Consumer Tips For Effectively Selling Your Home

 

Our experience as REALTORS® have proven that taking time to prepare your home for sale, makes for a shorter market time, with fast and very satisfying results.

 

Preparing Your Home

  • Remove all clutter from yard

  • Cut and edge grass

  • Trim all hedges and weed all gardens

  • Paint, fix or wash railings, steps, windows, screens and front door

  • Repeat with side and or back doors

  • Clean rain gutters

  • Straighten garage

  • Paint or wash garage doors and windows

  • Repair all leaks and dripping faucets

  • Replace all burned out light bulbs

  • Repair faulty light switches

  • Remove all inside clutter

  • Oil hinges, tighten door knobs

  • Give home an overall cleaning

 

Prior to Showing Buyers

  • Turn on all inside lights, even during the daylight hours

  • During evening, turn on outside lights

  • Turn on soft music

  • If possible, have house smelling good ... cinnamon on stove, etc

  • Keep pets in separate area, change litter box often

  • Keep valuables, money, etc., in safe place and out of sight

  • Keep shades and draperies open

  • Open all doors inside the home, excepting closets

  • Light a fire in fireplace in the fall and winter months whenever possible

 

When Showing Your Home

  • Buyers are more comfortable previewing your home if they feel unobtrusive, and will spend more time if you are not in the home

  • If you are unable to leave the home, group children around the television with low volume, or have them play in specifically designated area

  • Do not precede or follow prospective buyers throughout your home, let your sales associate show and sell