Seller Tips 101
- Paint or replace your mailbox.
- Paint or replace your address numbers.
- Remove old storm doors; paint or re-varnish your wooden front door.
- Lay down mulch & freshen up landscaping.
- Remove excess furniture or personal statements. Little statues of guys fishing may not appeal to all prospective buyers.
- Clean your windows—it’s the only way to purchase natural light.
- Front entry should show good views in all directions. First impressions count! You only get one chance!
- Paint walls/rooms that need refreshing.
- Remove clutter from closets and rooms—show only essentials.
- Walls facing doorways should be kept to a minimum (creates illusion of space).
- Remove anything that could be considered controversial.
- Add fresh flowers or plants inside.
- Kitchen counters cleared and spotless. Put away the can-opener, food processor, etc. to create more counter space.
- Paint old, tired kitchen cabinets bright white to expand the room.
- Remove old caulking from bathtubs and sinks; add a fresh line.
- Pull up all shades and curtains; open shutters to maximize light.
- Rent a storage space and empty your closets, basements and attics. This shows potential buyers they will have enough storage.
- Buy or rent a kennel cage; your pet shouldn’t be underfoot during a showing.
- Deep clean the entire house—under stoves and refrigerators, baseboards, corners, faucets, light fixtures.
- Remove all trash from the grounds, sides of home, and back yard.
- Remove bathrobes and clothing hanging behind doors.
- Clean carpets or replace them.
- Leave your home during the showing.
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