Preparing Your Home to Show
Below are some helpful tips in terms of getting your home ready to show and sell!
We can help you! Our experts know exactly what it takes to prepare a home for sale.
First Impressions Are The Most Lasting
Remember when a prospect comes to view your home their first
impression is lasting. Your front lawn and other landscaping should be mowed and
neatly trimmed. Make sure your yard is clean of refuse and leaves. The walkway
and steps should be swept, and, in winter, free of ice and snow. The front door
must be clean or freshly painted the doorbell in working order.
Decorate For Quicker Sale
Faded walls and scuffed woodwork reduces appeal. Why describe how your house could look when you can
show how it looks with just a reasonable amount of redecoration.
A minor investment just in paint and wallpaper will bring bigger dividends to you in the
form of a better price and quicker sale.
Let The Sun Shine In
Open the drapes, curtains and shades. Clean the windows so the
prospective buyers can see how light and bright your home is. Dark dreary rooms
do not appeal to most home-buying prospects.
Fix leaky faucets and toilets. Dripping water suggests faulty or
The Little Things Count
Loose doorknobs, cabinet handles, sticking doors and drawers, stuck windows or wobbly
knobs - are all negative first impressions. Take the time to go around and check
and repair all these things even if you think they are minor.
Always keep stairways and corridors clean and clear of clutter.
For added safety make sure toys skateboards, roller
blades and low-riding cycles are put away.
Show Your Home From Top To Bottom
Why not let prospects see the full value of your attic right down to the basement,
garage and any other storage space you have by removing junk, cartons and any
unused items. Neatly stack boxes, books and any other treasures.
Closets, Closets, Closets
Everyone loves closets; make them look even bigger by having them clean, neat and well organized.
Remove anything that takes away from the spacious look.
Bathrooms Sell Homes
Make your bathroom(s) sparkle. Clean rust stained sinks and
tub area and replace any discolored caulking. Make certain that all light bulbs
work and put out a fresh set of towels.
Keep bedrooms bright and cheerful. Use attractive and colorful bed
linens and spreads. You can achieve this lasting impression inexpensively.
Remove any excess furniture to avoid the crowded look.