Prepare Your Home To Sell:

  1. A Good First Impression: Make sure your front door is fresh and clean. Keep you lawn trimmed and free of refuse.

  2. Decorate to sell quickly: A fresh coat of paint and new carpet in neutral colors will greatly increase your chances of a quick sale.

  3. Sunshine Welcomes: Open drapes and curtains to show how cheery your home can be

  4. Fix Those Faucets: Dripping water discolors sinks and suggests plumbing problems.

  5. Repairs Make a Big Difference: Tarnished brass, loose knobs, sticking windows and other minor flaws can detract from the value of your home.

  6. Remove Clutter: Display the full value of your attic or utility space by removing clutter.

  7. Safety First: Keep stairways and other traffic areas clear.

  8. Create Spaciousness: Neat, well ordered closets show that space is ample.

  9. Bathrooms Help Sell Homes: Check and repair caulking. Make this room sparkle.

  10. Keep Bedrooms Simple: Remove excess furniture. Use attractive bedspreads and curtains.

  11. Create Ambiance: Show the warmth of your home by turning on all lights for an evening inspection.

  12. Three's a Crowd: Avoid crowds during inspections. Crowds make prospects feel like intruders.

  13. Pets: Keep them out of the way, preferably out of the house.

  14. Silence is Golden: Never apologize for the appearance of your home. Let your Realtor answer any objections.

  15. Stay in the Background: The Realtor knows the buyer's requirements and can emphasize the features of your home.

  16. A Word to the Wise: Let the Realtor discuss price and other factors. They specialize in bringing negotiations to a favorable conclusion.

  17. Use Your Agent: Show your home only by appointment through your agent.