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TOP 20 TIPS FOR SELLING YOUR HOME
As a homeowner, you can play an important part in the timely sale of your property. When you take the following steps, you'll help our Realty group sell your home faster, at the best possible price.
MAKE THE MOST OF THE FIRST IMPRESSION
A well maintained lawn: neatly trimmed shrubs and a clutter-free porch welcome prospects. So does a freshly painted... or at least freshly scrubbed front door.
INVEST A FEW HOURS FOR FUTURE DIVIDENDS
Here's your chance to clean up in real estate. Clean up in the living room, the bathroom, and the kitchen. If your woodwork is scuffed or the paint is fading, consider some minor redecorations. Fresh paint adds to the value of your home. Prospects would rather see how great your home really looks than hear how great it could look, "with a little work"
CHECK FAUCETS AND BULBS
Dripping water rattles the nerves, discolors sinks and suggests faulty or worn-out plumbing. Burned out bulbs leave prospects in the dark. Don't let little problems detract from what's right with the house.
DON'T SHUT OUT A SALE
If cabinets or closet doors stick in your home, you can be sure they will also stick in a prospect's mind. Don't try to explain away sticky situations when you can easily plane them away. A little effort on your part can smooth the way toward a closing.
MAKE ROOM FOR SPACE
Remember, potential buyers are looking for more than just comfortable living space. They are looking for storage space, too. Make sure your attic and storage spaces are clean and free of unnecessary items.
Homeowners learn to live with all kinds of self set booby traps: roller-skates on stairs, festooned extension cords, slippery throw rugs and low hanging overhead lights. Make your residence as nonperilous as possible for unlimited visitors.
CONSIDER YOUR CLOSETS
The better organized a closet, the larger it appears. Now is the time to box up those unwanted clothes and donate them to charity.
MAKE YOUR BATHROOMS SPARKLE
Bathrooms sell homes, so let them shine. Check and repair damaged or unsightly caulking in the shower and tubs. For added allure, display your best towels, mats and shower curtains. Using neutral colors can make the room appear larger.
CREATE DREAM BEDROOMS
Wake up prospects to the cozy comforts of your bedrooms. For a spacious look, get rid of excess furniture. Colorful bedspreads and curtains are a must.
OPEN UP IN THE DAYTIME
Let the sun shine in! Pull back your curtains and drapes so prospects can see how bright and cheery your home is.
LIGHTEN UP AT NIGHT
Turn on the excitement by turning on all your lights-both inside and outsidewhen showing your home in the evening. Lights add color and warmth, and make prospects feel welcome.
AVOID CROWD SCENES
Potential buyers often feel like intruders when they enter a home filled with people. Rather than giving your home the attention it deserves, they are likely to hurry through. Keep the company present to a minimum.
WATCH YOUR PETS
Dogs and cats are great companions, but not when showing your home. Pets have a talent for getting underfoot. So do everybody a favor, keep Kitty and Spot outside, or at least out of the way.
Rock-and-roll will never die but it might kill a real estate transaction. When it is time to show your home, it is time to turn down the stereo or TV.
Be friendly, but do not try to force conversation. Prospects want to view your home with a minimum of distractions.
DO NOT APOLOGIZE
No matter how humble your abode, never apologize for its shortcomings. If a prospect volunteers a derogatory comment about your home's appearance, let your experienced Judy lopez ReaItyGroup agent handle the situation.
KEEP A LOW PROFILE
Nobody knows your home as well as you do, but Judy Lopez ReaItyGroup knows buyers. . . what they need and what they want. We at Judy lopez ReaItyGroup will have an easier time articulating the virtues of your home if you stay in the background.
DO NOT TURN YOUR HOME INTO A SECONDHAND STORE
When prospects come to see your home do not distract them with offers to sell those furnishings you no longer need. You may loose the biggest sale ever.
DEFER TO EXPERIENCE
When prospects want to talk a price, terms or real estate matters, let them speak to an expert at Judy Lopez ReaItyGroup.
HELP OUR OFFICE
Judy Lopez ReaItyGroup will have an easier time selling your home if showings are scheduled through our office. You will appreciate the results.