Tips for Sellers

The key to selling your home quickly and at the right price is in preparing it appropriately. 

Here are some tips to help you get started. 

  • Give your home a thorough cleaning. 
  • Oil door hinges, tighten door knobs. 
  • Have carpets professionally cleaned, or replaced if damaged. 
  • Repair dripping faucets and leaky toilets. 
  • Replace all burned out light bulbs. 
  • Repair defective light switch. 
  • Get rid of clutter both inside and out. 
  • Cut and edge grass. 
  • Trim hedges and weed gardens. 
  • Paint, fix or wash railings, steps, storm windows, screens and doors. 
  • Clean out the gutters. 
  • Wash the windows. 
  • Tidy up the garage. 
  • Paint, wash and fix garage doors and windows.

Here are some helpful tips for showing your home. 

  • Keep pets out of the house. Either take them with you or keep them penned in the yard or garage. 
  • Put away items in the yard like garden tools, bicycles and toys. 
  • Make sure your home is well lit.  
  • Remove clutter from tables and shelves. Less clutter creates the illusion of a larger space. 
  • Keep money, prescription drugs, and other valuables, out of view.  
  • Add a ground up lemon to the garbage disposal to give the kitchen a fresh smell. 
  • Open shades and curtains to let in light. 
  • Light a fire in the fireplace to create a comfortable ambiance. 
  • Keep radios and TVs off, or on a low volume. 

I also offer staging services

Its difficult to explain to a seller who has just finished hauling away years’ worth of stuff and furniture that now they need to pay to have stuff and furniture brought back in! The goal is to create an emotional connection between a potential buyer and the house at first site.

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