10 WAYS TO MAKE SELLING YOUR HOME EASIER
1) CURB APPEAL
A first impression only happens once, so it is very important to make sure all is
right. Be sure your lawn is trimmed and edged, flower beds cultivated and the area
free of debris. Buyers almost always drive by a home, check out the area & the
neighborhood before asking to see it. Make it inviting.
2) LET THERE BE LIGHT
Always make sure that all light fixtures are working & clean, as well as windows, and
window treatments. Engulf your home with light (in and out). Buyers like to see what
they are buying.
3) SHOWCASE YOUR KITCHEN
Kitchens should always be gleaming, spotless, organized and free of clutter .
A well coordinated and clean kitchen is the thing a buyer will remember most about
4) BRIGHTEN UP
Check walls - ceilings - woodwork. Wash and/or paint where needed. A small
investment can bring back a large return.
5) TOP TO BOTTOM
Get rid of any unnecessary articles in your Attic, Basement & Garage. Organize
and arrange remaining articles neatly to showcase the space to its full potential.
6) CLOSET SPACE
Neatly arrange closets appear larger to the eye. Hang clothes properly, place
shoes & hats in an orderly fashion. Don't forget the linen closet - neatness counts.
7) NIP THE DRIP
Fix those leaky faucets. If you don't, your prospects could and will think there
is a plumbing problem.
8) IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS
Take care of sticky doors, draws, windows, window treatments, loose knobs
squeaky floors, and offensive odors. Make sure all pet items are clean and free
9) CLEAN ! CLEAN ! CLEAN ! & CLEAN !
Bright windows, kitchens, bathrooms, spotless rooms and an offensive odor free home
are all things that will help sell your Home. Always try to keep rooms furnished (an empty
room can be depressing) but not over cluttered. Remember potential buyers are trying to imagine their stuff in your space.
10) NIGHT LIGHTS
When showing after dark, turn on all lights in and out of the house.
A well lit Home gives the feeling of friendliness, warmth and family.
The condition and appearance of your Home are important factors in selling and getting
the best possible price. We will personally walk through the Home with you and advise you
on what you can do to showcase your Homes potential. We will help you Design to Sell.
Remember you never get a second chance to make a first impression.
A FAMILY AFFAIR REALTY OFFERES ASSISTANCE IN ALL OF THE ABOVE MATTERS,
FREE OF CHARGE. REMEMBER, WE ARE FAMILY.
We also have an in house contractor who can give you a price on all or any Repairs.
Some possible reasons why Homes don't sell
- over priced
- not maintained
- to cluttered
- no curb appeal
- to many repairs to be done
call or e-mail us today for a free copy of
"THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD"
A STEP BY STEP SELLING PROGRAM
DON'T BECOME A DISTRESSED SELLER:
You are a distressed seller if:
·You are 100% financed with no equity and can not afford
real estate agent fees. (our office will work something out with you)
·You are facing foreclosure and can't afford your monthly payment.
·You have bad credit and can not access the equity in your home.
·You have a pre-payment penalty on your mortgage preventing you from selling.