Six Secrets for Successful Showings
Curb Appeal: The First Impression
Well-tended landscaping and a clutter-free porch welcome buyers. Make your home eye-catching. Don't let a 'drive-by' buyer keep on driving!
A Little Elbow Grease Goes a LONG Way
Tidy the living room, but clean the bathroom and the kitchen. Don't forget that how your home smells makes a big impact on a buyer. Clean up and deodorize pet areas so no one knows they're there. If your woodwork is scuffed or the paint is fading, consider some minor touch-ups. Remember, buyers are looking for a new home, not a lot of 'little projects'.
Remove extra items and unnecessary clutter from your kitchen counters to maximize work areas. Also, the better organized your closets are, the larger they look.
Maximize Your Space
Large living areas and bedrooms are in demand these days. But not to worry, simply removing excess furniture and reconfiguring furniture placement can make more square footage appear almost magically!
Let the Sun Shine In
Pull back your curtains so that buyers can see how bright and cheery your home is. Clean your windows inside and out, for added impact. For evening showings, turn on all your lights -- both inside and outside. Light adds warmth. Warmth sells houses!
The Disappearing Act!
Prospective buyers are more likely to take their time and really fall in love with your house when you're not there, so go for a walk or run an errand while your house is being shown. Rest assured that all lookers will be accompanied by a Licensed Real Estate Agent.