For Sellers

-PLACE A POTTED PLANT BY THE FRONT DOOR, MAKE YOUR HOME, INSIDE AND OUTSIDE LOOK INVITING!
-GET RID OF ANY MOVABLE STORAGE PIECES IN THE KITCHEN AND TAKE ALL THE CLUTTER OFF THE REFRIGERATOR
-PRUNE AND TRIM TREES, TALL HEDGES AND SPRAWLING VINES
-WALLS SHOULD BE CLEAN AND FREE OF SMUDGES, FINGERPRINTS AND DENTS
-BADLY WORN FURNITURE SHOULD BE TEMPORARILY STORED OUT OF SIGHT
-RUGS AND CARPETS SHOULD BE SPOT FREE AND KEPT CLEAN
-LEAKY FAUCETS SHOULD BE FIXED
-LOOSE STAIR BANISTERS SHOULD BE TIGHTENED AND STEPS FREE OF OBJECTS
-DISCOLORED OR CRACKED SWITCHPLATES SHOULD BE REPLACED, AND STICKING DOOR REPAIRED
-CLOSETS, SHELVES AND DRAWERS ORGANIZED TO DISPLAY SPACIOUSNESS
-CLOTHING HUNG NEATLY AND SHOES AND OTHER OBJECTS NEATLY ARRANGED
-BATHROOMS SPARKLING CLEAN. TUB AND SHOWER CAULKING REPAIRED
-NOTHING TURNS OFF A BUYER MORE THAN A DIRTY HOUSE SO KEEP IT CLEAN! THIS IS ONE OF THE CHEAPEST WAYS TO GAIN VALUE FOR YOUR HOME!
-KEEP LIGHTING AND WINDOWS IN MIND WHEN SHOWING YOUR HOME. GOOD LIGHTING AND OPEN WINDOW COVERINGS WILL MAKE YOUR HOME MORE CHEERFUL AND SPACIOUS
-DON’T PLAN MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS ON YOUR HOME. MOST HOME BUYERS WANT TO MAKE THEIR OWN MAJOR CHANGES. YOU WILL BE WISER TO SELL THEM THE POTENTIAL AT A PRICE THEY CAN AFFORD. HOWEVER IF YOUR CARPETING OR PAINTING IS TOTALLY UNPRESENTABLE, OF COURSE, IT SHOULD BE REDONE, BUT ONLY IN A NEUTRAL SHADE AND AT A MINIMUM COST
-HELP YOUR REAL ESTATE AGENT SHOW YOUR HOME TO ITS BEST POTENTIAL–IT PAYS OFF!
-TV AND RADIO SHOULD BE TURNED DOWN LOW OR OFF WHEN YOUR HOME IS BEING SHOWN
-CHECK CEILINGS FOR LEAK STAINS. FIX THE CAUSE OF THE DAMAGE, REPAIR CEILING AND PAINT
-YOUR HOME WILL NOT BE FOR EVERY BUYER, BUT GIVING THE BEST FIRST IMPRESSION YOU CAN WILL CERTAINLY HELP. YOU MAY NOT GET A “DO OVER”. REMEMBER, IF IT DOESN’T WORK FOR THIS BUYER, THE REAL ESTATE AGENT SHOWING THE HOME MAY HAVE OTHERS. MAKE THEM KEEP YOUR HOME IN MIND!
-FENCES AND GATES SHOULD BE REPAIRED AND REPAINTED IF NECESSARY
-ROOF, GUTTERS AND DOWNSPOUTS SHOULD BE IN GOOD REPAIR
-CRACKED WINDOWS AND TORN SCREENS SHOULD BE REPLACED. SCREENS, WINDOWS, WINDOWSILLS, DOORKNOBS AND LIGHT SWITCHES SHOULD BE CLEAN
-IF YOUR HOME’S EXTERIOR LOOKS CLEAN AND IN GOOD REPAIR, THE HOME WILL CONVEY A GOOD FIRST IMPRESSION
-A FULL HOUSE CLEANING IS A MUST!
-STORE UNUSED AND UNNECESSARY ITEMS IN CLOSETS AND STORAGE AREAS. ELIMINATE CLUTTER AND -YOUR HOME WILL LOOK MORE SPACIOUS. YOU WILL HAVE TO DO IT LATER ANYWAY, AND AN UNCLUTTERED LOOK IS ALWAYS BETTER
-BEDROOMS KEPT NEAT WITH ATTRACTIVE BEDSPREADS AND CURTAINS
-KITCHEN KEPT CLEAN AND TIDY, INCLUDING CUPBOARDS, STOVE, OVEN AND COUNTERSPACE
-GARAGE SHOULD BE CLEAN AND ORGANIZED
-MIRRORS, PICTURE FRAMES AND WALL HANGINGS SHOULD BE CLEAN
-MIRRORS SHOULD BE STRATEGICALLY PLACED TO CREATE AN IMPRESSION OF ADDED SPACE IN PROBLEM AREAS
-CONSIDER PAINTING WALLS TO A LIGHT COLOR
-HOMEOWNERS AND THEIR PETS SHOULD STAY OUT OF THE WAY, OR BE AWAY FROM THE HOME DURING SHOWINGS, IN ORDER NOT TO BE A DISTRACTION TO BUYERS
-BAD ODORS NEED TO BE ELIMINATED, ESPECIALLY PET OR SMOKE.
-KITCHEN MUST BE KEPT FREE OF DISHES. REMEMBER THE KITCHEN IS THE MOST IMPORANT ROOM IN THE HOUSE! MAKE IT BRIGHT, ATTRACTIVE AND CLUTTER FREE
-CLEAN THE VENTILATING HOOD IN THE KITCHEN AND REMOVE APPLIANCES ON THE COUNTER. CLEAN —-COUNTER MAKE THE ROOM LOOK LARGER
-MAKE SURE YOUR REAL ESTATE AGENT KNOWS WHERE YOU ARE SO YOU MAY ANSWER QUESTIONS, BUT DON’T TAG ALONG!
-ALWAYS TRY TO ACCOMODATE REALTORS TIME SCHEDULE IN SHOWING YOUR HOME. REMEMBER, REALTORS SOMETIMES SHOW MANY HOMES IN ONE DAY. YOU WANT YOURS TO BE EASY TO SHOW. IF A REALTOR HAS SEVERAL HOMES AND ONE IS DIFFICULT TO SHOW WHILE THEY ARE IN A PARTICULAR AREA, IT MAY GET TAKEN OFF THE LIST!