PREPARING YOUR HOME FOR SALE!
1. First Impressions are Lasting Impressions. Keep your law trimmed and edged, flower beds cultivated, the yard free of refuse. Remove snow and ice from the walks and porch in the winter time.
2. Decorate Your Home for a Quick Sale. Faded walls and worn woodwork reduce desire in a property. A fresh coat of paint on walls and woodwork, along with bright, clean windows could result in a quicker sale.
3. Fix Leaking Faucets. Dripping water discolors the enamel and calls attention to faulty plumbing.
4. Handyman Specials. Have loose door knobs, sticking drawers, warped cabinet doors, etc. repaired. Prospects will notice these.
5. From Top to Bottom. The attic and basement are important features. Remove all unnecessary articles which have accumulated. Display the full value of your storing and utility space.
6. Step High- Step Low. Prospects will do just that unless all stairways are cleared of objects. Avoid cluttered appearances and possible injuries.
7. Closet Illusions. Clothes properly hung, shoes, hats and other articles neatly placed will make your closets appear adequate.
8. Dear to Her Heart is the Kitchen. Colorful curtains, uncluttered countertops, polished appliances, and a clean floor add to the impression of the lady of the house.
9. Check and Re-check the Bathrooms. Bright and clean bathrooms sell many homes.
10. For the Rest of Your Life. Bedrooms are always outstanding features. Arrange them neatly.
11. Can You See the Light? If your home tends to be dark, turn on lights before each showing. For after dark showings, make sure all lights are on from the front porch to the back porch and floors above and below.
12. Love Me- Love My Pet. This does not apply in house selling. Keep pets out of the way, preferably out of the house or in their own crates/kennels.