A GOOD FIRST IMPRESSION CAN HELP SELL YOUR HOME
You can assist your real estate Agent or Broker when you are showing your
home to prospective buyers by remembering that first impressions are the
most lasting and the most important to its sale.
Your major role as a seller will be to make your home as attractive as
possible to potential buyers. The time, effort and limited financial
investment involved can give you the competitive edge needed to sell your
home when you want - at the price you want.
YOUR HOME'S EXTERIOR CREATES THE PROSPECTIVE BUYER'S FIRST IMPRESSION
Since the exterior of your home is the first thing a prospective buyer
sees, a little time and effort can make a big difference in the impression
your home creates. And pay big dividends when the sale is made.
Use this check list to make sure your home's exterior looks its best:
If you have planned to paint the house within the coming year, consider
painting the house before showing it. A new paint job, well done, will
normally enhance the sale value a good deal more than the cost of the
If your home's exterior looks clean, orderly and in good repair, that's
the impression your house will first convey.
A SPOTLESS INTERIOR WILL REINFORCE YOUR HOME'S GOOD FIRST IMPRESSION
Interior dirt and clutter can obscure your home's good points, so start
with a full house cleaning from top to bottom. Store unused or unnecessary
items in closets and storage areas or hold a garage sale. Eliminate
clutter and your home will look more spacious - an important selling point.
Take an inspection tour of your home, observing it as a potential buyer
It is also important to keep lighting in mind when you show your home.
Good lighting will make your home seem more cheery and spacious.
OVER-IMPROVING DOESN'T PAY
Don't plan major improvements on your home. Most home buyers want to make
their own major changes. You are usually wiser to sell them the potential
- at a price they can afford.
You can do a lot to help your real estate agent show your home. Showing
your home is all important to its sale, and there are many ways you can
help your real estate professional do his or her job successfully.
HERE ARE SOME LAST-MINUTE DETAILS THAT WILL MAXIMIZE YOUR HOME'S SELLING POTENTIAL
WHAT YOU CAN DO WHILE YOUR HOUSE IS BEING SHOWN
Your real estate broker or agent has the experience and training necessary
to bring negotiations to a successful conclusion. And, if you've followed
the guidelines provided, you'll know you've already done your part by
making sure your home creates a good first impression.
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