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seller preparation tips




 
 

Once you've decided to sell your home, there are a 
number of things which you can do to help get the best 
possible price in the shortest amount of time.

Some preparation tips include:

Exterior -

  • Keep lawn trimmed and edged.  Pick up debris, tools and lawn equipment.

  • Repair any broken fences and gates.

  • Wash down driveways and sidewalks.

  • Replace cracked windows and any torn screens.

  • Make sure doorbell and front porch light are in working order.

Interior -

  • Eliminate all clutter and start with a good general cleaning from top to bottom.

  • Consider a fresh coat of paint on all walls.

  • Arrange furniture to make each room appear more spacious and attractive.

  • Wash windows and sills.

  • Shampoo rugs and carpets. Floors should be waxed.

  • Repair loose doorknobs, sticking doors and windows.

  • Fix leaky faucets and eliminate water discoloration in sinks and tubs.

  • Be sure stairs are free of obstacles.

  • Clean out closets to display roominess.

Showing the house -

  • The television and radio should be turned off.

  • Send children and pets outdoors when playing.  This will eliminate confusion and keep the attention focused on the home.

  • Leave drapes open for light and airiness.

  • Be courteous and don't force conversation with the buyer.

  • The salesperson better knows the buyer's requirements and can better emphasize the features of your home when you don't tag along.  You will be called if needed.

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