Selling A Home

Before Your Home Is Listed It’s important to have your home in good showing condition before buyers start going through it.

Here are some steps to take:

  • Touch up interior and exterior paint as needed.
  • Install new carpeting and flooring if it appears worn or dated.
  • Keep the interior clean, decluttered and odor-free.
  • Eliminate evidence of pets. Minimize personal items such as family photos.
  • You want buyers to see themselves living in the home.
  • Consider putting excess furniture and belongings in storage.
  • Now’s the time to clean out the garage and basement and sell, give away or throw away items you don’t need anymore.
  • During the Listing Period When potential buyers visit your home, either be absent or make yourself as inconspicuous as possible.
  • Have fresh flowers in the entryway. It makes for a friendly introduction into your home.
  • If offers are made that don’t match your hoped-for price, don’t reject them offhand.
  • Pay attention to your agent’s advice.
  • Consider dropping the price if several months go by with few or no offers, but if you and your agent have priced your home properly from the start, this shouldn’t be necessary.
  • Don’t get discouraged.
  • In buyer’s markets, homes take longer to sell than during boom times.


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