Hints to Sugar Land Home Sellers
Below are seventeen great tips for creating an atmosphere that will charm buyers and put your home a mark above the rest. Remember, you’ll never get another chance to make a first impression! And first impressions are what counts! Just follow the simple checklist and create the competitive edge that will help you sell your home.
- A Lasting First Impression
The front door and entry walkway greet your prospect. Make sure they look fresh and clean and free of eyesores.
Keep the lawn trimmed and edged, and the yard free of refuse. Walks, steps and driveways must be well-manicured and looking good.
- Decorate For A Quick Sale
Faded walls and worn woodwork reduce the appeal of your home.
Don’t sell your home on what it could look like. It doesn’t cost much and the result will be a quicker sale at a higher price.
- Let The Sun Shine In
Open draperies and curtains to show the prospect how cheerful your home can be. Dark rooms do not appeal to most buyers.
- Fix The Faucet
Dripping water discolors the sink and suggests faulty plumbing. It also makes the prospect wonder what else might be in need of repair.
- Repairs Can Make The Difference
Loose knobs, sticking doors and windows, warped cabinet drawers and other minor flaws detract from the value of your home. Have them fixed.
- From Top To Bottom
Display the full value of your attic, basement and other utility spaces by removing all unnecessary items. Brighten dark, dull spaces by painting them with light colored paint.
- Safety First
Keep stairways clear. Avoid the cluttered look and possible injuries.
- Make Closets Look Bigger
Neat, well-organized closets show that the space is ample.
- Bathrooms Sell Homes
Check and repair caulking in bathtubs and showers. Have as little on top of the counters as you can manage. Make this room sparkle!
- Arrange Bedrooms Neatly
Remove excess furniture to a storage space. Use attractive bedspreads and freshly laundered curtains.
- Can You See The Light?
A clean, well-lit house is like a welcome sign. The prospect will feel a glowing warmth when you turn on all the lights for an inspection.
- Three’s A Crowd
Avoid having too many people present during showings. The prospect will feel more at ease and won’t rush through the showing.
- Music Is Mellow
Turn off the TV and play some soft music on the stereo or radio. Set the mood for an enjoyable showing.
- Silence Is Golden
Be courteous but don’t force conversation with the prospect. They are there to inspect your home, not pay a social call.
- Be It Ever So Humble
Never apologize for the appearance of your home. After all, it is lived in. Let your trained Realtor answer any objections.
- In The Background
The Realtor showing your home is best equipped to know the buyer’s requirements and to emphasize those features of your home.
- Home Sweet Home
Put cinnamon sticks in the oven on low heat or simmer vanilla on a low burner or light a scented candle to give your home an inviting aroma.