Help Us Sell Your Home For Top Dollar.
Please remember that you never get a second chance to make a good
first impression. We, therefore, ask for your help in showing
your home in the best possible light. In order to help you,
we present you with this list of simple things that you can do
make your home display to its full advantage and thereby assuring
top dollar and a quick sale in the market.
1. First Impressions mean everything: Start with your lawn, driveway
and front walkway. These are the first parts of the house that
your visitor sees. Fertilize if necessary; water regularly; mow
trim the hedges.
2. Welcome your guest with a clean and uncluttered door and doorway.
Make sure that you present a happy entrance.
3. A lived in but well kept premises goes a long way. If the walls
need to be painted, paint them. If woodwork is scratched, touch
it up. There are too many things that can detract from the value
appeal of a house, not to take care of those little problems.
4. Clean windows. Highlight your walls and ceilings and let more
light into your rooms. Brightness translate to happy.
5. Make your kitchen sparkle. An absolute necessity. Many buyers
will judge an entire home on the condition of the kitchen. Counter
tops should be clean and uncluttered. Your cabinets will be opened
so please put things away neatly. Baking soda on formica removes
6. A shining bathroom helps to sell your home. Repair any loose
grout; clean the caulking; remove soap film from the tile; keep
window open and invite the fresh air in.
7. Let there be light. Open the draperies; in the evening turn
on the lights in all of the rooms. It helps make the rooms appear
be larger and roomier.
8. Make closets look larger by removing or packing items that
can be stored elsewhere. Neat, well organized closets show that
is ample space.
9. Make repairs as needed: Closet doors that are off track, loose
door knobs, dripping faucets, loose or cracked ceiling molding,
are but a few of the items that should be repaired.
10. From top to bottom. Don’t hide your home. Every room
has value. Show the storage space in the attic and the spacious
area in the basement.
11. Check major appliances. Clean the refrigerator and oven; dust
the outside of the hot water heater; oil the attic fan, etc. It
take a lot, but it goes a long way.
12. Do not allow your home to appear to be cluttered. Remove excess
furniture. Store away the children’s toys. Put the lawn mower
away. You know what I mean.
13. Let the professional do the job. Stay in the backyard. Don’t
volunteer. If you are needed, the professional will know how to
find you. It is important that the agent be able to talk freely
14. Silence is golden. Don’t try to force conversation with
a prospective buyer. Be courteous and friendly, of course, but
tag along behind your guest, and remember, they are not in your
home as a social guest.
15. Remove pets. This is a must. Pets are part of our families,
but not at house showing times, however. Keep all of your pets
16. Use the services of the sales agent. If someone attempts
to see your home without a sales agent, please do not admit
say that the home is not yet ready to be shown, and to make
an appointment. Take their name and number and turn it over
agent. He or
she will contact them and return at an appointed hour.