Let your house smile a welcome to folks who want to buy.
We have your home for sale because you want to sell it. With little effort on your part, this can be accomplished more quickly and at a better price. Arouse the prospect’s desire for your house by making it attractive. We offer our 18 tested tips to help us show your home to its best advantage. Some of them may be applicable to you and your home. We find our efforts are most successful when the stage is well set.
PREPARATION FOR SHOWING
1. First Impression Are Lasting Impressions
An inviting exterior insures inspection of the interior. Keep your lawn trimmed and edged – the flower beds cultivated – the yard free and clear of refuse. Remove snow and ice from the walks and porch stoop in the winter time.
2. Decorate Your Home For A Quick SALE
Faded walls and worn woodwork reduce desire. Do not tell the prospect how the place can be made to look when you can show him by redecorating first. A quicker sale at a higher price will result.
3. Cleanliness Is Next to Godliness
Bright, cheery windows and unmarred walls will assist your sale.
4. Fix That Faucet
Dripping water discolors the enamel and calls attention to Faulty plumbing.
5. A Day With The carpenter
Loose door knobs, sticking drawers, warped cabinet doe’s and the like are noticed by the prospect. Have them fixed.
6. From Top To Bottom
The attic and basement are important features. Remove all unnecessary articles which have accumulated. Display the full value of your storage and utility spaces.
7. Step High….Step Low
Prospects will do just that unless the stairways are cleared of objects. Avoid cluttered appearances and possible injuries.
8. Closet Illusions
Check all the closets in your home and make sure that everyone is in good order and not cluttered. Carelessly arranged closets will appear to be much smaller than they really are.
9. Dear To Her Heart Is The Kitchen
Color curtains in harmony with the floor and countertops add appeal for the Lady of the House.
10. Check And Re-Check Your Bathroom
Bright and clean bathrooms sell many homes.
11. For The Rest of Your Life
Bedrooms are always outstanding features. Arrange them neatly.
12. Replace All Burned-Out Light Bulbs
Repair all faulty light switches. Little things sometimes hinder a sale more than a large repair.
13. Be Sure You Have Supplied Us With Accurate Figures
On taxes, fuel bilis. Tell us of any major improvements done recently, such as a new roof or new furnace…since this is important to convert a prospect into your buyer.
14. Love Me, Love My Dog
This does not apply in house selling. Keep pets out of the way…preferably out of the house. Perhaps using an air freshener might be wise.
15. When An Acceptable Offer Is Presented
It is better to accept it at once. it may never be repeated and it could be withdrawn. Therefore, time is of the essence.
SHOWING THE HOUSE
16. Three’s A Crowd
More will lose the sale. Avoid having people present during showings. The prospect will feel like an intruder and will hurry through the house.
17. Music Is Mellow
Soft background music on the stereo or FM radio is a must…anything calm, beautiful, and serene.
18. Can You See The Light?
Illumination is a welcome sign. For home showings turn on your lights, from the front room on through. Be sure to arrange shades and drapes to get a maximum amount of light in dark rooms, The prospect will feel a glowing warmth otherwise impossible to attain.
We will turn off your music system and lights; we will leave the front door locked or unlocked as per your instruction.