When you are selling your home appearance is everything and even the littlest flaw can
prevent you from getting top dollar for your home. Here are some highly recommended
tips on showcasing our home in its best light.
First Impressions Are Important!
Remember, when a prospect comes to look at your house, the first thing they will see is
your home’s front door! Be sure that it is fresh, and clean. Keep your lawn and landscaping
well manicured and trimmed. Rake your yard free of refuse and leaves. If it has snowed,
be certain that you’ve removed the ice and snow from walk and steps.
What You Show Is What You Get!
Faded walls and worn woodwork will reduce the appeal of your home. Why try to tell a
prospect how your home could look, whenyou can show them how bright and fresh your
home can actually be with a reasonable amount of redecoration? A quicker sale at a
higher price will result. Invest in a quick coat of white paint on walls or trim where
Let The Sun Shine In!
Open those drapes, curtains and blinds all the way, so the prospect can see how bright
and cheerful your home is.
Fix That Leaky Faucet
Dripping water discolours sinks and suggests faulty or worn out plumbing. Paint that
ceiling stain where the tub upstairs overflowed“last year”. Any indications of plumbing
problems will cause concern on the behalf of the buyer, even if unwarranted!
Little Things Mean a Lot
Take a few minutes to check that your doors don’t stick or have loose knobs on them.
Don’t forget your windows and cabinetdrawers. Get all those minor flaws fixed since
they detract from your home’s value.
Safety First and Always!
Keep stairways and hallways clear and clean since this will avoid injuries around your
home, as well as be less distracting to thepotential buyer.
From Top to Bottom...
Keep things neat & tidy throughout your home. Throw out old newspapers or other items
you have been hoarding for “decades”.Display your attic, basement, etc. better by removing
all unnecessary articles to outside storage. A coat of paint can do wonders ifyour basement
is dark and dreary.
Make them look bigger by having them neat and well organized to show that your home
has ample closet space. Put anyout of season clothes into storage somewhere else!
Bathrooms Sell Homes!
Make these rooms sparkle! Check and repair any damaged or discoloured caulking in
the bathtubs and showers, and be sure thatthe towels and area rugs are bright.
Bedrooms Shouldn’t Sleep!
Keep these rooms bright and cheerful. Remove any excess furniture and be sure to
use attractive and colourful bedspreads, andfresh curtains.
Your home’s illumination in the evening can be a “welcome” sign to that prospective
buyer! Turn on all of your outside and insidelights when showing your home at night
and the Buyer will feel a glowing warmth as a result of your lighting.
Two’s a Couple & Three’s a Crowd
Don’t have too many people present during a showing since the potential buyers will
feel like intruders and want to hurry throughyour house. The goal is to encourage them
to spend as much time in your home as possible so that they can “get comfortable”.
Silence Is Golden!
Always be courteous and friendly, but don’t try to “force” conversation with a potential
buyer. They are there to concentrate on theinspection of your home.
Music Soothes the Savage Breast....
…but not the potential buyer. When showing your house, turn off that blaring radio or television. This will allow the showing agentand buyer to talk freely and not be distracted.
Curb Your Dog!
A dog is “man’s best friend,” but not when showing your home. Many people are afraid
of dogs or allergic to cats. Keep all pets outof the way and not underfoot.
Be It Ever So Humble
There’s no place like home. As long as you have done your best to keep your home clean
and tidy, never apologize for theappearance of your home. After all, you must live there
day to day.
Don’t Put the Cart Before the Horse!
Trying to sell the prospective Buyers any of the furniture or furnishings that you’re not
taking with you, before they’ve purchasedyour home, can often lose the sale.
A “Word to The Wise”
We will discuss the selling price, terms, possession and other factors with the Buyer or
their agent. With many successful years ofreal estate experience, Kevin and April can
bring your negotiations to a pleasing conclusion.
Showings By Appointment Only!
Only allow agents to show your home to prospective Buyers by appointment through
our real estate office. This is for your safetyand it allows us to track who has shown the
property and what comments their clients have made.
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