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Tips for Selling Home

Make the Most of that First Impression - A well-manicured lawn, neatly trimmed shrubs and a clutter-free porch welcome prospects. So does a freshly painted - or at least freshly scrubbed - front door. If it's autumn, rake the leaves,. If it's winter, shovel the walkways. The fewer obstacles between prospects and the true appeal of your home, the better.


Invest a Few Hours for Future Dividends - Here's your chance to clean up in real estate. Clean up the living room, the bathrooms and the kitchen. If your woodwork is scuffed or the paint is fading, consider some minor redecoration. Fresh wallpaper adds charm and value to your property. If you're worried about time, hire professional cleaners or painters to get your house ready. Remember, prospects would rather see how great your home really looks than hear how great it could look "with a little work".

Check Faucets and Bulbs - Dripping water rattles the nerves, discolors sinks and suggests faulty or worn-out plumbing. Burned out bulbs or faulty wiring leave prospects in the dark. Don't let little problems detract from what's right with your home.

Don't Shut Out a Sale - If cabinets or closet doors stick in your home, you can be sure they will also stick in a prospect's mind. Don't try to explain away sticky situations when you can easily plane them away. A little effort can smooth the way toward a closing.

Think Safety - Homeowners learn to live with all kinds of self-set booby traps: roller skates on the stairs, festooned extension cords, slippery throw rugs and low hanging overhead lights. Make your residence as non-perilous as possible for uniitiated visitors.

Make Room for Space - Remember, potential buyers are looking for more than just comfortable living space. They ' re looking for storage space, too. Make sure your attic and basement are clean and free of unncessary items.

Consider your Closets - The better organized a closet, the larger it appears. So box up unwanted clothes & donate them to charity.

Make your Bathroom Sparkle - Bathrooms sell homes, so let them shine. Check and repair damage or unsightly caulking in the tubs and showers. For added allure, display your best towels, mats and shoer curtains.

Create Dream Bedrooms - Wake up prospects to the cosy comforts of your bedrooms. For a spacious look, get rid of excell furniture. Colorful bedspreads and a fresh curtains are a must.

Open up in the Daytime - Let the sunshine in! Pull back the curtains & drapes so prospects can see how bright & cheery your home is.

Lighten up at Night - Turn on the excitement by turning on all your lights - both inside and outside - when showing your home in the evening. Lights add color and warmth, and make prospects fell welcome.

Watch your Pets - Dogs and cats are great companions, but not when you're showing your home. Pets have a talent for getting underfoot. So do everybody a favor: Keep Kitty and Spot outside, or at least our of the way.

Think Volume - Rock-and-roll might kill a real estate transaction. When it's time to show your home, turn down the stereo or TV.

Keep a Low Profile - Nobody knows your home as well as you do. But RE/MAX Sales Associates know buyers - what they need and what they want. Your RE/MAX Associate will have an easier time articulating the virtues of your home if you stay in the background.

Don't Turn Your Home into a Second-Hand Store - When prospects come to view your home, don't distract them with offers to sell those furnishings you no longer need. You may lose the biggest sale of all.
Defer to Experience - When prospects want to talk price, terms, or other real estate matters, let them speak to an expert - your RE/MAX Sales Associate.

​Help your Agent - Schedule all showings through your RE/MAX agent or him or her office. You'll appreciate the results!

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