Tips for selling your home
You don't get a second chance to make a good first impression! Most buyers look for homes that are well cared for.
- The stove, refrigerator and sink in the kitchen should be spotless and all work surfaces clear.
- Neat and squeaky bathrooms!
- Clean and tidy closets. Overcrowded closets suggest inadequate storage space.
Do Not Forget These
- Remove clutter form the yard, cut the grass, edge the walkways, trim bushes & shrubs and weed the garden.
- Repair, paint or power wash the front of the house including the steps, railings, windows & screens and the Front Door!
- Tidy up side and back doors. Clean the windows and gutters
- Straighten up the garage and repair, paint or wash any doors and or windows.
- Repair any plumbing that needs to be addressed, including dripping faucets and leaky toilets.
- Clean the exterior unit of the heating/cooling unit and change all filters.
- Replace all burned out light bulbs and replace all faulty light switches.
- Remove any clutter in the hallway and stairs to give it a wider appearance.
- Oil or lubricate any squeaky hinge, tighten door knobs, faucets, etc.
- Any be sure the home is clean! Touch up any spots with paint and be sure any defect is repaired.
Odds & Ends
- For showings, please be out of the house if possible. Children, pets and adults can keep buyers from feeling at ease while they look through a home.
- Tell us which rooms benefit from sunshine or cooling breezes.
- Tell us what you like about the house, the yard, the location. We would like to hear from the husband and wife separately on this one!
- Turn on all lights for the showing.
- Open drapes and blinds in the daytime; close them at night.
- Strong cooking or smoking odors can ruin a sale. Make sure your home is fresh for showings.