AVOIDING THE TEN BIGGEST MISTAKES WHEN SELLING YOUR HOME!
TIDY UP YOUR HOME! It is hard for prospective buyers to look through clutter. Your home will appear smaller and therefore it could cost you hundreds or even thousands of dollars in the final sale price.
BRIGHTEN YOUR HOME UP! Turn all the lights on and open all window blinds/drapes when home is being shown.
BE ABSENT! People are uncomfortable when sellers are present-they will rush through you home.
DO MINOR REPAIRS! Little things like squeaky doors, chipped paint, dripping taps make a big impact on the price.
TRIM TREES! Especially around sidewalks, doors & windows. Buyers don't want to have to duck and weave to get into your home.
FRESHEN UP! Scents make a big impression - but be careful not to make it overpowering.
MUSIC! Soft classical is great (radio or recorded)
ORGANIZE CLOSETS & CUPBOARDS! Yes, buyers do look into your closets & cupboards.
PETS OUT! Cat litter, cat food & dog food kill sales. Even if your pet is friendly try to keep them outside and secured during showings.
PRICE! PRICE! PRICE! Your best time to sell is when you first put your home on the market. Overpricing your home may force you to take a price below market value.