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Joe Clement

Managing Broker

Seller Tips

Let your Home Welcome Buyers


First Impressions Are Important.Remember, when a prospective buyer comes to look at your house, the first thing they will see is your home's front door. Be sure that it is fresh, and clean. Be sure your lawn and landscaping is well manicured and trim looking. Be sure your yard is free of refuse and leaves. If it snowed, be certain that you've removed the ice and snow from the walk and steps.

What You Show Is What You Get.Faded walls and worn woodwork will reduce the appeal of your home. Why try to tell a prospective buyer how your home could look...when you can show them with a reasonable amount of redecoration? A quicker sale at a higher price will result.

Let The Sun Shine In.Open those drapes and curtains all the way, so the prospective buyer can see how bright and cheerful your home is.

Fix That Leaky Faucet.Dripping water discolors sinks and suggests fault or worn-out plumbing.

Little Things Mean A Lot.Take a few minutes to check to be sure that your doors don't stick or have loose knobs them. Don't forget your windows and cabinet drawers. Get all those minor flaws fixed since they detract from your home's value.

Safety First And Always.Keep stairways clear and clean since this will avoid injuries around your home, as well as avoid detracting by distraction.

From Top To Bottom.Display your attic, basement and other utility space (including crawl spaces) by removing all unnecessary articles. A coat of paint can do wonders if your basement is dark and dreary.

Big Closets.Make them look bigger by having them neat and well organized to show that your home has ample closet space.

Bathrooms Sell Homes.Make these rooms sparkle. Check and repair any damaged or discolored caulking in the bathtubs or showers, and be sure that the towels and area rugs are bright.

Bedrooms Shouldn't Sleep.Keep these rooms bright and cheerful. Remove any excess furniture and be sure and use attractive and colorful bedspreads, and fresh curtains.

Shine On.Your home's illumination can be a "welcome" sign to that prospective buyer. Turn on all of your outside and inside lights when showing your home at night and they'll fell a glowing warmth as a result of your lighting.

Two's A Couple And Three's A Crowd.Don't be present during a showing, since the potential buyers will feel like intruders and want to hurry through your house.

Music Soothes The Savage Beast.But not the potential buyer. When showing your house, turn off that radio or television.

Curb Your Dog.A dog is "man's best friend", but not when showing your home. Keep all pets out of the way and not underfoot. If they are prone to barking it is best to remove them so they are not a distraction to the prospective buyers.