FIRST IMPRESSIONS COUNT WHEN SELLING YOUR HOME

Selling

With buyers, first impressions count. A small investment in time and money will give your home an edge
over other listings in the area when the time comes to show it to a prospective buyer.

Here are some suggestions that will help you get top market value:

GENERAL MAINTENANCE
Oil Squeaky doors
Tighten doorknobs
Replace burned out lights
Clean and repair windows
Touch-up chipped paint
Repair cracked plaster
Repair leaking taps and toilets

CURB APPEAL
Cut lawns
Trim shrubs and lawns
Weed and edge gardens
Pick up any litter
Clear walk and driveway of leaves
Repair gutters and eaves
Touch-up exterior paint

SPIC AND SPAN
Shampoo carpets
Clean washer, dryer, and bath tubs
Clean furnace
Clean fridge and stove
Clean and freshen bathrooms

THE BUYING ATMOSPHERE
Be absent during showings
Turn on all lights
Light fireplace
Open drapes in the day time
Play quiet background music
Keep pets outdoors

THE FIRST IMPRESSION
Clean and tidy entrance
Functional doorbell
Polish door hardware
The Spacious Look
Clear stairs and halls

THE SPACIOUS LOOK
Clear stairs and halls
Store excess furniture
Clear counters and stove
Make closets neat and tidy