Benzer Realty - Real Estate Tips
DRE Lic #00689061
Arroyo Grande, CA 93483
People usually decide within
minutes whether or not they like your house. Remember to view your home as a
buyer might see it.
kitchen is the most important room in the house. Make it bright and
attractive. If it needs help, paint it and/or try new curtains.
sure the kitchen is spotless. Check the stove, floor, windows, cabinets,
the ventilation hood in the kitchen.
the kitchen floor is badly worn, replace it with new flooring.
any appliances or knickknacks you keep on the counters. Clean, uncluttered
counters will make the room look bigger.
any dripping faucets.
fresh towels in the bathroom.
any stains from toilets, sinks, bathtubs and showers.
the sink, bathtub, or shower drains too slowly, unclog it.
sure the front door and porch are fresh, clean and scrubbed looking. Repaint
the front door if necessary.
the lawn and shrubs trimmed and neat looking. We strongly recommend freshly
planted flowers are attractive and inviting.
you house if necessary*. This can do more for sales appeal than any other
item. If you don't want to paint, consider touching up shutters or window
the roof and gutters...are there any missing shingles to replace? Are there
gutters and downspouts in place?
all walls in top shape. Repair all cracks, nail pops or visible seams in
the windows and screens.
broken glass and torn screens. Make sure windows open and close.
ceilings for leak stains. Fix the source of the leak, repair the ceiling and
paint. (Contract will require this to be done.)
painting or redecorating, avoid offbeat colors. Stick to white or easy to work
with pastels or neutrals.
or Dye faded curtains or bedspreads.
you have a fireplace, clean it out and put in fresh logs.
burned out light bulbs. Put in brighter light bulbs. Make sure light switches
floors and vacuum rugs.
up the closets and get rid of excess items.
air freshener to eliminate musty unpleasant pet or cooking odors.
any doors sliding glass doors that stick.
out the garage and dispose of anything your are not going to move. Box up
everything you won't need until you're in your new home.
sure the garage door opener is in good working order and that you have
makes a room look larger. Put excess furniture in storage. Avoid clutter.
having dirty dishes in the sink or on the counter.
toys in children room. Bikes, in-line skates and skateboards should be as
inconspicuous as possible.
When your home is being
draperies and shades to let in light. This will make rooms appear larger.
radios, stereos and TV's off or turned way down.
pets outdoors when your house is being shown.
should be quiet.
courteous but don't force a conversation with potential buyers. They want to
inspect your house, not pay a social call.
mention furniture or furnishings you may want to sell unless asked. Trying to
dispose of such items via the potential buyer before they have purchased the
house often loses the sale.
the Realtor show the house and don't tag along. The sales person knows the
buyers requirements and can better emphasize the features of your home.
the Realtor discuss price, terms, possession and other factors with the buyer.
He/She is eminently qualified to bring negotiations to favorable conclusion.
your family away for the day, if your agent is holding an open house.
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