Home Seller Tips

Helpful Hints on Preparing your Home to Sell . . .

First Impressions Do Count

Make sure your front entrance is clean and inviting.
Paint your front door (if it shows signs of wear).

Decorate For A Quick Sale

Replace faded wallpaper.
Repair worn woodwork.
Paint a neutral color over walls that look old.

Let the Sun Shine In

Open draperies and curtains. Let the prospect see how cheerful your home can be.
Turn on all lights during evening inspections.

Simple Repairs Can Make a Difference

Repair loose knobs, sticking doors & windows, warped cabinet drawers, broken light switches & other minor flaws.

Make Your Home Sparkle

Keep your windows clean.
Steam clean your carpets.
Glue back any peeled wallpaper.
Empty ashtrays & throw out the trash.

Arrange Bedrooms Neatly

Remove excess furniture.
Use attractive bedspreads and freshly laundered curtains.


Here are some tried and true "rules" that will help you
show your home easily and effectively:

Rule #1: Three’s a Crowd: Try not to be present during inspections. The potential buyer will feel like an intruder & will hurry through the house.

Rule #2: Keep the Music Down: Pipe in classical or soft rock music, but keep the volume down low.

Rule #3: No Pets Allowed: Keep cats, dogs, litter boxes and feeding dishes out of the way - preferably out of the house.

Rule #4: Create a Homey Atmosphere: Bake bread or cookies, or place cornmeal in a pie plate in a warm oven on the day of the showing. The aroma will make the potential buyer feel welcomed.

Rule #5: No Apologies: If you are present at the showing, never apologize for the appearance of your home.

Rule #6: Have Records Available: Have copies of your heating, cooling and water bills for the past twelve months available.

Rule #7: Silence is Golden: Let the Realtor discuss price, terms, possession and other factors with the buyer.

Rule #8: A Little Money Goes a Long Way: Your cooperation in cosmetic repairs will increase everyone’s interest level.

Make your dreams a reality . . consult a Certified Residential Specialist today!

Thousands of homeowners each year trust Certified Residential Specialists (CRS) A CRS is a dedicated professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOC. OF REALTORS and has earned advanced certification by completing the course work and experience requirements of the Residential Sales Council.

For any Real Estate information, contact
Mike Parker - CRS, GRI, SRES, ABR at
859-647-0700 or 800-356-4530
or by E-mail

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