Fix and decorate for a quick sale. Why try to tell the prospects how your home could look when you can show them before hand?
The front door greets the prospect. Make sure it is fresh, clean, and paint the trim.
Reseed the lawn and fertilize if necessary, weed the gardens and add mulch. Deep green grass makes a lasting impression. In winter, be sure snow and ice are removed from walks and steps.
An investment in neutral new kitchen paint will pay dividends.
Open draperies and curtains and let the prospect see how cheerful you home can be. Dark rooms have less appeal.
Have the windows spotless.
Are the appliances operating properly and sparkling?
Dripping water discolors sinks and suggests faulty plumbing.
Repairs can make a big difference. Loose knobs, sticking doors and window, warped cabinet drawers and other minor flaws detract from home value. Have them fixed.
Display the full value of your attic, basement and other utility space by removing all unnecessary articles,
Pack excess linens and clothing to make closets look bigger. Neat, well-ordered closets show that space is ample.
Check and repair grout in bathtubs and showers. Make this room sparkle.
Remove excess furniture. Use attractive bedspreads and fresh looking window coverings.
Am I familiar with similar homes on the market that I may be competing against?
Have I asked my REALTOR® for a list of ways I can improve the “Marketability” of my home without wasting time and money.
Illumination is like a welcome sign. The potential buyer will feel a glowing evening when you turn on all your lights for an evening inspection.
Am I ready to disclose any structural defects such as roof, foundation or wiring problems?
Have I started looking for my new home? Do I know what I want in another home?
What do I need to do to prepare for my upcoming move?