SELLING – SHOW YOUR HOME IN THE BEST LIGHT
No-one buys a home without looking at it. All members of the NAEA will describe your property which will attract potential buyers. They will highlight your home’s best features. However, having got a prospective buyer across your threshold, the rest is up to you. The following notes may help.
Keep the garden tidy. Trim lawns, cultivate flower beds. Make sure paths and steps are free from snow and ice. Keep the driveway clear and any gates open. Leave room for people to park. Does your bell work? Can your house number be seen clearly?
LIGHT THE WAY
Keep any porch or hall lights on at night.
CATS AND DOGS
Keep pets quiet or out of the house when buyers call.
FIX THAT TAP
Check your home for dripping taps, broken light bulbs etc.
Tidy up any peeling wallpaper or damaged paintwork. Attention to even the smallest detail can generate good results.
The kitchen can tip the scales when it comes to selling. Make sure yours is well ordered with neat, clean cupboards.
Watch for dripping taps or discoloured bath suites and keep the room clean, tidy and bright.
STORAGE SPACE SELLS
Keep cupboards, basements and attics tidy. Throw out unwanted rubbish.
Don’t let the conversation dry up. Be courteous. Point out particular features of each room, but let the buyers inspect at their own pace.
THE GRAND TOUR
This is fine, but let buyers have another look round on their own. Offer to answer their questions, but let them look at their leisure.