Make Sure Your Home is Exciting!!!

You won't get a second chance to make a GOOD first impression!!!

Buyers are looking for homes that are well cared for, carefully presented, bright, open and inviting. In general terms, clean and spiffy! The following basic checklists are presented with some general points that can have a dramatic impact on your sale.

Tips For Faster Sales

  • Lawns and Garden - remover the clutter, cut the grass, edge all walks, trims hedges and weed gardens
  • Front of house - paint, fix or wash railings, steps, screens and front door
  • Exterior - repair, paint or wash back door, siding and windows
  • Garage - tiddy up, paint and fix any doors, wash siding and remove all clutter
  • Plumbing - repair leaky faucets, toilets or shower heads, remove any stains or build up
  • Heating/cooling - clean unit and replace or clean filters
  • Lights - replace all burnt out bulbs and broken or faulty switches
  • Halls and Stairs - remove clutter to open up the wider more spacious feel
  • Hardware - tighten all door knobs, faucets and fixtures
  • General condition - dust, wash, paint, fix any defects as required. Store all unneeded items to open up and enlarge living space

The Must Do's

  • Kitchen - stove, refridgerator and all sinks should be spotless and all work space clean and clear
  • Bathrooms - neat, spotless and fresh. Cracked or missing caulking should be replaced
  • Closets - clean and organize. Untidy and cluttered closets suggests inadequte storage space

"Help me, Help you!" - Jerry MaGuire (1998)

  • People and pets can ruin a sale opportunity by keeping buyers from feeling at ease while they look through your home. For showings please make sure to leave your home with your pets in adequate time
  • Let me know which rooms benefit from sunshine and/or cool breezes
  • Explain to me what you enjoy about your home, the location, yard, ameneties, etc
  • Turn on all the lights prior to any showings
  • Leave your window coverings open during the day and closed at night
  • Strong odours from cooking or smoking can ruin a sale or first impression. Ensure your home is fresh for any and all showings
  • "Special Feature" signs highlighting the benefits or your home will make sure buyers appreciate everything your home has to offer
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