First Impressions

October 6, 2009 | 39 Comments

Staging your home when your’re trying to sell has been shown to be one of the most important aspects in getting it sold. In my experience I have found the following tips to be important.

  • The front door is the first thing a prospective buyer sees when entering the home. Make sure the paint is fresh and the hardware is working properly and attractive.thumbnailCAYPRY34
  • Curb appeal. Make sure the lawn is trimmed and edged and add some colorful flowers.
  • New paint. Faded or unpainted walls reduce the appeal of the home. It’s amazing what some new paint can do to warm up a house.
  • Let the sun shine in! Open draperies and curtains so that the prospective buyer can see how cheerful your home can be. Leave some lights on when you know the home is being shown.
  • Fix the faucet! Dripping water discolors sinks and suggests faulty plumbing.
  • Small repairs can make a big difference. Loose knobs, sticking doors and windows, warped cabinet drawaers and other flaws detract from the home’s value.
  • Remove unneccesary clutter. Display the full value of the home.
  • Make closets look bigger. Neat, orderly closets show that there is ample space.
  • Arrange bedrooms neatly. Always make the beds and add some fluffy pillows to make the room look inviting.
  • Bathrooms sell homes. Check and repair caulking in bathtubs and showers. Add new fluffy towels and a new shower curtain for a fresh look.


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