to your area and my select database telling that your home is for sale. (Up to 400 pieces.) Internet access to homes competing with yours along with 15 minute updates. 2 spots on the Century 21 Bradley TV show, Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on WPTA channel 21, the only real estate show in Fort Wayne, with that ad then placed on the  website, on in streaming video and uploaded to YouTube until SOLD. House Hunt 24/7,  Prospective Buyers can get MLS information on your home with a phone call which notifies me immediately of their interest. Our office is open and staffed 7 days a week, 72.5 hours, to answer calls about your home. My experience, 15,496 days today, March 21, 2016. I am the Top Agent for 2011, 2012 and 2013. Century 21  Bradley Realty is the #1 C21 office of over 2000 Century 21s in the United States for number of homes sold in a year. SMARTER.BOLDER.FASTER CONTACT ME TODAY! 24/7 CELL/VM (260)760-4655 EMAIL ED@EDMCCUTCHEON.COM  ...

My last 21 listing SOLD

Selling Your Present Home List Price – Actual Price in the MLS Target Price – What the Seller wanted to get Sale Price – What the Seller actually got DOM – Days On Market, how long it took to get an accepted offer (These averaged 35 Days)   My Last 21 SOLD Listings List Price Target Price Sale Price DOM 229,900. 220,000. 221,000. 50 129,900. 125,000. 130,000. 1 282,500. 278,000. 278,000. 21 154,900. 152,000. 153,000. 3 116,900. 113,000. 110,000. 44 69.900. 69,900. 69,900. 3 194,900. 189,900. 191,000. 19 349,900. 340,000. 353,900. 14 295,900. 290,000. 289,500. 113 144,900. 140,000. 138,000. 21 172,900. 168,000. 162,500. 95 82,900. 79,000. 78,000. 17 178,900. 175,000. 175,900. 47 129,900. 120,000. 129,900. 2 154,900. 150,000. 155,000. 27 111,900. 109,000. 113,000. 8 119,900. 115,000. 117,500. 123 259,000. 250,000. 259,900. 8 116,500. 110,000. 105,500. 85 139,900.. 135,000. 136,500. 14 149,900. 140,000. 138,500. 71 24 Hr Cell/VM (260) 760-4655 Email   Licensed Broker Since 1973 IF YOU’RE BUYING – IT’S BOUGHT!   IF YOU’RE SELLING – IT’S...

Ed McCutcheon’s Listings

1205 W. Branning Avenue 1205 W Branning Avenue – PRICED TO SELL/ 7 Year old Roof/ Privacy Fenced Yard/ Quiet 2 Block Long Street/ Extra Room on 2nd Floor could be a 4th Bedroom, needs a closet/ Laundry Chute Door on 1st and 2nd Floor/ Some new windows/ 2 Fireplaces/ Kitchen has Dishwasher, Micro-wave, Range and Refrigerator/ HSA Home Warranty Included/3bed/ 2 bath




Listed by Ed McCutcheon of CENTURY 21 Bradley Realty 260-760-4655

16210 Six Oaks Drive 16210 Six Oaks Drive – SPECTACULAR-The only way to describe this home/ Over $55,000. in upgrades over the last 5 years/ 1 Conventional and 1 Custom-Built Oak Circular Staircase/ 2 Master Suites/ Hickory Doors and Trim with Oak Accents/ New Paint, New Carpet and Refinished Oak Floors/ 13′ Long Granite Island in Kitchen/ Jenn-Air Cooktop and Two 30″ Ovens/ Sub-Zero Refrigerator/ 25′ Ceiling in Foyer/ 19′ Ceiling and Wall of Windows in Great Room/ Main Level Ceramic Master Bath with 2 Vanities, Walk-in Shower and Jacuzzi Tub/ 2 90%+ Furnaces, 2 CA units, 2 Water Heaters, 400 amp Service, Hot Water Circulating System, Kinetico Water Softener, 3 Filter Whole-House Reverse Osmosis System, Security System, Intercom System, Constant Pressure Well Pump/ 5’x9′ Pool Table and 9′ Walk-in Bar in Billiards Room/ 1 Year Old Roof/ Irrigated 1.53 Acre Lot/ 14×23 Screened Porch with Cathedral Ceiling/ 14×19 Deck/ Rough-in for Additional Half-Bath on 2nd Floor/ Energy Efficient Home – Last 12 Months Gas Bill Totaled $727.86


Listed by Ed McCutcheon of CENTURY 21 Bradley Realty 260-760-4655

709 Lillian Avenue

709 Lillian Ave – Roof, Furnace, Central Air and Electrical Service new in 2006 

Listed by Ed McCutcheon of CENTURY 21 Bradley Realty 260-760-4655

4621 Live Oak Boulevard

PRICED TO SELL!/ Traditional 4 Bedroom 2-story arrangement/ Basement is studded, insulated, wired and has ceiling light fixtures/ Natural sewer drain for adding basement plumbing, lift station not needed/ Ceiling fans in all Bedrooms/ New Family Room sliding door/ A solid home that needs cosmetic updating, but is clean, move-in ready and priced accordingly.


Listed by Ed McCutcheon of CENTURY 21 Bradley Realty 260-760-4655

6624 Winsted Court

Prime Cul-de-Sac Lot/ Rare Finished Basement with FULL BATH/ Basement Plumbed for Wet Bar/ Fresh Paint/ Some new carpet/ Harlan Kitchen Cabinets and Bathroom Vanities/ Soffit Lights in Kitchen/ Pantry/ Parquet Foyer/ Designer Leaded Glass French Doors lead to a 12×16 Covered Porch ready for Windows or Screening/ Separate Patio/ Whirlpool Tub in Master Bath.


Listed by Ed McCutcheon of CENTURY 21 Bradley Realty 260-760-4655

10425 Sun Hollow Place

When everyone else is closing up their pool for the cold weather you can enjoy this pool 24/7/365. Perfect for competitive swimmer practice, low-impact exercise, re-hab swimming and letting the kids have year-round pool parties so you know where they are. No chance of a sunburn either. 10,000 Gallon indoor saltwater pool and spa in a specially built 30×40 room with 6″walls/ New filter, commercial grade dehumidifier, heater, separate 100amp GFCI panel, motorized safety cover you can walk on, separate 92% Furnace, Epoxied Floor, 1/2 Bath, there is NO POOL ODOR in the home/ First time on the market for this perfect condition home/ Oak and Porcelain floors throughout/ Updated Kitchen with Hard Surface Countertops, LG Stainless Appliances, soft close drawers with dove-tail construction/ Separate Laundry room with Whirlpool Duet Steam Washer and Dryer, Sink, Cabinets and Folding Area/ Guest Bath has the previous laundry closet with cabinets and could be converted to a Wet Bar/ Oak Built-in Shelves and Cabinets in Living Room with outlets and a Boxed Window/ Oak Stair treads/ Master Bath has Ceramic Flooring, Wainscoting and Shower plus a Whirlpool Tub, Speakers, Medicine Cabinet and a 6×9 Walk-in Closet/ All Bedroom Closets have Custom Shelves and Hanging/ Loft area has 9′ of Shelves and Cabinets/ Attic access through door in Bedroom closet/ 3 Car Garage has 2 Openers and the pull-down-stairs are 2′ wide aluminum/ Stone Patio with 2 Level Fountain, Fire Pit and a Natural Gas Grill/ Fresh Paint Inside and Outside/ New Roof/ GFA with Add-On Heat Pump, Gas Average is $59.36, Electric is $122.26/ Seller will give New Owner an Orientation on this Amazing Home


Listed by Ed McCutcheon of CENTURY 21 Bradley Realty 260-760-4655

1270 North Shore Drive

PRICE REDUCED $48,900. FROM ORIGINAL LISTING, LOWEST PRICED HOME ON SYLVAN LAKE / 68.3 FEET OF FRONTAGE/ Good home with Great Views/ The home was remodeled in 1986 and needs to be refreshed, no structural problems/ Garage space was lost when making the first floor an en suite Bedroom, but there is space on the East side of the home to add a 2 Car Garage/ Sylvan Lake is 660 acres and is a dawn-to-dusk all sports lake.


Listed by Ed McCutcheon of CENTURY 21 Bradley Realty 260-760-4655

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