Home Sale Tips

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Real Estate Agent with ERA Hemlock Sales Agency
Here are a few tips to help prepare your house for sale:
  1. Clean everything thoroughly. Ask a friend to help you assess your efforts-especially in sensitive areas such as odor removal.
  2. Put out clean towels, new soap, a nice tablecloth and fresh flowers.
  3. Don't be at home during a showing or open house. Your absence will put buyers at ease so they'll feel free to linger and ask questions.
  4. If you do stay, be polite, but let your sales associate do the talking.
  5. Don't apologize for the condition of your home.
  6. Make sure kids and pets are out of the house.
  7. Unclutter all areas of your home to create an impression of spaciousness and plentiful storage space. A great way to clear away clutter and make money at the same time is to hold a yard or garage sale.
  8. Nothing makes a home look newer faster than a fresh coat of paint. Neutral colors such as beige, white, off-white and gray have a broad appeal to prospective buyers. These colors suggest newness and cleanliness. It's a good idea to stick to neutrals when making any improvements prior to selling your home.

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