Tips for Selling Your Home

To put you home in the best light possible for potential buyers, follow our time-tested selling tips.

Curb Appeal
First impressions are everything when it comes to selling a home. This is why the way your home looks from the street is so important.  Think about and improve, if necessary, the condition of the yard, landscaping, and exterior of your home. 

Your Home's Interior
The interior of your home should be neat, clean and clutter-free. Locate and repair obvious maintenance problems, such as leaky faucets, burned-out light bulbs, faulty door knobs/hinges, broken or faulty electrical switches/outlets, poor caulking, and so forth. The garage and storage buildings should be neat and clean. It is very important to clean your refrigerator, stove and other appliances, sinks, counter tops, walls and floors.  Keep closets and other storage areas neat because untidy or overly crowded closets suggest inadequate storage space.  The bathrooms should be neat, clean, and fresh.

Other Considerations
Children, pets,and adults present at the time of showing can keep buyers from feeling at ease.  Thus, if possible, be out of the house at the time of showing. Open the drapes or shades throughout in the daytime. Strong cooking or smoking odors can ruin a sale--make sure your home smells fresh.

Please call or email us if you have questions regarding the sale of your home. We can help you find problem areas and offer referrals for repair services.

Remember: For a quicker sale, make sure that your home is in tip-top shape! As the old saying goes, "one does not get a second chance to make a good first impression."

 

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