Azalea'a Tips for Sellers:
Preparing Your Home:
Impressions Are Lasting
The first impression (curb appeal) is vital. Your lawn should be trimmed, walkways swept,
the front door clean with a doorbell that works.
For A Quicker Sale
A minor investment in paint and wallpaper will pay you dividends in the form of
a better price and a quicker sale.
Sun Shine In!
Open the drapes and curtains. Clean the windows so that a prospect can see how bright and
cheerful your house is. Dark and dreary rooms do not appeal to most home-buyers.
Be A Drip
Fix leaky faucets: dripping water suggests faulty or worn-out plumbing (major repair
bills). Discolored, rust-stained sinks are also warning signs; they should be properly
cleaned and sparkling.
Things Mean A Lot.
Loose doorknobs or cabinet pulls, sticking doors and drawers, wobbly hinges,
stuck windows all are negative factors. Take a few minutes to check and repair all
these seemingly minor flaws.
Keep stairways and corridors clear. Clutter is unattractive and causes accidents.
Let prospects see the full value of your storage areas attics, garages and closets
by removing junk and cartons. If you also have an excessive amount of furniture, remove it
to make the home appear spacious. Rent a short-term storage unit if necessary.
Make bathrooms sparkle. Clean stained sinks and bowls, repair any damaged or discolored
caulking around bathtubs and showers.
Showing Your Home:
See The Light?
When you turn your lights on in your home, it is a welcome sign for
every prospect. Turn on all the exterior and interior lights including accent &
Potential buyers will feel like intruders and want to hurry through your home if there are
too many people around. Send the kids over to the neighbors take a walk while your
house is being shown.
When showing your house, turn down, or off, radios or television sets. Let John or Joanie
and the buyers talk freely without having to yell over any noise.
Put Fido Outside
Dog is mans best friend, but not when showing your house. Keep pets out of the way;
This Is Not A
Be courteous and friendly, but dont force conversation with potential buyers.
Theyre there to inspect your house, not to be social. Let John & Joanie do the
Nor Is It A
Dont try to sell the potential buyers any of the furniture or furnishings that you
dont want to take with you. They havent bought your house yet, and you could
ruin the sale.
Realty To Do It Right
Let your professional Realtors®, John & Joanie Frederick, talk to the customer about
selling price, terms, possession date and other factors. They have been specially trained
and have the experience necessary to bring the negotiations to a satisfactory conclusion.