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Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster

Selling Tips



The effort put into repairing and cleaning your property is likely to be returned in a fast sale at an attractive price.

As buyers approach your property the first time, impressions are formed quickly.

Paint house - this can do more for sales appeal than any other factor.

Yard - Remove all toys, garbage, garden tools and other items from view.

Mow lawn and keep edged. Close garage doors.

Put colorful flowers in front of house.

Often, while waiting to be let in, the first thing a buyer looks at closely is the front door.

Put new paint on the front door.

Buy a new door mat.

Buyers take a close look at the basement of a home. They will look for bad wiring, leaky pipes and signs of decay.

Clean out basement and dispose of everything you are not going to move.

Ensure that there is plenty of lighting.

Sweep or vacuum floor.

Stack items neatly against walls.

The kitchen is often the most important room in the house. Make it bright and attractive.

Put a vase of fresh flowers on the table.

Replace curtains or clean existing ones.

Remove appliances from counters.

Create a pleasant fragrance in the kitchen (i.e. vanilla, cinnamon).

It is important that bathrooms are clean, bright and smell fresh.

Install a new shower curtain and replace worn throw rugs.

Polish all fixtures.

Open windows.

Hang bright, fresh towels. Remove stains from toilets and bathtubs. Use air freshener. Display colorful soaps.

The living room Put big furniture in storage so rooms are not cluttered or crowded.

Clean out the fireplace and place logs in it.

Polish all woodwork.

Brian Woodson 443-622-4467

Long & Foster 410-540-9200 ext 4875

Comments (2)

Leo Namiot -
Canopy Mortgage - Leo Namiot - Saint Augustine, FL
More than just great rates

Hello Brian,

   Welcome to active rain, it's a great online community, Enjoy!

Leo Namiot

Benchmark Mortgage - Connecticut

Dec 05, 2007 01:16 PM