Tips for Staging & Presenting Your Home For Sale:
√ Curb Appeal is a buyer’s first impression. Cut and trim the lawn. Get your landscaping in top condition.
√ Repair Screens & windows so they show and work properly.
√ Paint any part of the house that may need it.
√ Clean carpets and repair or replace if necessary.
√ Fix the plumbing (Leaky faucets).
√ Make rooms appear larger by storing or removing excess furniture.
√ Organize closets to show off storage space.
√ Garage and storage areas should be clean and neat.
√ Show off every room to the best advantage, including attic and all storage space.
√ Keep stairways clear of all objects.
√ Remove excess from kitchen cabinets to show spaciousness.
√ Please cook with spotless, uncluttered kitchen.
√ Appliances should be clean & in good working condition.
√ Avoid cooking that may result in odors potentially offensive to buyers. Use an air freshener, if appropriate. You may want to boil cinnamon & vanilla for a pleasant aroma.
√ Let the sun shine in! Open drapes or turn on lights, most buyers like an open, airy, bright home.
√ Turn off the radio and TV when your home is being shown.
√ Keep all pets and children out of the way during showings.
√ Remove and replace any items that have personal attachment.
√ Never discuss furniture or furnishings with prospect before they have contracted to purchase your home. It often confuses the process for those involved.
√ Do not discuss price, terms, possession or other factors with people viewing your home with or with their showing REALTOR®.
√ Please do not tag along with the prospect and the REALTOR®. If possible, leave the house during showings. Buyers must feel free to discuss your home with the showing agent. Remember, the REALTOR® knows the buyers, the buyer’s requirements, how to overcome objections, and how to turn them on to the advantages of
buying your home.