made the decision to sell, and have signed all the necessary paperwork
to be represented by HomeSmart. There are several ways to make your
house more saleable, and in turn, receive a top dollar offer. Here are
some basic tips for preparing your home for showing:
your yard. Trimming bushes, cutting grass, clearing weeds and adding a
few pots of brightly colored flowers can make your house so much more
- Make sure your front patio and door are fresh and clean looking. Sweep area and repaint front door if necessary.
rid of clutter. Move unnecessary furniture into storage or into the
garage and store out-of-season clothing. Clearing out spaces in rooms
and closets can make your home appear larger.
- Focus on Kitchens and Baths. These rooms are important to the Buyer, and should sparkle.
minor repairs that can make a bad impression. Items such as torn
screens, leaky faucets and drywall cracks can scare away a potential
Buyer. Also remember to replace any burnt out light bulbs.
sure the house smells fresh and clean. Open a few windows (if weather
permits), clean carpeting and drapes to eliminate odors, and consider
soft candles or air fresheners to give an inviting scent.
home in exceptionally clean condition. Make sure all windows and blinds
are clean, and all switch plates, doors and molding are extra clean.
- Hire an Exterminator. Buyers are usually opposed to the idea of sharing their new home with unwanted pests!
hope these tips have been helpful to you. When visiting your home, your
HomeSmart Agent may share additional ideas that will help you prepare
Remember…it's a Smart Move with HomeSmart!