"STAGING" YOUR HOME TO SELL
 
We don't get a SECOND chance to make a GOOD FIRST impression!
Most buyers look for homes that are well cared for and bright.
In general - CLEAN, ATTRACTIVE AND DECLUTTERED!
 
Checklist for preparing your home:
 
Outside
  • Lawns and yard - remove clutter, cut grass, edge walks, trim hedges, and weed gardens.
  • In cold weather - shovel walks & driveways, sweep steps and entry ways.
  • Front of house - wash and/or repair windows, paint, repair or wash railings, steps, storms, screens and/or front door.
  • Garage - straighten up, paint, repair or wash doors and windows.
Inside
  • General condition - dust, wash, paint (neutral is best), clean carpets and repair defects as required.
  • Consider the feeling of spaciousness - "declutter" all rooms, closets, halls and stairs.
  • Lights - replace all burned out bulbs and repair faulty switches.
  • Heating/cooling - clean exterior of unit.
  • Plumbing - repair dripping faucets, leaky toilets.
  • Hardware - oil hinges, tighten doorknobs, faucets.
These items are critical:
  • Kitchen - stove, refrigerator, sink should be spotless and all work space clear.
  • Bathrooms - neat spotless and fresh.  Repair broken silicone around tub.
Advise for showings:
  • Turn on all lights for each showing.
  • Open drapes in the daytime, close them at night.
  • Adults, children and pets can keep buyers from feeling at ease while they look through a home.  For showings, arrange to be absent.
  • Strong cooking or smoking odors can ruin a sale.  Make sure your home is fresh for showings.
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