How to Help Your Agent Sell Your Home Westchester, NY

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How to Help Your Agent Sell Your Home

While your real estate agent may be working flat out to sell your home, you - as the seller - also have an important role to play. It’s up to you to prepare your home for sale. You might ask the questions... How to Help Your Agent Sell Your Home

While your real estate agent may suggest, recommend and even cajole, selling your home is your job, and no one else can do it for you. You have only one chance to make a first impression. It’s so true.

A recent survey indicated that more than 60% of buyers knew the property was for them the minute they walked in the door. So make sure you put a lot of your effort into that first impression.


- How to Help Your Agent Sell Your Home Steps -


Cut the grass or shovel the snow to make it easy to get to your front door.

Repair stairs and railings and remove all the usual clutter.

For a great first impression, paint the front door a color that coordinates with your trim and add new hardware.

De-clutter the foyer and make it a grand entrance. A mirror over a hall table reflects light and gives your entrance a finished look.

In the living areas, remove some of your furniture and paint the walls a neutral color to give them a spacious feel. Use lighting, even in the daytime, to brighten dark corners. In the bedrooms, organize your closets to make them seem roomier. 

Kitchens and bathrooms can sell - or not sell - your home. If you can afford it, replace outdated appliances and fixtures. If you can’t, go for a good first impression with uncluttered, sparkling-clean counters.

In the bathroom, new fluffy towels and accessories may help visitors overlook the dated vanity.

While it’s listed, your home should always be kept clean, tidy and smelling fresh. Using these How to Help Your Agent Sell Your Home Steps will definitely help your real estate agent. You'll find that between the two of you, 60% of buyers may just find your house is "the one."  

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Comments (3)

Betina Foreman
WJK Realty - Austin, TX
Realtor, C.N.E., with WJK REALTY

I have two more suggestions to share. 1. Remove your personal valuables like heirloom jewelry. Better safe than sorry. 2. Leave the home when it is being shown. Buyers feel like they are interrupting your life already. If you are following them around the house they are looking at you not the house. Thanks for the great tips to prepare your home for sale! Keep up the great job!


Jan 06, 2012 02:52 AM
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Selling a home is definitely a commitment and partnership between the Seller and the Selling Agent

Jan 06, 2012 03:26 AM
Biagio "Gino" Bello
Houlihan Lawrence - White Plains, NY
The Face of Westchester Real Estate™

Betina you're definitely correct. These tips plus yours could only help the process go faster and easier. Thank you for viewing my blog.

Jan 06, 2012 07:44 AM