Keller Williams Real Estate
Frank Kregloe Home Team


How to Prepare for the Sale of Your Home

: acquiring the highest market value and elevating your home above others in the same price range often comes down to FIRST IMPRESSIONS!

There are a lot of preparations you should make to ensure you get the best offer possible in the shortest time. You want to do everything you can to maximize your home’s appeal.
Here are some practical tips for preparing your home for sale…

Repair. If you have hardwood floors that need refinishing, or cracked tiles be sure to get them looking their best—hardwood is a huge selling point. Don’t forget to address any issues with the exterior—fences, shingles, sidewalks, etc. After all, without curb appeal, some buyers may never get to see the inside.

Neutralize & De-personalize. You want buyers to see themselves in your home. If your living room has lime green walls, and all your collectibles and personal photographs, this will be much harder for them to do. Try replacing any bold color choices with something more neutral—beiges, tans, and whites. (Neutral SELLS) Repainting will make everything look fresh and new, and help prospective buyers imagine all the possibilities. De-personalize rooms as much as possible by removing your photographs, collectibles, and anything else that may hinder buyers from taking emotional ownership of the house.

Clean. A good deep clean has a big impact when it comes to preparing your home for sale. Clean all horizontal and vertical surfaces (including windows, doors, and appliances) paying special attention to areas that aren’t commonly cleaned: trim work, baseboards, doorways etc.. Make sure there are no fingerprints left on reflective surfaces, and especially pay close attention to any offending odors. Smell receptors are closely tied to our moods and if the home doesn’t smell fresh and clean this can turn away prospective buyers.

Stage. Buyers often buy on emotion; it’s about how they feel in the space. Once your house is clean and updated, it’s time to play dress up. Home stagers can add small details and décor touches (lamps, mirrors, throw rugs) that will bring out the possibilities in your home. This can be particularly useful if your home is especially old or if the exterior looks dated. And all of this leads potential buyers to feel more comfortable and at home.

Now for some great news. We’re here for you! With an exceptional team of real estate professionals, home repair & maintenance contractors, designers and stagers, we will guide you through the process and handle all the details for you! We serve all of New River Valley and the surrounding areas and are happy to be your resource and answer any questions.

Give us a call to see how we can help you! 540-391-0009


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What my clients are saying  

Frank knows the local market extremely well and was incredibly attentive to all our needs. He exceeded all of our expectations and I would recommend him in every circumstance as a buyer or seller agent in the New River Valley area.


~ M. Belay

Frank was absolutely wonderful to work with. My husband and I live out of state. Frank was there to show our home, take care of inspection and find appropriate services to address findings. He managed to sell our home in a record time at a very fair price (something our previous agent couldn't do!). We highly recommend him.


~ ddanelisen

Frank's easygoing style makes him a pleasure to work with. He is familiar with the local area and market and brought things to my attention that I would have otherwise overlooked. I'd be very comfortable recommending Frank to others seeking an agent to buy or sell a home with.


~ Denise D

Frank was honestly a pleasure in assisting us in finding our new home! He was extremely reliable, friendly and informative throughout the whole process, providing a fun but also professional experience. His hard work got us into our dream home and we couldn't be more happy and thankful!


~ ChassidyStaton

Frank kregloe is awesome! He went above and beyond for my family. We were very pleased with his ongoing work performance. He found our home for us in 2 days, and we love it. Frank will work for you to get you the home you want and give you the best deal. We enjoyed working with frank and his hospitality.


~ ahexcav8

Frank was simply wonderful to work with! I have actually already referred him to a friend and will certainly continue to do so in the future when I hear of someone looking for an agent. His expertise allowed for us to comfortably find the perfect home for our family and his negotiation skills allowed for us to purchase this home at a great price. He is extremely professional, and was always responsive no matter the time or day we reached out to him. My husband is not a people person. There are very few he actually likes and trust. The fact he likes him and trusted him enough to work through the process speaks volumes! We are very proud, extremely satisfied and happy first time homebuyers thanks to Frank.


~ Brawling73

Great job of walking us through home buying experience. Awesome at his job! Found our Dream Home! If your looking to purchase home in The New River Valley Va Frank Kregloe is the guy you need to see!!


~ shuptdo

Frank is excellent. At each stage of the process he was helpful, knowledgeable, and he responded to every question / request immediately. As first time buyers we really appreciated that. He also knows everyone in the area so has been great at setting us up with various folks to help us after we bought our house.


~ paulavey

We were completely new to the process of buying a house, and went right for a larger property. We were very insecure and didn't know anything. Frank found an amazing place for us, was always responsive to all our questions, made the process extremely easy and helped us getting an amazing deal. I would work with Frank anytime again.


~ ninas0

When I listed my house with Frank, My wife and I were going through a very hard time, "and a stressful time at that." He really put our minds at ease when he showed up at our house. We instantly liked Frank. House sales were not so good when we put our house on the market. He always stayed in contact, always got feed back, let us know what to expect ahead of time. He talks the talk and walks the walk! He is on your side 100 percent. Very professional, very hard working.


~ coogancraig

We contacted Frank in mid-2015 after reading positive reviews on Zillow. We had moved out of the area and were looking for help selling our house from a distance. Frank took care of everything from listing to closing. After meeting him and handing over the keys we never needed to travel back to Christiansburg. Frank processed all of the documents electronically and took care of all in-person appointments - for appraisals, inspections, etc. He found a landscaper to keep the grass mowed and a contractor to address what the buyer wanted post-inspection. Frank seems to know everyone in the local business and was able to get things done for us, quickly. This was our first home sale, and as it turned out the process was easier than buying. Frank is knowledgeable and easy to work with. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone in the NRV.


~ re68

We have worked with Frank several times over the past 10+ years. He is exceptionally personable, knowledgeable , and eager to help. His insight has helped to make our purchases easily successful.


~ cattailspring

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