Prepare your home for selling

By
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Coastal Realty

 

     With the increasing amount of choices a home buyer has, how do you set your home apart from your competition to attract a buyer without investing too much money? The answer is simple.  Clean, and then clean again.  Pack all your knick knacks and awards.  Stand in the door way of each room then remove anything that looks like clutter.  Make sure your furnace has been serviced, and the utilities are in working order.

     Prepare your house for a showing. Put your toilet lids down, take care of your laundry, and empty the wastebaskets. Make sure windows are clean. Put out the guest towels in the bathroom and put out a clean bar of soap. Remove your personal toiletries from the bathroom counter.  Vacuum the floor. Dust the furniture. Don't forget to dust the lamp shades and the upper corners of the rooms. Remember that buyers open closet doors, make sure they are neat and not over stuffed. Leave the lights on it looks more inviting. Make sure your plants are watered and look healthy if they are dead or wilted get rid of them. Protect yourself, put away your valuables. Do not leave money or jewelry in sight. You have now made your home ready to sell. Leave the house so the buyers can relax and feel comfortable.  Don't make your potential buyers feel like a stranger in a place they would like to call home.

 

Comments (1)

Paul Carrier
Bean Group - Rochester, NH

Hi Maureen, I have subscribed to your blog. I know you and the experience you have, and I can't wait to read what you have to right in the future!

Paul Carrier- Keller Williams Coastal Realty

Mar 15, 2008 03:55 PM