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:
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
Make sure doorbell and front porch light
are in working order.
Eliminate all clutter and start with a good
general cleaning from top to bottom.
Consider a fresh coat of paint on all
Arrange furniture to make each room appear
more spacious and attractive.
Wash windows and sills.
Shampoo rugs and carpets. Floors should be
Repair loose doorknobs, sticking doors and
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
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.