10 Tips Every Home Seller Should Know:
1. First impressions last
Give your home “curb appeal.” Your lawn and garden should be neatly tended, your walkways and porch swept and the inside of your home should be spotless.
2. Let in natural light
Open your curtains and blinds, and make sure the windows are clean and clear.
3. Where possible, remove personal pictures
Make it easy for the prospect to imagine how he or she might live in your home.
4. Remove bric-a-brac
Nobody loves a cluttered house when it’s not theirs.
5. Organize and clean your closets
You can never have too much great closet space to offer buyers.
6. Make sure your bathroom sparkles
Clean your bathroom from the toilet to the tub, from the grout to the faucets and everywhere in between.
7. Replace all light bulbs
Make sure all lights and floodlights are in working order — inside and out.
8. Now is the time to do all the ‘Saturday Chores’
You know, the ones you may have been putting off: repair loose doorknobs, stuck windows and doors that squeak. Buyers can be sticklers when it comes to the small stuff.
9. Remove your pets
Rover goes out the house when prospective buyers are in it.
10. Let your real estate professional show your home to prospective buyers
Either leave your home entirely or stay in one room and read or sit quietly while your sales professional and prospective buyer walk through your home. Remember that buyers are “trying your home on for size,” and imagining themselves and their belongings in your home.
Remember that to your prospective buyer, home buying is more than a business transaction. It’s a huge emotional decision, and may likely represent the most important investment they’ll ever make.
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