Remember: First Impressions are
Lasting And Your Home Will Sell Faster If You:
and trim the lawn and get landscaping in top condition. Curb appeal
is an important first impression.
screens and windows so they show and work properly
any part of the house that may need it.
carpets and repair if necessary.
rooms appear larger by storing or removing excess furniture.
- Organize closets to show off
and organize garage and storage spaces.
stairways clear of all objects.
the buyer with a spotless uncluttered kitchen.
apologize for the appearance of your home. After all, it has been
- Let the
sun shine in! Open draperies and turn on lights. Most buyers
like an open, airy, and bright home.
off the radio and TV when your home is being shown. They distract
from the conversation and concentration of the salesperson and buyer.
all pets and children out of the way during showings.
discuss furniture or furnishings with a buyer before he has purchased the
home. It confuses the entire process in the minds of all involved.
not discuss price, terms, possession or other factors with people
viewing your home or with the showing agent. Refer them to
your agent instead.
Please do not tag along with the buyer
and the salesperson. If possible, leave the house during showings so
buyers feel free to discuss you home with their showing agent. Remember,
the agent knows the buyers, the buyers’ requirements, how to overcome their
objections, and how to turn them on to the advantages of buying your home.