A Good First Impression Can Help Sell Your Home
You can assist your real estate agent or broker when you are showing your home to prospective buyers by remembering that first impressions are the most lasting and the most important to its sale. Your major role as a seller will be to make your home as attractive as possible to potential buyers. The time effort and limited financial investment involved can give you t the competitive edge needed to sell your home when you want at the price you want.
You can do a lot to help your real estate agent show your home. Showing your home is all important to its sale, and there are many ways you can help your real estate professional do his or her job successfully.
Use this check list to make sure your home looks its best:
Lawn is well cut and neatly trimmed around the walks and drive.
Fences and gates are prepared and repainted, if necessary.
The roof gutters and downspouts are in good repair.
Cracked windows and torn screens are replaced, screens windows and windowsills are washed.
Doorknobs are polished.
Doorbell and front lights are in good working order.
If you would have planned to paint the house within the coming year, consider painting the house before showing it. A new paint job well done, will normally enhance the sale value a good deal more than the cost of the paint.
Interior dirt and clutter can obscure your home’s good points , so start with a full house cleaning from top to bottom, store unused or unnecessary items in closets or storage areas or hold a garage sale. Eliminate clutter and our home will look more spacious an important selling point.
Take the inspection tour of your home, observing it as a potential buyer would.
Don’t plan major improvements on your home. Most home buyers want to make their own major changes.
Bad odors are eliminated. Air freshener is used before the potential buyer arrives. Especially if you have pets or if the house has been closed up for some time.
Remember, your real estate broker or agent has the experience and training necessary to bring negotiations to a successful conclusion. And, if you’ve followed the guidelines provide, you’ll know you’ve already done your part by making sure your home creates a good first impressions.
Compliments of Your Realtor: SHELLY ARORA (925) 484-HOME