Selling Success

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 and clean all light fixtures
  • Repair defective light switches
  • Get rid of clutter both inside and out
  • Cut and edge grass
  • Trim hedges and weed gardens
  • Paint, fix or wash railings, steps, storm windows, screens and doors
  • Clean out the gutters
  • Wash the windows
  • Tidy up the garage
  • Paint, wash and fix garage doors and windows
  • Touch up all interior paint

Here are some 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 like garden tools, bicycles and toys.
  • Make sure your home is well lit.
  • Remove all personal photos.
  • 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 TV off—although oftentimes soft music in the background is a nice touch.