Remove all personal items (pictures, religious items, memorabilia etc.) or anything distracting.
Common tasks include planting flowers, pulling weeds, laying down fresh mulch, mowing the lawn, raking, shoveling snow, pressure washing siding, cleaning gutters, removing moss off the roof, and removing cobwebs
(especially around the front door where buyers have time to look while the agent is unlocking the door).
Lock away any valuables to avoid theft of expensive items or private information—including weapons, prescription medications, documents, mail, etc.
Helping find a buyer for your home is only one facet of a real estate professional’s job. There are many more aspects including explaining the basic real estate practices and principles and all the related paperwork, performing a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) to help determine your home’s value, helping to prepare your home for sale, listing your home, marketing your home, keeping you informed throughout the process. When the sale begins, it’s important to work with someone who will assist you with the paperwork, negotiate on your behalf, make sure deadlines are met, and work with the escrow company.
Housing discrimination is illegal. Check out these important resources to keep you protected, and safe so you will be treated equally and with integrity.
Learn the history, who is protected, what types of houses are covered, and how to file a complaint, among other interesting information about the Fair Housing Act.
NAR offers articles, eBooks, websites, statistics, and more!
Located in Spokane, Krista is proud to have this organization providing Fair Housing information to the Eastern and Central Washington State.
A great resource for protections against sex-based housing discrimination under the Fair Housing Act. This includes "sex, gender, sex stereotyping and sexual harassment, as well as some housing protections for survivors of domestic violence, and individuals who are (or are perceived as) gender non-conforming or transgender."
Krista is a proud member of the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance. See our mission, the network, and keep up-to-date on events and news.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in everyday activities.
Learn more about the Fair Housing Act's limited exemptions for older persons from the familial status prohibitions.
HUD's resource on the rights of families with children.
"Families with children" includes those under 18 years, persons who are pregnant or in the process of obtaining legal custody, or persons with the written permission of the parent or legal guardian."
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