Should You, or Should You Not?
When listing a home for sale, the questions always arise ..... What should we do before we list?
Should we paint the front door?
Should we paint the whole house?
Should we fix the septic?
Should we refinish the floors, or just do a glossy "quick job?"
How much can we do outside when it is winter?
Almost all of these questions should be answered with a yes - unless there is financial struggles going on...
The most important thing to remember is the first impression. As the agent fumbles with the FOB or ekey to open the door for the client, the client is looking around and drawing their own conclusions. Cobwebs by the front door? Get rid of it! unkempt bushes or lawn? broken walk or steps? Does the key turn easily in a NEW doorlatch? All of these things should look better than they ever have ever before.
Once inside the door, it is important to have CLEAN kitchen and baths. There is no quicker turn off for a buyer than a dirty kitchen or bathroom. Scrub those spots super clean!!!!
If you can help your homeowner improve the look of their home to be more of a WOW FACTOR for the buyers walking in, you have done a VERY good job. It should not mean costing a lot of money.