A few great tips on creating an atmosphere that will charm buyers
and make them want to buy your home. Remember that first impressions only come
once. Follow these simple tips and create the competitive edge that may help
you sell your home quickly!
Drive Up Appeal-
Trim trees and shrubs, clean out flower beds and invest in some
brightly colored flowers. Yellow and white are preferred. Paint the front door
and make sure the door bell is working properly, wash the mailbox, keep the
porch swept and get an attractive door mat. Absolute Basics-
Air out the home. People are turned off by the slightest odor.
Odors must be eliminated, especially those caused by pets, diapers, or
Wash all windows in the home, inside and out. -
If it has been over a year since the carpets have been cleaned,
now is the time to have them cleaned. Bare floors should also be waxed and
Put bright light bulbs in every socket. Buyers like bright and
Clean out closets, cabinets and drawers. Closets should appear to
have enough room to hold additional items. Get everything off the floor and
don’t have the shelves piled to the ceiling. -
Make sure rooms are not overcrowded with furniture. Select the
best pieces and store the rest. -
Keep the kitchen sparkling clean. Make sure all appliances are
clean at all times. Straighten cabinets that appear cluttered and keep floors
Bathtub, showers and sinks should be freshly caulked. The grout
should be clean and in good condition. There should be no leaks in the faucets
or traps. -
If you have limited counter space in the kitchen, keep unnecessary
items put away. -
Keep children’s toys out of the front yard, sidewalks and front
Clean the ashes out of the fireplace. If it’s summer time, spray
the inside of the fireplace black. -
Make sure the pull-down staircase is working correctly. Be sure
light in the attic is working. -
The pool needs to be sparkling and free of leaves.
Some industry experts are saying that the housing market may be headin
"I had the good fortune of working with Elena to find a home in a tough, tough market.
Elena very quickly grasped what my partner and I were looking for, and was able to find houses that were right up our alley. The market made offers and transactions real work; Elena was undaunted. She refused to let us get discouraged, and battled through obstacles to snag us a sweet, charming place to hang our hats!
She stuck through even after the deal closed, when some small issues arose... which we could not address as we were out of town.
This woman gets it done!"