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.

Most Important

  • 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.