Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty


Painting any homes interior or exterior can make a HUGE difference on the overall appeal of your home. Beige with White trim makes a home look classy, expensive and fresh. BRIGHT / BOLD colors need to be toned down or made neutral.


"IS NEXT TO GODLINESS" is a true statement. Keep the whole house clean, including outside, basements, bathrooms and most especially Kitchens! Keep it CLUTTER free.

Dust, sweep, mop, water plants, keep all kitchen appliances clean, keep kitchen appliance equipment put away (i.e. toasters, crock pots, coffee pots,etc.) put them away in a cabinet, keep counters clean and clear.


Make sure blinds are clean, curtains are in good shape and keep them OPEN when your home is on the market. Dark and dingy is a turn off.


Make it appealing, if there are no plants, bushes, trees or flowers, the curb appeal is not there. If you have fencing in the front yard that is worn, PAINT it or replace it. Screen doors, is torn and tattered, replace them or remove them.  IF the front of the whom is not appealing, most Buyers will not even go inside. That's a fact!


Keep family photos to a minimum. Buyers want to visualize THEIR stuff there, not yours.


Make sure the FACE and MANTLE are clean, fresh and clutter free. Make sure ALL ashes if wood burning are cleaned out and inside is freshened up.


If you have pets, make sure they are kept clean so that the odor is at a minimum. If there is a pet odor in the home, purchase FABREEZE to spray, Mr. Clean with FABREEZE to clean with and purchase candles that are light in scent that will not over power the persons viewing your home but accent your home. Things like "Sugar Cookie, Brownie, Apple Pie" etc. are good as they make it feel as though you have been BAKING in your home and brings a sense of "HOME SWEET HOME"!

Comments (10)

Bill Kennedy
Keller Williams Greenville Upstate - Greenville, SC
Homes For Sale Greenville SC

Just a quick note to Welcome you to Active Rain!  This is a great forum and we're glad to have you here!

Bill Kennedy

Keller Williams Realty - Greenville Central

Greenville, SC

Mar 27, 2008 03:23 PM
Natalie Langford
Realty Negotiations - Winchester, VA
Winchester, VA Real Estate
Welcome to AR, Kat!  It looks like you're off to a great, quality start!  And I love how your photo is tilted. 
Mar 27, 2008 04:23 PM
Keith Elliott Jr
KEIRE Realty Group - Manassas, VA
Principal Broker/Owner

Hello Kat,

Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on your first post! The opportunities to learn and network are incredible here. Best of luck to ya!


Mar 27, 2008 05:17 PM
Ryan Vivo
Gateway Realty - Fairfield, CA
NRBA Realtor Solano County, Gateway Realty 707-384-5894


  Great way to start off on active rain with information geared towards helping sellers.  Make sure you check out Brad Andersohn's and Jeff Turner's Blog, if you want to be able to learn active rain at a faster pace. 

Mar 27, 2008 05:35 PM
Dorene Shirley
The Mortgage & Property Connection - Campbell, CA
Silicon Valley Real Estate

Kat - Welcome to the Rain, make sure that you browse the site and become familiar with everything this site has to offer.  The more you browse the more you will learn.  I have found this site to be really helpful to me.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me, I will do whatever I can to help.

Mar 27, 2008 08:47 PM
The Trumm Team Omaha Homes for Sale, Real Estate
Keller Williams Greater Omaha - Omaha, NE

Welcome to ActiveRain!

If you would like a few tips on getting the most out of ActiveRain, please visit my blog Welcome to Active Rain.  It has a few simple steps of what to do now that you have joined.

If you ever have any questions, just let me know.

Troy Trumm
Mar 28, 2008 02:26 AM
Greg Steffens
Mountain Country Realty - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Hi Kat - Welcome to the AR community and congrats on your first post.  I just blogged a few days ago about this very same thing!  Good content...keep it up!
Mar 28, 2008 07:34 AM
Benjamin Clark
Homebuyer Representation, Inc. - Salt Lake City, UT
Buyer's Agent - Certified Negotiation Expert

Welcome to Active Rain! For some tips on how to get started here, check out my blog entry at ActiveRain Fast-Start Tips for Quick and Easy Points

Happy blogging and good luck!

Mar 28, 2008 05:20 PM
Alex Charfen
Charfen Institute - Austin, TX

Welcome to Active Rain, I hope you get as much out of this site as we have!  We blog about 7 times a week and at this point we are getting anywhere from 3 to 10 viable leads each and every week.  Congratulations on choosing a great strategy!

Alex & Cadey Charfen

Mar 28, 2008 10:01 PM
Rick Sergison
EXP Realty of Canada Inc., Brokerage - Pickering, ON
Durham Region Real Estate Blog

I just stopped by to welcome you to Active Rain. I hope that you find it a great benefit to your business and that you see the value that I have also found here. I am from Charlottesville Virginia and using Active Rain has really increased my business!

My main blog on Active Rain is here: Charlottesville Real Estate Blog, not the link at the bottom of this post.

I hope you will look into the many groups as there are some great group both local and broad based,....


Mar 29, 2008 03:35 AM