You can assist your real estate Agent or Broker when you are showing your home to prospective buyers by remembering that first impressions are the most lasting and the most important to its sale.
Your major role as a seller will be to make your home as attractive as possible to potential buyers. The time, effort and limited financial investment involved can give you the competitive edge needed to sell your home when you want - at the price you want.
Since the exterior of your home is the first thing a prospective buyer sees, a little time and effort can make a big difference in the impression your home creates. And pay big dividends when the sale is made. Use this check list to make sure your home's exterior looks its best:
Interior dirt and clutter can obscure your home's good points, so start with a full house cleaning from top to bottom. Store unused or unnecessary items in closets and storage areas or hold a garage sale. Eliminate clutter and your home will look more spacious - an important selling point. Take an inspection tour of your home, observing it as a potential buyer would.
Don't plan major improvements on your home. Most home buyers want to make their own major changes. You are usually wiser to sell them the potential - at a price they can afford. You can do a lot to help your real estate agent show your home. Showing your home is all important to its sale, and there are many ways you can help your real estate professional do his or her job successfully.