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General Info & Tips

How to Attract Buyers

Homes that look their best sell faster, and usually for every dollar that they're worth. A little improvement in the appearance of your home can go a long way toward impressing prospective buyers. The following suggestions will enable you to show your home at its best.

Preparing your Home

  • Repair or replace broken features such as steps, window screens, etc.
  • Be sure the faucets, drains, light switches, etc. are working properly
  • Clean the interior of the house.
  • Arrange the furniture in an appealing fashion
  • Clean out closets and make sure the home is free from unnecessary clutter
  • Tidy and manicure the lawn and yard

Showing your Home

  • Open the curtains and blinds during the day; keep lights on at night
  • Have the heat or air conditioning at a comfortable level
  • Keel children and pets from distracting buyers
  • Remain in the background, or if possible, be absent when the agent shows your home. Some buyers feel uncomfortable going through a home when the owner is present.
  • Give the house a ‘homey’ feel by having some fresh bread or a batch of cookies baking in the oven. The smell also will carry over into other rooms.
The Homeseller's Checklist to Success
Buying a Home Before Selling the Old Home
Home Improvements