When selling your home....SWEAT the Small Stuff!

Real Estate Agent with Sky Realty, Austin, Texas 0466299

This is all true! Sellers please take note. Nothing in here costs a lot, just elbow grease and maybe a can of paint or something. Restore A Finish is a great product for furniture- it does work.

Original content by Amy Hahn NCRE# 242843

When Selling your home....SWEAT the Small Stuff!


Everyone has heard, "Don't sweat the small stuff"...but when selling your home, The Small stuff can make a BIG difference.  Many Buyers can overlook the small stuff, but many can't and won't!  By Small Stuff, I am referring to things like burnt out lightbulbs, loose doorknobs, closet doors that are off the hinges, small tears in the screen on the back porch.  There are also quick & easy "Housekeeping" items that can make the home feel Tidy & Clean & well maintained. 


Here's one example....My husband is the world's worst Dresser Drawer Closer....There are always corners of T-shirts or socks poking out, and they are never completely closed.  It drives me absolutely bonkers, but most of the time...I close my eyes and run by.  If I were trying to sell my house, I would make sure they were properly & neatly closed everyday (or nag him constantly to do it).  I know, the buyer is not getting that dresser (or maybe they are) ...but it just looks better!  Is your cute little trash can in the bathroom over flowing....Empty it!  Replace the empty toilet paper tube, remove the stickers off your child's bedroom door and repaint if necessary.  Maybe the refrigerator needs to be cleaned or the dog hair removed from the baseboards? By all means, do not leave your underwear or dirty socks on the floor...And yes, I have seen that when showing property!   The Cleaner, The Better when selling your home!  And yes, that means the outside too!


The market seems to be picking up quite  a bit here on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina, but there are still LOTS & LOTS of properties on the market, make yours stand out!  For more tips and suggestions, give me a call or visit our website for Interior Tips or Exterior Tips.





Amy Hahn , Crystal Coast Real Estate - Amy's Crystal Coast Blog

Comments (4)

Christine Reams
Austin Title Company (512) 459-7222 - Austin, TX

Great tips!

Jan 25, 2011 04:46 AM
Chirag Shah
Gateway Realty Corp of N.Y. - Mamaroneck, NY
Chirag Shah

You hit the nail on the head. Again. Thanks and 5 stars. Awesome!

Jan 25, 2011 05:25 AM
Mike West
Heritage Oak Properties - El Dorado Hills, CA
El Dorado Hills, CA CDPE, CNE, Licensed Loan Origi

Excellent points Betty.

Jan 25, 2011 05:50 AM
Betty Saenz
Sky Realty, Austin, Texas - Austin, TX
EcoBroker GRI SRES

Restore A Finish is a great product for furniture- it does work. It is available in many fine hardware stores in the Austin, Texas area.

Jan 25, 2011 07:39 AM