Tips for Sellers

The key to selling your home quickly and at the right price is in preparing it appropriately.  Here are some tips to help you get started.

  • Give home a thorough cleaning
  • Oil door hinges, tighten door knobs
  • Have carpets professionally cleaned, or replaced if damaged
  • Repair dripping faucets and leaky toilets
  • Replace all burned out light bulbs
  • Repair any defective light switch
  • Get rid of clutter both inside and out
  • Cut and edge lawn
  • Trim hedges and weed gardens
  • Paint, fix or wash railings, steps, storm windows, screens and doors
  • Cleanout the gutters
  • Wash the windows
  • Tidy up the garage
  • Paint, wash and fix garage doors and windows

 

HELPFUL TIPS FOR SHOWING YOUR HOME

  • Keep pets out of the house.  Either take them with you or keep them penned in the yard or garage.
  • Put away items in the yard, i.e., garden tools, bicycles and toys.
  • Make sure your home is well lit.
  • Remove clutter from tables and shelves.  Less clutter creates the illusion of a larger space.
  • Keep money, prescription drugs and other valuables out of view.
  • Add a ground up lemon to the garbage disposal to give the kitchen a fresh smell.
  • Open shades and curtains to let in light.
  • Light a fire in the fireplace to create a comfortable ambiance.
  • Keep radios and TVs off, or on a low volume.

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