Book Review - Dress Your House for Success

Real Estate Broker/Owner with MBA Broker Consultants CalBRE Broker #00983670

Dress Your House for Success by Martha Webb is a checklist-filled book designed to help sell your house, apartment, or condo for the highest possible price.  Everyone knows that a house should be clean before being shown to buyers.  But what exactly does “clean” include?  For those not sure, her mountains of detailed, room-by-room checklists show sellers how to first unclutter and then clean like one has never cleaned before.

Once a home is thoroughly cleaned, she advises sellers on analyzing which repairs should be considered.  The important key to repairs is making sure that additional sales dollars generated by the repair are more than the cost of the repairs themselves.  She also guides sellers through this decision-making process by suggesting which repairs pay off best and by providing numerous inexpensive repairs that yield big results.

Everything should be done with an eye toward improving the bottom line profit for a home seller.  “A buyer’s first glimpse of a room... forms the first impression of that room or area... you have only a few critical seconds to make a positive impression”.

–Martha Webb,
author of Dress Your House For Success



Posted by

Regina P. Brown
Broker, Realtor®, M.B.A., e-Pro, GREEN
California DRE # 00983670


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Comments (5)

Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Dear Regina,

Thanks for a great suggestion. Preparation certainly is the key to success, isn't it? I plan to check that book out of the library soon!

Have a happy day -

Oct 24, 2013 03:42 PM
Regina P. Brown
MBA Broker Consultants - Carlsbad, CA
M.B.A., Broker, Instructor

Lynn, that's right!  Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment.

Oct 24, 2013 03:46 PM
Ralph Gorgoglione
Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes - Kihei, HI
Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407

Regina, I like how you liken dressing a house like a person would "dress for success". Great tips. Thanks!

Oct 24, 2013 03:47 PM
Regina P. Brown
MBA Broker Consultants - Carlsbad, CA
M.B.A., Broker, Instructor

Ralph, I'm glad you appreciated it!  Thanks for dropping by.

Oct 24, 2013 04:13 PM
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
I will have to check out the book, thanks.
Oct 24, 2013 08:27 PM