NOW that your home is for sale, we suggest you read these helpful hints. They will make the selling of your home a more pleasant experience for all of us.
MAKE good first impression. The grounds should be properly maintained summer or winter. Have the lawn mowed and raked, shrubs trimmed, driveway and sidewalks swept or shoveled clean and all debris removed from property.
ARRANGE shades or drapes to give a maximum amount of light in dark rooms. Replace all burned out light bulbs and repair faulty switches. Light colors add cheerfulness to dark rooms, especially kitchens.
BADLY cracked plaster, loose door knobs, crooked light fixtures are among the small items that can be easily repaired. Small things sometimes hinder a sale more than large repairs.
DISPLAY your storage and utility space by removing all unnecessary accumulations in attic, stairways, basement and garage. They will appear much larger than they actually are.
CORRECT faulty plumbing. Leaky faucets can discolor porcelain and call attention to plumbing defects.
MINOR redecorating is recommended, if needed, such as painting, rug shampooing, etc. It will create a much more appealing appearance.
KEEP radios and televisions off or turned down during the showing to eliminate any possible distraction of the prospect.
IF you have pets, it's recommended they be kept out of the house, is possible. Some people are uneasy around animals and they may detract from the prospects attention.
YOUR home should be comfortably warm in cold weather and moderately cool in hot weather, thru air conditioning if available, or any other alternative measures.
APOLOGIES should never be made for any adverse appearance of your home. It only emphasizes the defects.
BUYERS ask a great many questions of our representatives when being shown through a home and most prefer to do this in privacy. The inspection should proceed without your immediate presence. The buyer usually feels more relaxed. If you insist on being present, please don't discuss terms, price, etc. We will handle these details.
IT is important to furnish us with accurate figures on taxes and utilities and inform us of all recent major improvements such as new roof, driveway, etc.
REMEMBER, if a reasonable offer is presented, it is wise to negotiate immediately, it may never be repeated.
ALWAYS be prepared to show your property. If you delay a prospect, it may lose you the sale. Your real estate salesperson will always arrange appointments with you in advance.
FINALLY, may we remind you, all our staff and years of experience are available to furnish you expert advice on any problems or questions that may arise.