First Impressions are Lasting Impressions. The front door greets the prospect. Make sure it is fresh, clean and scrubbed looking. Keep lawn trimmed and edged and the yard free of refuse.
Decorate for a quick sale. Invest in new paint, clean carpets, green plants and flowers for a fresh look and added color.
Let the Sun shine in. Open draperies and curtains and let the prospect see how bright your home can be.
Fix any leaking faucets. Dripping water discolors sinks and suggests faulty plumbing.
Repairs can make a big difference. Loose knobs, sticking doors and windows, warped cabinet drawers and other minor flaws detract from value. Have them fixed.
Neat closets look bigger. Organize your closets to enhance space.
Bathrooms help sell homes. Check and repair caulking in bathrooms and showers. Make your bathrooms sparkle!
Arrange bedrooms neatly. Remove excess furniture, use attractive bedspreads and freshly laundered curtains.
Can you see the light? The potential buyer will feel a glowing warmth when you turn on all your lights for an evening inspection.
Help your agent. Make your house as accessible as possible. The more your house is shown, the better the odds are that it will sell.
Three's a crowd. Avoid having too many people present during showings of your house. The potential buyer will feel like an intruder and will hurry through the house.
Music is mellow. But not when showing a house. Turn down the blaring radio and turn off the television. Let the salesperson and buyer talk, free of disturbances.
Pets under control? Keep them out of the way - preferably out of the house.
Mum's the word. Be courteous and do not force conversation with the potential buyers. They want to preview your house - not pay a social call.
Be it ever so humble. Never apologize for the appearance of your home. After all, it has been lived in. Let the trained salesperson answer any objections. They are good at it.
Your agent is at the forefront. The salesperson knows the buyer's requirements and can better emphasize the features of your home when you do not tag along. You will be called if needed.
A word to the wise. Let your Realtor discuss price, terms, possession and other factors with the potential buyer. The Realtor is eminently qualified to bring negotiations to a favorable conclusion.
Maximize your profit. Affiliated Realty are trained experts. We can help you get the best price for your home.