Home Seller Tips
Here are 20 tips to help you sell your home quicker with the Wolvers Pack
- Make the Most of that First Impression
A well-manicured lawn, neatly trimmed shrubs and a clutter-free porch welcomes prospects. So does a freshly painted, or at least freshly scrubbed, front door. Rake the leaves and shovel the walkways.
- Invest a Few Hours for Future Dividends
Clean up the living room, the bath, the kitchen. If your woodwork is scuffed or the paint is fading, consider some re-decoration. Invest in wallpaper or fresh paint. Remember, prospects would rather see how great your home really looks than how great it could look "with a little work."
- Check Faucets and Bulbs
Dripping water rattles the nerves, discolors the sink, and suggests faulty or worn-out plumbing. Burned out bulbs or faulty wiring leave prospects in the dark. Don't let problems detract from what's right with your home. Find a plumber, electrician or general contractor to help.
- 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 fix them away.
- Think Safety
Remove the 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 uninitiated visitors.
- Make Room for Space
Display your attic, basement and other utility space (including crawl spaces) by removing all unnecessary articles. A coat of paint can do wonders if your basement is dark and dreary.
- Big Closets!
Make them look bigger by having them neat and well organized to show that your home has ample closet space. A good rule of thumb - remove half the contents.
- Make your Bathroom Sparkle
Bathrooms sell homes, so let them shine. Check and repair any damaged or discolored caulking in the bath tubs and showers, and be sure that the towels and area rugs are clean and tidy.
- Create Dream Bedrooms
Keep these rooms bright and cheerful. Remove any excess furniture and clutter from dressers and shelves.
- Open Up in the Daytime
Let the sun shine in! Pull back your curtains and drapes so prospects can see how bright and cheery your home is. Make sure the windows are sparkling clean.
- Lighten Up at Night
Turn on the excitement by turning on all your lights - both inside and outside - showing your home in the evening. Lights add color and warmth, and make prospects feel welcome.
- Avoid Crowd Scenes
Potential buyers often feel like intruders when they enter a home filled with people. Rather than giving your house the attention it deserves, they're likely to hurry. Your home shows best when you aren't present.
- Curb your Dog
Dogs and cats are great companions, but not when you're showing your home; they have a talent for getting under foot. So do everybody a favor - keep Kitty and Spike outside, or at least out of the way.
- Music Soothes the Savage Beast
- but not the potential buyer. When showing your house, turn off that blaring radio or television. Let the Wolvers Pack and your buyer talk freely and not be distracted.
- Silence is Golden!
Be courteous and friendly, but don't try to "force" conversation with a potential buyer. He's there to inspect your home.
- Don't Apologize
No matter how humble your abode, never apologize for its shortcomings. If a prospect volunteers a derogatory comment about your home's appearance, let the experienced agent from the Wolvers Pack handle the situation.
- Keep a Low Profile
Nobody knows your home as well as you do. But the Wolvers Pack knows buyers - what they need and what they want. They will have an easier time articulating the virtues of your home if you are not home.
- Don't Turn Your Home into a Second Hand Store
When prospects come to view your home, don't distract them with offers to see 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 talk to an expert - The Wolvers Pack
- Help Your Agent
We recommend that we show your home to prospective customers only by appointment through our office. This will make sure your buyers are approved to buy your home and will be sincerely appreciated and will help us make the sale more quickly.
The Wolvers Pack
5190 S.E. 104th Street
Runnells, IA 50237
Des Moines Relocation & Real Estate
Realtor licensed in the state of Iowa
Each office independently owned and operated
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