Seller Tips

Tips for showing your home & “setting the stage”

  • Walk through your home as if you’re buying it. Start at the front curb.
  • Unclutter entry area and clean front door. It’s a buyers first impression of your home.
  • Clear out closets and clutter throughout the home. Buyers are forgiving of storage boxes neatly tucked away in a garage or storage room.
  • De-personalize the home by removing photos, mementos, and dated items.
  • Pack away large collections—porcelains, plates, dolls, etc.
  • Remove valuables, prescription medicine, collectibles, and breakables.
  • Trim trees and shrubs and make sure the lawn is mowed and watered regularly.
  • Refrain from cooking anything that leaves a distinctive odor, such as fish, garlic or cabbage. Instead try baking some cookies right before a showing.
  • Hire a professional service to clean the home, including the carpets, ceiling fans, light fixtures, baseboards and windows.
  • Set the kitchen or dining room table with attractive linens and dishes.
  • Use as much natural light as possible—open up all window blinds & drapes.
  • Have all lights on—especially in darker rooms such as the laundry, bath-rooms and garage.
  • Make any visual repairs—dripping faucets, drywall holes, door hardware and flooring.
  • Turn the TV off and turn on some relaxing music.
  • Leave the home during all showings—you can take a walk or even sit out back so you’re not far away in case the buyer has questions.
  • Bring in another pair of eyes. The person may see problems you have missed.

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