Leave the showing to the salesperson. The salesperson knows the buyer’s requirements and can best emphasize the features of your home.

  • Tidy up the grounds, porches and garage. Keep the lawn trimmed and edged. Make sure that your yard is clean.
  • Your front door adds to that first impression– be sure it is scrubbed or repainted if necessary.
  • Wash windows and clean/dust window coverings.
  • If any decorating or painting is needed (especially in the kitchen), do it now! Twenty dollars worth of paint will make a much larger difference in the sales price.
  • Bathrooms help sell homes. Make this room sparkle!
  • Illumination is like a welcome sign. Replace bulbs and turn on the lights.
  • Wash dishes, make beds, put away clothes and straighten up.
  • Keep pets out of the way during showings– many people are allergic.
  • Don’t discuss anything about the sale with a potential customer. Let your agent discuss price, terms, possession and other items concerning the sale. You agent is qualified to bring negotiations to a favorable conclusion.
  • Never apologize for appearance, it either distracts or accentuates the problem.
  • Pack away valuables, store extra furniture, knick-knacks, and medicines.

Pretend you are seeing your home for the first time, through a buyer’s eyes. Call us for recommendations on how to stage the property for presentation to prospective buyers. That is part of our expertise.