Selling Tips

You never get a second chance to make a first impression! 

Here are some tips to help increase your home’s appeal and value:

Creating curb appeal is key!

Maintain an Appealing Exterior

  • Keep the front walkway and yard clear and maintain landscaping
  • Park extra vehicles away from the property
  • Apply a fresh coat of paint or power wash the exterior
  • Wash the windows and clear the gutters
  • Keep the lawn mowed
  • Consider using mulch and plantings to enhance curb appeal

Maintain a Clean and Inviting Interior

  • Keep all areas clean, especially the kitchen and bathrooms
  • Remove unnecessary items from kitchen counters
  • Open drapes or other window treatments and turn on lights
  • Make the beds, do the dishes and remove laundry
  • Make sure that pet areas are clean and odor-free
  • Limit clutter in the home – enhance spaciousness and allow potential buyers to “visualize” it as their home

Considerations for Showing Your Home

  • Leave the property – potential buyers tend to feel more comfortable when owners are not present
  • Remove pets from the property during showings, if possible
  • For safety and security – remove personal photos, secure jewelry, cash, prescription medications and other valuables