Home Selling Tips from Professionals

Price Your Home According To The Market

  • Look at recent sales comparisons, and consider your competition.
  • An overpriced home will immediately discourage potential buyers from viewing your home.
  • Consider getting an appraisal to establish the true value of your home.

Make A Positive First Impression

  • Curb appeal is important and easy to enhance without spending a fortune.
  • Make your home attractive and welcoming to buyers by:
    • Planting flowers around your mailbox
    • Removing bikes and clutter from the yard
    • Weeding and keeping lawns mowed
    • Trimming overgrown shrubs around the home and walkways
    • Pressure-washing driveway, walkways, and patios
    • Painting the front door is needed and purchasing a new door mat
    • Replacing any wood rot, and repairing garage doors, fences and door sashes.

Keep Your Home Inviting and Well-Maintained

  • Clean walls, floors, doors and carpets.
  • Replace worn-out carpet with a neutral color.
  • Paint scuffed walls with a neutral color. Painting is one of the least expensive improvements you can do to make your home more appealing.
  • Remember you are selling your "space." Remove clutter and your home will appear lighter, brighter and more spacious.
  • Your home can never be too clean for a potential buyer, so:
    • Clean the oven, refrigerator, and organize cupboards.
    • Clear off countertops and remove pictures from the refrigerator.
    • Clean all ceiling fans, light fixtures and blinds.
    • Organize the laundry room, garage and closets.
    • Store excess furniture and make rooms less crowded.
    • Eliminate strong odors or unpleasant smells from pets or cooking.

Stage Your Home For All Showings

  • Make sure lights are on in every room including bathrooms, closets and hallways.
  • Pull back drapes and open or raise blinds.
  • Place potpourri in several rooms of your home.
  • Turn on soft easy-listening music.
  • Keep all pets away during showings and store pet dishes.
  • Put kitchen garbage under the sink.
  • Display fresh towels in the bathrooms.
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