Bradley Realty LLC

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5 Things to do Before Putting Your Home on the Market 

1. Have a pre-sale home inspection. Be proactive by arranging for a pre-sale home inspection. An inspector will be able to give you a good indication of the trouble areas that will stand out to potential buyers, and you’ll be able to make repairs before open houses begin.

2. Organize and clean. Pare down clutter and pack up your least-used items, such as large blenders and other kitchen tools, out-of-season clothes, toys, and exercise equipment. Store items off-site or in boxes neatly arranged in the garage or basement. Clean the windows, carpets, walls, lighting fixtures, and baseboards to make the house shine.

3. Get replacement estimates. Do you have big-ticket items that are worn our or will need to be replaced soon, such your roof or carpeting? Get estimates on how much it would cost to replace them, even if you don’t plan to do it yourself. The figures will help buyers determine if they can afford the home, and will be handy when negotiations begin.

4. Find your warranties. Gather up the warranties, guarantees, and user manuals for the furnace, washer and dryer, dishwasher, and any other items that will remain with the house.

5. Spruce up the curb appeal. Pretend you’re a buyer and stand outside of your home. As you approach the front door, what is your impression of the property? Do the lawn and bushes look neatly manicured? Is the address clearly visible? Are pretty flowers or plants framing the entrance? Is the walkway free from cracks and impediments?

Reprinted from REALTOR® magazine ( with permission of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Copyright 2008. All rights reserved. 

Forms You’ll Need to Sell Your Home 

1. Property disclosure form. This form requires you to reveal all known defects to your property. Check with your state government to see if there is a special form required in your state.

2. Purchasers access to premises agreement. This agreement sets conditions for permitting the buyer to enter your home for activities such as measuring for draperies before you move.

3. Sales contract. The agreement between you and the seller on terms and conditions of sale. Again, check with your state real estate department to see if there is a required form.

4. Sales contract contingency clauses. In addition to the contract, you may need to add one or more attachments to the contract to address special contingencies — such as the buyer’s need to sell a home before purchasing yours.

5. Pre- and post-occupancy agreements. Unless you’re planning on moving out and the buyer moving in on the day of closing, you’ll need an agreement on the terms and costs of occupancy once the sale closes.

6. Lead-based paint disclosure pamphlet. If your home was built before 1978, you must provide the pamphlet to all sellers. You must also have buyers sign a statement indicating they received the pamphlet.

Reprinted from REALTOR® magazine ( with permission of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Copyright 2008. All rights reserved


About Kim

I truly love my career in real estate. It gives me the opportunity to serve people while earning a living. I have grown up in the Chelsea/Shelby County area and know all about the booming growth first hand. I have also worked in small family business for over 16 years so I know how challenging it can be making sound financial decisions. Working as an entrepreneur has allowed me to experience first hand the vast changes and growth throughout the county and state as well as give me much needed experience in sales, marketing, and communication with others. After working on the business side of development I became interested in obtaining my sales person license and have loved it ever since. Serving the community in real estate since 2006 I have now earned my Broker’s License. I look forward to earning YOUR business!


“My home buying experience, which was very limited, turned out to be a most pleasant experience and that was due to Kim. She has the knowledge you need and the caring attitude that makes all the difference. Knowledge can be obtained, but the care is that extra ingredient that she brings to her clients. She doesn’t just stop at the time of sale, she keeps up and offers her help with problems that might arise after the sale. I wouldn’t use anyone else should I need to make a change and I would recommend her to anyone seeking a competent caring realtor.”--Cande Maxie

“Working with Kim is a pleasure. She is good at what she does and will go the extra mile to make sure a transaction goes as smoothly as possible. She takes care of things you don’t even think about.” –L. McGhee

“Kim Bradley is the best realtor I have ever worked with. I have bought and sold many homes over time, and never have I experienced such a feeling of trust, knowing that the professional I was working with had my very best interest at heart throughout the process. I would highly recommend Miss Bradley without reservation. She is dependable, trustworthy and a pleasure to do business with.” –Katrina Wolf

“We couldn’t imagine having gone through the process of buying our first home with anyone other than Kim as our Realtor. We never once felt pressured or overwhelmed, and she always took the time to explain everything in detail for us. She really went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable with our
decision. Kim truly has a servant’s heart, and we feel blessed to not only have her as our Realtor, but also as our friend.” — J. & E. Watkins

“Last year Kim was my real estate agent for the second time. I liked working with her so much when I bought my first house that I used her again when I upgraded :) She devotes herself to her clients and is great to have on your side. Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity” J.S. Adams