Showing Your Home
FIRST IMPRESSIONS ARE LASTING
The front door greets the prospect. Make sure it is fresh, clean and scrubbed looking. Keep the lawn trimmed and edged, and the yard free of branches, leaves and litter. Be sure snow and ice are removed from walks and steps.
FIX THAT FAUCET
Dripping water discolors sinks and suggests a plumbing problem.
REPAIRS CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE
Loose knobs, sticking doors and windows, warped cabinet drawers and other minor flaws will detract from your home's value. Be sure to have them fixed.
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 them by redecorating? It could result in a quicker sale at a higher price.
LET THE SUN SHINE IN
Open draperies and curtains and let the prospect see how cheerful your home can be. Dark rooms are not appealing.
FROM TOP TO BOTTOM
Display the full value of your attic, basement and other utility spaces by removing all unnecessary articles. Brighten dark, dull basements by painting the walls.
Keep stairways clear. Avoid cluttered appearances and possible injuries.
MAKE CLOSETS LOOK BIGGER
Neat, well-organized closets show that the space is ample.
BATHROOMS HELP SELL HOMES
Check and repair caulking in bathtubs and showers. Make your bathroom sparkle.
ARRANGE ROOMS NEATLY
Remove excess furniture and be sure to use attractive bedspreads and freshly laundered curtains.