Are you ready to sell?

Dated: 06/10/2019

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First impressions matter.

Let's say you visit a listed house. You go to knock on the door and see that it is dirty and unpainted. As you walk into the house, you scan the surroundings and see dirty electric switches, dust on the baseboards, a dirty kitchen sink and clutter everywhere. What is your first impression? This house is clearly not cared for.

Buyers are concerned about what else could be hidden in the house and will make a low ball offer all based on what they see. 

Make sure your house is impeccable both inside out before you list it- including the gardens! Other suggestions:

1. Hire a cleaning service to thoroughly clean the house interior.

2. Paint the walls and ceilings off white or beige.

3. Repair cracks, holes, and damage to plaster, wallboard, wallpaper, paint, and tiles.

4. Replace damaged windowpanes, moldings, and woodwork.

5. Repair drippy faucets and showerheads. Unclog slow drains.

6. Replace old toilet seats and shower curtains.

7. Shampoo the carpets, clean floors, and wax the wood floors.

8. Clean out all window tracks.

9. Mend torn screens

10. Wash the windows inside and out.

11. Replace burned-out light bulbs.

12. Lubricate squeaking doors.

13. Clean the kitchen, all appliances (especially refrigerator and oven).

14. Clear all cobwebs from corners and doorways.

15. And remember to clean all light switches, handrails, doorknobs and paint the entrance door if needed. 

And remember, first impressions matter.

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