First impressions are lasting! The front
door greets the prospect. Make sure it is fresh, clean, and scrubbed
looking. Keep lawn trimmed and edged, and the yard free of refuse.
Be sure snow and ice are removed from walks and steps.
Decorate for a quick sale. Faded walls and
worn woodwork reduce appeal. Why try to tell the prospect how your
home could look, when you can show him by redecorating? A quicker
sale at a higher price will result. An investment in new kitchen
wallpaper will pay dividends.
Let the sun shine in. Open draperies and
curtains and let the prospect see how cheerful your home can be.
(Dark rooms do not appeal)
Fix the faucet! Dripping water discolors
sinks and suggests faulty plumbing.
Repairs can make a big difference. Loose knobs,
sticking doors and windows, warped cabinet drawers and other minor flaws
detract from home value. Have them fixed.
From top to bottom. Display the full value
of your attic, basement and other utility space by removing all unnecessary
articles. Brighten dark, dull basements by painting walls.
Safety first. Keep stairways clear.
Avoid cluttered appearances and possible injuries.
Make closets look bigger. Neat, well-ordered
closets show the space is ample.
Bathrooms help sell homes. Check and repair
caulking in bathtubs and showers. Make this room sparkle.
Arrange bedrooms neatly. Remove excess furniture.
Use attractive bedspreads and freshly laundered curtains.
Can you see the light? Illumination is like
a welcome sign. The potential buyer will feel a glowing evening when
you turn on all your lights for an evening inspection.