HOW TO PREPARE YOUR PROPERTY BEFORE LISTING TO SELL:


A buyer develops an opinion of your property within the first 15 seconds of seeing your property. That is why it is important to create a first good impression before listing your property for sale. Beginning with the exterior of the property, such as landscaping, sidewalks, driveways, fences, mailbox and light fixtures, are these items free of debris and fresh looking? Your roof may be the single most important aspect of your home front.

The roof will say a lot about the overall condition of the property. Are there any shingles or tiles needing replacement or repaired? Is the fascia, flashings or eaves in need of repair or paint? Does your roof leak or sag?

How about your front door? Does the hardware work properly? Does it look inviting as you enter?

Once inside the home, is the foyer free of clutter and appear open. Does it appear light and bright or dark and dreary? How is the sense of smell as one enters? Is there any pet odor or any other strong odors that could be easily remedied?

Usually the kitchen is where everyone congregates for small or large gatherings and is perhaps the most important room in the house. Is the room spotless and smell fresh? Are the fixtures in proper working order? Are the lights bright? How do the appliances look? Are they outdated? Are they greaseless? Does your sink chipped or need recalking? Is the disposal odorless?

Bathrooms have become a very important room in a home today and some have been made to be very elegant. Because this is an important selling feature, there are many ways you can improve any deficiencies and create interest through various levels of enhancement. Fresh flowers on a vanity, replace a toilet seat, place all personal care articles out of sight, shine the shower doors, freshen the air with lemon scented products to name a few.

Although the living room is an area that is used the least, it is a major selling point of a house. Buyers look for elegance to impress friends and relatives. Do you have a fireplace? If so, is it clean and the door in good shape? Are the windows sills clean? Is the carpet or tile floor clean? Is the paint in good condition? Does the drapes, shutters or shades work properly and clean?

When all else is fine in the house and then they see the bedroom, if they are not impressed, that could ruin the sale. Make sure the rug is a clean, windows washed, and fresh smells from flowers or other nice scent is in the air. Organize your closet to increase their perceived size and well lit.

As for the garage and/or attic be sure oil stains are removed and the garage door opener works properly and that there are no signs of insects or rodents.

To learn more tips, give us a call and we will evaluate your property at no cost or obligation.


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