Tips To Sellers When Having An Agent Show Your Home

(Let your home Smile a Welcome to perspective Buyers.)

  1. First Impressions Are Lasting
    The front door greets the prospect.  Make sure it is fresh, clean, and scrubbed.   Keep lawn trimmed, edged, and the yard free of refuse.
  2. Decorate For A Quick Sale
    Faded walls and worn woodwork reduce appeal.  Why try to tell the prospect how your home could look, when you can show him be redecorating?  A quicker sale at a higher price will result.  An investment in freshening up the walls will pay dividends.
  3. Let The Sun Shine In
    Open draperies and/or curtains and let the prospect see how cheerful your home can be (dark rooms do not appeal).
  4. Fix That Faucet
    Dripping water discolors sinks and suggests faulty plumbing.
  5. Repairs Can Make A Big Difference
    Loose knobs, sticking doors and windows, warped cabinet drawers and other minor flaws detract from home value.  Have them fixed.
  6. From Top To Bottom
    Display the full value of your attic and other utility space by removing all unnecessary articles.
  7. Safety First
    Keep stairways clear.  Avoid cluttered appearances and possible injuries.
  8. Make Closets Look Bigger
    Neat and well organized closets show that space is ample.
  9. Bathrooms Help Sell Homes
    Check and repair caulking in bathtubs and showers.  Make this room sparkle.   (When an Agent shows your house.)
  10. Arrange Bedrooms Neatly
    Remove excess furniture.  Use attractive bedspreads and freshly laundered curtains.
  11. Can You See The Light?
    Illumination is like a welcome sign.  The potential buyer will feel a glowing warmth when you turn on your lights for an evening inspection.
  12. Three’s A Crowd
    Avoid having too many people present during showings.  The potential buyer will feel like an intruder and will hurry through the house.