Recognized as a top producing real estate agent in the Bucks County area, Laurie was chosen as one of ten realtors to be interviewed by Business Innovators Magazine in a series called Real Estate Trendsetters. This series of interviews, which covers the ten different parts of the real estate transaction, will make up the context of Bucks County Real Estate Trendsetters, a book which will be available in print later this Spring on Amazon. The interview series and book are designed to help both buyers and sellers better understand the home buying and selling process.
Laurie Dau, is a Realtor with Long and Foster Real Estate of Doylestown. With a BS in Marketing and Business Management, and years of experience in sales, marketing and graphic design, Laurie has a unique set of skills which help her to expertly promote property listings as well as negotiate the best prices and terms for her clients. Ranked in the top five percent of Central Bucks County agents, Ms. Dau and her team specialize in residential real estate in Bucks and Montgomery Counties.
In this interview, Laurie covers the topic, “Preparing Your Home For Sale”. She discusses what parts of the home the seller should focus on, the repairs that should always be made, some inexpensive fixes and common misconceptions sellers may have when it comes time to list their home. The most important thing a seller can do at the beginning of the selling experience, according to Laurie, is to shift their mindset to viewing their house as a product that can be shined up to sell. By removing the emotional aspect from the equation, sellers can embrace the changes that need to be made in order to make the greatest profit from the sale. The first recommendation Ms. Dau made is to have the sellers have a pre-inspection completed on their home before listing so as to have an idea of what major systems may need repair or replacement. By tackling these things preemptively, the seller can save themselves from potential exaggerated estimates when buyers have their own inspections done. She also suggests “thinking like a minimalist” and de-cluttering one’s home prior to having pictures taken or showings. All personal and decorative items should be packed away so as to allow potential buyers to envision their own things within the home. Curb appeal plays a large factor in how buyers feel walking up to the home and fresh paint on the door and a new door mat can go a long way in making the home a welcoming one. Often, sellers want to save their money for expenditures on their new homes but Laurie suggests that some inexpensive fixes, such as changing out door knobs and fixtures and some fresh paint can upgrade the look of a whole room. She warns sellers to not go overboard with upgrades for which they would see little to no return but reiterates the importance of making sure there are no maintenance issues within the house. In the interview, Ms. Dau does recommend the hire of a professional to do a deep clean- with a special focus on the kitchen and bathrooms- to make a good impression on potential buyers.
Laurie Dau is available to be contacted by email at email@example.com or by phone at 215-262-1790, and even by text so as to share more of her expertise and knowledge and answer any questions one may have.