THE SELLER’S ROLE

Experience shows that taking the time for advance preparation of your home increases desirability, provides marketing “edge”, and results in shorter market time while assuring the highest return.

Before Presenting Your Home To Buyers

* Remove clutter from the yard
* Cut and edge the grass
* Trim hedges and weed gardens
* Paint, fix or wash railings, steps, storm windows, screen and front door
* Check side and back doors
* Clean gutters
* Wash windows
* Straighten up the garage
* Paint, wash and fix garage doors and windows
* Repair dripping faucets and leaky toilets
* Replace all burned out light bulbs
* Repair faulty light switches
* Remove clutter from halls and stairs
* Oil door hinges, tighten door knobs
* Give the home an overall cleaning

Before Buyers Come To Your Home

* Turn on all inside lights, even during the day
* At night, turn on outside lights
* Turn on soft music
* Keep heat 20 – 21 degrees
* Keep pets in separate area; change litter box often
* Put money and other valuables away and out of sight
* Keep draperies and shades open
* Open all door inside the home, except closets
* Light a fire in the fireplace in the fall and winter months, whenever possible
* Make sure home is comfortable in the summer months with windows open
 

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