Perparing Your Property For Sale
Why Robin Gordon?
For over 20 years Robin Gordon has been selling Main Line Homes. As an expert, and sales leader home sellers want to maximize their sale price and have a professional make the process as painless as possible. Even during this real estate downturn, Robin has been getting maximum dollars for her clients. Why? Here are few basic tips for when you get started.
First Impressions Are Lasting
Make good first impressions. If you live in a single family home, please evaluate the exterior. Does your home have a good "curb appeal" to abuyer driving the area? Do you need some colorful plants, or somelandscaping fill-ins? Keep lawn trimmed and edged and the yard freeof refuse. Make sure front walkway is swept. The front door greets theprospective buyer. Make sure that it is fresh and cleaned. Bulbs andlamp fixtures should look clean and in working order.
Let The Sun Shine In
Arrange shades and drapes to give maximum light. Turn every light on,even during the day. Replace all burned out bulbs. Let them see howcheerful your home can be.
Small Repairs Make A Big Difference
Loose knobs, sticking and squeaking doors and windows, warped cabinet drawers, badly cracked plaster and other minor flaws detract from home value. Have them fixed. Many buyers believe there will be ten problems they haven't noticed for every one they do see.
Paint For A Quick Sale
Faded walls and worn woodwork reduce appeal. You cannot find abetter investment when you are selling a house than a few cans of paint.
Make Closets Look Bigger
Neat, well ordered closets show space is ample. Remove allunnecessary accumulations from closets, garage and all rooms.Remove excess furniture. Your home will appear much larger than itactually is.
Is Your Age Showing?
Sometimes minor redecorating is recommended if certain elementsof your home are dated and tired looking. Dark wood, shag carpet, foiland flock wallpaper, etc. can be turn-offs even when the rest of yourhouse is terrific. I can suggest inexpensive and effective ideas to bringyou a better sales price.
Pride Of Ownership
Sells Cleanliness attracts buyers. Put sparkle in your home and it will pay off.For special showings and open houses, colorful fresh flowers give aspecial touch and show the pride you have in your home.
Three's A Crowd
Buyers prefer privacy when being shown through a house. That includespets underfoot also. Whenever possible, never stay in your house withhouse hunters. The buyer will feel more relaxed. If it is necessary for youor your family members to stay, please don't discuss terms, price, etc.Silence is golden. Be courteous but don't force conversation. Apologiesshould never be made for any adverse conditions in your home. It onlyemphasizes the defects. Please let me handle any objections or answerany questions. It is part of my job and training.
Please let me know where you can be reached and anytime you will notbe in town or available for showing presentations. I will always call youwith as much notice as I am given. We are available 7 days a week.