Looking to Sell Your Property?

At Powerhouse our goal for sellers is to prepare your home, and or investment property with an intent to maximize your return on investment. With individual home owners this is accomplished through comprehensive market analysis, as well as maintmence and or rennovation enhancements.


For our investors to accomplish maximum return Powerhouse will assist an increasing cash flow decreasing expenses, and exposing the property through our investor database, MLS and various media and internet outlets.


With Powerhouse Realty, you can count on:

  • A competent and fair appraisal of property value
  • A professional sales pitch & advertising campaign online, in the local press, and through our own media outlets
  • Access to our customer database and other resources
  • Frequent showings of the property to potential buyers and investors
  • Comprehensive preperation of proformas for our investors
  • Interactive partnerships with financial institutions

How to Improve the "Curb Appeal" of Your Home

When it comes to selling your home, first impressions are everything.

Homebuyers will drop by after viewing a home they like online, Ad, or even a sign in front of the property. However a potential homebuyer comes across a home they deem interesting it is about how that home is presented to them.

The best way to present your home is through visuals and then the sales pitch. In our modern day society, you can accomplish this online, through a real estate broker, or both. Using more than one medium is always best in order to broaden the amount of potential buyers.

Two very Useful Tips:
1st step for this is photos of the property at its best, clean and appealing. Take as many as you can around the property.

2nd fix anything that can give your homebuyer a reason to not make an offer on the property. Go through your home with a third person perspective and see what needs tweaking. Getting somebody to give you a second opinion on what would make the property more appealing or not is very helpful during this process.

You want to attract one or more of the 5 senses. Using air fresheners, candles and diffusers can do the trick. Aroma plays a subtle but important role in a buyer's decision. Air fresheners, candles and diffusers can do the trick. Your home will smell great and be more enticing to buyers.

Another example would be to trim the hedges and trees, or cleaning the windows to rid them of any stains and smears. If your home looks unkempt from the outside, buyers will be more critical about details on the inside.

Why is what will they see important?

A home's exterior – including the front entry, yard, driveway and sidewalk -- should serve as an example of what's to come when potential buyers enter your home. It entices them to learn more about what could possibly be the most important purchase their lives will depend on.


Call us at 908 391-1136 or contact us online to find out more about tips and tricks on improving your "curb appeal."

Helpful Hints in Preparing for the Sale of Your Home

To facilitate the sales process, please make sure to gather the following information and documents pertaining to your property:

  • Desired price
  • Location (exact address)
  • Type of real estate (house, condo, multi-unit, etc.)
  • Year the property was built
  • Exact dimensions
  • Detailed floor plan
  • Information about included appliances/furnishings
  • Documentation proving ownership
  • Brief description of the property


Once you are ready to put it up for sale, or if you are having trouble assembling the required documentation, please contact us. We're happy to assist you at every step of the process.

Buying Investment Property Tips:



Determining Cash on Cash Return


-What does this mean?


Determining the return on investment against your deposit. 

Ex: If you put down a $100,000 deposit and after income and expenses you're left with $9,000, your cash on cash return is 9%.



Powerhouse Realty

1549 Springfield Ave.,

Maplewood, NJ 07040


Phone: 908 391-1136

Fax: 973 763-5099

E-mail: Rspears10@aol.com


Or use our contact form.

Tip of the Week:




   Selling an estate property by default can be a difficult process. The emotional loss can be overwhelming. This is why it is imperative that you surround yourself with a team that will patiently guide you through the disposition of the property.


1) Make sure your paperwork is in order. Who is named as executor or adminstrator for the estate? Has the paperwork been filed with the county?


2) Hire an attorney that understands family law as well as real estate law if possible. 


3) Does your realtor have experience in estate sales? Often the estate may not have the proceeds to address issues, such as clean outs, repairs or possibly relocation. Does your realtor have the resources to assist? As a whole, empathy and patience should be your guiding light until the closing!

Show Off Your Home!

Quick fixes before selling always pay off, but don’t over improve. Instead, do repairs that will pay off and get you what the home is truly worth. Best advice is to paint all the walls a neutral color, lighter colors open up the space. De- Clutter prior to listing your home… fix leaky faucets and keep the home clean at all times. For higher end homes consider staging (with a professional) to show the houses best light. Finally, depersonalize the home as much as possible. Although it’s emotionally difficult, eliminate family pics and certain art pieces that reflect you. A buyer wants to imagine themselves in the property so a blank canvas is best.


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