Tips To Sellers When Having An Agent Show Your Home
(Let your home Smile a Welcome to perspective Buyers.)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- Fix That Faucet
Dripping water discolors sinks and suggests faulty plumbing.
- 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.
- From Top To Bottom
Display the full value of your attic and other utility space by removing all unnecessary articles.
- Safety First
Keep stairways clear. Avoid cluttered appearances and possible injuries.
- Make Closets Look Bigger
Neat and well organized closets show that space is ample.
- Bathrooms Help Sell Homes
Check and repair caulking in bathtubs and showers. Make this room sparkle. (When an Agent shows your house.)
- Arrange Bedrooms Neatly
Remove excess furniture. Use attractive bedspreads and freshly laundered curtains.
- 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.
- 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.