Tips On Selling Your Home
FIRST IMPRESSIONS COUNT . . .
- Plant some flowers. Keep lawns and hedges neatly trimmed, weed flower beds
- Clean out your garage or carport to show off its full size.
- Clean the outside windows.
- Oil gate hinges and latches, repair fence if necessary.
- Remove dead limbs and branches from trees - especially from evergreens.
- Check your outdoor lights; are house numbers faded?
- Touch up outdoor paint if necessary.
- In winter, make sure all ice and snow is removed from outside stairways, walks, etc.
- Don't let anything obstruct the street's view of your "For Sale" sign - and keep it shining clean.
EASY "TOUCH-UPS" . . .
- Wash down entry walls or give them a coat of paint.
- Repair drawers and cupboard doors that stick, squeak or won't close properly.
- Free up any hard-to-open windows.
- Repair leaky faucets and any toilet that runs, replace loose tiles.
- Wash the kitchen walls and shine up sinks, knobs, etc.
- Make sure your closets are clear of everything except clothes that are neatly hung or folded.
SOOTHE VISITORS . . .
- Open drapes to let sunshine fill your home.
- Try to avoid cooking a meal that might cause a lingering odor.
- Light scented candles.
- Put large pets outside. Keep all pets away from prospects.
- Get the children settled quietly in one room.
BE COMFORTABLE . . .
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- Let your representative do the talking - and the walking. Unless asked, do not join the tour of your home.
- Do not discuss price or terms. Give polite answers to direct questions, but let your representative negotiate the sale.
- Do not apologize for the appearance of your home.